By the end of this conference, the learner will be able to:
- Integrate new research and treatment strategies into clinical practice
- Recognize and improve mental health disparities in the community
- Provide culturally competent care for diverse populations
- Apply new innovations into a variety of treatments to improve patient care
- Assess and update skills in community psychiatry treatment
- Incorporate knowledge of current psychiatry into discussions with patients
- Identify barriers to care, including health service delivery issues
- Identify strategies to build a collaborative interprofessional mental health care team
The Mental Health Services Conference is designed for anyone delivering mental health services - particularly those serving on a multidisciplinary mental health team: psychiatrists, primary care and other physicians, medical students and residents, nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, addiction counselors, social workers, medical educators, administrators and policymakers, public health researchers, consumers, and family members.
Call for Proposals
Now Accepting Abstracts
Have special insights to share or research on clinical services? Submit your presentation ideas for the conference! APA is actively seeking abstracts from all members of the care team, including psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, peer specialists, and social workers.
All abstracts must be submitted online to be considered. For helpful tips and additional information about topics and format, view the Submission Guidelines.
Important Submission Information
- All presenters/co-authors must attest to their participation in the proposal
- A single author cannot be listed on more than 5 submissions
- A session cannot have more than 1 chair and 3 presenters
- All sessions are 90 minutes (No poster or course submissions at this time)
- Each submission will be required to submit 3 questions to be used in the Mental Health Services Conference Self-Assessment Activity
All presenters and co-authors must enter the abstract system using their my.psychiatry.org username and password. If you or any of your co-authors do not yet have an account, you can create one here. Please ensure all authors have created an account prior to starting a submission.