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Save the Date for the 2022 Mental Health Services Conference

American Psychiatric Association Logo - The Mental Health Services Conference, October 13-14, 2022, Washington, D.C.

2022 Theme: Facing Our Future Together
Empowering mental health care teams with practical solutions to emerging challenges

In-person at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, Oct. 13 - Friday, Oct. 14, 2022,
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET

Presented in Partnership with:

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Presented in collaboration with SMI Adviser and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, the 2022 Mental Health Services Conference will bring psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians together to connect and collaborate to find practical advice to influence systems-level change on behalf of their patients. This multidisciplinary event will empower all mental health service providers with practical tools and innovations to shape the future of community collaboration. Held in-person in Washington, D.C., at the Capital Hilton Hotel on October 13-14, 2022, the conference will provide up to 18 continuing education credits for physicians, psychologists, social workers, and nurses.

Learning Objectives

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

Target Audience

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 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 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.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Submit Online Here »

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The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: The American Psychiatric Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Nurses/Nurse Practitioners: The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: American Psychiatric Association, provider #1743, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2021-05/18/2024. Social workers completing this activity receive up to 18.0 (clinical) continuing education credits.

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