SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY A District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association
Southern California Psychiatric Society
2999 Overland Ave., Suite 208
Los Angeles, Califonia 90064
APA - American Psychiatric Association Our voice in the nation’s capital. We work with our elected representatives, federal agencies, and national groups like NAMI to achieve fair access to quality care for our patients, fair treatment for our profession, and to promote a healthy society.
CPA - California Psychiatric Association Our voice in Sacramento. We protect our patients from unqualified practitioners and ensure fair reimbursement, proper management of mental health funding, proper regulation of mental health insurance, and proper care of psychiatric patients in state hospitals and correctional facilities.
SCPS is a comprehensive medical association with a professional agenda:
To advocate for quality patient care
To enhance your professional development through continuing education
To protect your professional interests
To create a collegial network where you can work on special interests with like minds, sharing insights leading to positive action
To provide a forum for the development of your professional leadership capabilities at Council, regional, committee, state and national levels
To allow you, through organized action, to determine what is strategically important and work towards desired professional outcomes
To provide timely information and response on critical issues
Your concurrent membership in the Southern California Psychiatric Society (SCPS), the California Psychiatric Association (CPA), and the American Psychiatric Association (APA), ensures that your professional interests and those of your patients are represented at the local, state, and national levels.