Early Career Psychiatrists
SCPS Member Directory
The Southern California Psychiatric Society offers a free, online directory of its membership. The Directory includes information such as office address and phone, treatment modalities, special interests, types of patients, and practice environment.
SCPS offers numerous educational and networking events throughout the year including an Annual Update of Advances In Psychiatry, Installation & Awards Reception, Career Day, and Women’s Brunch.
The Southern California PSYCHIATRIST is the digital newsletter of the Southern California Psychiatric Society and is published 11 times a year, September through July. The newsletter features psychopharmacology columns, neuroscience columns, editorials, SCPS news, classified ads and more.
SCPS’ Women’s Committee has sponsored 12 very popular women’s teas and brunches since 2010. Recent guest speakers have included Misty Richards, M.D., Elyn Saks, M.D. and Linda O. Hatcher, J.D.
Art of Psychiatric Medicine Committee
Designed to promote the artistic experience of being a psychiatrist, the committee organized 2 events in 2014. Their most recent project, the 75-minute documentary, ‘Art of Storytelling, the Human Experience of Being a Psychiatrist’ premiered at the APA Annual Meeting in Atlanta 2016 and at WPA Berlin in 2017.
Disaster Relief Committee
More information coming soon.
Diversity and Culture Committee
Draft Committee Charge: The Diversity and Culture Committee of the Southern CA Psychiatric Society was founded on June 11, 2020 amidst the social uprising following the death of George Floyd. It is a call for social justice and equity for the disenfranchised, a look at our collective history, and an attempt to move our organization in the direction of empowerment for the black community and other disadvantaged groups.
Our goals include:
- To raise awareness about mental health disparities due to social constructs such as racism and to identify methods to maintain these discussions in the forefront of SCPS advocacy, policy, and activities.
- To promote increased diversity and representation in the membership and leadership of SCPS through activities and systems for the recruitment, retention, membership and leadership development of culturally diverse members.
- To promote and develop mentoring, recruitment and retention systems for trainees of culturally diverse groups.
- To develop and promote consultation services, curricula, clinical guidelines and continuing education geared at addressing the educational needs of all trainees and SCPS members in culturally competent practices.
- To promote research in culture, race and ethnicity in psychiatry. This includes research in identity development, cross-cultural epidemiology and services research, efficacy and effectiveness of mainstream treatment interventions, and development of culturally modified interventions.