American Association For Community Psychiatry

A Community for Community Psychiatry

We are the national group of community psychiatrists and others committed to promoting health, recovery, and resilience in people, families, and communities.

Thanks to all who voted in this year's AACP Board Elections

The 2019 Nominating Committee would like to thank all nominees for submitting their candidacy !

This year, we received 13 candidate submissions for a total of 7 at large board member whose term of office will run for 4 years, starting April 2020 (At the APA spring meeting).

We also received 6 candidate submissions for 2 Early Career Board member positions. Note that these are only two-year terms (as opposed to 4-year terms for at-large members).

Voting closed January 31st 2020

October 9-11, 2020

Plenary topics and breakouts sessions include:

Leadership in Community Psychiatry

Social Justice and Mental Health

Psychiatric /Mental Health Workforce in Community Settings

Criminal justice/Mental Health Interface

Integrated/Collaborative Care

Early Psychosis

And Much More!

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Thank you to all who submitted proposals to lead breakout sessions and poster sessions at AACP 2020! We are thrilled with the number of high quality submissions we received.

Submissions are currently in review and those who submitted will be contacted over the coming weeks.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Clinical Scholar's Program

2020 Applications open January 10th and close March 11th:

Clinical Scholars is a national leadership development program for experienced health practitioners. Clinical Scholars fellows include pharmacists, physical therapists, veterinarians, dentists, social workers, nurses, physicians, and many others working in clinical or academic settings. Through mentoring, networking, and an intensive curriculum centered on equity, they deepen their influence and impact as leaders with the power to transform their workplaces and communities. Working in teams of three to five representing diverse disciplines, they design an innovative project to address a complex health problem in their area. Teams receive annual grant funding up to $525,000 so members can participate in the three-year program at no cost to themselves or their organizations. Clinical Scholars is one of several programs created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a network of strong, interdisciplinary leaders from every sector working to create a nation where everyone can reach their best possible health and well-being.

Watch a 2 minute video about the program

View applicant criteria and sign up for applicant updates at

Start planning with these tips Get Ready Now: Applications open January 10

AACP Bylaws Revision

The AACP was initially incorporated in 1984 at which time its first bylaws were written. There have been incremental revisions over the years, most recently in 2008. The most recent proposed revisions were voted on by the membership recently. The board is in the process of finalizing the bylaws to reflect those revisions that the membership approved. They will be posted soon.

The proposed revisions can be viewed here:

Featured Resources & Publications

Read what the APA has to say about becoming Board Certified here!

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