Founded in 1949, the Washington Psychiatric Society (WPS), a 501(c)(6) non-profit association is a professional, non-profit medical specialty organization with 900 psychiatrists. WPS advocates on behalf of members and their patients, provides quality continuing medical education programs, and educates the public on mental health issues.

WPS covers the National Capital Area with regional chapters representing the District of Columbia, Suburban Maryland (Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties) and Northern Virginia (the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church and Arlington and Fairfax Counties), and is a District Branch of the internationally recognized American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Benefits of Membership

The Washington Psychiatric Society (WPS) is a professional organization in the metropolitan Washington region. Membership provides you with:

  • Educational Opportunities – WPS offers high quality, affordable CME events throughout the year
  • Professional Networking – Connecting with peers is important and you have the chance to meet with colleagues through chapter meetings and programs as well as WPS events
  • Advocacy – WPS works with APA to provide strong legislative and public policy advocacy
  • Resource Center – the online resource center is available 24/7 on a wide range of topics as well as the event calendar
  • Washington Psychiatrist magazine – This quarterly APA award-winning publication is full of thought-provoking, insightful articles
  • WPS e-News – A monthly online publication contains news, information, links to classified ads, our sponsors and much more
  • Online Membership Directory
  • Communication –  Communication channels are open and work both ways through our Member Listserv
  • Leadership – Get engaged in organized psychiatry by volunteering for a WPS committee or even consider serving on the board of directors
  • Member Services - We provide quality member support with a timely response to all inquiries
  • Career, Leadership, Mentorship Program

Learn more


2018 February e-News now available! Click here

CLM will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Cast Your Vote in the 2018 APA Election!
Use your member login to cast your vote online in the 2018 APA Election. The full slate of candidates is available online and includes candidate websites and videos. Voting ends on January 31, 2018. 

The Washington Psychiatrist Winter 2018 issue is now available!





You're invited to join us at the innovative and unprecedented 1st International Perinatal TOTAL Health Congressin Sinaia, ROMANIA, June 27-30 2018.

Additionally, there will be an integrated, Young Health Professionals Track across health disciplines and a posters competition as part of this track.

Click here for more information.