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Why Should I Join?
The Washington Psychiatric Society (WPS) is your professional association in the metropolitan Washington region. Membership provides you with collegiality, a base of consultants and a community of your peers.

Since WPS members must also be members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), they enjoy the APA benefits as well. Go to the Join APA webpage to learn more about these benefits

You’ll also benefit from our scientific program and other educational and social events, most offered free of charge as a benefit of WPS membership.

Keep up to date on current clinical, legislative, scientific information through free member publications including The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric News, Washington Psychiatric Society News and the WPS members-only list serv, WPSNET.

WPS is your voice in Annapolis, the District and Richmond. We provide a strong lobbying and legislative presence in the state and District arenas. Major successes in recent days include defeat of non-physician prescribing legislation in Maryland, passage of the patients’ bill of rights in Virginia and advocacy for the physicians’ joint negotiations bill in the District of Columbia.

WPS is the psychiatric community’s voice in community and patient service as well. Members have opportunities to take part in the District’s Jail Diversion Coalition and End-of-Life Quality Care Coalition.

If you have a flair for public relations, legal and legislative issues, information technology, quality assurance and a host of other interests, there’s a place for you in WPS to use your talents and meet colleagues who share your interests.
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Affiliate Memberships Now Available!
Want to be a member of WPS, but don't live in our area? For $75 join as an Affiliate Member Today. APA membership is required. Affiliate members of WPS get the following benefits: discounts on attendance at WPS events; digital monthly newsletter; quarterly online Washington Psychiatrist; participation in listservs. Affillate membership may not vote.
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Membership Applications and Dues
The WPS dues are listed as "48-Washington"

How to Apply/Renew
Contact the APA, by phone or email, and ask for the WPS Membership Coordinator
PHONE: 1-888-35-PSYCH (888-357-7924)
From outside the U.S. and Canada call: 01-703-907-7300
EMAIL: apa@psych.org

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For Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Membership Dues and/or Status For Members, Former Members, and Prospective Members, go to APA's Frequently Asked Questions






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