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).


Browse the WPS October Newsletter!


Our Magazine:  Capital Psychiatry
Fall 2021 Issue



Meet Our 2021-2022 Board Members


Steven Israel, MD, LFAPA


Marilou Tablang-Jimenez, MD, DFAPA

Past President

Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, FAPA


Enrico Suardi, MD, Msc, MA, FAPA


Walter Bland, MD LFAPA

Full Board List

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Upcoming WPS Events

 2021 Annual Meeting
December 6, 2021, 6:30pm

via Zoom

6:30 pm:  WPS business meeting (open to WPS members only)

7:00 pm:  Lecture by Robert M. Post, MD DLFAPA (open to the public)
Childhood Onset Bipolar Disorder: 
Need for Recognition and Treatment

Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Post (open to the public)

Register Today!


CLM:  Healing the Healers


Featuring presentations by:
Eliot Sorel, MD, CLM Founder
Mani Yavi, MD, Co-Chair CLM Committee

View the flier HERE.

Register for free



Critical Conversation on January 19th

More details will be shared as they become available.