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).


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Our Magazine:  Capital Psychiatry
Winter 2022 Issue


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Upcoming WPS Events

Free CME: Top Ten Risks When Providing Outpatient Behavioral Healthcare

 February 9, 2022 at 7:30 pm via Zoom

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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