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).

January 7, 2021- Today the APA issued a statement addressing yesterday’s violence in Washington and offering mental health resources for those who may need it. Please see the full statement here.

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Critical Conversation:  Psychotherapy in Psychiatric Practice


Events Sponsored by Other Organizations

“The Widespread Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health”

May 13, 2021

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Dept. of Psychiatry Grand Rounds


 Browse the WPS April Newsletter!



WPS CLM Anniversary Book 2020

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
  • 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
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Members must comply with a new regulation on information blocking under the Cures Act as of April 5th.  There are many, many unanswered questions, here is a resource by PRMS detailing what we know about this incredibly complex regulation.



WPS Statement on Racism and Excessive Police Force


An Event of Interest: George Floyd, COVID-19 and America's Conscience

African-American communities nationwide have suffered from institutional racism, lack of access to equitable care, and physical and mental public lynching for 400 years. They are now confronted with three contiguous crises: 1) the opioid epidemic; 2) the COVID-19 pandemic; and 3) the George Floyd incident. Eliot Sorel, MD will be speaking.

(This event is over. See VIDEO RECORDING)



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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Vaccines.gov Website Is Now Live
CMS would like to make you aware that the federally supported website that makes it easier for individuals to access COVID-19 vaccines is now live. Vaccines.gov – powered by the trusted VaccineFinder brand – is available in English and Spanish, with high accessibility standard, and will help connect Americans with locations offering vaccines near them. In addition to the website, people in the U.S. are also now able to utilize a text message service, available in both English and Spanish. People can text their ZIP code to 438829 (GETVAX) and 822862 (VACUNA) to find three locations nearby that have vaccines available.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Physicians
District of Columbia


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


Our New Magazine: Capital Psychiatry
April Issue

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 Sponsored Content

Refer a Colleague Donations TRIPLE This May
PRMS is tripling all donations through our “Refer a Colleague” program during the month of May to $150 in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month! For every referral PRMS receives, we provide a $50 donation (tripled to $150 in May) to a state psychiatric association, NAMI, or a national or regional specialty psychiatric association of the referrer’s choice – whether or not an insurance policy is purchased. Please visit PRMS.com/Refer to learn more and start referring today.

Mental Health Awareness Month Blog
This May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in support of the entire health community and those providing much needed care to both patients and healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce our donations to Give an Hour and Kraftlove this month.

May Fact vs. Fiction Resource
You can terminate care with a patient without abandoning the patient.
What do you think - fact or fiction?

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