The Washington State Psychiatric Association is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, the largest Psychiatric organization in the world. WSPA is a professional, non-profit corporation serving more than 500 psychiatrists in the state of Washington. WSPA advocates on behalf of members and their patients, provides quality continuing medical education programs, and educates the public on mental health issues.
The Mission of the WSPATo promote public understanding of psychiatry through public education, and advocacy for patients and their interests.
To provide a professional group identity among all psychiatrists in Washington State by promoting peer support and collegiality.
To promote professionalism in the practice of psychiatry by providing continuing professional education, reviewing members' professional qualifications, and reviewing ethical concerns.
Benefits of MembershipAdvocacy
The Latest Research and Clinical Studies
Resources for You and Your Practice
Networking and Professional Development
Lifelong Learning and Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Training in Suicide Care for Physicians
Changes to DSM-5 to Take Effect on Oct. 1
These changes are designed to bring ICD-10 codes in line with updated diagnoses in the DSM-5.