Registration form posted, as well as Online Payment Link through Paypal.
Please see Annual Meeting Page
Update about ABPN MOC Changes:
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has revised several of the requirements in its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program to make them more flexible for psychiatrists. APA had argued for the changes extensively over the last year after hearing protests from many of its members.
Update: Nominations Closed, thanks
Yearly SCPA Vice-Presidential nominations are due now.
Deadline is May 15,2014.
Please email nominations to
firstname.lastname@example.org (mail link)
SCPA Executive Council
January 31st – February 2nd at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston SC
Please see brochure for details!
Please see the Annual Meeting page to pay the registration via Paypal.
Also, see the following links for the Poster Competition.
- SAMHSA E-mail Updates Bulletin – from 04/18/2013 01:14 PM EDT
In the aftermath of the tragedy at the 2013 Boston Marathon, people will need mental health support as much as medical support. Therefore, it’s crucial to help medical professionals, first responders, family members, and victims both administer or receive the proper psychological first aid.
This mental health awareness toolkit provides first responders—whether they are disaster response workers, parents, caregivers, or teachers—with specific tips for responding effectively to people in the wake of a disaster. The information is meant to help alleviate painful emotions and promote hope and healing.
Crisis Counseling via Phone or Text
The toll-free Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in dealing with the aftermath of this tragedy. This free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service is also available via SMS—text “TalkWithUs” to 66746. Callers and texters are connected to trained and caring professionals who provide confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.
Call 1-800-985-5990 | Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
On-line registration is now closed! If you wish to attend this meeting, we are accepting on-site registrations at the annual meeting. Please be advised that all applicable registration fees will apply. See brochure for details.
From the SCPA district branch disaster chair:
A new Distress Hotline service to support persons affected by disasters
In the aftermath of yet another shooting ‘lessons learned’ from the past, as well as newly available tools, become critical to improving our response for the next emergency. Members of the APA Disaster Committee, along with other national groups have been assisting the Connecticut APA district branch, community responders and the Red Cross to set up a short and longer term mental health support plan. Although way too much is going on to include everything here, one of the specific interventions being considered is a prepackaged MH support training for teachers working with students as they return to class. Every effort to try to reestablish something close to normalcy is in the works. There has been a great outpouring of support from psychiatry and and the APA in particular (as well as other MH professionals). Continue reading Disaster Hotline Service
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