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The Connecticut Psychiatric Society is the professional assocation in the state of Connecticut that focuses exclusively on the needs of physicians who specialize in psychiatry. CPS offers advocacy, information, support, and educational opportunities to help you serve your patients and enhance your career. Psychiatrists at all levels of practice, from members-in-training through senior-level psychiatrists are represented.


Membership Benefits

Because the Connecticut Psychiatric Society is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, when you become a member, you are able to enjoy the combined benefits of both organizations.

  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Legislative Monitoring and Grassroots Advocacy
  • Professional Practice Guidance Including: Starting a Private Practice, Practice Management, Managed care, CPT, and Ethical Guidelines
  • Discounted Malpractice Insurance through the APA
  • Professional Development and Networking Opportunities
  • Educational Opportunities with significant registration discounts at Annual Meeting
  • Members-only website access
  • Members-only list serv

Qualifications for Membership

The APA and the CPS are organizations composed primarily of medical specialists who are qualified, or in the process of becoming qualified, as psychiatrists. The basic eligiblity requirement is completion of a residency program (or currently enrolled in an accredited residency training program) in psychiatry accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPS), or the American Osteopathic Assocation (AOA). Applicants for membership must also hold a valid medical license (exception: hold an academic, research or governmental position that does not require licensure), and provide one reference who is an APA member.

The APA has a dual membership requirement whereby APA members must also be members of the district branch within whose jurisdiction they reside or practice. Likewise, to be a CPS member, you must also be a member of the APA.

How to Join

If you wish to apply for membership in the CPS and the APA or would like more information, please call the APA Membership Department at (703) 907-8691 or click here.

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