May 31, 2020
Association of Physician Assistants in Psychiatry
The Association of PAs in Psychiatry APAP is a member-driven organization. APAP strive to be a resource for all PAs, that provides advocacy to state and local practices, access to enrich mental health education and networking opportunities among PAs. APAP aim to expand access to quality psychiatry and mental health.
Mental health practitioners are needed now more than ever, yet many states fail to recognize PAs as mental health providers. While only 4% of PAs nationwide may practice exclusively in psychiatry, we know that providers encounter patients with mental health challenges in all practice specialties. By increasing one’s competence in mental health, PAs can help reduce the shortage of mental health providers across the nation.