Welcome to the Senior Psychiatrists!

Senior Psychiatrists, Inc., founded in 2012, is an outgrowth of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) "Lifers." Prior to 2012, the “Lifers were managed by the APA Foundation. Today, the Senior Psychistrists, Inc. is an “Allied Organization” to APA and has representation in the APA Assembly.

Membership in the Senior Psychiatrists, Inc. is open to any member of the American Psychiatric Association who is a Life Member, Life Fellow, or Life Distinguished Fellow. There are potentially approximately 8,000 members of APA who have Life status, and this represents about 20% of the APA membership. The organization is now poised for growth and has put the infrastructure in place to reach out it expanding potential membership base. For more information, see our About Us page.


A Special Message from PRMS Regarding COVID-19

On behalf of the entire team at PRMS, we hope you are staying safe and healthy.

We recognize that there will be an increased need for mental health counseling and services due to the COVID-19 crisis. Your professional liability insurance policy through the PRMS Psychiatrists’ Program covers you for the rendering of psychiatric services as a volunteer in the state where you are licensed.  As a policy holder, your volunteer hours will not count against your total practice hours.

  • For further information about your coverage, please contact us via email at clientservices@prms.com or phone at 800-245-3333 and ask to speak with an account advisor.
  • For further information about state-specific guidelines for providing volunteer services, please contact your district branch.

Toll-free: (800) 245-3333

PRMS COVID-19 Third Risk Management Alert

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In Memoriam:

Stephen Scheiber died June 20, 2020.
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Stephen C. Scheiber, MD died June 20, 2020 at the age of 82. Steve (together with his wife, Mickie) served in the Peace Corps prior to entering psychiatry- an experience which favorably influenced his life and career. Steve had a pervasive influence on the field of Psychiatry over his lifetime. I first became aware of Steve while he was on the faculty of the University of Arizona in Tucson. He joined the department chaired by Alan Levenson with Allan Beigel and Henry Brosin among its outstanding faculty. He served as Director of Training. Steve later became the Executive Director of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a position he held from 1986 until 2006.  He was an educator and made contributions to medical student and residency education throughout his career as a faculty member of university departments (Tucson, Chicago) as well as through his contributions to the GAP Committee on Education, AADPRT and other organizations.
Steve was influential in professional organizations serving as a member of the Board and/or as President of several including the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, The American College of Psychiatrists, the Senior Psychiatrists, the Benjamin Rush Society, and AADPRT.
Steve wore a persistent smile, was genuinely happy to greet friends, and always volunteered to be helpful in solving difficulties encountered by others. He was a mentor to many.
His terminal illness progressed rapidly but he enjoyed visiting by telephone with friends and reminiscing about various experiences over the years.
He will be missed.


The Business Meeting and Awards Reception

originally scheduled in conjunction with the APA Annual Meeting are cancelled due to COVID-19.

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Upcoming events

Lessons Learned:

Community Mental Health and Covid-19 in the USA

December 15, 2020

8:00pm online

Meet Our Donors

Stephen C. Scheiber, MD

Albert C. Gaw, MD
Eleanor Lavretsky MD

John McIntyre, MD
Quentin Smith, MD

Jeffrey Akaka, MD
Nigel Bark
Norman A. Clemens, M.D.
Jack Drescher
Albert C. Gaw, MD, Inc.
John L. Harrington, MD
Frederick Jacobsen
Alan Levenson
Francis Lu
Laurence H. Miller, MD
Lee Park
Stephen Rachlin
Arnold Robbins, M.D.
Nat Sandler, MD
Donald Sherak
Diane K. Shrier
Joseph Silverman, MD
Robert Steinmuller
Michael Stevens
Ann Sullivan
Garry M. Vickar, MD, PC
Albert V. Vogel, MD
Carl Wahlstrom
Paul Wick, MD

Special Thanks to All of our Donors!

Donor Levels

Senior Psychiatrists appreciate donations of any amount. As the organization is a 501(3), all donations are fully tax deductible. We offer special recognition for donors at the $100 level and up. 

$100  - $249 - Friend

$250-  $499  -- Supporter

$500 -$999 -- Patron

$1000 and up - Benefactor

Donors will be listed on the website, on annual meeting events signage and in the APA 2019 Senior Psychiatrists informational brochure, 

Click here to donate today. 

What’s new

In Memoriam: Irvin Cohen  - Click here to view

Senior Psychiatrist Supplement

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2019 Signature Sponsor- PRMS!

Senior Psychiatrists is proud to have PRMS once again as their Signature Sponsor for 2019. Pictured is Senior Psychiatrists President Dr. Jack McIntyre with PRMS CEO Stephen Sills at our 2016 reception in Atlanta.

2020 Berson Award Recipient Announced!

Aaron T. Beck, MD (pictured right) is the recipient of the 2020 Berson Award. Congratulations to Aaron T. Beck who has been selected to receive the Berson Senior Psychiatrist Award. The Person Senior Psychiatrist Award acknowledges a senior member who has made a significant contribution to psychiatry. The award was made possible by a grant from the estate of Harold E. Person, M.D.
The award is presented by the American Psychiatric Association.

Senior Psychiatrist Leaders receive 50 Year Member Recognition from APA

Captane Thomson, MD, 2018-2019, Senior Psychiatrist Treasurer

Maria Lymberis, MD, 2018-2019, Senior Psychiatrist Secretary
Jack Bonner, MD, 2017-2018 Senior Psychiatrist, President and Assembly Delegate; 2018-2019 - Senior Psychiatrist Past President and Assembly Delegate

PRMS Blog Focuses on Senior Psychiatrists

Please check out this terrific article about the Senior Psychiatrists provided by PRMS. If you have not already registered as a member, now is a great time to join. Membership is free. http://www.program-central.com/2017/08/15/now-is-the-perfect-time-to-join-senior-psychiatrists/#.WZY-kpOGNE6


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