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 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 its expanding potential membership base. For more information, see our About Us page.  Register for your free membership today!

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Senior Psychiatrists appreciates donations of any amount and offers special recognition for donations over $100.  As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are fully tax deductible. 

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Upcoming events

  • Check back soon for information on our 2022 Events!

The Southern Psychiatric Association and Maryland Psychiatric Association have an upcoming meeting in Baltimore. They will have 14 hours of CME and many wonderful speakers and timely topics.

Date:  Wednesday, September 7 – Saturday Evening, September 10, 2022

Location:  Royal Sonesta  Harbor Court Hotel, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland
Hotel Reservation Info:  Southern Psychiatric Association 2022 Room Block

Phone:  1-800-766-3782 (use code: 0907SPSANN)

Meeting Registration Link:  Upcoming Events | Moving Forward Together: A MPS & SPA Joint Meeting | Maryland Psychiatric Society (mdpsych.org)

Mentoring Program

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Sponsored by PRMS 

In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month this September, PRMS is pleased to donate to the American Foundation for Suicide Preventions (AFSP) and announce the return of Double Donations through our “Refer a Colleague” program!

For every referral PRMS receives, we provide a $50 donation to a state psychiatric association, NAMI, or a national or regional specialty psychiatric association of the referrer’s choice – whether or not an insurance policy is purchased. All donations provided by PRMS are doubled to $100 through September 30, 2021! Please check out our blog and visit PRMS.com/Refer to learn more about the program and start earning donations for your organization today.

2020 Berson Award Recipient

Congratulations to Aaron T. Beck, MD (pictured right) is the recipient of the 2020 Berson Award.

The Berson 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.

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Updated Telepsychiatry Checklist


One of our most popular risk management resources during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the Telepsychiatry Checklist. Our risk managers recently updated this resource in July to include additional pandemic-related annotations – you may find the online version here and the PDF attached. Please feel free to share this resource with your members as you see fit.

Refer a Colleague Double Donations This August


In honor of National Nonprofit Day on August 17th and to show our gratitude and support for our clients and partners, PRMS is proud to announce that August will be a Refer a Colleague Double Donations month. For every referral PRMS receives between August 1-31, 2022, we will make a $100 donation – up $50 from our usual amount – to benefit the district branch or other mental healthcare organization of the referrer’s choice. Please visit PRMS.com/Refer to learn more about the program and start earning donations for your organization today.


Meet PRMS’ Directors of Underwriting and Claims


Between our 35th anniversary and the retirement of several amazing employees, PRMS has been busy celebrating many milestones in the last few years. We are excited to introduce Kathleen Miller, PRMS Director of Underwriting, and Angela Alkire, JD, PRMS Director of Claims in our latest Life of PRMS blog articles: Kathy Miller’s blog and Angela Alkire’s blogIf you have not yet met them, Kathy and Angela look forward to meeting at upcoming exhibits and events!



    Our Most recent Lessons Learned event was held

    March 21, 2022.

    The topic for this event was:


    AND SYSTEMS. Click here for video.


    • Watch for new Lessons Learned interactive programs coming this year.

    Click here for links to archived Lessons Learned interactive programs.

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