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.
PRMS COVID-19 Third Risk Management Alert
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MENTORING PROGRAMSponsored by PRMS
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Stephen Scheiber died June 20, 2020.
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.
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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Meet Our Donors
Special Thanks to All of our Donors!
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,
In Memoriam: Irvin Cohen - Click here to view
Senior Psychiatrist Supplement
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
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