Upcoming events

    • 15 Dec 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
    • online

    Across the country, states have increasingly been focused on the importance of community services and the continuum of care. The Covid- 19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of this effort and specifically on the importance of crisis services. Dr. Sims and Dr. Hepburn will talk about crisis services, health equity and trauma informed care in the time of Covid-19. The presentation will provide resources for a career path in the public sector. It will also highlight the importance of working in the public sector.

    Date: December 15, 2020
    Time: 8 p.m. EST
    Invited: Resident Fellows and Early Career Psychiatrists
    Featured Speakers: Brian R. Sims, MD,  and Brian Hepburn, MD

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    About the Speakers:

    Brian R. Sims, MD, is the Senior Medical Advisor for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. He is also a Senior Consultant for the NASMHPD Center for Innovation in Behavioral Health Policy and Practice, where he provides lectures and trainings both nationally and internationally on the practice of Trauma–Informed Care and the Neurobiology of Trauma. These trainings have occurred in multiple settings across the country, including hospitals, behavioral health settings, schools, corrections, primary care settings, the military and many others. He has as well been the lead consultant for Trauma Informed Care in the Faith Based community regionally and across the country. Most recently, Dr. Sims has been focusing on working with states on Health Inequity issues, Tobacco Cessation efforts, as well as Veteran issues. He has served as a Psychiatrist in the State mental health system for 25 years and maintained a private practice for 10 years. Dr. Sims also previously served in the U.S. Army Reserve at Walter Reed working with soldiers with PTSD.

    Brian Hepburn, MD has been the Executive Director of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) since 2015. He previously served as Director of the Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration (MHA) from 2002 until 2014, when that position transitioned to the Director of the Behavioral Health Administration. Dr. Hepburn was the Clinical Director for MHA from 1996 to 2002 and was the Director of Psychiatric Education and Training for MHA from 1987 to 1997. He maintained an inpatient and outpatient private practice with the University of Maryland and Brook Lane Health Services until 2004.

Photos from the Berson Awards Reception 2018:

Past Events:

May 23, 2017
Awards Reception and Film Screening
Berson Award Presentation
Film: "The Art of Storytelling: The Human Experience of Being a Psychiatrist, Southern California Society and the SCPS Art of Psychiatric Medicine Committee"

Reception: 6:30pm-8:15pm
Film Screening: 8:15pm-9:45pm
Marriott Marquis
Carlsbad/Cardiff Rooms

A Gathering of Senior Psychiatrists! 
(All APA Life Members Invited)

Come join us to discuss topics of shared interest!

October 30, 2015
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW • Washington, DC 20008
Calvert Room
Cost: Complimentary


Photos from the May 31, 2015 Event in Toronto:

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