Resources for PAs in Psychiatry
APAP is a nonprofit organization for PAs who work in the area of mental health care. APAP offers extensive resources for PAs, including an annual CME Conference.
Our Website: Developed for the Advancement of PAs
The Association of PAs in Psychiatry is dedicated to the development and advancement of PAs working in psychiatry. Please explore the website, give us feedback, and learn about becoming a member. You can engage the APAP community in conversation by accessing our Facebook® site. On our website, you will also find Psychiatry Resources with psychiatry article feeds. More functions to come! Again, welcome to the APAP website and thank you for visiting.
Please Join APAP
Your support is critical to correct the barriers that make both Federal and state rules and regulations amendable to the way you practice psychiatry. We also monitor reimbursement trends reported to the AAPA when action is required.
In 2016, APAP made the U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress (Psych Congress) its official CME/CE conference. For more information about the 2016 Psych Congress, visit uspsychcongress.com
APAP Endorsement of NCCPA’s Psychiatry CAQ
The Association of PAs in Psychiatry (APAP) endorses the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in psychiatry as an appropriate measure of knowledge and an effective way to document experience in psychiatry for PAs practicing in that specialty.
Increasing Patient Access
APAP further believes that the availability of this psychiatry-specific credential may help PAs make inroads in addressing reimbursement and employability challenges, thereby increasing patient access to the care provided by qualified PAs in this critical medical area. Therefore, APAP encourages its members and other qualified PAs to obtain a CAQ in psychiatry.
Making the CAQ Work for You
Whereas the CAQ is designed for PAs who have already obtained the equivalent of one year of full-time experience in psychiatry, it cannot be viewed as an entry-level credential for PAs beginning practice in psychiatry, and therefore should not be utilized to define minimum standards for hospital credentialing or employment.
Physician Assistant Resources
We are an organization for the ever-growing field of physician assistants in psychiatry. APAP provides a full spectrum of resources addressing the most important challenges in mental health today.