Founded in 1949, the Washington Psychiatric Society (WPS), a 501(c)(6) non-profit association is a professional, non-profit medical specialty organization with 900 psychiatrists. WPS advocates on behalf of members and their patients, provides quality continuing medical education programs, and educates the public on mental health issues.

WPS covers the National Capital Area with regional chapters representing the District of Columbia, Suburban Maryland (Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties) and Northern Virginia (the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church and Arlington and Fairfax Counties), and is a District Branch of the internationally recognized American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Refer a Colleague to PRMS- April Program
April is a double donations month for PRMS’ 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 April 30, 2021! Please check out our latest blog and visit PRMS.com/Refer to learn more about the program and start earning donations for your organization today.

January 7, 2021- Today the APA issued a statement addressing yesterday’s violence in Washington and offering mental health resources for those who may need it. Please see the full statement here.

Browse the WPS March Newsletter!



WPS CLM Anniversary Book 2020

Benefits of Membership

The Washington Psychiatric Society (WPS) is a professional organization in the metropolitan Washington region. Membership provides you with:

  • Educational Opportunities – WPS offers high quality, affordable CME events throughout the year
  • Professional Networking – Connecting with peers is important and you have the chance to meet with colleagues through chapter meetings and programs as well as WPS events
  • Advocacy – WPS works with APA to provide strong legislative and public policy advocacy
  • Resource Center – the online resource center is available 24/7 on a wide range of topics as well as the event calendar
  • WPS e-News – A monthly online publication contains news, information, links to classified ads, our sponsors and much more
  • Online Membership Directory
  • Communication – Communication channels are open and work both ways through our Member Listserv
  • Leadership – Get engaged in organized psychiatry by volunteering for a WPS committee or even consider serving on the board of directors
  • Member Services - We provide quality member support with a timely response to all inquiries
  • Career, Leadership, Mentorship Program
Learn more


Members must comply with a new regulation on information blocking under the Cures Act as of April 5th.  There are many, many unanswered questions, here is a resource by PRMS detailing what we know about this incredibly complex regulation.




District of Columbia


WPS Statement on Racism and Excessive Police Force


An Event of Interest: George Floyd, COVID-19 and America's Conscience

African-American communities nationwide have suffered from institutional racism, lack of access to equitable care, and physical and mental public lynching for 400 years. They are now confronted with three contiguous crises: 1) the opioid epidemic; 2) the COVID-19 pandemic; and 3) the George Floyd incident. Eliot Sorel, MD will be speaking.

(This event is over. See VIDEO RECORDING)



The WPS Election results have been tallied. The names of the newly elected members of the WPS Board of Directors are listed below. The new terms will begin on May 5, 2021.  Other Board positions were not up for re-election.
President-Elect: Marilou Tablang-Jimenez, MD, DFAPA
Secretary: Enrico Suardi, MD, Msc, MA, FAPA
Assembly Delegate: Michael Houston, MD, DFAPA
At- Large Rep: Marc Dalton, MD, MPH
Early Career Psychiatrist Rep: Muhammad Zaidi, MD
Resident Fellow Member Reps:  Shayna Popkin, DO; Emily Schutzenhofer, MD
Bylaws Amendment: Passed

A big thank you to the Nominations Committee, consisting of Navett Sidhu, MD (chair); Eindra Khin Khin, MD, FAPA; Steven Israel, MD, FAPA; Nicole Johnson, MD, FAPA; and Humaira Siddiqi, MD.
We also want to thank our tellers: John Fatollahi, MD; Rauf Cheema, MD; and Humaira Siddiqi, MD.


Our New Magazine: Capital Psychiatry
April Issue

Click here to Browse Online



CLM - Novel Therapeutics in Mood Disorders
Insights on Clinical Psychiatry Research

April 21, 2021
6:30pm - 8pm
via Zoom
Advance Registration not required



WPS Awards
April 28. 2021
7pm via Zoom

Details TBA