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).


Browse the WPS July/August Newsletter!


Our Magazine:  Capital Psychiatry
Summer 2021 Issue


Sponsored Content

Provided by PRMS

Refer a Colleague

In honor of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month this September, PRMS is pleased to donate to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (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. 

Read our September Fact vs. Fiction

World Patient Safety Day Blog by Donna Vanderpool

World Patient Safety Day 2021 is September 17th, and this year’s topic is safe maternal and newborn care.  Read the blog.

PRMS Psych-cess: November 4
Please save-the-date for our next PRMS Psych-cess: Forensic Psychiatry on Thursday, November 4, 2021.


Upcoming WPS Events

Critical Conversation: 
Discussion on Telemedicine

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, via Zoom

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4  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
are available for participation in this event.

View the full agenda HERE.


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Meet Our 2021-2022 Board Members


Steven Israel, MD, LFAPA


Marilou Tablang-Jimenez, MD, DFAPA

Past President

Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, FAPA


Enrico Suardi, MD, Msc, MA, FAPA


Walter Bland, MD LFAPA

Full Board List