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The Wisconsin Psychiatric Association (WPA) was founded in 1957 as a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The organization is incorporated under the State of Wisconsin as a not-for-profit, professional medical specialty society. WPA represents more than 400 psychiatric physician members who are committed to continuously improving quality treatment for persons with mental illnesses.

Mission:

WPA is the professional association of psychiatrists in Wisconsin advancing mental healthcare through leadership in education, service and advocacy.


Vision:

Accessible, high quality mental healthcare for the people of Wisconsin.


Goals:
  • To improve the treatment, rehabilitation, and care of patients needing mental healthcare.
  • To promote research, professional education in psychiatry and allied fields, and the prevention of psychiatric disability.
  • To advance the standards of all psychiatric services and facilities.
  • To foster the cooperation of all who are concerned with the medical, psychological, social and legal aspects of mental health and illness.
  • To make psychiatric knowledge available to other practitioners of medicine, to scientists in other fields of knowledge, and to the public.
  • To promote the best interests of patients and those actually or potentially making use of mental health services. 

Bylaws:

The bylaws of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association are available here.