The American Psychiatric Association and the New Jersey Psychiatric Association offer opportunities for organization involvement to practicing physicians at all stages of their careers and in all practice settings. In addition to these opportunities to volunteer for leadership positions to help carry out the Associations’ missions, the APA and NJPA offer numerous awards and opportunities for recognition of the various contributions and efforts of its’ members. Our members are serving patients and their families with excellence, providing mental health education in their communities to increase access to care and reduce stigma, advocating with lawmakers for the rights of individuals struggling with mental illness and for physicians’ rights, mentoring future doctors and leaders, and generally advancing quality healthcare. Membership in the APA and NJPA provides avenues for well-deserved recognition for the most seasoned provider to medical students. The APA offers many different opportunities for recognition of mental health providers. Each year the APA honors individuals for career recognition, lifetime service, outstanding research, and other categories that improve the lives of people with mental illness. The full list of awards through the APA can be found at APA Awards. The NJPA offers various opportunities for recognition. The following awards are presented at the biennial (odd numbered years) Program for Excellence. The leadership of the Association nominates members and individuals known to them who have demonstrated their commitment to the mission and principles embodied in the respective awards. Nominees are reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees.
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