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The Oregon Psychiatric Association is the voice of psychiatry for your patients and our profession. Membership is open to all psychiatrists in good standing with the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners.

OPA brings psychiatric practice, education, advocacy and research together with a diverse membership representing psychiatrists at all levels of practice, from members-in-training through senior-level psychiatrists.

As a part of the American Psychiatric Association, OPA members extend their involvement to national issues important to your patients and your practice. The OPA and the APA provide a wealth of services and represent your interests on a local and national level. For example

  • Members of the OPA Legislative Committee and others have testified in Salem before the legislature on issues ranging from mental health parity to juvenile treatment services to psychologist prescribing privileges.
  • APA has provided advocacy training to OPA members on how to develop effective grassroots lobbying campaigns.
  • OPA produces two stellar educational activities each year-a fall meeting in Ashland and a winter meeting in Portland. The quality of these programs is consistently high and offers a great way to obtain needed CME while interacting with your psychiatric colleagues.
  • Psychiatric input on key issues is assured by the activities of OPA committees such as Public Information and Education, Public Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry.
  • On a more personal level, OPA's Membership Assistance Committee works with members who may be facing personal or professional challenges. In addition committee leaders meet regularly with the chair and executive director of the Board of Medical Examiners to discuss issues related to psychiatrists.

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