TEXAS ACADEMY OF PSYCHIATRY

The Texas Academy of Psychiatry was established in 2004 to provide psychiatrists with a choice of membership in organized psychiatry without a requirement of a dual membership in a national organization.

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The purposes and objectives of the Academy are:

A. to promote the common professional interests of its members;

B. to improve the treatment, rehabilitation, and care of the mentally ill, the mentally retarded, and the emotionally disturbed;

C. to advance the standards of all psychiatric services and facilities;

D. to promote research, professional education in psychiatry and allied fields, and the prevention of psychiatric disabilities;

E. to foster the cooperation of all who are concerned with the medical, psychological, social and legal aspects of mental health and illness;

F. to make psychiatric knowledge available to other practitioners of medicine, to scientists, and to the public;

G. to promote the best interests of patients and those actually or potentially making use of mental health services;

H. to coordinate and work in concert with other state professional psychiatric associations on joint public and professional education projects and public policy advocacy; and,

I. to advocate for its members.

THE ACADEMY IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF TRUSTEES. THE BOARD FOR FY 2016-17 INCLUDES:

President – Stuart D. Crane, MD, Alpine
President-Elect – Debra Atkisson, MD, Fort Worth
Secretary-Treasurer – Daryl K. Knox, MD, Houston
Past President (16-17)  Lynda Parker, MD, Georgetown
Past President (15-16)  Gary Etter, MD
Past President (14-15) – Conway McDanald, MD, Dallas
Past President (12-13) – Martha Leatherman, MD, San Antonio
Past President (11-12) – J. Clay Sawyer, Waco
Past President (08-09) – Stuart D. Crane, MD, Alpine
Past President (07-08) – Lauren D. Parsons, MD, Wichita Falls
Past President (05-07) – R. Sanford Kiser, MD, Fruita, CO