FEDERATION OF TEXAS PSYCHIATRY

   A United Voice for Texas Psychiatry

The Federation of Texas Psychiatry unites Texas' professional psychiatric organizations. Voting member organizations - the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, the Texas Academy of Psychiatry, and the Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Associate member organizations - the Texas Foundation for Psychiatric Education and Research, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association - together represent about 45,000 physicians in Texas united in advocacy for patients and quality psychiatric care.

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  FEDERATION OF TEXAS PSYCHIATRY

 The Federation of Texas Psychiatry was established in 2004 with the following purposes:

A. to promote the common professional interests of psychiatrists by encouraging their participation as members of state professional psychiatric associations, including the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians and the Texas Academy of Psychiatry and state professional subspecialty psychiatric associations including organizations for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry;
 

B. to facilitate the coordination of and work in concert with state professional psychiatric associations and state professional subspecialty psychiatric associations, to unify programs that advance public and professional education and advocacy for psychiatry and persons with psychiatric illnesses;

C. to provide centralized services to state professional psychiatric associations and state professional subspecialty psychiatric associations;

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

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

GOVERNANCE

The Federation is governed by a Delegate Assembly composed of representatives from each member organization. Currently, the representatives to the Delegate Assembly include:

Officers:

Chairman - R. Andrew Harper, MD

Vice Chairman for Education - Stuart Crane, MD

Vice Chairman for Public Policy - J. Clay Sawyer, MD

Secretary-Treasurer - Mark Jacobs, MD

Representing TEXAS SOCIETY OF PSYCHIATRIC PHYSICIANS:

Debra Atkisson, MD

A. David Axelrad, MD

Andrew Harper, MD

Mark Jacobs, MD

Daryl Knox, MD

Daniel Pearson, III, MD

Richard L. Noel, MD

George Santos, MD

Leslie H. Secrest, MD

Representing TEXAS ACADEMY OF PSYCHIATRY:

Stuart D. Crane, MD

Robert Dobyns, MD

Gary L. Etter, MD

R. Sanford Kiser, MD

Martha Leatherman, MD

Conway McDanald, MD

Lauren D. Parsons, MD

J. Clay Sawyer, MD

Representing TEXAS SOCIETY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY:

Brigitte Bailey, MD

Regina Cavanaugh, MD

Benigno Fernandez, MD

Thomas Matthews, MD

James Norcross, MD

Rene Olvera, MD

Steven R. Pliszka, MD

Dawnelle Schatte, MD

Jodie Trello-Rishel, MD

 

MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

Member organizations include:

Voting Member Organizations:

Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians

Texas Academy of Psychiatry

Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Associate Member Organizations:

Texas Foundation for Psychiatric Education and Research

Texas Medical Association

Texas Osteopathic Medical Association

 

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Last modified: 10/07/14