Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry - Committees - Psychiatry & Community


Psychiatry and the Community

This committee addresses a wide variety of issues affecting persons who receive mental health services in community and public sector settings.  This includes persons with severe and persistent mental illness, adults with significant and complicated behavioral problems, children with serious emotional disorders, and families in distress.  The issues addressed involve identifying the clinical, social, ethical, and political factors that affect patient care and the effectiveness of providers as well as systems of healthcare delivery.