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Sara Stramel Brewer, Executive Director
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Mail: P.O. Box 30413
Indianapolis, IN 46230-0413
Phone/Fax: 888.477.9119

 

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About IPS Membership

Membership to IPS is restricted to Indiana-based psychiatrists.  Members hold dual membership with IPS and the American Psychiatric Association.  Member benefits include:

Continuing Education: Twice annually, IPS hosts accredited symposia for members and other health care professionals.  These events offer 4-12 hours of APA PRA Category 1 credit.  Our spring conference, scheduled for April 20-22, 2018 at the West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick, provides scientifically-relevant programming with opportunities for networking in a luxury environment.  The fall symposium will be held September 23, 2017 at the Ritz Charles in Indianapolis.  As a member, fees for participation are discounted.

Networking, Collaboration, and Peer Support Opportunities:  Monthly meetings, limited to IPS members, offer the opportunity to interact with other IPS members to help decrease professional isolation. Meetings also offer insight into new pharmaceutical solutions, new techniques for working with patients, suggestions on how to improve your practice, and other career enhancement opportunities.

Leadership Opportunities: IPS members have numerous opportunities for leadership roles with the society.  The council and committees include more than 25 positions.  We encourage members throughout the state to be involved and consider committee participation at some point in their career. 

Advocacy for You, Your Patients and the Profession: IPS contracts with The Corydon Group to handle lobbying needs in our state house relevant to mental health issues. Federal representation is handled by an accomplished team of APA staff members. Staffers make several annual presentations to various Congressional Committees.  This team also supplements IPS efforts by providing legislation monitoring, grass roots advocacy, and advisement on state mental health policy.

Complimentary Subscription to the Monthly Electronic Newsletter, the IPS Update:  Introduced in 2007, the IPS Update has become a reliable monthly source of news for members.  Content includes council and membership meeting updates, an events calendar, industry news, and member announcements.  

Complimentary Subscription to the Semi-annual Hardcopy newsletter, The Spectrum: Council member, Dr. Celestine DeTrana, publishes The Spectrum twice a year.  This newsletter includes articles submitted by members, a listing of member transfers, and relevant articles related to psychiatry. 

Representation in the Mental Health and Medical Community: IPS members are active participants in many community roles that shape the mental health profession.  Relationships with NAMI, Mental Health America, Indiana State Medical Association, Indiana Medical History Museum, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Indianapolis Medical Society are a few of the organizations of which IPS members are involved.

To learn more, email IPS Executive Director Sara Stramel-Brewer or phone her at 888.477.9119 or complete APA's online application!