Priorities as APA President
- Competent/Compassionate Treatment
- Member Connection
- Societal Responsibility
- As Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations evolve assure that quality treatment is delivered and practitioners’ and patients’ interests are protected.
- Continue work toward full parity, elimination of formulary restrictions, and creative models of integration with primary care.
- Utilize an APA based personalized homepage to enhance APA membership connection and involvement in areas of organizational, educational, and community interest.
- Encourage DSM-5 use and modification to reflect the symptoms of psychiatric disorders and diagnostic concerns of clinicians. Collaborate with NIMH to transition from categorical to research based diagnoses.