Psychiatrists are often faced with barriers that prevent their patients from accessing and engaging in appropriate care. These barriers occur on many levels, ranging from barriers specific to an individual clinic, a health care system, a community, a state or on a National level. In order to adequately care for the mental health needs of the individuals who they serve, some providers find themselves taking on advocacy roles. This presentation discusses how advocacy can be introduced into resident education both formally and informally by providing an overview of advocacy on a variety of scales and in multiple settings.
**This content was captured at the 2019 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM.
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- Vance MC & Kennedy KG. Developing an advocacy curriculum: lessons learned from a national survey of psychiatric residency programs. Acad Psychiatry. 2020 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print].
- Describe advocacy as it relates to the field of psychiatry
- Compare and contrast three different forms of advocacy
- Identify an area within participant’s professional setting where principles of advocacy discussed in this session could be applied
- List two to three potential barriers to advocating for change within psychiatric settings and a strategy to overcome each of these barriers
- Participate in advocacy as it relates to a professional setting
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 40 minutes
Begin Date: April 1, 2020
End Date: April 1, 2023
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Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Samuel Murray, M.D., Public Psychiatry Fellow, APA Council on Advocacy and Government Relations. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ana Holland, M.D., Psychiatry Resident, University California Davis Health. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Rachel Robitz, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor at University California Davis. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Christina Bourne, M.D., M.P.H, Psychiatry Resident, University California Davis Health. Reports no financial relationships with commerical interests.
- Rachel Mitchell, M.D., M.P.H, Psychiatry Resident, University California Davis Health. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Katie Putnam, Membership Development Specialist, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ally Brown, Senior Program Manager, Online Learning, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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