Psychiatry Section

The Psychiatry Section of CMDA strives to To promote fellowship and provide community to support and encourage Christian physicians in the practice of psychiatry, as they explore the relationship between their faith and professional practice. To promote within the church the knowledge and understanding of valid psychiatric approaches to mental health and healing, consistent with Christ’s redemptive love.

About Us:

As a ministry of CMDA, we offer a forum for the interface of psychiatric practice and the Christian faith.

OUR STATEMENT OF PURPOSE AND BELIEFS
  • To promote fellowship and provide community to support and encourage Christian physicians in the practice of psychiatry, as they explore the relationship between their faith and professional practice.
  • To promote within the church the knowledge and understanding of valid psychiatric approaches to mental health and healing, consistent with Christ’s redemptive love.
  • To contribute to the ministry of CMDA through participation, mentorship, prayer and sharing of our specific gifts and expertise.
  • To join in the ministry of Christian missions.
  • To present a positive witness of God our Father, and Jesus Christ our Savior, and the work of the Holy Spirit to colleagues, patients and society.

 

OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

(While each of us holds fast to additional beliefs important to our relationship with God, the following statement outlines the tenets that provide a foundation for our fellowship and participation in the Christian Medical & Dental Associations.)

I believe:

  • In the divine inspiration and final authority of the Bible as the Word of God;
  • In the eternal God revealed in Holy Scripture as Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
  • In the unique Deity of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, whose death and resurrection provide by grace through faith the only means of my salvation;
  • In the transforming presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Our membership includes private practitioners, academicians, researchers, mission field psychiatrists, medical students and physicians in residency training from every region of the United States and many other countries as well.

Our Activities:

Newsletters:

We publish a newsletter three times per year and special updates more frequently

Current Issues Blog:

We sponsor a forum for discussion and comment on current and emerging issues within the practice of psychiatry

Meetings and Conferences:

Small groups of members gather often at professional meetings and conferences, and we also host a focused forum at the APA National Conference each year

Career guidance and Coaching:

To healthcare professionals, residents and students - opportunities for new and seasoned professionals to encourage and assist each other

Domestic and International Healthcare Mission Trip Opportunities:

We participate in training events, team excursions and individual trips for ministry and outreach

Upcoming Events:

Ridgecrest
CMDA National Meetings
2019 "Transform" National Convention

May 2-5, 2019 | Ridgecrest, North Carolina

Sanfrancisco
APA Psychiatry Section Meetings
2019 APA Psychiatry Section Meeting

May 18-22, 2019 | San Francisco, California

Section Resources

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Psychiatry Section Home

Section Membership

Psychiatry Section Blog

Meetings & Conferences

Activities & Resources

Current Issues & Discussion

Dues & Donations

Contact Us:

If you would like to know more about our activities and outreach, be placed on our mailing list, join the Psychiatry Section or have any questions about membership, please contact Administrative Secretary