Norwegian Psychiatric Association


Norwegian Psychiatric Association logoNorwegian FlagNorwegian Psychiatric Association

The Norwegian Psychiatric Association is a specialist association within the Norwegian Medical Association.

  • Who can join?
    • Members of the Norwegian Medical Association who are training to become, or already are, psychiatrists. We are currently, in June 2007, some 1400 members.

  • What are the tasks of the association?
    • To raise awareness of the importance of psychiatry in the society
    • To promote the development of psychiatry both in practice and scientifically
    • To secure the professional interest and development of the members
    • To assist the members with advise in matters of psychiatry and policy
    • To promote cooperation and communication between the members
    • To work towards more cooperation with other professions and patient associations
    • To bring to light the speciality’s biological, psychological and cultural foundations
    • To work for improved and optimal mental health care for psychiatric patients throughout their lives
    • To promote the interests of our patients and the profession, reduce prejudices and work against stigmatisation of this vulnerable patient group

  • How does the association work?
    • The association comprises leader and eight board members. They are elected at the annual meeting where all members have the right to vote.
    • The association also works through the speciality committee and the working committee for psychotherapy
    • The speciality committee
      • Monitors the rules and regulations for becoming a psychiatrist
      • Arranges compulsory courses for trainees
      • Evaluates and recommends for the Norwegian Medical Association who can be recognised as a qualified psychiatrist and approves new wards as suitable for trainees
    • The working committee for psychotherapy
      • Suggests and recommends new supervisors in psychotherapy for the Norwegian Medical Association
      • Initiated and overlooks further training in family therapy, group psychotherapy and cognitive therapy

  • The association can also establish working groups in areas that needs extra attention.
    • The working groups can be permanent or more on a need be basis. Mandate and members of the groups are decided upon at the annual meeting.
    • The association is in constant dialogue with the relevant authorities (Medical Association, Ministry of Health and other relevant bodies)
    • The association is an important body entitled to comment and a supplier of terms towards the Norwegian Medical Association and other official authorities
    • The associations most important contact with its members is at the annual meeting
    • The board is also staying in touch with the members at courses, seminars and regional meetings the association is arranging.

  • Publications
    • “Psykiateren” (“The Psychiatrist”) four times a year both in paper version and online pdf-file

  • History
    • The Norwegian Psychiatric Association was founded on the 12th of September 1907 and we are celebrating our 100th anniversary in September 2007.




Read All


WPA Meetings

Read All


WPA Newsletter

Read All


E - Learning

Signup || Login

Register Now

To Receive Updates / Newsletter

WPA Secretariat

Powered By Logicsoft
© 2015 All right reserved World Psychiatric Association