About the World Psychiatric Association
The WPA is an association of national psychiatric societies aimed to increase knowledge and skills necessary for work in the field of mental health and the care for the mentally ill. Its member societies are presently 138, spanning 118 different countries and representing more than 200,000 psychiatrists. Read More
The WPA is an association of national psychiatric societies, presently 138, spanning 118 different countries. Here you will find the recent news on the activities of the WPA Member Societies.
WPA Position Statement: Good Psychiatric Practice
Good Psychiatric Practice
Several national organisations already have papers and Position Statements highlighting the components of Good Psychiatric Practice.
WPA Position Statement on Safeguarding Children
Childhood adversity refers to a broad range of events and experiences that can have a negative and lasting impact on the developing child.
WPA Position Statement on Substance Use Disorders
Substance use disorders cover a broad spectrum of presentations involving both illicit drugs and prescription drugs in addition to legal substances such as alcohol and tobacco.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Psychiatrist of the 21st Century
Introduction: In the past few decades, progress in research and clinical practice of psychiatry has continued apace. However, the resources for mental health services around the globe have not ..
WPA Declarations and Position Statements
WPA POSITION STATEMENT: MENTAL HEALTH and WELL-BEING OF PSYCHIATRISTS
WPA POSITION STATEMENT ON CULTURAL COMPETENCY IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE
BILL OF RIGHTS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
WPA Guidance Papers are published
WPA Secretary General, being the editor of the WPA Website and the WPA News, facilitates the process of their publication. Here you will find the recent news on related activities. Facts about www.wpanet.org
WPA Recommendations:Principles and Priorities for a Framework for Training Psychiatrists
In 1996 the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) and the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) drafted the basic principles that should be...
Reason to Choose Psychiatry
Psychiatry is more than just the treatment of mental illness. Being a psychiatrist means thinking about your patient as a complete person, investigating and managing psychiatric illness,
WPA Thematic Congress, Melbourne, 25-28 Feb 2018- Innovations in Psychiatry: Effective Interventions for Health & Society
New ideas, new discoveries, new ways of implementing advances and new technological solutions are fundamental to the work of modern 21st Century psychiatry.
WPA Berlin 2017 Elections- List of Candidates
The next WPA General Assembly will be held in Berlin, Germany on 10 October 2017. After careful review of the WPA Standing Committee on Nominations, please find below the list of candidates for the positions open for election: