The Psychiatry Section, a ministry of CMDA, offers a forum for the interface of psychiatric practice and the Christian faith.
OUR STATEMENT OF PURPOSE AND BELIEFS
- Promoting fellowship and providing 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.
- Contributing to the ministry of CMDA through participation, mentorship, prayer and sharing of our specific gifts and expertise.
- Joining in the ministry of Christian missions.
- Presenting 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;
- Eternal God revealed in Holy Scripture as Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
- Unique Deity of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, whose death and resurrection provide by grace through faith the only means of my salvation;
- Transforming presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
Our membership includes private practitioners, academicians, researchers, psychiatric health care professionals, mission field psychiatrists, medical students and physicians in residency training from every region of the United States and many other countries as well.
We publish a newsletter three times per year and special updates more frequently
Current Issues in Psychiatry:
We sponsor a forum for discussion and comment on current and emerging issues within the practice of psychiatry
Christianity and Psychiatry Interface (CPI) Webinars:
In this series we examine a topic that engages the intersection of faith and the practice of psychiatry with the hope that it will challenge us to be better psychiatrists and more faithful followers of Christ.
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
Innovate, Collaborate, Motivate: Charting the future of mental health
May 20 – 24, 2023, San Francisco, CA.
The CMDA Psychiatry Section will host Booth Number 1453 in the exhibit hall. We will sponsor a Saturday evening meet and greet, coordination for church on Sunday morning, an evening banquet and breakfast meetings for fellowship and encouragement.
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