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.

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Network of Medical Providers in Mental Health Care of Global Workers
There are a number of Christian psychiatrists and colleagues of other specialties with interest in mental health care support of Global Workers, often known as "Member Care." If you have interest and/or experience in this or in global health psychiatry in this context, please visit our website and consider joining our network. Our group's goal is to facilitate networking among psychiatrists for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to the following:

  • clinical and research based resource
  • information about availability of suitable providers in various locations for potential referrals
  • availability of specific medications in certain countries
  • forum for discussion of specific issues in a confidential manner
  • coordination of consultation and support for medical providers and psychiatrists in member care
  • information and recruitment of interested colleagues including those in their early career into the fascinating work of mental health care of global workers
  • facilitate conversations through a variety of means, be it blog, forum, email, webinar, conference call, etc.
  • Please visit our website or contact Mary Cairns ( or Frauke Schaefer ( for more information.

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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