The Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association, represents and serves the profession of psychiatry in Pennsylvania. A non-profit professional association, its 1800 members are physicians practicing the medical specialty of psychiatry. The Society addresses a wide spectrum of issues affecting psychiatrists and persons receiving psychiatric services. It also addresses general medical and mental health issues.
The mission of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society is to fully represent Pennsylvania Psychiatrists in advocating for their profession and their patients, and to assure access to psychiatric services of high quality, through activities in education, shaping of legislation and upholding ethical standards.