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Petition: Mental Health Parity Act

on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 06:57

APA is working hard to bring BCBS of Florida’s actions in terminating its mental health network providers from its network and asking them to re-contract at significantly reduced rates and with greater restrictions on service to Congress and to the Administration.  We need your help to be successful in preventing insurance companies from making an  end run around the requirements of the Mental Health Parity Act that we fought so hard to have Congress pass.

The Origins of the Match

on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 04:01

Congratulations to all of the PsychSIGN members who have successfully completed interviews and are enrolled in the 2012 NRMP Match!  We wish all of you best of luck on March 16.


Ever wondered how and why the Match came about in the first place?  Or how the algorithm works to get applicants and programs matched up?  Bored and looking for something to fill a few minutes of free time?  Check out this article to better understand hows and whys of the Match:

Opportunity: revive the Association of Korean American Psychiatrists (AKAP)

on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 02:26


A group of psychiatry attending and residents are working on reviving the Association of Korean American Psychiatrists (AKAP), and they are looking for interested medical students to work with their group.  If you are a medical student of Korean American descent, please contact Dr. Steve Koh for more information:


Association of Korean American Psychiatrists (AKAP) was founded in 1978 by largely Korean Medical School graduates in the United States.

Summer Course Opportunity at Rutgers University

on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 04:09


We are happy to announce The Center of Alcohol Studies, Institute of Addiction Studies (IAS) - The Historic Summer School June 10-15, 2012 information is now available online.  You can visit to find both the general school application as well as the scholarship application.  For your convenience we have also attached both to this email.  Note: Online course registration begins March 1, 2012.
The Medical Student program at IAS is a one-week program made possible by the Scaife Family Foundation.

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy: opportunity to win full tuition scholarship to students and faculty workshop

on Tue, 02/14/2012 - 19:48


The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Student and Faculty Scholarship Competition. The Beck Institute will award 10 recipients (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and faculty in psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, and counseling) with full tuition scholarships to our 3-day Student and Faculty Workshop, in Philadelphia, PA, on August 13 - 15, 2012.
This experiential workshop will provide expert training in evidence-based treatment under the direction of Drs.