to the Southern Psychiatric Association website!  Our association was established in 1935 to provide a forum for the exchange of original, practical and medical information. This year marks the 80th anniversary of "the Southern."  When you join, you are be part of an organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge of the causes, treatment, and prevention of psychiatric disorders and advancing the standards in public and private hospitals, outpatient clinics and all other agencies concerned with the medical social, and legal aspects of mental disorders. Check back often to keep apprised of our commitment to keep you, our members, informed of the latest developments not only in SPA, but also national and world psychiatric news.  Of particular note is information under the "Annual Meeting" tab which provides details about our upcoming Annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, September 29-October 2, 2016.

Mark Your Calendar!
The 75h Annual Meeting of the

will be held

September 29-October 2, 2016

Renaissance Harborplace Hotel

Baltimore, Maryland



More information will be available soon.  Contact Susan Proctor at (410) 938-3403 for

further information.


Shilpa Srinivasan, M.D.

The Southern Psychiatric Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Shilpa Srinivasan received the 2016 Faculty Innovation in Education Award by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).  Dr. Srinivasan plans to develop and implement an innovative online curriculum to train psychiatric residents in Motivational Interviewing to promote behavior change in patients with substance use disorders to enhance patient care and management.  Each year, up to two psychiatry and two neurology recipients are awarded this prize, and the Southern is proud to have Dr. Srinivasan as a member recipient.