MAPP Membership

How to Become A Member

Membership Has Benefits!

The Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association and is the only association representing psychiatrists in the State of Maine.

Why Join?


The American Psychiatric Association is our voice in the nation’s capital. We work with our elected representatives, federal agencies, and national groups like NAMI to achieve fair access to quality care for our patients, fair treatment for our profession, and to promote a healthy society.


The Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians  is our voice in local and state mental health systems. We ensure access to essential mental health services. We engage psychiatric residents and faculty in the broader psychiatric community and ensure a proper professional environment for psychiatrists who work in public and private organized systems of care.

Your membership ensures that in a rapidly changing health care environment, you and your profession survive.

Your concurrent membership in the Mane Association of Psychiatric Physicians (MAPP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA), ensures that your professional interests and those of your patients are represented at the local, state, and national levels.

Combined, these organizations have proven advocacy, educational programs, professional benefits, and career assistance necessary for psychiatric physicians to succeed in today’s world.

Contact Tracy Lloyd, Executive Director  with your questions about membership .  Take the next step and  Join Today!

MAPP Member Benefits

  • Lobbying. MAPP members have a strong voice in the Maine State House and the U.S. Congress with a top-notch lobbying team focusing on legislation to strengthen the practice of psychiatry while protecting the practitioner and patient.
  • Education. Members attend educational programs during the Spring and Fall Conferences at reduced registration fees. Primary care physicians and other clinicians are invited to attend all programs.
  • Communication. Not only do APA members receive a complimentary subscription to The American Journal of Psychiatry, but MAPP members can join the “members only” listserve is an excellent way for members to communicate and collaborate. It has become a great place to share ideas and information with one another instantaneously! MAPP members find the list serve to be an important and useful tool when they have ideas, questions or issues that they need immediate feedback on. If you have not signed up for the “members only” listServe please do so by contacting the office at 207-622-7743 or by sending us an email at Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to connect with your peers…join today!!
  • Networking. MAPP members are a great resource for professional networking. MAPP is now on LinkedIn, FaceBook & Twitter. These social media services are an excellent opportunity to connect professionals and facilitate conversations and debates about a myriad of topics.

APA Member Benefits

  • Advocacy. With more than 36,000 members, the American Psychiatric Association is the voice of psychiatry.
  • Research and Clinical Studies. Membership includes The American Journal of Psychiatry, the nation’s leading publication of psychiatrists, and Psychiatric News, APA’s bi-monthly newspaper.
  • Resources for the Practitioner and the Practice. Valuable practice tools from the APA include the Practice Management for Early Career Psychiatrists Reference Guide, Management Care Help Line, Medicare Service Center, CPT Coding Service and eligibility to participate in the APA-endorsed members-only malpractice insurance program administered by American Professional Agency, Inc.
  • Networking and professional development, including lifelong learning and CME opportunities.
  • Discounts on quality services as additional benefit to your membership.


SET for Success

SET, the Supplemental Education and Training program, is an online experience designed to help residents build knowledge around the milestones to meet the requirements of the six ACGME core competencies and learn about the business of medicine.

View more resources for psychiatry residents

Medical Students

Choosing a Career in Psychiatry

Psychiatrists make a difference because they can apply medical knowledge and understanding to the treatment of the mentally ill in a cultural competent manner. There is untold richness in diversity in being a psychiatrist and each year more and more medical students are choosing a career as a psychiatrist.

View more resources for medical students interested in a career as a psychiatrist.


The Maine Medical Association provides administrative support to MAPP.. As members of the MMA family, all MAPP members have opportunities throughout the year to obtain continuing medical education to maintain an active license through the Osteopathic and Allopathic Boards of Medicine in Maine.

Accreditation through Maine Medical Education Trust assures the medical community and the public that such activities provide physicians with information that can assist them in maintaining or improving their practice of medicine. These activities are free of commercial bias and based on valid content.

Opportunities for Advanced Membership Status

Why become a Distinguished Fellow?

Distinguished Fellowship is awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five of the following areas:

  1. Administration
  2. Teaching
  3. Scientific and scholarly publications
  4. Volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance
  5. Community involvement
  6. Clinical excellence

Distinguished Fellow is the highest membership honor the APA bestows upon members. Application is by invitation only. Packets are mailed to eligible members each March with the following information:

  • Nomination Form for Distinguished Fellow
  • Distinguished Fellow Criteria/Information and Examples for nominees
  • Recommendation Letter Guidelines and Sample Letters
  • Ethics Questionnaire

All applications must be received at the MAPP office no later than June 1 for committee review. For more information, contact Dianna Poulin in the MAPP office at (207) 622-7743. Send completed applications and materials to:

PO Box 190, 30 Association Drive
Manchester, ME 04351

How to apply for Fellowship with the APA

Being a Fellow is an honorary designation created by the APA’s Membership Committee and Board of Trustees to recognize career members who have demonstrated allegiance to their profession and commitment to the work of the Association.

Some nomination requirements for Fellowship merit special attention:

  • Successful applicants must be members in good standing with the APA.
  • Curriculum vitae are not acceptable as an alternative to placing information on the application. This information should be included within each numbered section of the nomination form. Do not submit your CV.
  • Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Applications must be received in the APA office in the Arlington, Va., office no later than September 1 – NO EXCEPTIONS. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted or considered for review. Please do not send your applications to the APPA office in Montgomery.

APA Marketplace for exclusive member benefits and discounts

The APA Marketplace is a new member benefit that is providing discounts for APA members, their families, and their businesses. The APA Marketplace can save you hundreds of dollars on insurance products (Long Term Care, Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Pet), a prescription drug program, identify theft protection, discount office supplies through Office Depot, cash back rewards through Online Shopping Mall purchases, and access to discounted hotels and cruises in the Travel Vacation Center. Visit the APA Marketplace regularly for new additions to save you time and money!


Contact MAPP

P.O. Box 190, Manchester, ME 04251-1090
(207) 622-7743

MAPP Resources

The Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Resources section contains a variety of information contributed by MAPP members and other individuals that we hope will be useful to MAPP members, other psychiatric practitioners, and the interested public.