News & Notes from the APA

November 2023

November Course of the Month – Challenges to Evidence-Based Practice in American Indian and Indigenous Community Mental Health

American Indian and other Indigenous communities exhibit alarming inequities in mental health disorders and associated problems. This course will review American Indian concerns and critiques of evidence-based practice in community mental health to ensure that researchers, professionals, and providers are prepared to address these challenges when undertaking service delivery within Indigenous communities. Click here to access the Course of the Month and sign up for updates about this free member benefit.

Nominations open for new Council on Women’s Mental Health 

APA’s Board of Trustees recently approved the creation of a Council on Women’s Mental Health. The council will centralize APA’s work related to women’s mental health and serve as a source of information, guidance, and support for other APA components. Nominations are open for APA members until November 15.

View and Comment on Recently Proposed Changes to DSM-5-TR

The DSM Steering Committee is currently accepting public comment on a proposed change to criteria on Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Alzheimer’s Disease. Read more about this proposal and provide your feedback by November 17.

Mark your calendars for November 17 to join us at APA Headquarters for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Update. This second event of our new immersive learning series will provide an update on the five critical domains relevant to practicing psychiatrists and primary care physicians. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay informed and enhance your professional expertise. Sign up for Updates.

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