AAEP Mission Statement

AAEP promotes timely, compassionate, and effective mental health services, regardless of ability to pay, in all crisis and emergency care settings. 

AAEP represents a multidisciplinary professional membership by:

  • Developing standards to promote excellence in care;
  • Educating the public and health professionals about crisis and emergency mental health care;
  • Encouraging research in all aspects of crisis and emergency psychiatric care;
  • Promoting training and the continuing education of health professionals working in crisis and emergency care settings; and
  • Providing opportunities for fellowship among its members.

The Benefits of Membership

The American Association for Emergency Psychiatry offers countless benefits to its members.  Membership includes discounted rates to our events and conferences; access to our journal, online career center, list serve, quarterly newsletter; networking opportunities; professional development; and, much more.  Join AAEP today to ensure your professional development, access to an unparalleled network, and to be part of a unified voice for emergency mental health.

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What is Emergency Psychiatry?

Emergency Psychiatry is the clinical application of psychiatry in emergency settings. Conditions requiring psychiatric interventions may include attempted suicide, substance abuse, depression, psychosis, violence or other rapid changes in behavior. The AAEP sponsors educational programs and provides a network of experts to address clinical, educational, administrative, research and legal programs for the diverse disciplines involved in emergency psychiatry.
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