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The Psychiatric Society of Virginia is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, with over 500 member psychiatrists. PSV focuses its efforts on advocacy of mental health issues, the advancement of psychiatry, and service to the community.

Mission Statement:
The Psychiatric Society of Virginia (PSV) is a professional medical organization that represents psychiatric physicians statewide; it is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association.

Vision: To achieve full access to the highest quality care for all Virginians in order to promote mental health and minimize psychiatric disability in the Commonwealth

1. Promote the best interests of patients and their families through ethical, timely, and cost-effective psychiatric care
2. Advocate for patients, facilities, standards of care, and psychiatrists
3. Inform our members about advances in the specialty of psychiatry, and promote education and research to other health professionals and the public
4. Strengthen relationships with other medical specialties, other mental health professions, and advocacy organizations

SSRI Bleeding Problems Are Real, But Rare
James Levenson, MD

Dr. Levenson’s article is featured in the APA newsletter.  He will be speaking on “Legal and Ethical Issues at the Interface of Psychiatry and Medicine” at the PSV Spring Meeting on March 30, 2019. 


Kimberly Farley MSN PMHNP-BC, is a Psychiatric nurse practitioner at Eastern State Hospital.  As a doctoral student at Old Dominion University, she is conducting a research study on the use of LAIs in practice.

The survey seeks to understand provider barriers related to prescribing long-acting injectables (LAIs) to persons with mental health illness. You will be asked to answer some questions relevant to characteristics, beliefs attitudes, behaviors, influences, knowledge and decisions related to prescribing LAIs. Please be assured your responses will be anonymous and kept completely confidential.The study should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The incentive for your participation is provided in the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of science. Your participation in this research is voluntary. You have the right to withdraw at any point during the study, for any reason, and without any prejudice. If you would like to contact the Principal Investigator in the study to discuss this research, please e-mail Kimberly Farley at

Please note that this survey will be best displayed on a laptop or desktop computer.  Some features may be less compatible for use on a mobile device.

CLICK HERE to begin the survey



Participate in the “Refer a Colleague” initiative.  PSV receives $25 for every PSV member who refers a colleague to PRMS.  Support your society by referring a psychiatrist to PRMS for a quote on your insurance.

New Cybersecurity Resources
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued new cybersecurity resources to manage threats and protect patients, including resources for small healthcare organizations. The resources include:

 The Importance of Termination of the Treatment Relationship
A white paper on the importance of termination of the treatment relationship by PRMS
Click here to view

Employment Opportunities

For a complete up to date list click here.

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