Welcome to the website for the Tennessee Psychiatric Association. The Tennessee Psychiatric Association was established in 1958 as a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association and is incorporated as a non-profit organization.
We are a statewide medical specialty organization with more than 300 board members who are dedicated to developing the highest quality of comprehensive psychiatric care for patients, families, and communities.
Through advocacy, education and career development, the Tennessee Psychiatric Association works to protect both the profession and mental health patients throughout the state.
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The American Psychiatric Association (APA) today reaffirmed its support behind the ethics guideline commonly known as “The Goldwater Rule,” which asserts that member psychiatrists should not give professional opinions about the mental state of someone they have not personally evaluated.
The APA’s Ethics Committee issued an opinion that clarifies the ethical principle and answers questions that have been posed recently.
You may view APA’s press release and the Ethics Committee opinion by clicking on these links.
Best to all,
Rodney A. Poling, MD DFAPA
President, Tennessee Psychiatric Association
Tennessee Psychiatric Association
Jackie Cavnar, Executive Director
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