How CPS Membership
CPS is the only organization in Colorado actively working exclusively on your behalf and vigorously advocating for your professional interests.
Educational Seminars on Timely Topics and Social Events: In the last two years, CPS held seminars on the critical topics of changes in CPT Coding and the DSM-5. We recently held a meeting on the unique topic of the neuroscience of psychotherapy, which cited fascinating research on the intersection of therapy and brain science. Our meetings provide an opportunity for networking, socializing and honoring members. We also hold an annual holiday party dedicated to fun and making connections within the Colorado psychiatric community.
Leadership Opportunities: CPS members have numerous opportunities for leadership roles with the Society by serving on our Executive Council and participating in various committees such as the Legislative, Ethics, Program and Public Information and Education Committees. Members also represent CPS by serving on important state and legislative commissions and task forces.
Advocacy for You, Your Patients and the Profession: The CPS Legislative Committee and expert Lobbyist Debbie Wagner work on legislation concerning mental health issues. Some of the crucial topics we focused on in 2014 included: involuntary commitment; use of isolated confinement for people with mental illness; access to, and release of, medical records; and adding PTSD to the list of conditions approved for medical marijuana use, which was narrowly defeated in an important victory for CPS.
CPS Quarterly Newsletter, Updates and Website: Our Society’s communications offer information on pressing topics, upcoming events and general resources for members.
Member Support: The CPS office provides personal attention and assistance to help members navigate professional situations and find information.
Ethics: CPS is committed to upholding the integrity of the profession through education of members and resolution of ethical issues that are brought to the Society.
Membership Directory: Members receive a listing in the CPS Membership Directory which is available on the Members-only section of our website. Members may also obtain information about fellow members through our online password-protected database.
Patient Referral Service: The CPS office connects callers with members’ practices and provides referrals to members who have availability for new patients.
Representation in the Mental Health and Medical Community: CPS is a founding and active member of the Behavioral Healthcare Partnership, a consortium of nine organizations representing consumer and professional groups. We also work closely with the Colorado Medical Society as well as state agencies.