Colorado Psychiatric Society

 Welcome to CPS!

We are an association of physicians whose mission is to promote excellence in psychiatric care through advocacy, education and research. CPS is a district branch of the American Psychiatric AssociationNC




Candidate Forums - Join us!

CPS is teaming up with a coalition of nonpartisan organizations to host a series of candidate forums focused on mental health.

These events -- all free and open to the public -- will take place in Lakewood on Sept. 20, Aurora on Sept. 22, Denver on Sept. 27, and Colorado Springs on Sept. 29.

RSVP by clicking the following locations:  LakewoodAuroraDenver, and Colorado Springs. 

You’ll have a chance to meet state House and Senate candidates, hear their views on policies regarding mental health and substance use disorders and ask questions. We’re pleased to sponsor this series in partnership with Mental Health Colorado, NAMI Colorado, the Colorado Providers Association, the Colorado Psychological Association, and Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners.


Ensure Your Patients

Get Benefits

The APA has created a poster explaining the 10 key elements of the mental health parity law and the steps to take when a violation is suspected.

The poster is available in English or Spanish and can be downloaded at:


Display the poster in your waiting room or office, share it with community leaders and employers, and provide handouts to patients.




Current Committee Opportunities:

CPS Awards Committee          Distinguished Fellowship Committee

Program Committee                Public Information and Education (PIE)

Legislative Committee             Newsletter Co-Editor

Click here for more information and let CPS know which opportunities you are interested in by emailing


Work & Well-being for Physicians

     As psychiatrists we know better.
     But do we do better?
     Please take the time to explore
     the wonderfully illustrated,
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5th Annual Mental Health Stories

Click HERE to download the entry form and consent to publish


Share your story: Tell us about your progress, recovery and success.

What strengths and supports have helped (treatment, friends, family)?

What obstacles have you faced?

We encourage consumers and family members (with consent) to share their experiences. Some stories will be selected for an honorarium of $100.00.

Entries (entry form, signed consent and story) may be submitted by mail to CHARG Resource Center, 709 E. 12th Ave., Denver, CO  80203-2610 or by email to


Sponsoring agencies are CHARG Resource Center and CPS through the Public Information and Education Committee (PIE).

Our purpose is to reduce stigma through broadly communicating mental health stories.

Mental Health Stories 2015

Mental Health Stories 2014

Mental Health Stories 2013

Mental Health Stories 2012

Save time, effort and paper!

Sign up for the  Scheduled Payment Plan today to have your membership dues charged to your credit card in monthly, quarterly, biannual, or annual installments.

If you are not yet a member, apply online.


How CPS Membership

Benefits YOU:

CPS is the only organization in Colorado actively working exclusively on your behalf and vigorously advocating for your professional interests.

Member Support: The CPS office provides personal attention and assistance to help members navigate professional situations and find information.

Educational Seminars on Timely Topics and Social Events:  CPS’s annual educational meetings on exciting topics also provide an opportunity for networking, socializing and honoring members. In addition, we host an annual Winter Party solely dedicated to fun and building connections with the community.

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 2016 include: mental health holds; end of life options; recording of court ordered sanity and mental condition examinations; and the interstate medical licensure compact.

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.

CPS Quarterly Newsletter, Updates and Website:  CPS communications offer information on pressing topics, upcoming events and general resources for members. In 2015, we conducted an overhaul of the CPS newsletter and moved to a magazine style platform with mobile device compatibility to create a fresh, modern experience so members can better enjoy the newsletter, whether it is viewed on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

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, an online password-protected database available in the Members-only section of our website. 

Patient Referral Service: The CPS office connects callers with members’ practices and provides referrals to members who have availability for new patients. Update your availability here.

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.