How CPS Membership
CPS is the only organization in Colorado actively working exclusively on your behalf and vigorously advocating for your professional interests. If you are not a member, apply online.
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.
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 2015 include: physician-assisted death; telepsychiatry; and adding PTSD to the list of conditions approved for medical marijuana use, which the State Board of Health again rejected, reinforcing that medical marijuana policy and practice should not be altered until research has been conducted demonstrating safety and efficacy.
CPS Quarterly Newsletter, Updates and Website: CPS communications offer information on pressing topics, upcoming events and general resources for members. We recently 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.
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, 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.
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.