The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Mental Health Services Conference will take place virtually October 14 through 15. Dr. Sarah Vinson, Founder and Principal Consultant at Lorio Forensics, has been tapped to serve as the Scientific Program Committee Chair for this national meeting.
Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals from across the country will attend this year’s virtual meeting, where they’ll collectively seek solutions to make the world more just and healthy. Dr. Vinson will play an integral role in that most worthy pursuit. The theme of this year’s APA Mental Health Services Conference is “Sociopolitical Determinants: Practice, Policy and Implementation.” The Conference will feature plenary sessions by noted topical experts, including assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use and Administrator of SAMHSA, Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon. There will also be breakout sessions and a number of opportunities for attendees to network with some of the country’s most noted metal health experts.
2020 presented a series of challenges to communities across the world and with them, new stressors to mental health. Naturally, mental healthcare providers are in turn being asked to respond in ways like never before: this starts with access. As scholars and practitioners wrestle with the larger questions of public health, Dr. Vinson will bring her expertise and experience as a Committee Chair and conference participant.