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Discover the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP)

on Sat, 09/10/2011 - 00:00

The Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP) is reaching out to medical students through PsychSIGN to raise awareness of their group and to encourage students to become members.  Please see the attached document about ways to get involved with AGLP.  If you do join, you will get a free subscription to the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health.  

AGLP holds their annual meeting along with the APA Annual Meeting, so they will be in Philadelphia with us in May.  AGLP will also be working with PsychSIGN this year to provide some support for our National Conference in May.

 

The Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists (AGLP) is a community of psychiatrists that educates and advocates on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) mental health issues.

AGLP is seeking medical students who are interested in participating in the activities of the organization either as a general member or as a member of the Advisory Council. As a member of the Advisory Council, some responsibilities would be: assisting with the AGLP programming for medical students during the APA Annual Meeting; acting as liaison with medical students; representing the interests of medical students within the organization. Ideas about other activities for the medical student members of the Advisory Council are not only welcome, but encouraged!

If you are interested in the position on the Advisory Council please contact Kenn Ashley at kashley@chpnet.org or 212 844 1864. For further information about AGLP or joining: www.aglp.org

AGLP goals are to:

  • Foster a fuller understanding of LGBT mental health issues;
  • Research and advocate for the best mental health care for the LGBT community;
  • Develop resources to promote LGBT mental health;
  • Create a welcoming, safe, nurturing, and accepting environment for members; and
  • Provide valuable and accessible services to our members.


AGLP Strives to be a community for the personal and professional growth of all LGBT Psychiatrists, and to be the recognized expert on LGBT mental health issues.

Some AGLP activities:

  • Publish a quarterly newsletter (free to members)
  • Provide a free subscription to the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy for all full, associate, resident, and medical student members;
  • Conduct a full schedule of seminars and discussion groups concurrent with the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA);
  • Sponsor social gatherings and a hospitality suite at the annual meeting of the APA and other psychiatric meetings;
  • Work within the APA to influence policies relevant to the lesbian and gay community;
  • Collaborate with other organizations of gay and lesbian physicians and mental health professionals;
  • Provide referral services for lesbian and gay patients;
  • Assist medical students and residents in their professional development;
  • Encourage and facilitate the presentation of programs and publications relevant to gay and lesbian concerns at professional meetings; and
  • Serve as liaison with other minority and advocacy groups within the psychiatric community.