Interest Groups

Interest Groups are a way to connect with other psychiatrists around areas of mutual interest.  Most communication occurs over email, but other options are possible.  MPS members can opt in indefinitely to receive information and the opportunity to share news, ideas and concerns with participating members, who can leave the group any time.  To join or ask questions, please email your request.

The MPS also has a general listserv that operates similarly, but has no specific focus.  Click here for more details.

Addiction Psychiatry

The MPS Addiction Psychiatry Interest Group facilitates members and the MPS connecting on the topic of addictions.  This is a private, opt-in forum for MPS members only.  Most communication occurs over a listserv but other options are possible depending on group preferences.

Book Club

Virginia Ashley, M.D., Facilitator
(410) 938-8467
Meets quarterly to discuss a book, fiction or non-fiction, chosen by the group in advance.  These are social gatherings with stimulating discussion and light refreshment.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The MPS Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Interest Group facilitates members and the MPS connecting on the treatment of children.  This is a private, opt-in forum for MPS members only.  Most communication occurs over a listserv but other options are possible depending on group preferences.

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

The MPS Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Interest Group facilitates members and the MPS connecting on the topic of C-L psychiatry.  This is a private, opt-in forum for MPS members only.  Most communication occurs over a listserv but other options are possible depending on group preferences.

Early Career Psychiatrists

Marissa A. Flaherty, M.D., ECP Representative on MPS Council (email)

Made up of ECPs, this group provides input to planning and implementation of educational, career, and social events for ECPs.  It helps engage them in MPS activities and brings ECP issues to the attention of the MPS Council.  It also allows an exchange of information and concerns among ECPs and enables them to easily receive information from the MPS.

Forensic Psychiatry

The MPS Forensic Psychiatry Interest Group facilitates members and the MPS connecting on the topic of forensics.  This is a private, opt-in forum for MPS members only.  Most communication occurs over a listserv but other options are possible depending on group preferences.

Geriatric Psychiatry

The MPS Geriatric Psychiatry Interest Group facilitates members and the MPS connecting on the topic of geriatrics.  This is a private, opt-in forum for MPS members only.  Most communication occurs over a listserv but other options are possible depending on group preferences.

Neuromodulation in Psychiatry

The Neuromodulation in Psychiatry Interest Group facilitates members and the MPS connecting on the topic of Neuromodulation through neurofeedback and neurostimulation.  It discusses the use of ECT, EEG and Quantitative EEG, TMS, VNS and other neuromodulation therapies and techniques. This is a private, opt-in forum for MPS members only.  Most communication occurs over a listserv but other options are possible depending on group preferences.

Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry

The Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry Interest Group facilitates members and the MPS connecting on the topic of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.  It discusses the use of psychotherapies, such as Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal and Psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis in the practice of psychiatry. This is a private, opt-in forum for MPS members only.  Most communication occurs over a listserv but other options are possible depending on group preferences.

Residents and Fellows

Jamie Spitzer, M.D., RFM Representative on MPS Council (email)
Lindsay R. Standeven, M.D., Hopkins Program Facilitator (email)

Comprised of Resident-Fellow Members (RFMs) from accredited Maryland training programs, this Interest Group provides input to planning and implementation of educational, career, and social events for RFMs.  It helps engage them in MPS activities and brings RFM issues to the attention of the MPS Council.  It also allows an exchange of information and concerns among RFMs and enables them to easily receive information from the MPS.  Click here for opportunities and resources.