The American Association of Community Psychiatrists
(AACP) is a member organization of recovery-oriented and recovery focused psychiatrists
and social workers
who primarily work in community-based settings. Founded in 1985, the AACP is based in the United States
, and its founding president was Gordon H. Clark, Jr., M.D.
Currently it is led by its President and a Board. Its most prominent publication is the Community Mental Health Journal.
The AACP hosts a vibrant e-mail-based listerv
that fosters communication and peers support for its members who work in community mental health
"The mission of the AACP is to encourage, equip, and empower community and public psychiatrists to develop and implement policies and high-quality practices that promote individual, family and community resilience
AACP is led by a President, an Executive Committee and a Board. Its Board meets three times per year. Its fall meeting coincides with the American Psychiatric Association's Institute on Psychiatric Services. Its winter meeting is linked to a continuing education meeting that is unrelated to the American Psychiatric Association. The spring Board meeting runs concurrent with the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association
Its Board members represent seven regions of the US, and there are at-large Board members as well.
American Orthopsychiatric Association
The AACP offers a joint membership with the......