Chicago, January 19, 2016--The American College of Psychiatrists has announced the recipients of its 2016 awards, which will be presented at The College’s Annual Meeting in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico on February 20, 2016. The awards recognize those mental health professionals responsible for advancing psychiatry through their service, research, clinical work, and educational activities.
The Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education Presented to George Washington University for its Global Mental Health Program
The Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education was created to recognize noteworthy teaching innovations in the field of psychiatry. The College selected George Washington University’s Global Mental Health Program as the winner of the 2016 Education Award. The GWU Global Mental Health Program (GMHP) provides a broad curriculum in humanistic psychiatry for all GWU psychiatry residents, within which a Global Mental Health Track is embedded for residents seeking greater clinical and research expertise. Since its creation in 1998, the GMHP has matured into a national model for teaching global mental health in psychiatry residency education as a four-year curriculum of didactic seminars, supervised clinical training, research, and mental health and human rights advocacy, whose mission is to train psychiatry residents for practice in low- and middle-income countries, post-conflict settings, or immigrant, refugee, and torture-survivor communities in the U.S.
About The American College of Psychiatrists
Founded in 1963, The American College of Psychiatrists (The College) is a not-for-profit honorary association dedicated to providing continuing education to its Members, promoting the latest advances in the specialty, and supporting the highest standards in psychiatry. Membership in The College is limited to psychiatrists who have demonstrated outstanding competence in the field of psychiatry, and who have achieved national recognition in one of the following fields: clinical practice, research, academic leadership, and teaching.
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