Register for Behavioral Health Emergencies: A Collaboration between NYPD and Mental Health

Mental health professionals around the country participate in programs that assist or replace law enforcement in managing acute threats posed by Emotionally Disturbed Persons or “EDP’s.” Jurisdictions vary in how they deploy mental health professionals in these circumstances and how they effectively collaborate with law enforcement.

The Forensic Committee is proud to sponsor a panel presentation to review the research, background, and challenges of such programs and NYC’s plans for further collaboration between mental health and police in assisting both the severely mentally ill and their communities. Speakers include Jennifer Goldman, MD, Office of Mental Health, Medical Director of Crisis and Community Services and Chief Theresa C. Tobin, Chief of Interagency Operations, New York Police Department. Click here for more info about the event or click below to register! Free for all NYCPS & APA Members, $30 for non-APA members.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
7:30 PM
Via Zoom

This event is sponsored by NYCPS Platinum Partner, PRMS.


Update: NYCPS Events & Meetings
The health and safety of our members and fellow citizens is a top priority at NYCPS. As vaccination rates continue to increase and rates of new COVID infections decline, NYCPS has started to transition back to having in-person events, and we will continue to offer some of our educational panels and Committee events virtually. We continue to closely monitor the situation and follow recommendations provided by the CDC and other lead health organizations. We will make every effort to keep you informed of new developments as they arise and we hope to see you at one of our in-person events very soon! 

NYCPS COVID-19 Webpage
NYCPS is committed to keeping you informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have launched a new page on our website dedicated to providing you ongoing updates, alerts, and resources. We will continue to monitor developments and update the page regularly so please check back often. Click here to view the page.

Please email us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Thank you and please stay safe!

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Since its formation in 1955, the New York County Psychiatric Society, a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association, has striven to be a resource for both psychiatrists and the public. NYCPS is composed of over 1,800 psychiatrists in Manhattan and Staten Island, and is the largest district branch of the APA.

We promote the common professional interests of our members, while working to improve the treatment, rehabilitation, and care of persons with mental disorders, and to advance the standards of all psychiatric services and facilities. NYCPS also aims to promote research, foster cooperation between those involved with the medical, psychological, social, and legal aspects of mental health and illness, and to make psychiatric knowledge available to practitioners of medicine, scientists, and the public.

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