Professional networking and collaboration are core elements of value within a AAPP membership. We are investing in expanding the opportunity for both by encouraging the growth of AAPP Communities. Communities provide a basic infrastructure to facilitate email discussions, online resource sharing, and a convenient venue to interact with others in your niche practice setting or around a common area of professional interest.

Community members will be expected to abide by the email list policy, which includes the need to respect copyright. For more information, make sure to read the Community Guidelines.

Join communities or manage your preferences.

General Community

The General Community houses the email list archives for the AAPP Email Discussion List. The majority of AAPP members belong to this community to monitor discussions that do not fit well within a smaller community.

News Community

The News Community provides members with the opportunity to share industry news, links and announcements that might be of interest to the membership. This is also where any posts related to news outside of psychiatric pharmacy should be posted. While the General Community is intended to spur discussion, this community is where you can simply share links of interest without providing analysis or discussion-starting questions.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Community

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) community provides psychiatric pharmacists with pertinent, high-yield, and practical updates in child and adolescent psychiatry. Psychiatric pharmacists are all encouraged to be advocates for youth - this requires a broad understanding of the role, risks, and appropriateness of psychotropic medications throughout various phases of childhood development. Community members are encouraged to utilize and share resources, share clinical challenges and perspectives, and engage in discussions pertaining to the evolving role of psychiatric pharmacists in child and adolescent psychiatry. 

DEI Community

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Community exists to provide the space to discuss DEI and its impacts across psychiatric pharmacy practice settings and the profession. The goal of this community is to source ideas, practice interests, and resources to inform and implement programming that may be beneficial to members. Members of this community are encouraged to bring forward their questions for under-represented populations, share and discuss literature, and collaborate to uplift DEI to inform our life’s work.

Facilitation Community

The Facilitation Community allows discussion and collaboration among participants in the Maximizing Meetings: A Guide to Facilitating Effective Collaboration workshops. Restricted to workshop participants.

Geriatric Psychopharmacotherapy Community

This community explores the latest developments in the field and practice of geriatric psychopharmacotherapy and promotes new best practices for dissemination to AAPP membership. The elderly population can present with unique medical and social needs for various reasons, including alterations in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and the presence of geriatric syndromes, which can adversely impact psychopharmacological interventions. These particular set of needs makes geriatric pharmacotherapy a specialized practice setting for neuropsychiatric pharmacists.

Managed Care Pharmacy Practice Community

The Managed Care Pharmacy Practice Community is for any member who plays a role in drug distribution/dispensing, patient safety, clinical program development, drug benefit design, and business/cost management for those pharmacist practicing in health plans, pharmacy benefit management, specialty pharmacies, and other applicable companies. Discussions may include formulary management, safe medication use/policies, policy criteria development, new evidence base guidelines, clinical program development, and any other issues that pertain to managed care pharmacy

Neurology Community

The Neurology Community is for members interested in the anatomy, function, and diseases of the nervous system. The goals of the community are to create, solicit, and organize shared resources; share articles, blog posts, and other online resources of interest; and help bring neurology-related webinars for the community.

Patient Care Practice Management (PCPM) Community

The Patient Care Practice Management (PCPM) Community's goal is to foster the development of clinical practices to improve patient care. The community will discuss innovative inpatient and outpatient practice models with a focus on sustainable practice development, protocols, documenting outcomes and demonstrating value to stakeholders.

Patient Medication Education Groups (PMEG) Community

The Patient Medication Education Groups (PMEG) Community focuses on pharmacist delivery of education to patients in clinical practice settings. Community members have the opportunity to discuss and more fully deliberate best practices and share ideas regarding PMEGs. In addition, the community seeks to discuss expansion of PMEG services to ambulatory environments and other innovative opportunities.

Psychiatry Residents Community

The Psychiatry Residents Community provides the opportunity to network with other residents. Residents can learn from each other about programs, about differences between medical institutions, and about career possibilities. The community will also encourage collaboration on various practice enhancement projects and research efforts. Restricted to Resident/Fellow members.

Research Community

The Research Community is for any AAPP member interested in research and collaboration. The community encourages you to connect with other researchers, and facilitates sharing research-oriented resources to help advance the science of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy.

Residency Program Directors (RPD) Community

The Residency Program Directors (RPD) Community facilitates sharing ideas about residency programs, the structure of the programs, residency documents, and accreditation standards. Specialists who currently have a residency or are hoping to found a residency are encouraged to join the discussion.

Students Community

The Students Community provides the opportunity to network with other students. Students can learn from each other about programs, about differences between medical institutions, and about career possibilities.

Substance Use Disorders Strategies (SUDS) Community

The Substance Use Disorders Strategies (SUDS) Community is focused on exploring strategies to promote the treatment of patients with substance use disorder.  We hope that this can be a forum where members share ideas, exchange information, and keep up to date on new studies/guidelines to improve our collective knowledge.  

Teaching Community

Teaching Community is for any member who plays a role teaching psychiatric or neurologic curricula for pharmacy institutions. The community promotes innovative teaching by sharing resources, webinars, and highlighting best practices in pedagogy.