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The Mental Health Clinician (MHC) is indexed in PubMed, and its articles were accessed nearly 1,000,000 times last year! In the April edition, MHC published some important peer-reviewed content coming out of CPNP, including the MHC awards and recognition, the new vision paper, initial results from the outpatient psychiatric pharmacist best practice research, and the abstracts from CPNP 2022. Access this content and more at
2021 MHC Awards and Recognition
MHC is able to make an impact as a direct result of those who have either submitted a manuscript to the MHC or authored a peer review. The editorial board is extremely grateful for all of our authors and peer reviewers and would like to specially recognize some whose contributions have been especially noteworthy. Find the 2021 MHC Editors’ Choice Award winners and see the updated list of Outstanding and Trusted Peer Reviewers.
Positioning Psychiatric Pharmacists to Improve Mental Health Care
This paper casts a vision of how psychiatric pharmacists can have an even greater impact on the care of patients living with psychiatric disorders, including mental health and substance use disorders. It continues AAPP’s endorsement of the BCPP credential, of the CMM process, and of the versatility of psychiatric pharmacists. It also introduces the important concept of psychotropic stewardship. Ultimately, this vision paper will guide education, workforce, and advocacy efforts in the coming years.
Best Practice Model for Outpatient Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice
After 2+ years of planning and research, the Professional Affairs Committee has published a list of 28 attribute statements describing a best practice model. The extensive model description includes pharmacist attributes, facility attributes, and more. As work on the model turns to implementation and assessment, these attribute statements provide insights that can be applied to your practice today.
CPNP 2022 Annual Meeting Poster Abstracts and Recognition
The scientific poster sessions are an important opportunity for psychiatric pharmacists to present research to their peers. Abstracts for the 200+ posters are published in the MHC, which makes them discoverable in PubMed and other indices.


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25 Years!