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UPA Overview

Who We Are

The Utah Psychiatric Association (UPA) was founded in 1962 as a state branch of the American  Psychiatric Association.  It is an association incorporated under the laws of the state of Utah as a non-profit scientific organization.  The UPA is a medical specialty society with almost 200 Psychiatrists from various regions of the state of Utah.  The society and its members are committed to excellence in delivery, advocacy, and administration of comprehensive mental health services for individuals, families, and communities.

What We Do

The objectives of the Utah Psychiatric Association are to function with the APA to foster the science, and enhance the progress, of psychiatry, to serve as an influence toward the maintenance of high professional and administrative standards thereto related, and to assist the APA in promoting its aims and objectives, which are:
  • To improve the treatment, rehabilitation, and care of the mentally ill, the intelllectually disabled and the emotionally disturbed
  • To promote research, professional education in psychiatry and allied fields, and the prevention of psychiatric disabilities
  • To advance the standards of all psychiatric services and facilities
  • To foster the cooperation of all who are concerned with the medical, psychological, social, and legal aspects of mental health and illness
  • To make psychiatric knowledge available to other practitioners of medicine, to scientists in other fields of knowledge, and to the public
  • To serve an advocacy function for the rights of patients
  • To establish and support standards for psychiatric practice and peer review
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Utah Psychiatric Association
310 E 4500 S, Ste 500
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107-4250