About

Beginnings
The American Association for Technology in Psychiatry (AATP) began in 1995 as a meeting, Computer Applications in Mental Health, conceived and led by Dr. Marvin Miller. Dr. Miller chaired the first steering committee, which subsequently established bylaws and incorporated as a non-profit organization, the Psychiatric Society for Informatics (PSI), dedicated to promoting the understanding and use of informatics and information technology in psychiatry.

In 2002, PSI became a broader based organization with a shift in its mandate. The organization’s name was changed to the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry (AATP) to reflect these changes.

Mission
The mission of AATP is as follows:

* to promote the use of information technology to improve the quality and availability of psychiatry and mental health care

* to promote the development and dissemination of knowledge in the use of technology in psychiatry and mental health

* to foster technology in psychiatry and mental health as a recognized body of knowledge

* to promote the development and dissemination of standards and best practices for use of technology in psychiatry and mental health, including respect for, and preservation of, confidentiality and privacy

* to inform and influence public policy in the use of technology in psychiatry and mental health