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 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 to enhance the educational objectives. 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