The Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry promotes the application of psychiatric principles and practices in the workplace to improve leadership, group interaction and employee health and performance.
To advance the knowledge and practice of psychiatrists who specialize in organizational and occupational psychiatry through collaboration and education.
AOOP Members Upcoming Presentations
This year's Tomkins Institute Conference in Chicago, IL features AOOP members David Morrison, M.D. (speaking about the ways affect shapes ideology and prejudice) and Daven Morrison, M.D. (on intervening in business fraud). The conference happens November 4 and 5 and also features special guest Paul Ekman, PhD, who will discuss micro-expressions of affect.
For more information on the conference, click here.
Daven Morrison will also be presenting on fraud to the Academy of Certified Fraud Examiners meeting in Paris this coming December.
In the news...
NPR published an excellent article on March 6 providing a detailed reporting of worker's compensation practices across the United States. The article was written in partnership with ProPublica, an investigative journalism group. Their powerful interactive graphic shows how much the loss of specific body parts is worth in each state:
Psychiatric IME's and Treatment Consultations
A new patient contact or psychiatric IME challenges the
psychiatrist to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan
that integrates medical‐psychiatric diagnoses (depression, anxiety, somatic symptom, etc.) with personality traits and disorders. Subjective impressions often play a large role in psychiatric assessment. The MMPI‐2/MMPI‐2‐RF provide an objective qualitative and dimensional psychometric measure of psychological functioning. Psychiatric diagnoses are layered on the “psychological systems of functioning” and are explained with reference to the PSY‐5 scales.1 2
The MMPI‐2/RF is administered to all examinees, using a relevant comparison group for context—e.g. forensic disability, outpatient independent practice, spine or bariatric surgery. The purpose of the MMPI‐2/RF is explained to the test taker. Test results obtained prior to the interview are used to guide the 90‐minute interview.
The MMPI‐2‐RF test results are reviewed with all examinees (except IME’s) and the findings are presented integrating the record review, the clinical interview and the MMPI‐2‐RF. With patient participation, a tentative diagnosis and treatment plan is developed.
Patients appreciate an explanation of their problems in
graphical terms when given in a professional partnering
manner— “Here’s what I think the testing shows; does it
make sense to you? Here is how we might approach it.”
1 Harkness, et al. (2014)
3 Williams CD. (2015)
The Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry (AOOP) was founded in 1990 to provide a forum for an exchange of ideas between psychiatry and the world of work. AOOP's annual meeting is an opportunity to:
- Enhance the knowledge and skills of its members through various training opportunities and professional networking
- Liaison with other professional groups concerned with workplace health and mental health
- Encourage and support the practice of organizational and occupational psychiatry
View programs from other our meetings.