About Nebraska Psych

The Nebraska Psychiatric Society is a non profit organization and is a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association.

The NPS is dedicated to the education and scientific values of psychiatry and has a mission to promote the highest quality care for individuals and their families with mental illness and substance abuse disorders, to improve mental health and well being, to promote psychiatric education and research in order to advance the profession of psychiatry, and to represent the profession of psychiatry and serve the professional needs of its membership.

NPS History

The Nebraska Psychiatric Society was incorporated in 1979, however, its origins go back to the mid 1960’s. It was originally part of the Sioux Psychiatric Society, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association which originally served North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. North Dakota formed a separate district branch in 1968. The Sioux Psychiatric Society continued to serve South Dakota and Nebraska meeting primarily in Lincoln or Omaha until South Dakota formed its own district branch in 1979.
The Nebraska Psychiatric Society has been Nebraska’s district branch of the American Psychiatric Association since that time. It is a 501(c) (6) corporation, whose stated objectives are to foster the science of and progress of psychiatry, in cooperation with, and as a constituent part of the American Psychiatric Association, to serve as an influence toward the maintenance of high professional and administrative standards thereto related, and to assist the American Psychiatric Association in promoting its aims and objectives. These are:
A. to promote the common professional interests of its members;

B. to improve the treatment, rehabilitation and care persons with mental disorders (including mental retardation and substance-related disorders);

C. to advance the standards of all psychiatric services and facilities;

D. to promote research, professional education in psychiatry and allied fields, and the prevention of psychiatric disabilities;

E. to foster the cooperation of all who are concerned with the medical, psychological, social and legal aspects of mental health and illness;

F. to make psychiatric knowledge available to other practitioners of medicine, to scientists, and to the public;

G. to promote the best interests of patients and those actually or potentially making use of mental health services; and

H. to advocate for its members.


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Dues, contributions or gifts to district branches that are 501 (c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable

contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary

business expenses. An amount equal to your DB dues multiplied by the percentage listed next to the tax status

is not deductible because it represents the estimated portion of dues used for lobbying expenses by the DB. The

nondeductible amount may include amounts attributable to the prior year’s lobbying expenses that exceeded

the estimate given for that year. Please contact your district branch with any specific questions.


Nebraska Psychiatric Society
7906 Davenport Street
Omaha, NE, 68114

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