The American College of Psychiatrists has elected Katherine “Kiki” Kennedy, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, to be a new member.
The honorary association supports the highest standards in psychiatry and provides continuing education to its members. Membership is limited to psychiatrists who have demonstrated outstanding competence in the field of psychiatry and who have achieved national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership, or teaching. Psychiatrists are nominated for membership.
Kennedy and other members of the college’s Class of 2020 will be inducted in February at the college’s annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Kennedy is a board-certified adult psychiatrist in private practice in New Haven. At Yale she supervises psychiatry residents in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Connecticut Mental Health Center and the Yale Long-Term Psychotherapy Clinic; is the Co-Director of the Advocacy Track within the Social Justice-Health Equity Curriculum; and teaches the Legislative Advocacy Elective. She also serves on the Yale Department of Psychiatry’s Committee on Clinical Faculty and is faculty advisor to the Advocacy Council of the Yale New Haven Hospital Resident-Fellow Senate.
In addition to her work at Yale, Kennedy is Vice Chair of the Council on Advocacy and Government Relations for the American Psychiatric Association (APA); a trustee on the Executive Committee of the Austen Riggs Center, a nonprofit psychiatric hospital in Stockbridge, Mass; and a member of the Committee on Psychotherapy for the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.