P.O. Box 573, Cheshire, CT 06410-0573, US
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John M. De Figueiredo

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About me

John M. de Figueiredo M.D., Sc.D., DLFAPA


Clinical Professor of Psychiatry 

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA




  I worked in clinical practice for most of my professional life and have been in both frontline and leadership positions in a number of clinical settings (inpatient, partial hospital, intensive outpatient, and outpatient).


I have had first-hand experience with many of the issues presented and debated at our Area 1 Council meetings and at the APA Assembly.


I received the Profile of Courage Award of the APA Assembly given for “exemplary conduct in response to a violent incident in a psychiatric ER and for outstanding and selfless service to the profession and to the patients” and the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award of the National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).   

Area 1 Trustee - What qualifies me

I have been a member of the APA for 38 years and a Distinguished Life Fellow for 8 years.


At the National level, I served as a member of several Committees, Workgroups, and Task Forces.


I represented Connecticut in the APA Assembly for 8 years. In this capacity, I authored several Action Papers and chaired a Reference Committee. I was elected and served as President of my District Branch twice and also as President of the New Haven County Medical Association.   

My program

I am honored to be a candidate for Area 1 Trustee.

If elected, my top priority will be to establish excellent ongoing communication with all of you and with the leadership of the APA.


I will be available to you as a resource for any issues you may need to discuss. I will present the perspective of Area 1 Council members and the Area 1 membership to the Board and the CEO in setting priorities, formulating policy, and developing initiatives to advance those priorities. 

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