The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) was founded on March 24, 1998 when the network of pharmacists formerly known as the Conference of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists became a professional society. The formation of CPNP was the culmination of efforts of many pharmacists practicing in the psychiatry and neurology specialties over the past 30 years. CPNP has continued to evolve and grow and has increased membership to over 2,100 individuals.
A world where all individuals living with mental illness, including those with substance use and neurologic disorders, receive safe, appropriate and effective treatment.
Our mission is to advance the reach and practice of psychiatric pharmacy and serve as the voice of the specialty.
Members of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) are generally pharmacists who work directly with patients and caregivers to apply specialized clinical knowledge and skills, educate and train healthcare professionals and develop new knowledge in order to improve health outcomes for those individuals with psychiatric and neurologic disorders. As the organization matures, the membership is becoming increasingly diverse attracting other practitioners, scientists, administrators, physicians and nurse practitioners. Members apply evidence-based, cost-efficient best practices as a member of a treatment team to achieve patient recovery and improved quality of life.