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 2,900 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 pharmacists who specialize in treating patients living with psychiatric, neurologic, and/or substance use disorders. Psychiatric pharmacists have extensive training and expertise in medication treatment and the psychosocial factors inherent within these illnesses. They are responsible for evidence-based patient-centered assessment, medication management of complex regimens, and comprehensive care plan development. Psychiatric pharmacists work collaboratively with medical and mental health interprofessional teams to improve patients' short- and long-term outcomes. They extend their reach by partnering with and educating patients, families, and providers and advocating for the appropriate use of medications.