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Psychiatric Disorders SIG


The Psychiatric Disorders SIG aims to develop and advance the field of psychiatric genetic counseling by promoting awareness, providing education, and encouraging dialogue within NSGC, and with other groups such as researchers, patient advocacy groups, other healthcare providers, and affected individuals and their families. This SIG serves the interests of counselors who provide services for, or who are interested in disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, major depression, ADHD, autism, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, alcoholism, addiction, OCD, and personality disorders.

Membership Benefits

  • We are an open environment where members can ask questions and get support for their clinical practices and research about psychiatric genetics.
  • We create and collaborate on webinars to provide education to our SIG members about important topics related to psychiatric genetic counseling.
  • We provide other forms of education and collaboration through a journal club and discussion board conversations.
  • We provide funding for student research projects in the area of psychiatric genetic counseling.


Current Members: Access the Psychiatric Disorders SIG community (including the Psychiatric Disorders Discussion Forum and SIG Documents) here.

Join Now: To add this SIG to your NSGC membership, please visit your My NSGC profile. From the Membership tab, select the "Join A SIG" option and select the SIG(s) you would like to join. You will then be able to pay online or print an invoice to mail with a check.

Grants/Award Opportunities

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