HAPA is organized exclusively for educational, scientific and charitable purposes in the public interest. Our goals include:
a) To promote professional affiliation through the continued study and exploration of the Hellenic heritage among Greek or Greek identified psychiatrists who practice in the USA, Canada, Greece and other countries all over the world.
b) To promote a close cooperative relationship and professional exchange with other organizations concerned with psychiatric and psychotherapeutic education, research and treatment.
c) To identify and advocate for the psychiatric and psychotherapeutic needs of Greek communities.
d) To educate the Greek communities on mental health issues and promote mental health services for Greek individuals, families and communities.
e) To recognize and publicize, as well as to establish funds and awards for outstanding service, achievement or scientific contributions in the field of psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis by Greek or Greek-identified psychiatrists.
f) To advocate for the special needs of psychiatrists of Greek origin.
g) To publish journals, newsletters, books or pamphlets, hold property, receive grants and awards, monitor research activities conducted under its auspices, and organize courses of instruction in areas of psychiatry and psychotherapy.
h) Making distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).