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Emerging Topics Webinars

APA introduces our Emerging Topics Webinar Series--analyzing the critical challenges faced in the profession and offering practical solutions from subject matter experts.

New APA webinars to keep members up-to-date on important topics and the latest trends and information impacting the profession. Interact with your peers and subject matter experts. Topics are diverse, covering clinical practice updates, burnout and physician well-being, new legislation impacting your practice and patients, technology and more.

Registration and on-demand access to the series is a free benefit for all APA members. (Non-members may access the on-demand recording for a fee.) CME may be provided for select sessions.

Upcoming Webinar

Denial: Nuclear Trauma and the Cold War Psychiatry in Hiroshima

  •  Wednesday, July 7
  •  7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET
  •  1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ **
  •  Ran Zwigenberg, M.Phil., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Jewish Studies, Penn State

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The webinar, which is based on the upcoming book Nuclear Minds: Cold War Psychological Science and the A-Bomb (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2023), examines the reactions of the psychological professions in Japan and the US to the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This history is, in turn, compared to the reaction of the professions in both countries, as well as Israel and Germany, to the plight of Holocaust survivors. Register today to look at the many connections between these two histories.

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the reactions of the psychological professions in Japan and the US to the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  2. Examine the reactions to the psychological toll of the A-bomb in both perpetrator and victim communities.
  3. Examine the reaction of the professions in Israel and Germany, to the plight of Holocaust survivors.
  4. Compare and contrast the connections between the effect of Hiroshima and the Holocaust to survivors of the events.
  5. Evaluate the reason behind the denial of trauma for Hiroshima and Nagasaki

About the Speaker

Ran Zwigenberg’s research focuses on modern Japanese and European history, with a specialization in memory and intellectual history. He has taught and lectured in the United States, Europe, Israel, and Japan, and published on issues of war memory, heritage, atomic energy, psychiatry, and survivor politics. Zwigenberg’s first book, Hiroshima: The Origins of Global Memory Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2014), was the winner of the 2016 Association for Asian Studies’ John W. Hall book award. His second, co-authored book, Japan’s Castles: Citadels of Modernity in War and Peace, came out with Cambridge University Press in 2019.

Webinar Schedule

Topic Speaker Date
What's Next for DSM? Nitin Gogtay, M.D.; Diana Clarke, Ph.D. August 3, 2022
Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the Pandemic Lisa Fortuna M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF September 7, 2022

Webinar Archive

Psychedelics as Therapeutics for Substance Use Disorders

  •  Wednesday, June 1
  •  1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ **
  •  Nathan Sackett, M.D., M.S., R.N.
  • View Recording Here


**The American Psychiatric Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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