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Virtual Courses

The 2022 APA Annual Meeting Virtual Courses allow participants to learn from and amongst their peers with instruction from leading experts on important topics in mental health care. Each CME-accredited virtual course starts with an interactive learn-at-your-own-pace module, after which participants meet with the faculty experts for live, hands-on instruction that include live case presentations, breakout groups, polling and more.

Registration and Access to Courses

For more information and to register in the APA Virtual Courses, click on the registration links below. Note: Participants who registered for Virtual Courses as part of their APA Annual Meeting or Virtual Annual Meeting registration will receive an email notification of enrollment and instructions for access within one week of the start date of the course.

How to Access the Course

Once you have registered for the course, you can review the welcome page, syllabus, and orientation materials prior to the course start date. Once enrolled in the course, log in to the APA Learning Center, then navigate to My Courses. You will find the course listed under My Enrollments. Click Access to begin the course.

How to Claim Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the live learning sessions and course evaluations. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the event date and hours earned.

Questions?

For technical assistance or questions about any of these courses, email [email protected]

Course Schedule

  • Reproductive Psychiatry: What Every Psychiatrist Should Know
    • Friday, May 20
    • Julia Frew, M.D.; Lucy Hutner, M.D.; Robin Valpey, M.D.; Erin Murphy, M.D.; Nicole Leistikow, M.D.; Lauren Osborne, M.D.
    • This activity has been approved for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
    • Using the National Curriculum in Reproductive Psychiatry (NCRP) curriculum, faculty review the basics of reproductive psychiatry, with topics including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, perimenopausal mood symptoms and treatment, psychiatric assessment, decision making and treatment in the pre-pregnancy through the perinatal period, and the management of perinatal psychiatric emergencies. Participants develop skills in recognizing and treating psychiatric illness in the context of reproductive transitions, with a focus on core tenets of appropriate psychopharmacology in pregnancy and lactation.
  • Next Level Understanding for Suicide Risk Assessments: From the Experts
    • Friday, June 10
    • Kimberly Nordstrom, M.D., J.D.; Scott Simpson, M.D., M.P.H.; Michael Wilson, M.D.; Michael Allen, M.D.; Tony Thrasher, D.O.
    • This activity has been approved for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
    • Effective suicide risk assessment is a necessary skill for psychiatrists, no matter the practice setting. Faculty delve into engagement of the suicidal crisis patient and components of the psychiatric evaluation that are important in determining risk, with emphasis placed on skills and processes that can be immediately applied to busy and high-risk clinical settings.
  • Change is the Goal of Psychodynamic Therapy: Clinical Strategies and New Evidence
    • Wednesday, July 1
    • Richard Summers, M.D., DLFAPA; Jacques Barber, Ph.D.; Sigal Zilcha-Mano
    • This activity has been approved for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
    • What are the mechanisms of change that allow patients to feel and function more adaptively, and what are the strategies of change we employ as therapists to promote change in patients? Faculty experts take a deep dive into the issue of patient change in psychodynamic therapy by presenting new evidence on psychotherapeutic change to bear in the real-world clinical setting, while being aware of and sensitive to the dynamics of gender, race and culture, as well as the social context of psychotherapy in our contemporary culture.
  • BAP-MI: A Stepped-Care Approach to Health Behavior Change
    • Friday, July 22
    • Steven Cole, M.D.; Igor Koutsenok, M.D.; Deirdra Frum-Vassallo, Psy.D.; Yuri Jadotte, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.; Roy Stein, M.D.; Kathryn Hartlieb, Ph.D., R.D.N.
    • This activity has been approved for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
    • Behavioral issues, such as medication non-adherence, unhealthy use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs (prescription/non-prescription), poor nutrition, and sedentary lifestyle account for much of the overall burden of chronic illness, disability, and death in the United States, and represent common barriers to optimal care in routine psychiatric practice. Psychiatrists routinely grapple with complex behavioral issues but rarely receive sufficient training in evidence-based communication strategies to address them. In this course, faculty present conceptual models and pragmatic skills to systemically address health behavior change complexities in routine practice using an integrative stepped-care approach, starting with the eight core competencies of Brief Action Planning (BAP) and supplementing these skills, as needed, with focused applications of concepts and skills from the field of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Integrating Technology and Psychiatry
    • Monday, August 1
    • John Luo, M.D.; Carlyle Chan, M.D.; John Torous, M.D.; Steven Chan, M.D.; Robert Kennedy, M.D.
    • This activity has been approved for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
    • Whether it is collaborating with a colleague over the Internet, using a teleconferencing system, participating in a social network as a career resource, using a smartphone or tablet to connect via email, obtaining critical drug information at the point of care, or evaluating the impact of various treatments in health care management, there are many ways and reasons to integrate technology in the practice of psychiatry. Faculty review the technology trends, applications, gadgets, and other novel technologies in the future of patient interaction; the evolving role of tablets, smartphones, and social media as mediums for clinical practice; and many of the ways that clinicians can use technology to manage and improve their practice.

Accreditation

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

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Reproductive Psychiatry: What Every Psychiatrist Should Know: The APA designates this enduring CME activities for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Change is the Goal of Psychodynamic Therapy: Clinical Strategies and New Evidence: The APA designates this enduring CME activities for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Next Level Understanding for Suicide Risk Assessments: From the Experts: The APA designates this enduring CME activities for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

BAP-MI: A Stepped-Care Approach to Health Behavior Change: The APA designates this enduring CME activities for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Integrating Technology and Psychiatry: The APA designates this enduring CME activities for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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