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Paid Master Courses at the Annual Meeting

Master Courses are in-depth, clinically focused content to equip you with practical skills to help you meet the challenges of daily practice in special areas. Attendance is limited. Your paid master course registration includes applicable publications from American Psychiatric Association Publishing. Five master courses are available at the 2022 in-person meeting.

Registration for paid master courses is available as an add-on in the registration platform during or after completing your in-person Annual Meeting registration. Visit the Registration Resource Center to add a Master Course.

Full course descriptions are available at in Session Search. Additional courses will be available this summer virtually.

Browse the Five Master Courses:


Buprenorphine and Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

  • Saturday, May 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Faculty:
    • John Renner, M.D.
    • Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A.
    • Dongchan Park, M.D.
    • Stephen Wyatt, M.D.
  • Price: $74


Master’s Course in Clinical Psychopharmacology

  • Sunday, May 22 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Director: Alan Schatzberg, M.D.
  • Faculty:
    • Charles DeBattista, M.D.
    • Michael Ostacher, M.D., M.P.H.
    • Manpreet K. Singh, M.D., M.S.
    • Charles Barnet Nemeroff M.D., Ph.D.
    • Rona Hu, M.D.
  • Price:
    • APA Member - $450
    • Nonmember - $550


The Suicidal Patient: Principles and Practice of Assessment, Treatment, and Care Management

  • Monday, May 23 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Director: Kirk Strosahl, Ph.D.
  • Price:
    • APA Member - $450
    • Nonmember - $550


A Primer on First-Episode Psychosis for the Practicing Psychiatrist: Keys to Providing Quality Psychiatric Care Within This Emerging National Mode

  • Tuesday, May 24 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Director: Jacob S. Ballon, M.D.
  • Faculty:
    • Khalid A. Salaheldin, M.D.
    • Katherine Eisen, Ph.D.
    • Ashley Weiss, M.D., M.P.H.
    • Doron Amsalem, M.D.
    • Brandon Nelson
    • Russell Macaluso
    • Serena Chaudhry, D.S.W., L.C.S.W., M.P.H.
    • Ariana J. Koster, M.D.
    • Julio C. Nunes, M.D.
  • Price:
    • APA Member - $450
    • Nonmember - $550


Motivational Interviewing: Practice Your Skills, Change Your Practice

  • Wednesday, May 25 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Director: Carla Marienfeld, M.D.
  • Faculty:
    • Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A.
    • Brian Hurley, M.D., M.B.A.
    • Jeffrey DeVido, M.D.
  • Price:
    • APA Member - $450
    • Nonmember - $550

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