Psychiatry Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, Emergency Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 65 (PSY65) Topics Include:  Education and Assistance for Junior Clinicians, Opioid Use Disorders, Civil Commitment, Burnout Among Clinicians, Assessing Capacity of a Patient, and more.

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Course Topics

Novel Treatments for Mood Disorders

Design a program for treating posttraumatic stress disorder with methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA); Select appropriate candidates for treatment of depression with psilocybin; Describe the effects of MDMA and psilocybin on brain activity; Review findings of major trials that tested the use of botulinum toxin for treating depression; Explain the hypotheses about the mechanism of action of botulinum toxin for treatment of depression.


Update on Psychopharmacology

Compare the symptoms of postpartum depression with those of depression in women occurring at other times of life; Cite the risks and benefits of brexanolone with a patient who has postpartum depression; Identify common presentations of PDP; Optimize management of PDP; Provide consultation about a patient who develops psychosis while on multiple agents for treatment of Parkinson disease.


Update on Ketamine and Esketamine

Explain the neurotrophic hypothesis of depression; Sketch the mechanism of action of ketamine and related agents; Summarize the findings of randomized trials that established the efficacy of ketamine and esketamine for treatment of depression; Select appropriate candidates for treatment of depression and suicidal ideation with ketamine or esketamine; Follow consensus guidelines when using ketamine or esketamine.


Update on Emergency Psychiatry, Part 1

Recognize typical and atypical manifestations of neuroleptic malignant syndrome; Manage serotonin syndrome; List common causes of morbidity and mortality in patients who abuse dextromethorphan; Explain the benefits of residential care settings for patients with psychiatric emergencies; Use the Michigan Behavioral Health Capacity in Emergency Departments to identify and address limitations of an inpatient health center that triages patients experiencing psychiatric emergencies.

Update on Emergency Psychiatry, Part 2

Improve the content and focus of chart notes for psychiatric patients; Adjust responses to threats made by patients with behavioral emergencies, according to circumstances; Apply the principles established by the Tarasoff II court case; Manage a rapid response team for psychiatric emergencies; Create a multidisciplinary protocol for management of behavioral emergencies in the emergency department.

Update on Forensic Psychiatry

Review the types of medical malpractice errors recognized by courts; Identify the elements of negligence that must be proved by the plaintiff in a malpractice case; Discuss some of the landmark cases that contributed to the rights of psychiatric patients to informed consent and appropriate treatment; Compare the differing perspectives of the parties in a fitness for duty evaluation, eg, those of the evaluator, evaluee, and employer; Create a thorough and legally appropriate report of a fitness for duty evaluation.

Treatment of Schizophrenia / Simulation of Psychiatric Disorders

Use side effect profiles to choose antipsychotic drugs for patients with schizophrenia; Compare the efficacy of common antipsychotics; Manage a patient who does not respond adequately to initial treatment for schizophrenia; Counsel a patient with schizophrenia who is nonadherent with medication; Introduce a program of simulation training to teach psychiatry residents to manage emergencies.

Frontotemporal Dementia /Neurodegenerative Syndromes

List some functions of the salience network; Correlate clinical signs of neurodegenerative disease with findings on imaging; Distinguish between neurodegenerative syndromes and psychiatric disorders; Recommend medications for a patient with a neurodegenerative condition; Interpret neuropsychiatric tests in a patient with a neurodegenerative disorder.


Autism Spectrum Disorder / Impulsivity and Aggression

Address disruptive behaviors in a child with autism spectrum disorder; Recognize and treat excitation-inhibition imbalance in patients with autism spectrum and related disorders; Assess data from recent studies on experimental treatments for autism spectrum disorder; Map disorders of impulsivity and aggression to the involved areas of the brain; Manage pharmacotherapy for a patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder.


Managing Sexual Side Effects of Psychotropic Medication

Summarize the roles of the hormones that affect the sexual response; Characterize the relationship between depression and sexual dysfunction; Recommend an appropriate neuroleptic drug for a patient with a psychotic disorder who needs medication but is concerned about a history of sexual dysfunction on psychotropic agents; Choose a mood stabilizer for a patient with bipolar disorder who has a history of sexual dysfunction on medications; Manage a patient with sexual dysfunction who is taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.


Additional Information

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Other courses of interest may include:  PsychologyPediatricsEmergency MedicineInternal MedicineObesityWomen's HealthMen's Health and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Psychiatry CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Psychiatry plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.


  • This was absolutely perfect: convenient, reasonably priced, excellent support personnel. Great topic ideas and easy format for which to learn. Extemely satisfied-will recommend to colleagues. Thank you!

    Beth C., MD, California


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