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 69 (PSY69) Topics Include: 

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Course Topics

Update on Child Psychiatry

Recognize risk factors for bipolar disorder in children; Distinguish between bipolar disorder and other psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents; Select the appropriate antipsychotic agent or mood stabilizer for treatment of bipolar disorder; Recognize behavioral, developmental, and physical conditions that can mimic autism spectrum disorders; Screen for conditions that present with autism-like behavior

Diagnosing Dementia/Sleep Disorders

List the clinical criteria for dementia; Distinguish dementia from similar conditions, such as delirium and depressive disorders; Counsel patients about caregiver support, sites of careand advanced planning; Explain the forces that cause sleepiness and wakefulness; Counsel patients with insomnia about nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options.

Mindful Movement/Implicit Bias

Introduce simple, mindful movement into clinical practice to increase patients? motivation to be physically active; Recognize the potential role of mindful movement in psychotherapy in alleviating anxiety, depression, and other psychological conditions; Define implicit bias and racism as they relate to health care; List examples of how implicit bias and racism by physicians or medical institutions affect health care outcomes; Describe the advantages of promoting discussion about implicit bias and racism within medical institution.

Medicolegal Concepts: Competence

Define competence and describe the elements of competence; Identify exceptions to the requirement for obtaining informed consent; Apply the concepts of competence in a clinical setting, including informed consent and refusal of treatment; Recognize standards of competence in settings independent of medical care, such as competence to stand trial, testamentary capacity, and parental competence; Differentiate between a guardian of person and guardian of estate.

Paranoia and Violence

Assess need for hospitalization in patients exhibiting paranoia; Identify factors that increase risk for violence among patients with mental illness; Distinguish between delusions that are likely to lead to violence and those that do not typically result in aggression; Use an appropriate approach to a patient exhibiting querulous paranoia; Characterize threats in terms of the likelihood that they will be carried out.


Update on Emergency Psychiatry

Implement antiracist strategies in crisis intervention; Outline disparities in emergency psychiatry and changes that can be made in crisis management; List the benefits of diverse threat management teams; Explain the goal and phases of crisis residential services and compare their efficacy to other crisis programs; Identify the ways in which impacted family members can assist health care providers during a suicidal crisis.


Update on Emergency Psychiatry

Recognize terminology that is inappropriate or insufficient for documentation of a high-risk patient; Mitigate risk in a high-risk patient who has access to firearms; Forge a therapeutic alliance with an uncooperative patient; Identify the potential benefits of involuntary commitment; Apply the principles of psychiatric ethics to decide whether a patient requires involuntary treatment.


Update on Emergency Psychiatry, Part 2

Differentiate suicide assessment scales optimal for use in an emergency department triage setting vs outpatient clinic; List risk factors associated with completed suicide; Cite guidelines about medical clearance in psychiatric patients; Optimize treatment of patients with behavioral health emergencies using standardized medical clearance processes; Identify the role and benefits of fellowship training in emergency psychiatry

Childhood Anxiety/Telemedicine

Diagnose anxiety disorders in children; Counsel patients and their families on recognizing and managing symptoms of anxiety disorders; Provide mental health care effectively using synchronous video teleconferencing; Address the differences and subtleties of social engagement in video teleconferencing; Advise patients on the use of smartphone applications for conditions such as anxiety and depression.

Managing Insomnia/Progressive Dementia

Perform an appropriate workup for a patient who presents with insomnia; Choose an appropriate behavioral or pharmacologic therapy for a patient with insomnia; Counsel patients with insomnia on the risks associated with sedative-hypnotic drugs; Distinguish RPD from classic dementia based on history and clinical features; Diagnose and treat encephalopathies that cause RPD.


Additional Information

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



  • 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