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)

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Course Topics

Psychopharmacology Update

Avoid prescribing antipsychotic and antidepressant medications that cause sexual dysfunction, when possible; Utilize adjuvant medications that have been shown to improve treatment-emergent sexual dysfunction; Select appropriate intervention methods for managing treatment-emergent sexual dysfunction; Consider nonpharmacologic methods for managing treatment-refractory agitation in an emergency setting; Compare various pharmacologic agents that can be used to manage treatment-refractory agitation.


Traumatic Grief/Pediatric Agitation

Differentiate between grief as a normal response and prolonged grief disorder; Provide psychological aid for a patient with acute grief reactions; Calm patients having initial reactions to traumatic loss of a family member; List factors likely to increase use of medication in a pediatric patient presenting to the emergency department with agitation; Optimize management of agitation in a pediatric patient presenting with autism spectrum disorder as a primary diagnosis.

Risk Assessment and Management, Part 2: Assessing for Suicidality

Encourage patients to practice gun safety; Cite data that show the significance of substance abuse in mentally ill individuals; List risk assessment scales for suicide and homicide and their usefulness; Interview individuals that exhibit contingent suicidality; Explain the staircase pattern of thoughts in patients that perform violent acts.

Conspiracy Theories and Violent Extremism, Part

Identify historic and social influences of extremist ideologies and conspiracy beliefs; Analyze the relationship between psychopathology, extremist ideology, and conspiracy beliefs; Recognize the role of society in detecting and intercepting acts of extremist violence; Consider the likelihood of mental illness in individuals with extremist ideologies and conspiracy beliefs; Implement strategies for managing mental illness in patients with extremist ideologies and conspiracy beliefs.

Conspiracy Theories and Violent Extremism/Antisocial Personality Disorder

Assess the risk for violent behavior among individuals engaging in extremism or having belief in conspiracy theories; Recognize personality facets that predispose to belief in conspiracy theories and violent extremism; Use effective strategies for minimizing risk for violence in persons engaging in extremism or having belief in conspiracy theories; Identify symptoms associated with ASPD; Optimize the treatment of an individual with ASPD by treating comorbid disorders.

Highlights From the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis

Optimize use of the online therapeutic space; List the challenges and advantages of the online therapeutic space; Explain the psychological effects of infertility in women; Manage maladaptive patterns of attachment in women with infertility; Cite delivery challenges associated with OUD.

Talking to Patients about Gun Safety

Identify individuals at risk for gun violence; Assess risks for unsafe storage of firearms; Suggest appropriate storage methods for firearms; Motivate patients to change firearm-related behavior; Elaborate on relevant laws about firearm sales and ownership.

The Art of Verbal De-escalation

Cite evidence on risk for workplace violence (WV) in the health care setting; Differentiate among the 4 types of WV; List the 10 core elements of verbal de-escalation; Enumerate the challenges for verbal de-escalation in the health care setting posed by COVID-19; List the 4 Ds of malpractice and negligence.

Eating Disorders/Gun Violence

Differentiate between various types of eating disorders; Recommend evidence-based treatment methods for various eating disorders; Recognize the severity of lack of access to treatment for eating disorder; Identify behavioral risk factors for violence; Evaluate the relationship between gun violence and use of psychotropic medications.

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Psychiatric Illness

Describe the role of sex hormones, cortisol, thyroid hormone, and insulin on physical and mental health; Distinguish between the effects of synthetic and naturally occurring sex hormones on physical and mental health; Identify signs and symptoms associated with common hormonal imbalances; Explain how nutrient and hormone deficiencies affect thyroid function; Select the optimal method of hormone testing based on patient needs and goals of testing.




  • 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