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 64 (PSY64) 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

When a Patient Commits Suicide

Create a program of education and assistance for junior clinicians and psychiatry residents likely to experience patient suicide; Recognize predictive factors for clinicians who may be most likely to experience severe distress following the suicide of a patient; List the stages of loss that may be experienced by a clinician who loses a patient to suicide; Provide empathy and constructive support for a colleague whose patient has committed suicide; Work with local professional societies to increase support for clinicians who experience patient suicide.


Neuropsychiatry of Depression/ADHD and Conduct Disorder

List common causes of suicide in the United States; Discuss the potential role of psychedelic drugs in the treatment of depression; Explain the associations among attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, and antisocial personality disorder; Identify risk factors for chronic criminal offending; Teach clinical staff members about methods for minimizing nonmedical use of stimulants.

Ketamine for Depression/Screening and Assessment Tools for Substance Use Disorders

Use latent growth curve modeling to evaluate response to antidepressants; Identify patients with depression who are likely to exhibit a good long-term response to ketamine; List the principles of screening as they apply to substance use disorders; Compare instruments commonly used to screen for substance use disorders; Determine whether a patient requires additional screening for alcohol use disorders and opioid use disorders.

History and Principles of the Insanity Defense

Review and compare historical and contemporary standards for raising an insanity defense; Explain the difference between cognition and volition as these apply to insanity defenses; Summarize the reason for and provisions of the Insanity Defense Reform Act of 1984; Conduct a forensic interview of a defendant claiming insanity at the time of a criminal act; List the circumstances in which intoxication may contribute to an insanity defense.


Legal Issues in Psychiatry

Define the reasonably prudent practitioner standard; Explain the implications of Osheroff v. Chestnut Lodge; Summarize the main principles that form the legal basis for civil commitment; Discuss the implications of landmark cases that established the laws pertaining to civil commitment; List the elements the state must prove to enforce civil commitment.


Evaluation and Management of the Metabolic Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications

Classify antipsychotic medications based on the strengths of their associations with development of metabolic disorders; List the metabolic effects of atypical antipsychotics; Monitor patients on antipsychotic agents and use adjunctive therapies as needed to manage metabolic effects; Recognize common side effects of drugs used to manage metabolic complications in patients on antipsychotic drugs; Identify patients likely to benefit from treatment with melatonin to ameliorate metabolic side effects of antipsychotic drugs.


Burnout Among Psychiatrists

Define burnout as it applies to clinicians; Summarize the findings of experiments that have characterized the relationship between performance and stress; Discuss the relationships between burnout, depression, and suicide; List personal and environmental factors that appear to protect against burnout and promote resilience; Recommend interventions known to be effective for combating burnout among clinicians that may be instituted at the level of the individual, team, department, and organization.


Ethics in Forensic Psychiatry/Sexual Harassment

Describe the clinical features and epidemiology of SAD; Identify self-focus, negative mental images, and safety behaviors as key processes that maintain social anxiety; Apply the three phases of cognitive therapy to treat patients with SAD; Recommend cognitive behavioral therapy to modify thinking patterns of patients with SAD and reduce anxiety associated with social situations; Design behavioral experiments to help patients focus externally, eliminate safety behaviors, and address misleading images during social interactions.

Assessment for Civil Competence

List the elements of testamentary capacity; Explain the responsibilities of different types of guardianship; Illustrate how Canterbury v Spence has shaped standards of disclosure for clinicians; Use the elements of competent decision making to assess the capacity of a patient; Compare and contrast the requirements of informed consent for a medical intervention with those for participation in a clinical trial.

Issues in Emergency Psychiatry

Work with law enforcement personnel to assess the lethality of threats made by an individual; List factors associated with violence in patients with mental illness; Discuss data on public mass shootings and mental illness; Conduct psychiatric interviews in the emergency setting; Manage a patient admitted for attempted suicide who refuses to speak with mental health personnel.

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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