Psychology

Psychology 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:   Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, Emergency Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 16 (PG16) Topics Include:  , and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
PG16
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
PG16A, PG16B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Advances in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Apply recent research findings about dialectical behavior therapy to enhance the treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder; Elaborate on the mechanisms of change in dialectical behavior therapy; Guide patients at high risk for suicide in the creation and use of a suicide safety plan; Lead suicide safety planning sessions to help patients develop skills in emotional regulation; Provide patients with resources to manage emotional intensity using Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving.

Hoarding Disorder/Cyberbullying

Identify individuals with hoarding disorder based on criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition); Recognize deficits in information processing associated with hoarding disorder; Provide patients with options for therapies effective in the treatment of hoarding disorder; Explain the forms and patterns of cyberbullying; Summarize current legislation on sexting and revenge porn.

Adolescent Cannabis Use/Mental Health Treatment in the Criminal Justice System

Review recent data about cannabinoid therapeutics; Discuss adverse effects of cannabis use during adolescence; Describe psychosocial therapy approaches to reducing an adolescents cannabis use; Identify opportunities to use problem-solving court programs; Use civil commitment proceedings appropriately to compel individuals to treatment.

Gestalt Therapy/Approaches to Suicidal Patients

Distinguish Gestalt therapy from traditional psychodynamic therapy; Discuss the five layers of neurosis as conceptualized in Gestalt therapy; Describe interventions and strategies of Gestalt therapy; Explain how borderline personality disorder and early adverse experiences contribute to treatment resistance and to depression and other disorders; Specify common factors across differing therapeutic approaches for suicidal patients with borderline personality disorder.

Depression and Suicide in the Elderly

Cite statistics on the incidence of suicide among the elderly in the United States; Identify risk factors for depression and suicide; Screen patients for adverse childhood experiences; Assess an individual's capacity for suicide; Implement interventions that reduce risk for suicide.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Pain/Insomnia

Identify risk factors that increase an individual's susceptibility to chronic pain; Explain theoretical models of pain; Recommend early therapeutic interventions to prevent or slow development of chronic pain; Educate patients about the sleep-wake cycle and the physiology of insomnia; List cognitive and behavioral components of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.

OCD/Suicide Prevention

Differentiate obsessions from compulsions in patients with obsessive-compulsive behaviors; Provide patients with effective options for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder; Recognize signs of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders; Identify patients at high risk for suicide completion; Optimize the use of hospitalization, psychotherapy, and safety planning interventions in patients at high risk for suicide.

Guns, Mental Illness, and the Law

Discuss the prevalence of serious mental illness and firearm-related injury and mortality in the United States; Explain legislation about restrictions on gun rights and court-ordered gun removal; Describe risk factors for gun violence and the contribution of mental illness to firearm-related injury and mortality; Identify opportunities to remove access to firearms from persons at risk of causing harm to others or to themselves; Help shape interventions, policies, and laws to reduce gun violence while respecting the rights of lawful gun owners.

QUALIFIES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The Therapeutic Use of Humor

Explain the physical, emotional, and cognitive responses to humor; Differentiate among different types of laughter and the physiologic effects associated with them; List the components of effective therapeutic humor; Implement therapeutic humor to build relationships and guide cognitive restructuring; Recognize contraindications to the use of therapeutic humor.

Bullying/Opioid Use in Older Adults

Define the various forms of peer victimization; Employ appropriate screening techniques for bullying and ostracism; Perform interventions to address bullies and bullied youth; Diagnose opioid use disorder in older adults; Recommend effective treatment options for older adults with opioid use disorder.

Advances in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Apply recent research findings about dialectical behavior therapy to enhance the treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder; Elaborate on the mechanisms of change in dialectical behavior therapy; Guide patients at high risk for suicide in the creation and use of a suicide safety plan; Lead suicide safety planning sessions to help patients develop skills in emotional regulation; Provide patients with resources to manage emotional intensity using Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving.

Gestalt Therapy/Approaches to Suicidal Patients

Distinguish Gestalt therapy from traditional psychodynamic therapy; Discuss the five layers of neurosis as conceptualized in Gestalt therapy; Describe interventions and strategies of Gestalt therapy; Explain how borderline personality disorder and early adverse experiences contribute to treatment resistance and to depression and other disorders; Specify common factors across differing therapeutic approaches for suicidal patients with borderline personality disorder.

Depression and Suicide in the Elderly

Cite statistics on the incidence of suicide among the elderly in the United States; Identify risk factors for depression and suicide; Screen patients for adverse childhood experiences; Assess an individual's capacity for suicide; Implement interventions that reduce risk for suicide.

QUALIFIES FOR GERIATRICS

Pain/Insomnia

Identify risk factors that increase an individual's susceptibility to chronic pain; Explain theoretical models of pain; Recommend early therapeutic interventions to prevent or slow development of chronic pain; Educate patients about the sleep-wake cycle and the physiology of insomnia; List cognitive and behavioral components of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.

Guns, Mental Illness, and the Law

Discuss the prevalence of serious mental illness and firearm-related injury and mortality in the United States; Explain legislation about restrictions on gun rights and court-ordered gun removal; Describe risk factors for gun violence and the contribution of mental illness to firearm-related injury and mortality; Identify opportunities to remove access to firearms from persons at risk of causing harm to others or to themselves; Help shape interventions, policies, and laws to reduce gun violence while respecting the rights of lawful gun owners.

QUALIFIES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Hoarding Disorder/Cyberbullying

Identify individuals with hoarding disorder based on criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition); Recognize deficits in information processing associated with hoarding disorder; Provide patients with options for therapies effective in the treatment of hoarding disorder; Explain the forms and patterns of cyberbullying; Summarize current legislation on sexting and revenge porn.

Adolescent Cannabis Use/Mental Health Treatment in the Criminal Justice System

Review recent data about cannabinoid therapeutics; Discuss adverse effects of cannabis use during adolescence; Describe psychosocial therapy approaches to reducing an adolescents cannabis use; Identify opportunities to use problem-solving court programs; Use civil commitment proceedings appropriately to compel individuals to treatment.

OCD/Suicide Prevention

Differentiate obsessions from compulsions in patients with obsessive-compulsive behaviors; Provide patients with effective options for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder; Recognize signs of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders; Identify patients at high risk for suicide completion; Optimize the use of hospitalization, psychotherapy, and safety planning interventions in patients at high risk for suicide.

The Therapeutic Use of Humor

Explain the physical, emotional, and cognitive responses to humor; Differentiate among different types of laughter and the physiologic effects associated with them; List the components of effective therapeutic humor; Implement therapeutic humor to build relationships and guide cognitive restructuring; Recognize contraindications to the use of therapeutic humor.

Bullying/Opioid Use in Older Adults

Define the various forms of peer victimization; Employ appropriate screening techniques for bullying and ostracism; Perform interventions to address bullies and bullied youth; Diagnose opioid use disorder in older adults; Recommend effective treatment options for older adults with opioid use disorder.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

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

If you have taken the current Psychology 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 Psychology 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.