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 15 (PG15) Topics Include:  Compare Substance Abuse and Treatment in Men and Women, Positive and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Define Self-Esteem, Distinguish BPD from Bipolar Disorder, and more.

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

Full Course:
PG15
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
PG15A, PG15B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Processing Evil/Personality Disorders

Assess patients for symptoms related to traumatic encounters with evil; Recognize factors that contribute to evil acts by organizations; Use storytelling and examples from Lakota mythology to guide patients in recovery after encounters with evil; Identify challenges associated with distinguishing criterion A from criterion B in the diagnosis of
personality disorders using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition; Summarize findings of studies comparing assessment scales of self-pathology and the 5-factor model.

Borderline Personality Disorder/Gender Transitioning

Distinguish BPD from bipolar disorder; Use assessment tools such as the Zanarini Rating Scale for BPD; Assess evidence-based treatment programs for BPD; Counsel patients about medical interventions for gender transitioning; Provide medical interventions for gender transitioning based on the informed consent model.

Addiction Trends and Treatment in the United States

List criteria for SUD as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition); Explain trends in substance use among adolescents; Differentiate among various forms of cannabis; Compare substance use and treatment in men and women; Choose an effective environment for treatment of substance abuse based on patient age and other characteristics.

QUALIFIES FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Sugar, Hormones, and Addiction

Discuss physiologic processes in the brain that are common to obesity and substance addiction; Explain the role of leptin and insulin in the reward system; Evaluate claims that food additives, such as salt, fat, and sugar, are addictive; Question the validity of classifying substances as generally recognized as safe; Distinguish the neurotransmitters involved in the sensation of pleasure from those associated with happiness.

QUALIFIES FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE

An Integrated Approach to Chronic Pain

Outline components of an integrated pain program; Assess data on the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on chronic pain; Compare the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction, CBT, and conventional care on chronic pain; Counsel patients with chronic pain about lifestyle interventions; Evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Mindfulness/Anxiety Disorders

Discuss the context within which human behavior takes place, and consider the mind as context; Describe Buddha's journey of meditation toward enlightenment; Counsel clients about using mindfulness and meditation to reduce anxiety and stress; Recognize symptoms and personality traits associated with anxiety and panic disorders; Characterize different types of anxiety adjustment reactions.

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders/Psychology of Tarot

Analyze the effects of symptom manifestation on art created by patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders; Explain positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia spectrum disorders; Invoke the shared vulnerability model in discussions of creativity and psychopathology; List therapeutic attributes of tarot; Describe the role of liminal experiences or rainbow realms in oracle wisdom and tarot.

Building Resilience in Children

Recognize risks to health associated with stress and ACEs; Explain the relationship between food security and metabolic health; Identify coping styles that contribute to resilience; Identify areas of the brain affected by mindfulness-based therapy; Initiate mindfulness-based therapy for children and families.

Elements of Self-Esteem

Define self-esteem; Describe tools for measuring self-esteem; Discuss problems with building self-esteem in schools; Explain the relationship between self-esteem, shame, and narcissism; Review interventions to reduce shame and improve self-esteem in children and adults

Working with Transgender Youth

Discuss gender in a more complete manner than within the limited binary classifications of "male: and "female."; Diagnose gender dysphoria in children, adolescents, and adults according to the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition); Recognize the reasons for the high rate of psychiatric morbidity in transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals; Provide transgender individuals with effective options for medical and social transitioning; Guide individuals in navigating the ongoing experience of gender dysphoria.

Processing Evil/Personality Disorders

Assess patients for symptoms related to traumatic encounters with evil; Recognize factors that contribute to evil acts by organizations; Use storytelling and examples from Lakota mythology to guide patients in recovery after encounters with evil; Identify challenges associated with distinguishing criterion A from criterion B in the diagnosis of
personality disorders using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition; Summarize findings of studies comparing assessment scales of self-pathology and the 5-factor model.

Addiction Trends and Treatment in the United States

List criteria for SUD as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition); Explain trends in substance use among adolescents; Differentiate among various forms of cannabis; Compare substance use and treatment in men and women; Choose an effective environment for treatment of substance abuse based on patient age and other characteristics.

QUALIFIES FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Mindfulness/Anxiety Disorders

Discuss the context within which human behavior takes place, and consider the mind as context; Describe Buddha's journey of meditation toward enlightenment; Counsel clients about using mindfulness and meditation to reduce anxiety and stress; Recognize symptoms and personality traits associated with anxiety and panic disorders; Characterize different types of anxiety adjustment reactions.

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders/Psychology of Tarot

Analyze the effects of symptom manifestation on art created by patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders; Explain positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia spectrum disorders; Invoke the shared vulnerability model in discussions of creativity and psychopathology; List therapeutic attributes of tarot; Describe the role of liminal experiences or rainbow realms in oracle wisdom and tarot.

Working with Transgender Youth

Discuss gender in a more complete manner than within the limited binary classifications of "male: and "female."; Diagnose gender dysphoria in children, adolescents, and adults according to the criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition); Recognize the reasons for the high rate of psychiatric morbidity in transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals; Provide transgender individuals with effective options for medical and social transitioning; Guide individuals in navigating the ongoing experience of gender dysphoria.

Borderline Personality Disorder/Gender Transitioning

Distinguish BPD from bipolar disorder; Use assessment tools such as the Zanarini Rating Scale for BPD; Assess evidence-based treatment programs for BPD; Counsel patients about medical interventions for gender transitioning; Provide medical interventions for gender transitioning based on the informed consent model.

Sugar, Hormones, and Addiction

Discuss physiologic processes in the brain that are common to obesity and substance addiction; Explain the role of leptin and insulin in the reward system; Evaluate claims that food additives, such as salt, fat, and sugar, are addictive; Question the validity of classifying substances as generally recognized as safe; Distinguish the neurotransmitters involved in the sensation of pleasure from those associated with happiness.

QUALIFIES FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE

An Integrated Approach to Chronic Pain

Outline components of an integrated pain program; Assess data on the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on chronic pain; Compare the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction, CBT, and conventional care on chronic pain; Counsel patients with chronic pain about lifestyle interventions; Evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Building Resilience in Children

Recognize risks to health associated with stress and ACEs; Explain the relationship between food security and metabolic health; Identify coping styles that contribute to resilience; Identify areas of the brain affected by mindfulness-based therapy; Initiate mindfulness-based therapy for children and families.

Elements of Self-Esteem

Define self-esteem; Describe tools for measuring self-esteem; Discuss problems with building self-esteem in schools; Explain the relationship between self-esteem, shame, and narcissism; Review interventions to reduce shame and improve self-esteem in children and adults

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.