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 17B (PG17B) Topics Include:  , and more.

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Course Topics

Update on Eating Disorders

Formulate therapeutic cases based on personality traits, genetics, and epigenetic considerations in patients with ED; Recognize the importance of learning, motivation, and energy homeostasis in treating ED; Use effective treatments for ED, including behavioral therapy and novel treatments that target reward circuitry in the brain; Compare anorexia in older adults to that in younger adults; Identify predictors of good treatment outcomes in older adults with anorexia.

Confidentiality/Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Identify exceptions to confidentiality and privilege in the patient-therapist setting; Apply the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) in clinical practice; Recognize the implications of Tarasoff v Regents of the University of California (1976) and the duty to protect; Elaborate on the pathologic and therapeutic processes targeted by acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT); Compare and contrast acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with other behavioral therapies.

Issues in Child and Adolescent Development

Identify children who are at high risk for elopement; Equip parents with resources that can help them prevent elopement of their children; Facilitate coordination between families, communities, educators, and emergency services to ensure safe recovery of children who have eloped; Recognize behaviors associated with pathologic gaming or video game addiction; Create a rehabilitation plan for children with video game addiction.

Suicidality/Technology and Psychotherapy

Describe sex-related differences in the occurrence and consequences of emotional disorders; Differentiate premenstrual dysphoric disorder from instances where changes in hormone levels may be exacerbating symptoms of more persistent psychiatric issues; Recognize psychiatric symptoms and psychologic constructs that can be directly moderated by ovarian hormones; Identify patients who may be particularly likely to develop suicidal ideations and behavior in response to normal changes in hormones associated with menstrual cycles; Discuss how new and future advances in technology may change relationships between psychotherapists and their clients.

Psychological Needs of Patients with Gastrointestinal Disorders

Employ appropriate strategies to enhance communication with patients with inflammatory bowel disease; Describe the benefits and potential side effects of therapies for inflammatory bowel disease; Review the risks for developing cancer associated with different therapies for inflammatory bowel disease; Motivate patients with substance use disorders to obtain treatment; Identify drugs for the treatment of patients with alcohol use disorder.

Additional Information

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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.