Fact or Fiction? Test Your Knowledge on Residual and Treatment-Emergent Symptoms in Major Depressive Disorder

Although major depressive disorder (MDD) has a profound impact on individuals, families, and society, it remains undertreated. There are currently more than 4 million US adults who are inadequately treated for MDD. Numerous studies show that antidepressant therapies are superior to placebo, but most adults with MDD do not achieve an adequate response with first-line pharmacotherapy. Inadequate response to antidepressant therapy is associated with greater medical morbidity, more hospitalization...
CMEology

Psychiatry for Primary Care

There is evidence our population is suffering from diagnostic inflation and an excessive use of pills to treat the problems of everyday living. Psychiatric diagnosis can be challenging — with changing boundaries separating normality from a mental disorder. An accurate diagnosis can save a life; an inaccurate one can destroy a life. Dr. Allen Frances, Chair of Task Force for DSM IV and vocal critic of DSM 5, will spend the morning exploring the nitty-gritty of common psychiatric disorders...
Virginia Mason

Together in Hope A Conference for Brain Tumor Patients and their Families

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MD Anderson

Mind Summer Institute on Neurodevelopment Disorders

TARGET AUDIENCE: This activity is designed for health care professionals, educators, therapists, self-advocates and families/caregivers, including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, behavior therapists, licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, special educators, general educators, and school administrators. At the end of the activity, participants should be able t...
UC Davis Health System

BRIDGE: HCV

BRIDGE HCV is an exciting grassroots initiative that taps into the strengths and resources of communities in inner-city and metropolitan areas to provide effective treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in people who inject drugs (PWID). Now, drawing upon dynamic content presented at live small-group meetings for community-based health care professionals, this enduring program will bring the critical content to the greater online learning community. Key learning emphases will be placed on feasi...
Integritas Communications

The Many Faces of Addiction

An estimated 21,000,000 people in the United States have substance use disorders involving alcohol or drugs. Accidental overdoses claimed more than 50,000 lives in the US last year. North Carolina has our share of almost 2,000 lost lives due to accidental overdoses. Sadly, only ten percent of those with addiction receive treatment. This 7.5 hour knowledge-based activity will summarize current issues facing healthcare professionals and patients as they address this issue.
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews the current literature on the medical, legal, educational, occupational, and ethical aspects of marijuana. In spite of the fact that more than half of the states in this country have enacted legislation legalizing marijuana in some fashion, the reality is that neither the intended “medical” benefits of marijuana nor its known (and as yet unknown) adverse effects have been adequately examined using con...
Professional Development Resources

Counseling the Criminal Mind

Counseling the Criminal Mind is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the effects of mass incarceration and provides strategies for reducing criminal behavior. When events such as mass shootings, acts of terrorism, and familicide occur, one question we might ask ourselves is: What goes through the mind of the perpetrator? In attempting to answer this question, this course will explore the many factors that lead to criminal behavior, including traumatic brain injury,...
Professional Development Resources

The Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR AN INTEGRATED MODEL OF CARE Mind body approaches such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, cognitive skills, lifestyle interventions and positive psychology now boast an impressive evidence base to support their ability to improve—and in some cases, prevent—stress-related illnesses, ranging from asthma to hypertension, functional bowel diseases and pain syndromes. Whether you are a physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or therapist, mi...
Harvard Medical School

Bipolar Depression Across the Life Span: Enhancing Diagnosis and Management From Youth to Older Age

Bipolar disorder affects individuals of various ages, but the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes are not the same in all patient populations. Although bipolar disorder is most commonly diagnosed in early adulthood, about half of adults with the disorder experienced onset in childhood or adolescence.1 Up to 2 million US children and adolescents suffer from bipolar spectrum disorders.2 Childhood-onset bipolar disorder is associated with delayed diagnosis and a more severe course of illness. Bipo...
CMEology

Opioid Use Disorder in Special Populations: Making Recovery a Goal

The opioid epidemic is ravaging many parts of the United States, resulting in drug overdose deaths emerging as the leading cause of injury death. The 2015 statistics from Health and Human Services on human and economic costs were staggering, reporting that 12.5 million people misused prescription opioids that year, resulting in $78.5 billion in economic costs. Yet the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA)'s National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol Abuse and Related Condit...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Fatal Attraction: Why are Opioids so Addicting?

Early in the opioid crisis, physicians were the principle source of opioid use and abuse due to overprescribing, often leading to patients storing leftover prescriptions at home and friends or family members finding and using these leftovers. Unfortunately, simply restricting opioid prescriptions is not an effective strategy in a culture that has wildly available and accessible drugs of abuse available. Opioids are the most addicting drugs of abuse; they interact with the brain's pleasure ...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Emotional Regulation: Teaching Children Calm

Emotional Regulation: Teaching Children Calm is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides strategies and techniques for helping children navigate their emotions. Emotional regulation is the ability to manage one’s emotions in order to respond appropriately to life’s inevitable ups and downs. It assists with competent decision-making, augments memory for critical events, and enables productive interpersonal relations. Inappropriate emotional responses are implica...
Professional Development Resources

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews evidenced-based research for identification, management and prevention of cyberbullying in children, adolescents, and adults. Bullies have moved from the playground and workplace to the online world, where anonymity can facilitate bullying behavior. Cyberbullying is intentional, repeated harm to another person using communication technology. It is not accidental or random. It is targeted to a person with less...
Professional Development Resources

Effects of Digital Media on Adolescents

Effects of Digital Media on Adolescents is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores how the digital world is affecting teens of successive generations. It is becoming clear that the effects of the digital world are affecting each successive generation of teenagers in ways that are only now beginning to come into view. iGen’ers’ communication and behaviors differ from those that characterized the Baby Boomers, Millennials, and the XGen’ers. We now know that th...
Professional Development Resources

The Role of the Genetic Counselor in Pompe Disease

Participants must have an NSGC license to participate. An important part of coordinated care for Pompe disease patients, whether diagnosed through NBS, clinical diagnosis, or prenatal diagnosis, is genetic counseling. Genetic counselors help families better understand Pompe disease, including medical recommendations and treatment options, and provide available resources so families with the affected child, and adults diagnosed with Pompe disease, can make informed decisions. Although a need fo...
EXCEL Continuing Education

Therapy Tidbits – January/February 2019

Therapy Tidbits – November/December 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: 2019 Brings Overhaul of Testing Codes and Payment Changes – Discusses the new coding structure for central nervous system (CNS) assessments and conf...
Professional Development Resources

Getting to Remission: Differentiating Residual Symptoms from Treatment Side Effects in Major Depressive Disorder

Millions of US adults with MDD are inadequately treated despite the availability of effective therapies. Achieving and maintaining remission continues to be a considerable clinical challenge. In addition, cognitive impairment is a common residual symptom, and many clinicians are failing to assess for and manage this aspect of depression. Some residual symptoms, such as weight gain, sleep disturbances, and sexual dysfunction, may be difficult to distinguish from treatment side effects. Despite ...
CMEology

Introduction to Energy Psychology

Introduction to Energy Psychology is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that describes the history, uses, and benefits of energy psychology treatment models. This course will focus on the use of energy psychology and how it can help health professionals who are seeking a holistic approach to work with patients. Energy psychology has its origins from acupuncture and can be used to address many emotional and behavioral problems. While it has many modalities, the most well-kn...
Professional Development Resources

The Power of Skepticism and Critical Thinking

The Power of Skepticism and Critical Thinking is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that examines how positive skepticism and critical thinking are necessary in clinical practice. The history of health care abounds with treatments that persisted (although they didn’t work) for many years without ever being seriously challenged. How did this happen? More to the point, how is it that this continues to happen today? At least a part of the answer can be found in a very long ...
Professional Development Resources

Therapy Tidbits – November/December 2018

This course is comprised of select articles from the September/October 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: ACA Hasn’t Reduced Health Care Costs - Explains the impact of the ACA on independent practice doctors and the new recommendation for payment parity for clinic visits. Out-of-Office Encounters May Be Beneficial – Dis...
Professional Development Resources

The American Institute of Medical Education goes international to Italy and the Dalmatian Coast.

Join the American Institute of Medical Education for an educational and experiential time in Venice, Italy and a cruise on the Dalmatian coast. Earn 18 CEU's
Creativity and Madness / AMED

Spirituality & Aging

Spirituality & Aging is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that offers an insight into how spirituality influences the lives of elders in our care. Spirituality and religious beliefs provide coping mechanisms for issues related to aging and have been proven to have a protective factor. Elders with higher levels of spirituality have better mental and physical health, and are less anxious about aging. This course provides an accessible tool kit for healthcare professiona...
Professional Development Resources

Managing Anger & Aggressive Behavior

Managing Anger & Aggressive Behavior is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides strategies for dealing with anger and aggression in clinical practice. Healthcare professionals in every specialty have had experiences with anger and aggression, sometimes finding themselves the target of their clients’ anger. We are human, and all of us are subject to the full range of human emotions, even as therapists within the context of professional encounters with our clients. Wh...
Professional Development Resources

Counseling Victims of Natural Disasters

Counseling Victims of Natural Disasters is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that examines how to help the victims, and witnesses, of natural disasters. We may ask ourselves: What can be done for the victims of natural disasters? Beyond the physical needs, such as safety, food, and water, there remains the emotional residue of living through an experience that threatens one’s life. This course will address these emotional needs. This course offers healthcare professi...
Professional Development Resources

Poise: The Psychology of Posture

Poise: The Psychology of Posture is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores how body language can be used to better understand our clients and improve their lives. It is said that non-verbal communication represents two-thirds of all communication. Whether it be through gestures, posture, facial expressions, personal space or eye contact, how we position and move our bodies sends a message to those we are speaking to. Our poise is often a very telling look into ho...
Professional Development Resources

Transitioning into a Career in Clinical Research

This course deals with the challenges related to managing change associated with career transition. Understand the clinical research field as well as your career strengths, career interests and values. In addition, focus on your uniqueness and its value to yourself and the market place. Identify transferable skills and accomplishments that can be used in clinical research. Learn from clinical research experts how to market yourself and how to enter the clinical research arena. Pre/co-requis...
Boston College

Gender and Transgender Identity

Gender and Transgender Identity is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that reviews issues in the formation of gender and transgender identity. After viewing oneself as a human being, the most important aspect of our self-concept is that we are a male person or a female person. That is the very essence of our humanness and the most basic sense of who we are. To experience a conflict between our physical body and our concept of maleness or femaleness is the most fundamental existen...
Professional Development Resources

About Suicide Screening, Referral, and Imminent Harm in Washington State, 3 units

This course contains information on the scope of suicide in Washington State and nationally, warning signs, suicide screening and referral, and assessment of issues related to imminent harm via lethal means. This course is approved by the Washington State Department of Health for certified counselors and advisers, chemical dependence professionals, chiropractors, occupational therapists and assistants, physical therapists and assistants, pharmacists, and dentists. Approval #TRNG.TG.60824032...
ATrain Education Inc.

Therapy Tidbits – September/October 2018

Therapy Tidbits – September/October 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the September/October 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Preexisting Conditions Dominate Health Care Discussions - A look at short term limited duration insurance plans (S...
Professional Development Resources

Partnering with Patients to Navigate the Complexities of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Put your knowledge to the test with the IPF Formative Assessment! Challenge yourself with this self-paced interactive assessment designed to sharpen your knowledge and competency in the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The Formative Assessment platform profiles individual learning needs related to the management of IPF and recommends personalized education to meet each learner’s unique needs. This activity consists of three modules, each taking approximately 15 ...
ACHL

The Suicide Survivor

The Suicide Survivor is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides an understanding and means for helping the people who have lost loved ones to suicide. One of the most difficult and complex emotional adjustments many individuals will ever face is the challenging and often lengthy process of dealing with the suicide of a family member or other loved one. These people are called suicide survivors; the family members and close friends who have experienced the death of a f...
Professional Development Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Practical Guide

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Practical Guide is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that offers healthcare professionals a basic foundation in Alzheimer's disease prevention, diagnosis, and risk management. This course will present practical information to aid healthcare professionals as they interact with clients who are diagnosed with any of the many types of dementia. We will review what is normal in the aging process, and what is not; diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's dis...
Professional Development Resources

Therapy Tidbits – July/August 2018

Therapy Tidbits – July/August 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the July/August 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Hacking Creates Market for Cyber Insurance - Discusses the need for cyber insurance and provides examples of the types of coverage currently available ...
Professional Development Resources

HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence

HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that treatment and adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection. People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 55% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adhere...
Professional Development Resources

Psychological Effects of Media Exposure

Psychological Effects of Media Exposure is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores the psychological effects that media exposure has on both the witnesses and victims of traumatic events. This course will explore why we are so drawn to traumatic events and how media portrayals of these events influence our thoughts, conclusions, and assumptions about them. It will then discuss how the intersection of trauma and media has evolved to provide a place for celebrity-li...
Professional Development Resources

Personality and Temperament: Connecting with Young Clients

Personality and Temperament: Connecting with Young Clients is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that demonstrates how differences in personality and temperament impact how children behave and how adults communicate and connect with them. Understanding differences in temperament and personality among adults and children will ultimately assist us in developing better relationships with our clients and enhancing therapy interventions, plans, and goals. Within the context of ...
Professional Development Resources

HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues

HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that discusses adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection. HIV and AIDS are medical terms that are linked together due to the progressive nature of HIV, with the end result of untreated (or undertreated) HIV becoming AIDS. The virus affects people of all ages, from children born to mothers with HIV, to adolescents, to adults, and elders. People who live with HIV can live almost normal life...
Professional Development Resources

Executive Functioning in Adults

Executive Functioning in Adults is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides strategies to help adults overcome executive functioning deficits. As human beings, we have a built-in capacity to accomplish goals and meet challenges through the use of high-level cognitive functions called “executive functioning” skills. These are the skills that help us to decide which activities and tasks we will pay attention to and which ones we will choose to ignore or postpone....
Professional Development Resources

Grief: The Reaction to Loss

Grief: The Reaction to Loss is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that teaches healthcare professionals how to recognize and respond to grief. Grief is the reaction to loss. People grieve for the loss of someone they love, but they also grieve for the loss of independence, usefulness, cognitive functioning, and physical abilities. Grief is also a lifelong process: a journey rather than a disease that is cured. It changes over time to deal with different kinds of losses. It...
Professional Development Resources

Therapy Tidbits - May/June 2018

Therapy Tidbits - May/June 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the May/June 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: New Prepayment Audits Strike Fear in Medicare Providers - Describes the difficulties practitioners are facing with when audited and explains the new m...
Professional Development Resources

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores the stigmas around mental illness and provides effective strategies to overcome them. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines mental illness stigma as “a range of negative attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors about mental and substance use disorders.” Mental health and substance use disorders are prevalent and among the most highly stigmatized...
Professional Development Resources

Motivation: Igniting the Process of Change

Motivation: Igniting the Process of Change is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores the question: how do we tap into, ignite and harness our motivation? We will begin with a discussion about why clinicians need to know this information and how this information can be helpful in working with clients. Next, we will look at the research behind motivation, decipher between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and explore the roots of what keeps us motivated now,...
Professional Development Resources

Improving Communication with Your Young Clients

Improving Communication with Your Young Clients is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that teaches communication skills for use with young clients and their families. Healthy professional and personal relationships rely heavily on effective and respectful communication skills. Professionals can benefit from enhancing their repertoire of communication techniques to improve the quality of relationships with families and children who have communication skills deficits. The co...
Professional Development Resources

Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2018

Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the March/April 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Teletherapy is the Future Norm - Discusses the importance of educating oneself about teletherapy and introduces a vari...
Professional Development Resources

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides the information and techniques needed to begin using the human-animal bond successfully to meet individual therapeutic goals. In Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) the human-animal bond is utilized to help meet therapeutic goals and reach individuals who are otherwise difficult to engage in verbal therapies. AAT is considered an emerging therapy at this time, and more research is needed to determine the...
Professional Development Resources

Selective Mutism: Identification and Treatment

Selective Mutism: Identification and Treatment is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CE) course that discusses the identification and treatment of children who are "selectively mute." It is expected that young children, upon beginning school, will be able to use expressive language to communicate with their teacher and their peers. Negative educational and social outcomes can occur when children lack this essential skill. Children who persistently withhold speech or who fail to spe...
Professional Development Resources

Stalking: Recognizing and Responding

Stalking is a crime that is far more prevalent than most people realize. Stalking is one of the most pervasive and serious public health issues facing the United States today. The results of one study examining the prevalence of stalking revealed that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men in the United States have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed. This course is...
Professional Development Resources

Cultural Awareness in Clinical Practice

Cultural Awareness in Clinical Practice is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides the foundation for achieving cultural competency and diversity in healthcare settings. Cultural competence, responding to diversity and inclusion, are important practices for healthcare professionals. This course will help you to gain an awareness of bias and provide strategies to adjust your clinical mindset and therapeutic approach to adapt to “the other” – people who differ...
Professional Development Resources

Narcissism & Empathy Deficits

Narcissism & Empathy Deficits is a 2-hour online continuing education course that examines narcissistic personalities and the traits that affect their ability to maintain satisfying personal relationships with others. This course will address key ideas emerging from neuroscience about empathy and empathy deficits, because narcissism is essentially a problem of lack of empathy. Emotional intelligence, heritability, and factors thought to influence the onset of narcissism are also discussed. ...
Professional Development Resources

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