Paths to Functional Recovery in Major Depressive Disorder: Putting the Patient First Combining Patient-Centered Care for MDD with the Latest Antidepressant Efficacy to Optimize Treatment Plans

Only roughly half of patients with MDD achieve recovery after 6 months of treatment. The others continue to experience residual symptoms that impair their ability to function at work, school, and home. To ensure that more patients with MDD achieve functional recovery, clinicians require practical information about how to provide early, optimized care. In this activity, an expert faculty member will support learners as they are asked to track patients’ response to treatment and detect and man...
CMEology

Paths to Functional Recovery in Major Depressive Disorder: Putting the Patient First A Patient-Centered Approach to Preventing, Detecting, and Managing Adverse Effects of Antidepressants

Adverse effects associated with antidepressants are common. In addition to compromising patients’ health and quality of life, they are one of the most common reasons that individuals with MDD fail to adhere to their treatment plans. To minimize the impact of antidepressant side effects on the lives of patients with MDD, clinicians require education on how to prevent, detect, and manage the most common adverse effects caused by these medications. In this activity, an expert faculty member wil...
CMEology

Implementing the APA Guidelines for the Treatment of Schizophrenia: Caring for the Whole Person

In fall 2020, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released new practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. The new guidelines were eagerly awaited, because in the 16 years since the last update, many important discoveries about schizophrenia had been made. An overarching theme in the new APA guidelines is person-centered care. This approach is critical for improving outcomes; currently, as few as 14% to 50% of patients with schizophrenia achieve recovery. Howe...
CMEology

The Complete Response: Addressing Antidepressant Failure in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a profoundly debilitating, lifelong disorder. Many patients do not achieve remission with initial first-line antidepressant therapy, which is typically comprised of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Subsequently, patients endure a high burden of treatment failure, though it is often unrecognized. Measurement-based care (MBC) is a proven strategy for monitoring treatment effectiveness and s...
CME Outfitters

MyCred Presentation Portfolios for Healthcare Professionals

MyCred Portfolios are electronic credential and achievement presentation portfolios designed to store and present an individual’s educational, professional, and experiential accomplishments. MyCred Portfolios serve to educate, influence, and inspire an individual’s viewing audience leading to stronger professional relationships and positive outcomes. MyCred Portfolios offer the flexibility, scalability, and portability to support an individual throughout their continuum of education ...
MyCred.com

12-Night Italy, Turkey & Greek Islands CME AWAY® Cruise - Cardiology, Sexual Medicine & Physician Wellness

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy • Sicily (Messina), Italy • Rhodes, Greece • Santorini, Greece • Mykonos, Greece • Istanbul, Turkey • Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey • Naples, Italy
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

57th Annual Virtual Pediatric Post-Graduate Course

This course stems from Nicklaus Children's Health System’s tradition of quality and excellence in health care for children and is academically tailored to advance the clinical and research aspects of pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Renowned faculty from all over the United States and the world are invited to participate and present the most recent advances to the practicing pediatrician that directly impacts the practice. It is here that approximately 700 participants, including pediatri...
Nicklaus Children's Hospital

11-Night Quito & The Galapagos Islands CME AWAY® Cruise - Family Medicine, Psychiatry & Oncology

Quito, Ecuador • Baltra Island (Galapagos) • Daphne Major (Cruising) • Gardner Bay (Espanola) • Punta Suarez • Cormorant Point, Floreana Island • Post Office Bay, Floreana Island • Moreno Point, Isabela Island • Urvina Bay, Isabela Island • Espinoza Point, Fernandina Island • Vicente Roca Point, Isabela Island • South Plaza (Santa Cruz Island) • Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz Island) • Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

12-Night Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands & Society Islands CME AWAY® Cruise - Updates in Endocrinology & Respirology

Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji • Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji • Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji • Vava’u, Tonga • Aitutaki, Cook Islands • Bora Bora, Society Islands • Moorea, Society Islands • Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

10-Night Italy & France CME AWAY® Cruise - Endodontics: What’s Old, What’s New & What Works

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy • Florence/Pisa(La Spezia), Italy • Cannes, France • Provence (Toulon), France • Barcelona, Spain • Cagliari, Sardinia • Sicily (Messina), Italy • Naples, Italy
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

7-Night St. Lucia CME AWAY® Resort - Forensic Dentistry, Domestic Violence, Oral Cancer and HPV and Psychiatric Illness and Dentistry: Challenges for Oral Care

Pigeon Island Gros Islet, St. Lucia An idyllic all-inclusive resort located on its very own peninsula, Sandals Grande St. Lucian is often described as the “closest vacation to a picture-perfect postcard.” Cradled to the west by Rodney Bay – boasting the calmest waters in all of Saint Lucia – and to the east by the majestic Atlantic Ocean, this magnificent adults-only resort showcases awe-inspiring panoramic views and Over-The-Water Bungalows that will linger in your heart forever. V...
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

11-Night Egypt & Israel CME AWAY® Cruise - Updates in Cardiology & Emergency Medicine

Athens (Piraeus), Greece • Alexandria, Egypt • Port Said, Egypt • Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel • Haifa, Israel • Limassol, Cyprus • Athens (Piraeus), Greece
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills - LIVE STREAMING

The Techniques and Strategies that Significantly Improve Student Engagement and Teaching and Mentoring Effectiveness Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies. OVERVIEW Incorporating best practices, newer principles of adult learning, and widely available technologies into your teaching can significantly improve your ability to engage and inspire students, ...
Harvard Medical School

9-Night Kenya CME AWAY® Land Tour - Neurology and Orthopedics: Brain vs Brawn

The concept of the safari was born in Kenya where in Kiswahili the word safari means "journey”. East Africa has the reputation as the quintessential safari destination for good reason. The region’s dramatic contrasts and endless array of ecosystems showcases a variety of wildlife, making this one of the top destinations for African safari vacationers.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

4-Night Rwanda Gorilla Trek CME AWAY® Land Tour

SPACE ON THIS TRIP IS EXTREMELY LIMITED & MUST BE SECURED WELL IN ADVANCE. GORILLA PERMITS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND. ATTENDANCE AT THIS CME IS LIMITED TO THOSE SIGNED UP FOR AND ARE ATTENDING THE CME SESSIONS IN KENYA IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THIS TRIP. Kigali, Rwanda • Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

7-Night Barbados CME AWAY® Resort - Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Pain Management & General Family Medicine

Beachfront luxury takes on new meaning with rooms and suites nestled along the pristine white sands of Dover Beach. Experience the Royal Treatment at Sandals Royal Barbados, the all-new, all-suite resort in the spirited St. Lawrence Gap area. Featuring a number of Sandals firsts, including the first rooftop pool and bar, the first 4-lane bowling alley, the first men’s only barbershop, and two new restaurant concepts – American Tavern and Chi Asian. This 222 all-suite resort will also featu...
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

18-Night South America CME AWAY® Cruise - Osteoarthritis, Medical Cannabis, Mood Disorders, Elder Care, Concussions, Exercise and Pregnancy and Pain Management

Bridgetown, Barbados • Willemstad, Curaçao • Oranjestad, Aruba • Cartagena, Columbia • Panama Canal Transit • Manta, Ecuador • Salaverry, Peru • Lima (Callao), Peru • Arica, Chile • Valparaiso, Chile
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare - LIVE STREAM

Strategies and Skills Development for Career Advancement and Leadership This professional development program, which is among the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses, delivers evidence-based strategies, skills development and education that help women at various stages of their healthcare careers step into and succeed in leadership positions. It also helps to effectively cultivate highly qualified current and future women leaders by developing the following competencies: CARE...
Harvard Medical School

The Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine - LIVE STREAMING or IN PERSON (Boston, MA)

Comprehensive Education and Skills Development for an Integrated Model of Care The Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine will be held on October 27"29, 2022. You have the option to attend either online as the course is live streamed or in person in Boston, MA. OVERVIEW 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 ...
Harvard Medical School

Washington: HIV/AIDS, 7 units

Addresses the requirement for the 7-unit course on HIV/AIDS for healthcare workers in Washington State. Covers six subject areas: HIV etiology and epidemiology, transmission precautions and infection control, testing and counseling, clinical manifestations and treatment, legal and ethical issues, and psychosocial issues.
ATrain Education Inc.

Paraphilic Infantilism

Paraphilic Infantilism is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course that defines and describes three not widely known paraphilias, which overlap to some degree, but remain diverse: infantilism, diaperism, and erotic lactation. Illustrative case histories of infantilism, diaperism, and erotic lactation are provided. The state of scientific knowledge and even the data on their incidences are quite limited. Further, many participants are simply not interested in changing or receiving an...
Professional Development Resources

7-Night Costa Mujeres CME AWAY Resort

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres & TRS Coral, Costa Mujeres, Mexico Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa is located on Costa Mujeres beach, an esteemed spot on the Mexican Caribbean, just a short drive from the vibrant town of Cancún. Its 5-star sporting and leisure activities are well-suited for families, couples or groups of friends looking for a Caribbean holiday in Mexico. With Infinite Indulgence®, Everything is included. The Family Selection service, premium sports facilities, hi...
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

PA: Child Abuse, Recognition and Reporting for Mandated Reporters, 3 units

This course is jointly approved by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and and the Pennsylvania Department of State. It fulfills the 3-unit requirement for training in child abuse recognition and reporting for mandated reporters under Act 31. PA CE Provider #CACE000044. Program #CAPR000042. For those in the healthcare professions, course completions are reported to the PA Department of State within 24 hours. This online course is for health...
ATrain Education Inc.

5-Night Key West & Mexico CME AWAY® Cruise - Psychiatry & Plastic Medicine Update

Miami, Florida • Key West, Florida • Cozumel, Mexico
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

12-Night Patagonia & Argentina CME AWAY® Cruise - Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics Update

Valparaiso, Chile • Puerto Montt, Chile • Punta Arenas, Chile • Ushuaia, Argentina • Cape Horn, Chile • Puerto Madryn, Argentina • Montevideo, Uruguay • Buenos Aires, Argentina
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

12-Night South Africa CME AWAY® Cruise - Medical Emergencies, Dental Disease & Its Relationship To Systemic Medical Conditions

Cape Town, South Africa | Walvis Bay, Namibia | Port Elizabeth, South Africa | Durban, South Africa | Richards Bay, South Africa | Mossel Bay, South Africa
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Dreams of Tahiti Cruise on Windstar: Treatment Considerations in Isolated Communities

Discover paradise in French Polynesia! Join PES for 8 nights to explore the best of the South Pacific with its crystal-clear lagoons, colorful coral gardens, lush rainforests, and Polynesian culture—while sailing aboard the 148-guest sailing yacht, Windstar Wind Spirit! This Seminar is planned for 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours. CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695 Seminar Attendance Fee: $450 CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible gui...
Professional Education Society

10-Night Great Barrier Reef CME AWAY® Cruise - Diabetes, Mood and Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Thyroid Disease & Pain Management

Sydney, Australia • Eden, Australia • Airlie Beach, Qld, Australia • Cairns (Yorkey's Knob), Australia • Port Douglas, Australia • Willis Island (Cruising), Australia
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Differentiating Early Signs of Alzheimer Disease From Normal Signs of Aging and Determining Best Next Steps.

Join us for this in-depth look at the early diagnosis of Alzheimer disease. Dr. James Galvin presents ways to differentiate Alzheimer disease from other neurodegenerative disorders, implement appropriate testing methods for earlier detection, and apply recent evidence to treatment selection to optimize patient outcomes.
ACHL

Cruising the Seychelles & Coastal Tanzania: Hot Topics in Medical, Dental & Public Health Issues

Luxury Expedition with Abercrombie & Kent on Le Jacques Cartier March 11 – 24, 2023 Join PES on an unforgettable, luxury expedition cruise aboard the 148-guest Le Jacques Cartier with A&K’s renowned Expedition Team for 12 nights exploring coastal Tanzania and Seychelles, where idyllic beaches, lush emerald mountains, and UNESCO-protected wildlife reserves await! CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals This Seminar is planned for 14...
Professional Education Society

12-Night Japanese Cherry Blossom CME AWAY® Cruise - Updates in Neurology & Infectious Diseases

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan • Aomori, Japan • Hakodate, Japan • Busan, South Korea • Hiroshima, Japan • Kobe, Japan • Kyoto (Osaka), Japan • Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Nutrition and Addiction: Advanced Clinical Concepts

Nutrition and Addiction: Advanced Clinical Concepts is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines addiction from a nutritional perspective. Drug addiction is an alarming problem in America, and one that is not receiving the treatment it needs. Compounding the problem is that addiction often leads to nutritional deficiencies, which predisposes the addict to a host of related health complications. Treatment recovery programs that also offer nutritional education have been fou...
Professional Development Resources

Treating Explosive Kids

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon. This CE test is based on the book "Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach” (2006, 246 pages). This book provides a detailed framework for effective, individualized intervention with highly oppositional children and their families. Many vivid examples and Q&A sections show how to identify the specific cognitive factors that contribute to explosive and noncompliant...
Professional Development Resources

The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century

This a test only course based on Crossroads: The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century (click link to download free public-access document) published by the American Psychological Association in 2012 (124 pages). Psychologists and other psychotherapists are, and increasingly will be, serving immigrant adults and their children in a variety of settings, including schools, community centers, clinics, and hospitals, and thus should be aware of this complex demographic transformation and co...
Professional Development Resources

Interviewing Clients across Cultures

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon. This CE test is based on the book "Interviewing Clients across Cultures: A Practioner's Guide" (2008, 334 pages), which provides a solid consideration and analysis of relevant cultural competency issues. Topics include a multicultural framework, preparing for interviews, biases and unbiased observing, boundary issues, building rapport and conveying respect, nonverbal communication, language co...
Professional Development Resources

Splendors of Southern Europe Cruise: Exploring Medicine, Dentistry & the Mediterranean Healthcare Model

Exploring Medicine, Dentistry & the Mediterranean Healthcare Model CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing, and Allied Healthcare Professionals This Seminar is planned for 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours. CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695 Seminar Attendance Fee: $450 CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible guidelines will be provided for registered Professional Seminar attendees Certificates of Attendance will be provi...
Professional Education Society

Clinician’s Guide to Understanding, Evaluating & Treating Obesity

This course is designed to help clinicians enhance their working knowledge of the etiology and treatment of obesity, including assessment skills, diagnostic issues, treatment planning, and current developments in pharmacological and surgical treatments. Case studies will elucidate different aspects of treatment. The information in this course will be especially helpful to clinicians who work with obese individuals and want to provide better psychological care.
Professional Development Resources

Nutrition in Mental Health & Substance Abuse

This course discusses how good nutrition impacts a person's mental health and well being. It provides the latest information on hypothyroidism, neurotransmitters, amino acids, the GI index, vitamins and herbs. Case studies are provided.
Professional Development Resources

Ethics in Psychotherapy: Practical Tips II

This online course for psychotherapists of all specialties addresses a variety of ethics topics in the form of 13 archived articles from The National Psychologist. Included are monographs on multiple relationships, self-care, documentation, technology in practice, standards on therapist accessibility, client confidentiality, responding to a subpoena, multicultural competence, ethics of rural practice, current threats to practice privacy, therapist disclosure, and HIPAA “psychotherapy notes....
Professional Development Resources

Ethics in Psychotherapy: Practical Tips I

This course addresses a variety of topics in psychotherapy ethics in the form of archived articles from The National Psychologist. Included are ethics articles on psychologist prescription privileges, answering a licensing board complaint, clinical supervision, military proceedings, automation, fee setting, custody recommendations, life coaching, and more.
Professional Development Resources

Writing it Out: Journaling as an Adjunct to Therapy

This course is a brief monograph on the use of journal writing as an aid to the therapeutic process. While most psychotherapy is conducted through traditional “talking therapy,” having a client express himself through the written word offers another way to let him vent his thoughts and feelings, and to gain information about his internal and external experiences of life. This course includes descriptions of the various uses of journaling as well as detail on seven journal-writing technique...
Professional Development Resources

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

This CE test is based on the book "Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Developing Potential in Young Children and their Families" (2012, 304 pages). This text includes the work of many researchers and practitioners from music therapy and related disciplines brought together to provide a comprehensive overview of music therapy practice with young children who present with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The authors present an overview of ASD including core characteristi...
Professional Development Resources

Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

Medication for chronic pain is addictive; therefore, the treatment of individuals with both substance abuse disorders and pain presents particular challenges. This course is based on a document from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery from Substances Use Disorders: A Treatment Improvement Protocol (SAMHSA Tip 54). Intended for all healthcare providers, thi...
Professional Development Resources

Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise. Pharmaceuticals like OxyContin®, Adderall®, and Xanax® are some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs. For some prescription drug addicts, medication was originally taken as prescribed – until they started developing a tolerance for it. For others, members of their peer group began to abuse prescription drugs because they are easily accessible and relatively inexpensive on the street. Prescription drug abuse also affects those who don’t u...
Professional Development Resources

Anti-Social Youth & Conduct Disorders

This course zeros in on the youngster who may damage property, defy authority, steal, lie, torment peers, manipulate and hurt others, disrupt classrooms, make threats, and break laws and rules. In the extreme, some of these youth may even engage in fire setting, sexual assault, or school violence. Anti-social youth and conduct disorders are among the hardest-to-manage youngsters. The conventional methods that work with other youngsters usually fail with this population. For this reason, many y...
Professional Development Resources

School Refusal Behavior: Children Who Can’t or Won’t Go to School

School refusal is a problem that is stressful for children, for their families, and for school personnel. Failing to attend school has significant long and short-term effects on children’s social, emotional, and educational development. School refusal is often the result of, or associated with, comorbid disorders such as anxiety or depression. Careful assessment, treatment planning, interventions, and management of school refusal are critical to attainment of the goal of a successful return ...
Professional Development Resources

Emotional Overeating: Practical Management Techniques

Statistics report that Americans are an increasingly overweight population. Among the factors contributing to our struggle to stop tipping the scales is the component of “emotional eating” – or the use of food to attempt to fill emotional needs. Professionals in both the physical and emotional health fields encounter patients with emotional eating problems on a regular basis. Even clients who do not bring this as their presenting problem often have it on their list of unhealthy behaviors...
Professional Development Resources

Couples No-Fault Counseling

Couples counseling is a challenging undertaking for both counselors and couples. Counselors need to take a detailed history of both partners and gradually discover the real reasons they overreact to certain things their partner says and does. Couples need to be motivated enough to keep counseling appointments and need to believe that they can improve their relationship. This course will share four interesting case studies, where you will witness couples who came to therapy for an identified pr...
Professional Development Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease - Overview

Alzheimer’s disease is an increasing concern for the aging American population. It is important for healthcare providers to have a basic familiarity with the disease, in order to provide adequate diagnosis, treatment, and referrals. This course, based on documents from the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides an overview of the prevalence, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as information about caregivi...
Professional Development Resources

Anxiety: Practical Management Techniques

Nearly every client who walks through a health professional’s door is experiencing some form of anxiety. Even if they are not seeking treatment for a specific anxiety disorder, they are likely experiencing anxiety as a side effect of other clinical issues. For this reason, a solid knowledge of anxiety management skills should be a basic component of every therapist’s repertoire. Clinicians who can teach practical anxiety management techniques have tools that can be used in nearly all clini...
Professional Development Resources

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