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 CPI News Brief     Volume 9 Issue 14 * June 2020

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CPI's Third in a Series of Psychopharmacology Modules is Now Available

Pharmacological Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Nuts and Bolts
This online training module is designed for psychiatrists and nurse practitioners with all levels of experience.
Our goal is to provide content that is relevant for your practice and more engaging than typical pharmacology lectures that review medication after medication without needed clinical context.
This module features Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D. who is the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University and the Director of the Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Simpson is an expert in the treatment of OCD, including psychopharmacologic interventions. In this module, Dr. Simpson helps us understand some of the complexities of OCD treatment, including when to think about medications versus psychotherapy, and strategies to dose, monitor, and when necessary change medications.


The learning objectives for this module are:
  1. Determine when to use medications for OCD
  2. Utilize the knowledge acquired to administer first-line medications for OCD
  3. Recognize what action steps to take when first-line medications don't work, and
  4. Recognize when to seek expert consultation
Continuing education credits for completion of this module are available to physicians and nurse practitioners.
To access this module:
  • Log into the Learning Community using your username and password at: https://rfmh.csod.com/client/rfmh/default.aspx
  • Click on "Browse for training"
  • Click on "Psychopharmacology Trainings for Prescribing Clinicians"
  • Click on " Pharmacological Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Nuts and Bolts"
  • Click on "Launch"
This is one of a series of online training modules focusing on pharmacology. It is anticipated that additional modules covering mood-stabilizing medication, medications for suicidality, as well as other content areas, will become available later this year. Current titles include:
  • Treatment-Resistant and Late-Life Depression: An Update for Prescribing Clinicians
  • Antipsychotic Medications: An Update for Prescribing Clinicians
For more information about OCD, resources, and research,  click here.