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 CPI News Brief     Volume 7 Issue 11 * August 2018

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Introducing TWO New Medication-focused CME Podcasts!

TWO New CME Podcasts in Complex Clinical Decisions in Psychopharmacology Series

SAMHSA's Recovery to Practice (RTP) is pleased to introduce two new podcasts in its  Complex Clinical Decisions in Psychopharmacology  podcast series.
  • More Than One: Considering Multiple Medications in a Recovery Plan
  • Long-acting Injectable Antipsychotics in Mental Health Recovery
These podcasts, like the others in the series, explore complex clinical decisions in psychopharmacology for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) in a short, 30- to 45-minute format for busy providers on the go. Listen at any time from any device!
Each podcast features national experts in recovery-oriented pharmacology who describe practical clinical tools and strategies for incorporating person-centered, strength-based approaches to common yet complex prescribing scenarios. Join host Dr. Curley Bonds, chief deputy director for clinical operations at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and his guests as they explore meaningful ways to mesh scientific evidence and best practices with the whole of an individual's life, including relationships, communities, goals, and preferences.
NO COST to you! For most podcasts, receive up to 1 CME credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Featuring Hunter McQuistion, MD, Medical Director and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Gouverneur Health, NYC, and Scott Stourp, MD, Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how and why some people with SMI take multiple medications. 
2. Summarize some of the research on the use of multiple medications for people with SMI.  

Featuring Anthony Carino, MD, Director of Psychiatry at Janian Medical Care and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Delbert Robinson, MD, Associate Professor at the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and Professor of Molecular Medicine & Psychiatry at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe why LAIs may be prescribed. 
2. Explain the potential advantages and disadvantages of long acting injectables, including common misconceptions about LAIs and how to address them. 
3. Detail how can physicians and clinicians discuss LAIs with individuals in the context of their wants and needs, values, and choices. 
[CME Pending]

Listen to the other podcasts in the series!


Check out our other clinical courses with no-cost CME

Clozapine as a Tool in Mental Health Recovery

This one-hour course offers information and resources for physicians, clinicians, and other practitioners serving people experiencing psychotic symptoms to help them better understand the FDA guidelines around clozapine, which individuals might benefit from it, the risks and benefits of the medication, and how to engage in shared decision-making with individuals about using clozapine. [1 CME credit provided by American Academy of Family Physicians]

Clinical Decision Support for Prescribers Treating Individuals with Co-occurring Disorders

This two-course series offers practitioners serving individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders tools, tips, and strategies for addressing the needs of individuals with COD from a strength-based and recovery-oriented perspective. [ 1.5 CME credits for each course, for a total of 3 credits provided by American Academy of Family Physicians]

This course has been approved by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.5 CE. NAADAC Provider #81914, AHP is responsible for all aspects of their programming.