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RELEASED! New CME Podcast Series: Complex Clinical Decisions in Psychopharmacology

NEW CME Podcast Series: Complex Clinical Decisions in Psychopharmacology

SAMHSA's Recovery to Practice (RTP) is pleased to introduce a new podcast series offering free continuing medical education (CME).

Complex Clinical Decisions in Psychopharmacology

These podcasts 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 each podcast, receive up to 1 CME credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Currently available podcasts include:
Featuring Jennifer Payne, MD, director of the Women's Mood Disorders Center and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain risks and benefits of taking psychiatric medications during pregnancy and lactation.
  2. Cite some statistics on the use of some specific medications during pregnancy and lactation.
  3. Use person-centered approaches to discuss medication with women who are planning or who are already pregnant.
Featuring Tracee Burroughs-Gardner, MD, chief executive officer of Urban Behavioral Associates, and Patricia Deegan, PhD, disability rights advocate and founder of Pat Deegan and Associates.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe how medication can be used to help people reach their goals.
  2. Identify some tools individuals can use to empower their decision making in prescribing situations.
  3. Explain why people disengage from care.
Featuring Curtis Adams, MD, senior psychiatrist in the Division of Community Psychiatry and assistant professor of psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine; and Michael Birnbaum, MD, Director of the Early Treatment Program at Northwell Medical Center, and professor of psychiatry at Hofstra/Northwell School of Medicine.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe how to frame treatment success from a recovery orientation.
  2. Detail the role of the psychiatrist in recovery. 
  3. Summarize shared decision-making.
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.