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Continuing Education

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is committed to lifelong learning. Continuing Medical Education credits are available through various opportunities such as live events and self-paced modules. 

CME activities may describe or explain complementary and alternative health care practices. As with any CME activity, these need to include discussion of the existing level of scientific evidence that supports the practices. However, education that advocates specific alternative therapies or teaches how to perform associated procedures, without scientific evidence or general acceptance among the profession that supports their efficacy and safety, cannot be certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Current Continuing Medical Education Opportunities

The Telebehavioral Care Program offers continuing education courses on the subject of telehealth. These courses cover Telehealth 101, Multicultural Aspects of rural medicine, Laws and Ethics of Telehealth, Managing Crises and Emergencies in Telehealth, and Treatment Considerations.

Telehealth 101. This course discusses what telehealth services have to offer and concerns that some clinicians may have while implementing telehealth in their practice. Other topics covered include the history of telehealth, terminology, modalities, and telehealth pros and cons. (2 credits)

Multicultural Aspects of rural medicine. Following Telehealth 101, this course helps clinicians identify barriers to healthcare in rural populations and explores ways to approach rural medicine compared to health care in an urban area. (2 credits)

Laws and Ethics of Telehealth. This course reviews ethical concerns in telehealth, APA’s Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology, and the implications of PSYPACT for the field of telemental health. (2 credits)

Managing Crises and Emergencies in Telehealth. Topics covered include risk trends, risk assessment, developing written plans for crises and emergencies, and effective safety planning. (2 credits)

Treatment Considerations. Special treatment considerations related to telehealth practice are explored, as well as how to overcome unique challenges. (2 credits)

Eligible CME Activities

If you are interested in developing or providing Eligible CME activities please read this.