Psychiatry Review and Exam Prep for Psychiatrists

Review your knowledge and expand clinical expertise with a collection of board exam preparation resources.

APA offers several products to help physicians prepare for exams and earn CME credit. Recognizing that not all learners learn in the same way, APA has developed exam review materials in a variety of formats.

Study Guide for the Psychiatry Board Examination Q-Bank

  • $300.00 APA Members
  • $600.00 Non-members
  • $300.00 APA Resident-Fellow Members

Psychiatrists will find the logical structure, substantive questions, and thorough explanations provided by the Study Guide for the Psychiatry Board Examination Online Q-Bank. This online tool is an invaluable way to review the field of psychiatry through high-yield questions and answers. The process of working through the online exam tool will allow the participant to identify areas of strength and weakness, initiate further study, and test and retest knowledge, ultimately preparing for the examination's rigors. The Study Guide for the Psychiatry Board Examination Q-Bank offers support for the new, DSM-5®—compatible examination, and that alone renders it essential.


FOCUS Psychiatry Review, Volume 2, DSM-5 ® Revised Edition

  • $62.40 APA Members
  • $78.00 Non-members
  • $58.50 APA Resident-Fellow Members

This workbook containing 400 board-type multiple-choice questions is designed to help psychiatrists prepare for examinations and identify areas for further study. The questions, developed by the FOCUS Editorial Board, are consistent in form and process with the questions used by high-stakes examinations. They cover important clinical areas of psychiatric practice and closely follow the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) outline of topics for the recertification examination in psychiatry.


Study Guide for the Psychiatry Board Examination

  • $73.60 APA Members
  • $92.00 Nonmembers
  • $69.00 APA Resident-Fellow Members

A workbook designed to help psychiatrists refresh their knowledge of the whole of psychiatric practice, typically while remaining engaged in full-time clinical activity. Intended for readers taking either the initial psychiatry board examination or the recertification examination, the topic areas covered are consistent with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification Examination in Psychiatry 2015 Content Blueprint.


FOCUS Journal

  • $394 APA members
  • $616 Nonmembers
  • $128 APA Resident-Fellow Members

FOCUS, APA’s quarterly clinical review journal, is designed for practicing psychiatrists to keep abreast of significant clinical knowledge and advances in the field through self-directed lifelong learning. Four issues each year provide comprehensive reviews of major clinical areas of psychiatry, as well as an organized learning and self-assessment program. An annual subscription to FOCUS addresses core areas in psychiatry, with each issue overseen by a guest editor clinical expert in that area.

  • Articles on best practices, new developments and the current state of practice
  • Features designed to improve your ability to evaluate, diagnose, and manage clinical problems, communicate with your patients, and handle ethical dilemmas
  • Curation of the important publications that have shaped clinical thinking in the field