Summer Courses

The 2021 Online Intensive Summer Courses program will feature ten (10) online, interactive, collaborative courses that include online reading, pre-recorded videos and quizzes, live webinar and group activities via Zoom video call, case vignette discussions, and individual project assignments.

In this page: Course Formats  |  Course Offerings  |  How to Register  |  How to Access Courses  |  How to Claim CME

Key Dates

  • Program Start Date: Monday, June 7, 2021*
  • Program End Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
  • Registration: Opens on Monday, May 3, 2021
  • Course Duration: Each course is two consecutive weeks, and attendees can earn up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ accredited activities during each two-week course.

*The exact start and end dates are subject to change, dependent on the availability of course directors and course faculty.

Course Formats

Online-Only

4.0 hours of online content. This material is pre-recorded (including any presentations, case discussions) and can be completed by the learner on their own time within the 2-week duration of the course, also referred to as asynchronous course material. Learners must complete all sections of the online content to complete the course.

Split

2.0 hours of online (asynchronous material), plus 2.0 hours of live webinar presentations. Learners must complete both the online material and attend and participate in the live webinar didactic trainings to complete the course.

Blended

2.0 hours of online (asynchronous material), plus 1.0 hour of live webinar presentations and 1.0 hour of live group activities (case vignettes, group discussion). Learners must complete both the online material and attend and participate in the live webinar didactic trainings and group activities to complete the course.

Course Offerings

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Updates in Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Join the Movement! An Intensive Hands-on Skills Workshop in Providing Asylum Evaluations to Immigrants Fleeing Torture and Persecution
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Imminent Suicide Risk Assessment in High-Risk Individuals Denying Suicidal Ideation or Intent: Introduction and Training
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice
  • QTc Prolongation, ECG Interpretation, and Psychotropic Medications: An Expert Skills Course
  • Disasters and Mental Health: Helping Your Patients Deal with Adverse Effects of Climate Change, Pandemics, and Mass Violence
  • Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder): A Clinical Review and Update
  • Treating Complicated Grief in Practice Settings

How to Register

Registration opens on Monday, May 3, 2021. Note: You must register for a course before the course's start date to join the course.

  1. Go to the APA Learning Center course catalog.
  2. On the APA Learning Center, search for your course in the search box.
  3. Find the course, click Buy/ Purchase.
  4. After purchasing the course, click Access.
  5. Navigate to the Course Menu and begin the course.

How to Access the Course

Access to the course's content will begin on the course's start date. However, you may review the welcome page, syllabus, and orientation materials prior to the course start date.

  1. Go to the APA Learning Center.
  2. On the APA Learning Center, search for your course in the search box, or if you have already registered, go to My Courses.
  3. Go to My Enrollments and find the course, click Access.
  4. Navigate to the Course Menu and begin the course.

How to Claim Credit

For physicians who wish to obtain CME credit, or for those who wish to receive a certificate of participation, certificates will be available at the end of the course. After completing the course evaluation, you will receive an email with a link to your CME or participation certificate. You have 60 days following the course end date to complete the evaluation and claim the credit.

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