Summer Courses

The 2021 Online Learning Summer Courses offer CME accredited virtual learning experiences to support lifelong learning of psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians. These comprehensive courses, led by our faculty experts, use recorded presentations, patient case vignettes, and live learning sessions to give learners the opportunity to learn about and enhance their knowledge in evidence-based practice in psychiatry.

Key Dates

  • Program Start Date: Monday, June 7, 2021*
  • Program End Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
  • Registration: Opens on Monday, May 3, 2021
  • Attendees can up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each course.

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

Course Pricing

  • General Member – $150
  • Resident-Fellow Member – $100
  • Medical Student Member – $100
  • Non-Member – $250

Course Offerings

  • Updates in Geriatric Psychiatry
    • JUN 21 2021
    • Rajesh Tampi, M.D., M.S.; Susan Lehmann, M.D.; Brandon Yarns, M.D.
    • This course will review the common psychiatric disorders seen in late life in detail, including neurocognitive disorders, anxiety disorders and mood disorders.
    • Register Here
  • Imminent Suicide Risk Assessment in High-Risk Individuals Denying Suicidal Ideation or Intent: Introduction and Training
    • AUG 02, 2021
    • Igor Galynker, M.D., Ph.D.; Lisa Cohen, Ph.D.; Sarah Bloch-Elkouby, Ph.D.; Daniel Safin, M.D.; Adriana Foster, M.D.
    • This course, using case vignettes, troubleshooting session, role-playing, adaptive polling, will train clinicians in a novel framework for the assessment of short-term suicide risk: the Modular Assessment of Risk for Imminent Suicide (MARIS) and the Narrative-Crisis Model of suicidal behavior (NCM).
    • Register Here
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice
    • AUG 16, 2021
    • Richard Bermudes, M.D.; Phillip Janicak, M.D.; Ian Cook, M.D.; Karl Lanocha, M.D.
    • This course, using case presentations and panel discussions, will review TMS mechanism of action, applications for psychiatric conditions, patient selection for TMS, as well as a thorough review of the current FDA cleared TMS Therapy systems.
    • Register Here
  • QTc Prolongation, ECG Interpretation, and Psychotropic Medications: An Expert Skills Course
    • AUG 30, 2021
    • Margo Funk, M.D.; Christopher Celano, M.D.; Scott Beach, M.D.
    • This course will review evidence-based approaches to QTc prolongation, Psychotropic Medications, and a primer on ECG interpretation. We will discuss high-yield strategies for various practice settings and populations, including outpatient community psychiatry settings, resource-poor clinics, co-morbid substance-use, patients with complex cardiac disease, and the general hospital and intensive care unit setting.
    • Register Here
  • Disasters and Mental Health: Helping Your Patients Deal with Adverse Effects of Climate Change, Pandemics, and Mass Violence
    • SEP 13, 2021
    • Joshua Morganstein, M.D.; James West, M.D.
    • The course, using case vignettes and interactive learning, will review fundamental disaster principles, highlighting ways in which attendees can leverage existing clinical skills to aid their patients and organizations to more effectively prepare for and respond to disasters.
    • Register Here

How to Access the Course

Once you have registered for the course, you can review the welcome page, syllabus, and orientation materials prior to the course start date. Once enrolled in the course, log in to the APA Learning Center, then navigate to My Courses. You will find the course listed under My Enrollments. Click Access to begin the course.

How to Claim Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the event date and hours earned.


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