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Continuing Education Credits

Learn about continuing education (CE) credits at the 2023 Mental Health Services Conference.



The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Psychologists: The American Psychiatric Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Social Workers: American Psychiatric Association, provider #1743, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2021-05/18/2024. Social workers completing this activity receive up to 17.5 (clinical) continuing education credits.

The APA provides CE certificates for physicians, psychologists, and social workers, and a certificate of participation other mental health professionals. The overall scientific program provides a broad range of interprofessional CE presentations, which include courses and master courses, general sessions, presidential sessions, and various other formats. Poster sessions are not part of the accredited program. For further information, please review the CE information in the session search and the final Program Guide on site. Credit is earned on an hour-for-hour basis.

All registrant categories are eligible for continuing education credits.

Statement on Disclosure

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity—including faculty, planners, reviewers or others—are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity. Read more disclosures information here.

CME Evaluation

Participants will be given the opportunity to evaluate and provide feedback on the quality and value of their learning experience. Course directors and program planners will use this information for future activities. CME credit for APA members completing the evaluation will be recorded at Credits must be claimed by December 15, 2023.

Educational Objectives

By participating in this meeting, you will:

  • Integrate new research and treatment strategies into clinical practice
  • Recognize and improve mental health disparities in the community
  • Provide culturally competent care for diverse populations
  • Apply new innovations into a variety of treatments to improve patient care
  • Assess and update skills in community psychiatry treatment
  • Incorporate knowledge of current psychiatry into discussions with patients
  • Identify barriers to care, including health service delivery issues
  • Identify strategies to build a collaborative interprofessional mental health care team

Target Audience

The Mental Health Services Conference is designed for anyone delivering mental health services - particularly those serving on a multidisciplinary mental health team: psychiatrists, primary care and other physicians, medical students and residents, nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, addiction counselors, social workers, medical educators, administrators and policymakers, public health researchers, consumers, and family members.

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