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Cognitive Skills Training to Improve Quality of Life for People with Severe and Persistent Psychiatric Disorders

Activity Type:

  • On Demand


Release Date: 5/21/2020

Expiration Date: 3/1/2021

  • AMA PRA Category 1: 1
  • Participation: 1
  • Psychologist CE: 1

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Overview

Cognitive health is essential for good functioning in the community and typically becomes compromised as a result of severe mental illnesses such as affective and psychotic disorders. This webinar will focus on unmet needs in person centered care, specifically in respect to cognitive health. Cognitive impairments, like difficulty paying attention or remembering, are common among people with severe mental illnesses. These impairments do not significantly improve with medication and make recovery and community re-integration more challenging. Fortunately, there are ways to improve cognitive skills. The presentation provides an update on efficacious, feasible, and scalable strategies to address cognitive health in people with psychiatric illnesses. It focuses on cognitive skills training as a recovery oriented, strengths-based behavioral intervention that empowers autonomous learning, and helps people engage with their community in ways that are personally meaningful.

Pricing

FREE - $0

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify cognitive health needs and how they interfere with recovery from severe psychiatric illnesses
  • Describe at least two scalable approaches to address cognitive impairment in severe psychiatric illness
  • Identify at least two factors that impact positive cognitive outcomes

Target Audience

Psychiatrist, psychologist, physician (non-psychiatric), physician assistant, nurse/nurse practitioner

Instructional Level

Introductory; Intermediate

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hours 
Program Start Date: May 21, 2020
Program End Date: March 1, 2021

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, CE credit for psychologists, or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course, including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 75% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), CE certificate (psychologists), or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the completion date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

Physicians

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 course for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Instructor

  • Alice Medalia, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. She is a leading proponent for the need to address cognition as a central aspect of health related to functional outcome for people living with persistent mental illness. Dr. Medalia reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

Planners

  • Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Amy N. Cohen, PhD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

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Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This website requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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