Treatment of Depression (July 2022)

July 5, 2022 to August 8, 2022

Registration Deadline: July 18, 2022

The course will present a primer on the diagnosis and management of depression for the general psychiatrist, primary care physician, or nurse practitioner. The course is designed in a scalable model. This means that each lecture builds upon the previous one, paralleling the thought process that psychiatrists follow when facing a patient with increasingly resistant depression. Participants may follow the course as far as they wish, based on how much they are interested in doing in their practices. Participants will get a complete, self-contained lesson in each lecture, permitting them to either view the entire course (in any order desired) or select which module(s) they wish to view. The lectures will include at least one case presentation, played by two of the DCRP faculty where one will play the doctor and the other will play the patient.

The course includes an array of resources, videos and other materials to enhance the learning experience. All content and assignments can be completed at any time. Weekly call-in times allow faculty to hear and respond to questions directly, and an interactive discussion board lets participants post questions and interact with peers from across the United States and around the world. Plus, the course is accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Course materials are available beginning on July 18, 2022 and all online course work must be completed by August 8, 2022.

Pricing

Registration Deadline: July 18, 2022

Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made during the first week of the course, but an administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund.  Cancellation requests made during the second week will receive a credit toward a future offering of the same course.  No refunds or credits will be granted after July 18, 2022.

Target Audience

General psychiatrists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, other clinicians such as social workers and psychologists.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Diagnose Major Depressive Disorder in the outpatient clinical setting
  • Provide basic and advanced psychopharmacological interventions for depressed patients
  • Refer appropriately to different psychotherapies or to somatic therapies
  • Describe basic principles of how to incorporate cultural competency in clinical practice

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this Live activity for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 15.50 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 15.50 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 15.50 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 15.50 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 90724

  • 15.50 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 15.50 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 15.50 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

Course opens: 
09/01/2021
Course expires: 
08/08/2022
Event starts: 
07/05/2022 - 1:00am
Event ends: 
08/08/2022 - 11:59pm
Cost:
$445.00
Rating: 
0

Intro to Depression:
After this module participants should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of depressive disorders
  • Identify the DSM criteria for diagnosing depression and related subtypes
  • Identify the impact of comorbid medical and psychiatric disorders on depression

Intro to Commonly Used Antidepressants:
After this module participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the most commonly used antidepressants for treating depression
  • Identify the risks, benefits, and side effects of each
  • Examine how to prescribe these agents in general medical or psychiatric practice

Intro to Commonly Used Natural Remedies:
After this module participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the mechanisms and indications for various natural remedies with purported antidepressant benefits
  • Classify how to prescribe these agents in general medical or psychiatric practice
  • Identify how to discuss these remedies with patients who may be interested in trying them

Psychotherapies:
After this module participants should be able to:

  • Characterize the different types of psychotherapies available for the management of depression
  • Evaluate which psychotherapies are best suited for particular patients
  • Know how to refer patients for psychotherapy when appropriate

Advanced Psychopharmacology:
After this module participants should be able to:

  • Identify about some of the more complex medications used for managing more serious depression
  • Analyze the proper use of these agents, including off-label indications
  • Decide whether to prescribe these yourself or refer the patient out when required

Somatic Therapies and Ketamine:
After this module participants should be able to:

  • Analyze about the different somatic therapies available for treatment resistant depression, e.g., ECT, TMS, DBS, ketamine.
  • Identify when it is appropriate to prescribe these therapies, based on efficacy and safety considerations
  • Demonstrate how to refer patients for these treatments when indicate

Special Populations:
After this module participants should be able to:

  • Specify the complexities of working in mental health care of Special Populations, e.g. minorities
  • Identify principles of cultural competence in general medical and psychiatric practice
  • Review these concepts when working with patients of different ethnicities, nationalities, etc.

Available Credit

  • 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this Live activity for a maximum of 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 15.50 Nursing Contact Hours

    Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

    This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 15.50 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

  • 15.50 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 15.50 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 90724

  • 15.50 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 15.50 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 15.50 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

 
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Release Date: November 1, 2021
Expiration Date: November 1, 2022

Planners

David H. Rubin, MD, reviewer
Susan E. Sprich, PhD, psychologist reviewer
Jane Pimental, MPH
David Mischoulon, MD, PhD
Cristina Cusin, MD

Disclosure Information

In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of both themselves and their spouses/partners over the past 12 months, as defined below:              

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. For more information, visit www.accme.org.

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Relevant financial relationships 

ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant.  Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:

Susan Sprich, PhD

Royalties (Co-Author): Oxford University Press
Royalties (Co-Edited Book): Springer
Honoraria (Associate Editors): Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Cristina Cusin, MD
Advisory Board: Janssen, Clexio, Perception Therapeutics

Felipe Jain, MD
Independent Clinical Rater for Clinical Trials: Clinical Trials Network Institute
Speaker: Benson Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at MGH

David Mischoulon, MD, PhD
Clinical Investigator: Nordic Naturals, Heckel Medizintechnik GmbH
Clinical Rater and Director of Education (Salary Support): MGH Clinical Trials Network and Institute (CTNI)

All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.


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Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
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; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 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


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