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Psychiatry Today: Unique Challenges and Perspectives

  • Authors: Donald W. Black, MD; Kiki D. Chang, MD; Jay H. Shore, MD, MPH; Amanda J. Simonton, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Sidney Zisook, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 7/7/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 7/7/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians (PCPs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs).

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to implement best practices in telemedicine and recognize and manage the post-COVID impact on mental health.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Available data on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychiatric illnesses  
    • Best practices in utilizing telemedicine in psychiatric practice 
    • Prevalence and risks for mental health disorders and suicidality among healthcare providers (HCPs)
    • Roles and responsibilities of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in psychiatric care  
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Incorporate interprofessional strategies into psychiatric care


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  • Donald W. Black, MD

    Emeritus Professor
    Carver College of Medicine
    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, Iowa


    Donald W. Black, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Kiki D. Chang, MD

    Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    McGovern Medical School
    University of Texas Health
    Science Center at Houston 
    Houston, Texas


    Kiki D. Chang, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: AbbVie; COMPASS
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Sunovion

  • Jay H. Shore, MD, MPH

    Office of Telehealth and Technology Implementation for Behavioral Health Practice and Science (TIPS)
    Department of Psychiatry
    Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Family Medicine
    School of Medicine and Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
    Colorado School of Public Health
    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
    Aurora, Colorado


    Jay H. Shore, MD, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Amanda J. Simonton, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    School of Nursing
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    Texas Child Study Center
    Dell Children's Medical Center
    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
    CARMA Health
    Austin, Texas


    Amanda J. Simonton, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Alkermes Inc.; Corium Inc.

  • Sidney Zisook, MD

    Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry
    Director, San Diego Residency Training Program
    University of California
    San Diego, California


    Sidney Zisook, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Research funding from: COMPASS


  • Frances McFarland, PhD, MA

    Associate Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


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  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC 


    Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships. 

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Psychiatry Today: Unique Challenges and Perspectives

Authors: Donald W. Black, MD; Kiki D. Chang, MD; Jay H. Shore, MD, MPH; Amanda J. Simonton, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Sidney Zisook, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 7/7/2022

Valid for credit through: 7/7/2023, 11:59 PM EST


Contents of This CME Activity

All sections of this activity are required for credit.

When the System Is Down: Post-COVID Impact on Societal Mental Health

What has the pandemic done to our overall mental health? Dr Chang discusses the impact of the public health emergency and the virus itself.
Kiki D. Chang, MD

The Future of Practice Is Virtual

Is telepsychiatry here to stay? Dr Shore discusses how virtual practice has evolved and where it is going.
Jay H. Shore, MD, MPH

Battling Burnout: Understanding Mental Health and Suicidality Among HCPs

Are you experiencing burnout? Do you know someone who is? Dr Zisook discusses burnout, depression, and suicide and ways to fight them.
Sidney Zisook, MD

Expanding Mental Health Care: The Role of Non-Physician Practitioners

Do you work with nurse practitioners and physician associates? Dr Simonton discusses the roles and responsibilities of this untapped resource.
Amanda J. Simonton, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

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