Everyone needs continuing education. But who needs to be overwhelmed by it?

For more than 40 years, Directions in Psychiatry remains the pre-eminent continuing medical education program for psychiatrists worldwide.

Concise, essential, authoritative and timely, Directions in Psychiatry has delivered on the promise of insightful and useful information that psychiatrists world-wide need to stay current and earn psychiatry CME requirements. Directions in Psychiatry keeps you up-to-date as you earn 40 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits annually in the comfort of your home or office.

Submit your test answers online as you progress and receive your CME certificate instantly upon completion. It's the most convenient way to get your psychiatry CME work done from home, office, vacation or while traveling.

CME BENEFITS & AWARDS:

  • 40 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits
  • ABPN Approved
  • 20 Essential Lessons
  • Convenient Digital Delivery Option
  • Print Edition Available
  • Permanent Record of Psychiatry CME Activities
  • Top Faculty from Leading Institutions
  • Online Quizzes
  • Instant CME Certificate Upon Completion
  • Designed for Rapid Learning
  • Abstract for Instant Review
  • Toll-free Customer Service Support


Digital Option: Coursework available immediately upon purchase.
Digital+Print Option: Printed coursework will be sent to you via USPS Priority Mail.

This course awards 40 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits upon completion.

Lessons: 20 per volume

CME Credits: 40 Category 1 CME credits

Multiple-Choice Questions: 4 per lesson

Estimated Time to complete each lesson: 2 hours

Approvals: ACCME, ABPN

Psychiatry CME Course Curriculum

For detailed abstracts of these lessons, click here.


Adverse Childhood Experiences, Race, Mental Health, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Using Peer Support to Strengthen Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review

A Life Span Perspective on Borderline Personality Disorder

Pharmacotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: An Update of Published, Unpublished and Ongoing Studies

Psychiatric Management of the Chronically Suicidal Patient and the Risk of Completed Suicide: A Clinician’s Case Analysis

Burnout in Physicians During COVID-19 Pandemic

Using Trauma-Informed Approaches to Mitigate and Prevent the Impacts of Adverse Events on Children’s Health

Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia: First Episode of Psychosis and Beyond

Acute Inflammation and Plasma Levels of Clozapine: A Case-Based Lesson

The Media, Politics, and Health Care

What We Need to Know About Psychosis of Epilepsy 

Tardive Dyskinesia: Current Trends in Prevention and Management

Optimal Approaches to Discussing Advance Directives

Personality Traits Related to Binge Drinking: A Systematic Review

Current Status of Evidence for a New Diagnosis: Food Addiction—A Literature Review

An Update on Pharmacotherapy of Major Depressive Disorder

Clinical Pearls in the Management of Treatment-Resistant Depression: An Experiential Approach to Patient Care

Problematic Social Networking Site Use

Impact of Aging on Empathy: Review of Psychological and Neural Mechanisms

The Psychological Challenges of Emergency Medical Service Providers During Disasters: A Mini-Review February 2022


Accreditation Statement

American Medical Association
The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Hatherleigh Company, Ltd. designates this CME activity for a maximum number of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPN
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology designates that this activity awards up to 40 Self-Assessment CME credits. The approval period is for March 24, 2023 – March 24, 2026

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this CME or CE course work? Can I see more course and faculty information? When does it start?

This CME or CE course is completely online and you can start right now for online CME or CE credits. You can enter the continuing education course whenever you want and take it at your own pace. All CME and CE course materials will be available to you upon purchase in PDF form. Your continuing education online certificate will be available to you immediately upon successful completion of the CME or CE coursework quizzes.

You may request to preview course learning objectives or faculty information before ordering by contacting our Customer Care Department. For all the ways to do this, please click here
   
Who should take your CME & CE courses?  
   
Any healthcare professional who want to keep up-to-date on the latest drug and clinical research, and those seeking high quality CME & CE programs to receive credit or contact hours for re-licensure.   
   
Are Hatherleigh's CME & CE courses commercially sponsored?

Hatherleigh ensures that activities are planned, developed, implemented independent of support from a commercial or ineligible company.

Hatherleigh will disclose whether or not faculty and planners of continuing education and continuing medical education content have any relevant financial relationships with commercial entities that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

In such cases, Hatherleigh will have implemented steps to mitigate these relationships before the individuals engage in content development. This information is available on the Conflict of Interest Faculty and Advisory Board Disclosures page/section for all CME & CE coursework.

When can I access the CME or CE course?

Anytime! Once you have registered, you can access the course whenever you want, wherever you want and from any device you use.

Is there a deadline for CME & CE course completion?

All of our courses must be completed within a three-year period from the purchase date. Accreditation and regulation changes occur. To ensure that you earn the maximum amount of credit from your course, we have instituted a three-year period for completion. Your certificate will state the date your coursework is completed.

What if I don't like the course? Can I have my money back?

All of our courses are unconditionally guaranteed for 30 days. 

Who do I contact if I have further questions?

Please contact our Customer Care Department. For all the ways to do this, please 
click here

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Pricing options

Choose either digital only or add print edition to your order. Printed course will be mailed to you via USPS.