Intended Learners

This activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychiatric nurses, and other healthcare professionals who seek to improve the care of patients with mental health disorders.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

Identify the etiology, pathophysiology, and neural pathways of various psychiatric disorders and their effects on patients

Implement evidence-based models on the use of psychotherapeutic and pharmacotherapeutic interventions to develop treatment plans, predict treatment response, optimize remission, and prevent relapse

Employ strategies to identify and remove barriers to treatment to improve patient outcomes in the acute and long-term management of psychiatric disorders

Assess psychiatric disorders, as well as patients’ overall health, including comorbidities, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment

Accreditation Information*


In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


NACCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 27.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
NACCME has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned inaccordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 27.25 AAPA Category 1 credit(s). PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 27.25 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255, for 27.25 contact hours.

CE Information


As a jointly accredited organization, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NACCME maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. Full attendance is required for all CE activities.

Instructional Level: Advanced

Social Work (ASWB ACE)

ASWBNACCME 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 under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. NACCME maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 27.25 Advanced continuing education credits.

Marriage & Family Therapy

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The APA pre-approves New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Washington D.C., for Marriage and Family Therapy credit.

NACCME has received additional pre-approval for this conference from the following marriage and family boards: California.

Requirements for Credit

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must attend the educational activity and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the evaluation form online, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Healthcare professionals treating patients with mental health disorders should check with their state licensing and certification boards to determine if Psych Congress meets their continuing education requirements.

*Accreditation information pertains only to the main conference; accreditation information for the pre-conference program and Psych Congress On-Demand will be provided separately. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 6.0 additional credits for participating in a one-day pre-conference. If you claim credit for a live session at Psych Congress, you cannot claim credit for the same session via Psych Congress On-Demand. Total credit hours are subject to change. 

ADA Statement

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please call 609.371.1137.

Contact Information

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 800.205.8233.

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