Psychiatrists spoke and APA listened. Among the more than 80 course
offerings at this year's annual meeting is a new track of courses directed by
three master lecturers. The Clinical Knowledge and Skills Series consists of
three, day-long sessions on the practical application of advances in different
clinical disciplines: cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic
psychotherapy, and neuropsychiatry.
"We're responding to what some members have been asking
for—something a little more advanced, not just for new practicing
psychiatrists but also for those who have been practicing for a longer period
that more meets their needs," Joy Raether, APA's associate director for
conference and online continuing medical education, told Psychiatric
The three courses were selected based on "the popularity of the
faculty and topics," explained Michele Pato, M.D., chair of the
Scientific Program Subcommittee on Courses.
Jesse Wright, M.D., will lead the course "Practical
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)." He is a professor and
associate chair for academic affairs at the University of Louisville School of
Medicine. The prestigious faculty includes Judith Beck, Ph.D., Robert Goisman,
M.D., and Donna Sudak, M.D. Through lectures and skill-building drills,
attendees will master both the core essentials and finer points of CBT.
The course "Practical Psychodynamic Psychotherapy" will be
given by Glenn Gabbard, M.D., chair of psychoanalysis at the Brown Foundation
and a professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He will be joined
by Thomas Gutheil, M.D., John Gunderson, M.D., and Barbara Milrod, M.D. They
will augment course participants' knowledge of the basic precepts and skills
used in psychodynamic psychotherapy—from how to begin and end therapy to
how to formulate and execute intervention goals. A case study will be
The third course, "Advances in Neuropsychiatry," will be led by
C. Edward Coffey, M.D. He is a neuropsychiatrist at Henry Ford Health System
in Detroit, where he is vice president and CEO of Behavioral Health Services
and the Kathleen and Earl Ward Professor and Chair of Psychiatry. The course
faculty will be Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Mark S. George, M.D., and Nancy
Practical Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CKS01)
Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The fee includes a text on CBT
Practical Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (CKS02)
Sunday, May 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The fee includes a text on psychodynamic psychotherapy
Advances in Neuropsychiatry (CKS03)
Monday, May 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The fee includes a text on neuropsychiatry
These courses are part of APA's CME course schedule. The advanced
registration fee is $295, and the on-site registration fee is $350. The
deadline for advance registration is April 10.Register Now for the Meeting! ▪