Psychopharmacology and ASD
A limited number of physicians and other providers of services to Pennsylvanians with autism and their families are eligible to receive free CME and CE credit.
Release Date: June 30th, 2014
Review Date: June 30th, 2017
Expiration Date: June 30th, 2020
Credits: 1 credit per module
There are 4 modules to review. It is recommended that you complete each module in order before moving on to the next. You will have one week to complete both the post-test and evaluation. Participants who want CME credit must complete the post-test (provided at the end of each module) and evaluation form. After completing the evaluation, the certificate will be mailed electronically within 7 days.
Completion of each activity takes 1 hour. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit:
- Review the learning objectives.
- Review the online enduring material.
- Complete the online post-test. Participants must receive a test score of 80%.
- Complete the activity evaluation.
- Completed activities are automatically recorded on the CME certificate.
- After completion of the post-test and activity evaluation, the certificate will be forwarded within 7 business days.
Health professionals serving individuals with ASD are increasingly called upon to assist in psychopharmacological treatment of interfering behaviors and other co-morbidities associated with an ASD diagnosis. Psychiatric co-morbidities that often warrant medication treatment, including depression and behavior problems (e.g., aggression and self-destructive behaviors) can increase in adolescence and adulthood. Recent reviews have described a high frequency of psychotropic medication treatment in children and adolescents with ASD, and this trend continues through adulthood. Therefore, the professional practice performance gap or quality gap that needs to be addressed is health-professional knowledge in the treatment of individuals with ASD using a multidisciplinary approach including medication management coupled with behavioral interventions and data collection.
The CME and CE activity will be a web-based forum where Dr. James Connell and Dr. Edward Brodkin will interview a series of physician experts on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on psychopharmacological interventions for individuals with ASD. The goal of this CME activity is to increase healthcare professional knowledge and performance in serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders through education regarding psychopharmacological interventions.
- Recognizing and diagnosing ASD in adulthood and assessing the need for medication for individuals with ASD.
- Associating ADHD and OCD symptoms in individuals with ASD with medication.
- Define ways to treat social anxiety and other social difficulties in individuals with ASD medications and other interventions.
- Identify dimensions of behaviors in individuals with ASD and coordinating medication management with behavioral treatment.
- General Psychiatrists
- Family Practice Physicians
- Residents and Medical Students
- Social Workers
Continuing Medical Education Credit Statements
Directly Sponsored Only-BHE-Accreditation Statement
CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Drexel University College of Medicine and the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. The Drexel University College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA: The Drexel University College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. ™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AOA: This program is eligible for 4 credits in Category 2A of the American Osteopathic Association.
It is the policy of Drexel University College of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational programs. Speakers at continuing medical education activities are required to disclose to the audience, any relevant commercial interest (which is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients). Any conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the presentation and announced to the audience. The intent of this disclosure is to allow participants to form their own judgments about the educational content of this activity and determine whether the speaker’s commercial interests influenced the presentation. In addition, speakers are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation.
*Speaker relationships will be disclosed prior to the beginning of each program.*
Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This program is being offered for up to 1 hours of continuing education.
ASWB - National Social Work
This organization, Drexel University College of Medicine/Behavioral Healthcare Education, provider #1065, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. The Drexel University College of Medicine/Behavioral Healthcare Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period 7/27/2011 to 7/27/2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 hours of clinical or social work ethics continuing education clock hours."
NAADAC (National D&A)
This conference has been approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors for a maximum of 1 educational hours. NAADAC Approved Provider #000125.
NBCC (National Counselors):
“Drexel University College of Medicine/BHE is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.” We can award a maximum of 1 hours of CE Credit
Drexel University college of Medicine/Behavioral Healthcare Education has been accredited as an authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. In obtaining this approval, Drexel University College of Medicine/Behavioral Healthcare Education has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/ IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized Provider accreditation status Drexel University College of Medicine/Behavioral Healthcare Education is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/ IACET Standard. Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education, is authorized by IACET to offer 1 CEUs for this program.
Drexel University College of Medicine/BHE is approved by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (Provider #107) to sponsor continuing education for Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners. Drexel University College of Medicine/BHE maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This program is being offered for up to 1 hours of continuing education.
LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT (PA SBSWE Licensed Social Workers in Pennsylvania):
Drexel University College of Medicine is a preapproved provider of continuing education for Social Workers and Clinical Social Workers. This program is being offered for up to 1 hours of continuing education.
PA Educators Act 48:
Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education adheres to Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines. PA educators will receive a maximum of 1 hours of credit for attending this program.
Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants will be awarded a maximum of 1 contact hours for attending this program.
PCB (PA Certified Additions Counselor):
Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education will award a maximum of 1 PCB Approved Hours of Education for this program. Our program is certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Provider # 133.
Please note that in the preceding credit statements if “a maximum of” means just that, since credit is awarded according to the number of actual sessions attended during the conference. Signed validation forms attest to the number of sessions attended. When the program is seminar, then these words are deleted, since full attendance is required in order to receive credit. Credit cannot be awarded to those who only attend a “partial” session. Where these words are not bracketed (AMA and PSNA), they MUST be retained in the statement in any case.
Faculty Disclosure Statement
Speaker Disclosures: Joel Bregman, M.D., Manely Ghaffari, M.D., Michael Murray, M.D., James Connell, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D, and Edward Brodkin, M.D. have no commercial relationships to disclose.
Planning Committee Disclosures: James Connell, Ph.D, NCSP, BCBA-D, Edward Brodkin M.D., Lindsay Shea, and Erica Rohloff have no commercial relationships to disclose.
This activity is supported by a grant from the Autism Services, Education, Resources, &Training Collaborative (ASERT). The ASERT Collaborative is a statewide initiative funded by the Bureau of Autism Services, PA Department of Public Welfare.
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