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Activity Dates: 04/07/2024 - 10/07/2024

Target Audience

BCPPs desiring an evidence-based, in-depth review of contemporary issues in psychiatric pharmacy at the specialist level are the intended audience of this recertification activity. This activity is designed for BCPPs who are auditory and visual learners and/or who learn best from hands-on-learning and dialoguing with specialist faculty and colleagues.


The Clinical Application Series is an application-based continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activity designed to advance the knowledge and improve competency of participants through the delivery of evidence-based presentations. The interactive presentations are delivered live over two days at the AAPP Annual Meeting and provide knowledge and tools to improve the comprehensive care of patients with mental health disorders.

An application-based CPE activity requires that participants apply the information learned. In an application-based CPE activity, the learning objectives are written at a higher level in order to assess the learner's ability to use the information that is learned, at the expected level of practice of Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacists. The examination for this product often features cases requiring that the participant apply the principles learned through the presentations. 
The Clinical Application Series includes:
  • Online access to the recorded speakers' audio presentations synchronized with their slide presentations (presented live at AAPP 2024 April 7 and April 8 in Orlando, FL).
  • For pharmacists, 5 hours of ACPE credit and 5 hours of BCPP Recertification credit achieved by successfully completing the online AAPP recertification examination.
  • Access to the AAPP testing center with exam submission due on or before October 7, 2024.

Consider making these presentations part of your BPS Continuing Professional Development plan! Please refer to the BPS Psychiatric Pharmacy Content Outline to see how this activity may align.

Course Requirements

To satisfactorily complete the Clinical Application Series and receive 5 hours of BCPP Recertification and ACPE credit, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Abide by a confidentiality and honesty statement requiring individual completion of the Recertification education.
  2. Complete an online assessment on or before the deadline of October 7, 2024.
  3. Receive a passing score as determined by a panel of experts.
  4. Completion of an activity evaluation form.
  5. Partial credit is not available for individual topics within the programming; it is either all 5 hours of Clinical Application Series credit or none.
  6. Learners who do not achieve a passing score on a post-activity assessment may appeal assessment questions and/or request a remediation assessment. View AAPP's Post-Activity Assessment Appeal and Remediation Policy.

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • Complete the pre-test before starting the activity.
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • Wait for the official review of exam questions within 4 weeks following the closing date.
  • Receive a passing grade (76%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.

Credit is awarded in the calendar year the assessment is completed. AAPP reports continuing credit for ACPE (CPE Monitor) and BCPP Recertification (BPS) within days of successful exam completion.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Katharine "Kaz" Joyer Nelson, MD, DFAPA
Tiffany Buckley, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS
Chelsea Di Polito, PharmD, BCPP
Russell Spieth, MEd, PhD
Kristen Ward, PharmD, BCPP

View biographical information and disclosures

Learning Objectives

Evidence-based Management of Borderline Personality Disorder
  1. Assess the evidence for treatment options in the management of borderline personality disorder.
  2. Apply strategies to sustain engagement of patients with personality disorders in treatment.
  3. Design a rational treatment plan for patients with borderline personality disorder.
Role of Cannabis and Cannabidiol in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  1. Distinguish between cannabis, hemp, FDA-approved cannabinoids, and synthetic cannabinoids.
  2. Evaluate the role of cannabis and/or cannabidiol in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
  3. Assess the safety of cannabis and/or cannabidiol when used for the treatment of anxiety disorders.
The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown of Psychotropic Stewardship Implementation: A Focus on Antipsychotics
  1. Provide rationale for implementation of a psychiatric pharmacist led psychotropic stewardship program for antipsychotics.
  2. Assess possible barriers to implementing a psychotropic stewardship program for antipsychotics.
  3. Measure the effectiveness of a psychotropic stewardship program for antipsychotics.
Addressing Ambivalence and Non-Adherence to Mental Health Treatment
  1. Identify factors that contribute to ambivalence to mental health treatment, medication non-adherence, and misalignment between patient and provider goals.
  2. Compare interventions that address mental health treatment ambivalence and/or medication adherence.
  3. Recommend strategies to address ambivalence to mental health treatment and non-adherence based on patient-specific factors.
Using Pharmacogenomics to Optimize Mental Health Comprehensive Medication Management
  1. Assess the impact of pharmacogenomic testing on patient outcomes in psychiatry.
  2. Incorporate health literacy considerations in education to patients about mental health pharmacogenomic testing results.
  3. Apply pharmacogenomic results to psychiatric treatment decisions in comprehensive medication management.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/07/2024 - 10/07/2024
ACPE Contact Hours: 5
ACPE Numbers: 0284-0000-24-015-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-24-016-H01-P (Application), 0284-0000-24-020-H04-P (Application), 0284-0000-24-022-H99-P (Application), 0284-0000-24-024-H01-P (Application)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacists can obtain 5 hours of ACPE credit and 5 hours of BCPP Recertification credit by successfully completing the online Clinical Application Series examination.

The American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacists is approved as a Professional Development Provider for the Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) specialty by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). This course is part of a 5 hour BCPP recertification product earned after successful completion of the associated BCPP recertification examination for the full product.
AAPP reports continuing credit for ACPE (CPE Monitor) and BCPP Recertification (BPS) within days of successful exam completion.

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