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Activity Dates: 10/12/2023 - 10/12/2025

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Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of individuals living with mental health and/or substance use disorders, we invite you to participate in this online course.

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


Session Summary

The incidence of mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders soared during the COVID-19 pandemic and we are in the midst of a shortage of psychiatrists to meet the mental health needs of patients in the United States (U.S). The insufficient number of psychiatrists causes significant problems across the U.S. healthcare system. The consequences of untreated mental health come at a cost to all facets of society and are harmful to patients, caregivers, and health care workers. One of the best solutions to this problem is providing integrated behavioral health services to patients in the primary care setting. This is a model where physical and mental health issues are addressed simultaneously. This presentation will evaluate the advantages and challenges of developing an integrated mental health model in an academic internal medicine practice. The roles of the psychiatric pharmacist, physician, and psychologist will be examined and strategies for collaboration will be discussed.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for this session, you must:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • 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.
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date.
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.

Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Debalina Das, MD, MPH, FACP
Laura E. Maphis, PhD
Sarah T. Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, FASCP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Evaluate the advantages, challenges, and implementation of a model of integrated primary and behavioral health care in providing patient-centered care for people with mental illnesses.
  2. Examine the role of each member of the interprofessional team and/or strategies to build a collaborative integrated behavioral health model in the primary care setting.
  3. Select patients who can benefit from integrated behavioral health care in the primary care setting.
  4. Describe practice and patient outcomes that can be used to assess the effect of behavioral health care.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 10/12/2023 - 10/12/2025
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.25
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-23-009-H04-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.

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