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Activity Dates: 01/12/2024 - 12/31/2025

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.

Course Requirements

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

  • 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.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Up to two exam attempts are provided to each participant. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Carol A. Ott, PharmD, MPH, BCPP
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Purdue University/Eskenazi Health
Indianapolis, IN
External Consultant Activities, Advisory Panels, Speakers Bureaus, etc.: Project ECHO - Indiana University - Opioid Use Disorders - Expert Panelist, Tippecanoe County (Indiana) Public Defender's Office - case consultation, Psychopharmacology Consultation Team - Indiana University - Department of Child Services, Wolters-Kluwer/Lexi-Comp
Educational grants: SAMHSA
Non-Financial Interests: Indiana Medicaid Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board, Indiana Medicaid Mental Health Quality Advisory Committee (MHQAC), NAMI West Central Indiana
Chris Paxos, BCGP, BCPP, BCPS
Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH
No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose

Learning Objectives


ACPE #0284-0000-24-001-H04-P (Knowledge)
Author: Carol Ott, PharmD, BCPP, Chris Paxos, PharmD, BCPP, BCPS, BCGP
Learning Objectives
At the end of this program, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify social and cultural norms that can impact therapeutic outcomes.
  2. List the essential components of the psychiatric interview.
  3. Explain the role of the psychiatric interview in the collection of health and medication history.
  4. Explain the rationale for collection of collateral information by the treatment team.
  5. Describe the features of care coordination and transitional care models of care and the role of the pharmacist in these processes.
  6. Identify principles and methods for educating health care professionals.
  7. Identify principles and methods for educating patients and the public.
  8. Explain procedures for assessing the effectiveness of education of patients and the public.
  9. Identify principles of health literacy.
  10. Outline principles, processes and measures for measuring the effectiveness of psychiatric pharmacy services.
  11. Outline known disparities in psychotropic medication use on the basis of ethnicity, gender/gender identity, and geographic location.
  12. Identify pharmacist practice models that address known gaps in care of psychiatric disorders.
  13. Identify methods to provide and assess medication education to patients, families, and caregivers in individual and group sessions, and improve adherence.


Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 01/12/2024 - 12/31/2025
ACPE Contact Hours: 0.5
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-24-001-H04-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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