The Mental Health Services Conference 2021: On Demand
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Expires on Nov 01, 2024
Member: $150.00
Non-Member: $275.00
Medical Student: $100.00
Resident Fellow Member: $100.00
Credit Offered
15.5 CME Credits
15.5 COP Credits

The purpose of the Mental Health Services Conference is to highlight educational programs and innovations in clinical services designed to ensure equal access to high-quality mental health care for all populations regardless of race/ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or geographical background.

Learning Objectives

  • Integrate new research and treatment strategies into clinical practice;
  • Identify and improve mental health disparities in the community;
  • Provide culturally competent care for diverse populations;
  • Recognize how to bring new innovations into a variety of treatments to improve patient care;
  • Advance and update skills in community psychiatry treatment;
  • Integrate knowledge of current psychiatry into discussions with patients; and
  • Identify barriers to care, including health service delivery issues.

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, residents/fellows

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 15.5 hours
Begin Date: November 1, 2021
End Date: November 1, 2024

How to Earn Credit

After evaluating the program, participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Psychiatric Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Financial Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Program Planners

Robert Cotes, M.D. serves as a consultant for Saladax and has received grant/research support from Alkermes, Lundbeck, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Roche.

Sarah Vinson, M.D. is the founder of Lorio Psych Group and Lorio Forensics.

The following planners no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Vivian Pender, M.D., Auralyd Padilla Candelario, M.D., Benjamin Druss, M.D., Jacqueline Maus Feldman, M.D., Abhisek Chandan Khandai, M.D., M.S., Sosunmolu O. Shoyinka, M.D.


Peter Q. Blair, Ph.D has ownership Interest (includes stock, stock options, patent, or other intellectual property) in Live Chair Health.

Courtney McMickens, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S. is employed by Eleanor Health and Lorio Forensics.

Ludwing Salamanca, M.D., Ph.D. is a consultant for RubiconMD; has ownership Interest (includes stock, stock options, patent, or other intellectual property) in Doximity.

The following speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Amir Ahuja, M.D.; Arden D. Dingle, M.D.; Auralyd Padilla Candelario, M.D.; Ayana Jordan, M.D., Ph.D.; Benjamin G. Druss, M.D.; Chris Johnson, MFA; David Pollack, M.D.; Debra A. Pinals, M.D.; Denese Shervington, M.D., M.P.H.; Dilip Jeste, M.D.; Dionne Hart, M.D.; Dwight E. Kemp, M.D.; Elizabeth Haase, M.D.; Enrico Castillo, M.D.; Felix Torres, M.D., M.B.A.; Gabrielle Shapiro, M.D.; Jack Saul, Ph.D.; Jacqueline Maus Feldman, M.D.; Jake Hutchins, M.S.; Jennifer Hu, M.D.; Jessica Elizabeth Isom, M.D., M.P.H.; Karthik Sivashanker, M.D., M.P.H.; Kenneth Minkoff, M.D.; Kenneth Thompson, M.D.; Keri L. Waterland, Ph.D., M.A.C., M.A.O.B.; Keris Jän Myrick, M.S., M.B.A.; Kupiri W. Ackerman-Barger, Ph.D., R.N.; Lisa B. Dixon, M.D., M.P.H.; Lori Raney, M.D.; Maga Jackson-Triche, M.D.; Mandar Jadhav, M.D.; Margie Balfour, M.D., Ph.D.; Marisa Giggie, M.D.; Mary Hasbah Roessel, M.D.; Mary Vance, M.D., MS.c.; Micah Pearson, C.P.S.W.; Michele Reid, M.D.; Michelle P. Durham, M.D., M.P.H.; Mira Bodic, M.D.; Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D.; Natalie Fikac, Ed.D.; Peter Chien, M.D., M.A.; Polly McKinney; Rachel Melissa Talley, M.D.; Raymond Matthew Reyes, M.D.; Regina James, M.D.; Richard Summers, M.D.; Robert Osterman Cotes, M.D.; Robin Cooper, M.D.; Rochelle Head-Dunham, M.D.; Roslind D. Hayes, BS; Sarah Y. Vinson, M.D.; Sonja Gaines, M.B.A.; Sonya Shadravan, M.D.; Sosunmolu Shoyinka, M.D.; Stephanie Garayalde, M.D.; Stephanie Keeney Parks, Ph.D., M.A.; Stephanie LeMelle, M.D., M.S.; Stephen Mark Goldfinger, M.D.; Suganya Sockalingam, Ph.D.; Wendy D. Bailey, M.A.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

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Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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