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Mental Health Services Conference - Self Assessment 2023
The 2023 Mental Health Services Conference Self-assessment (SA) is a series of 50 questions that will help mental health professionals, particularly those serving on a multidisciplinary mental healthcare team, self-assess current knowledge in major topics in psychiatry, providing feedback that can be used as the subsequent basis for focused CME/CE, lifelong learning, and/or professional development.Educational Objectives

At the completion of the activity, participants will:

  • Aid practicing mental health care professional in assessing their existing level of knowledge regarding current psychiatric practice and clinical advances
  • Prioritize gaps in mental health care professionals learning and plan activities at the Mental Health Services Conference
  • Improve patient care for key mental disorders by incorporating the principles of this self-assessment into individual practice
  • Review material related to core competencies of medical knowledge, patient care, culturally competent care, systems-based practice and collaborative interprofessional health care 

Target Audience

Practicing psychiatrists, residents, psychologists, social workers, and all other professionals on a mental health care team, interested in assessing their level of knowledge regarding current psychiatric practice and clinical advances and streamlining their experience at the Mental Health Services Conference.

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Program Release Date: September 15, 2023
Program End Date: September 15, 2024

How to Earn Credit

To earn credit for the Mental Health Services Conference Self-Assessment, participants must complete all questions and the evaluation and review their score. The minimum performance level requirement is fulfilled by answering all questions and by receipt of a score and peer comparison. This activity is designed to identify areas for improvement and further study; credit will be awarded for completion of the self-assessment.

The answers, rationales, and references for further study are provided. We urge that as a minimum, the rationale for each question answered incorrectly be reviewed. Many participants may wish to review the rationales for all of the multiple-choice questions. Participants will receive a detailed score report and peer comparison online. After completing the course, you can then claim and print your CME/CE certificate.

Continuing Education Credit

In support of improving patient care, the American Psychiatric Association is Jointly Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  

Physician CME Credit: The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPN Approval for MOC Part 2 (Self-Assessment)

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology has reviewed the APA Annual Meeting Self-Assessment in Psychiatry and has approved this program as a part of a comprehensive self-assessment (Part II) program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of continuing certification.

APA reports MOC completion data on behalf of our members directly to ABPN, however, diplomates are still required to log on to their ABPN Physician Folios at least once per calendar year to attest to completion of their MOC activities.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited 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 Planner:

The following Planner has no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Vishal Madaan, MD, Chief of Education and Deputy Medical Director, APA. 


The following Faculty have no financial relationships to disclose:

Maria Bodic, MD; Peter Steen, MD; Nubia Chong, MD; Doron Amsalem, MD; Lisa Dixon, MD; Philip Yanos, MD; Mary Beth Cogan, MSN; Donna Sudak, MD; Norma Day-Vines, MD; Nev Jones, MD; Ana Flores, MD; Christina Babusci, MD; Stephanie Le Melle, MD; Antonio Munoz-Hilliard, MD; Aaron Meyer, MD; Ann Marie Council, MD; Nicole Crosby, MD; Emily Dossett, MD; Michelle Nguyen, MD; Keris Myrick, MD; Jana Colton, MD; Rachel Wiedermann, MD; Aakriti Malhotra, MD; Julie Graziane, MD; Alison Swigart, MD; Katharine Dalke, MD; R. Merkel, MD; Theresa Burriss, PhD; Samuel Collins, MD; Andrew Carlo, MD; Clare McNutt, PA-C; Laura Richardson, MD; Ashley Lamb, MD; Sydney Harris, MD; Parker LaCombe, MD; Kenneth Thompson, MD; Mary Albaugh, MD; Valerie Ferri, MD; Enrico Castillo, MD; Eric Rafla-Yuan, MD; Lauren Morehouse, MD; Vanessa Klodnick, PhD; Deborah Cohen, PhD; Laura Merola, MD; Philip Feibusch, MD; Robert Allen, MD; Abby Wooten, MD; Michelle Durham, MD; Christine Crawford, MD; Sarah Vinson, MD; Wonyun Lee, MD; Christopher Landry, MD; Daniel Skaggs, MD; Margaret Emerson, DNP; John Torous, MD; Darlene King, MD; Ludwing Florez Salamanca, MD; Robert Gadomski, DO; Anish Dhamija, MD; Kristina Reinstatler Pharm D; Amy VandenBerg, Pharm D; Melissa Wagner-Schuman, MD

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

The American Psychiatric Association is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. If you have trouble accessing any of APA’s online resources, please contact us at 202-559-3900 for assistance.

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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Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 09/15/2024
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
4 CME Credits
4 COP Credits
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