As technological advances lead to an ever-increasingly interconnected and globalized society, the treatment of mental illness and preservation of mental health has become an international and cross-cultural practice. The phenomenology of mental illness, therapeutic alliance between physicians and patients, and benefits of treatment are profoundly affected by various cultural aspects. Recognizing that new approaches are necessary to effectively treat an increasingly diverse population and that cultural considerations apply to all patients, DSM-5 includes the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI). The CFI is a set of questions designed to integrate and operationalize culture into mental health assessment and treatment in order to optimize patient outcomes. It operates from the viewpoint that culture is multi-dimensional, individualized, and applicable to any clinical encounter regardless of the demographic characteristic of the patient or the clinical setting. The goals of this PLM will be to increase awareness of the impact of culture on the practice of psychiatry and to describe current research in cultural psychiatry. This CFI PLM will provide information on the CFI’s development, utility, and implementation into regular clinical practice.
Using a pulsed learning format via email, you are provided with a series of multiple-choice questions to be completed over time. Questions are emailed to users at pre-set intervals and quantities. By tackling only a few questions at a time, the pulsed learning format eliminates brain strain and re-focuses attention on the subject matter to improve knowledge retention.
- General Member - $15.00
- Resident-Fellow Member - $7.50
- Medical Student Member - $7.50
- Non-Member - $30.00
- Understand the basis of the impact of culture on the practice of psychiatry
- Learn the foundational basics of the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview
- Identify and appreciate situated aspects of culture beyond typically categorized fields such as ethnicities, languages, sexual orientation, military service, etc
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Release Date: November 30, 2018
End Date: November 30, 2021
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A passing score of 100% must be achieved on the exam. Re-takes of missed questions are available. Course 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 date of completion 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 APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Michael Hann, MD, Director, Healthcare Business, US Naval Hospital Yokusuka, Japan. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Disclosure: Honoraria from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
- Ravi DeSilva, MD, Unit Chief, Inpatient Psychiatry, New York-Presbysterian Hospital, Asst. Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Disclosure: Guidepoint Consulting AristaMD
- Ranna Parekh, MD, Director of Division Diversity and Health Equity, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Sejal Patel, Senior Program Manager, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Vabren Watts, PhD, Deputy Director of Division Diversity and Health Equity, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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