Professional Education

Training Resources and Programming

Expert faculty and staff from the Department of Psychiatry create and present cutting edge professional education for medical and mental health professionals. See our current programming below.

Upcoming Events

Anxiety and OCD Treatment Across the Lifespan

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$150 without CE credits | $300 with CE credits

January 11-13, 2023 | 8:00AM-5:00PM MST

19.5 APA CE Credits

Virtual

Presented by Kasey A. Benedict, MSW, LCSW; Scott Cypers, PhD; Rachel A. Davis, MD; Emily Hemendinger, LCSW, MPH, CPH; Stephanie Lehto, PsyD; and Abigail Norouzinia, PhD

Full Program

Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be experienced across the life span – during childhood and throughout adulthood. This interactive, three-day, virtual continuing education program includes presentations on the identification, differential diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety and OCD at different stages of life. The first day of this training will focus on treatment of anxiety in children and adolescents. The second and third days provide an overview of OCD, symptom presentations, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) treatment. The workshop includes interactive practice of ERP as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. In addition, strategies to engage and support families in anxiety and OCD evaluation and treatment will be reviewed. Interactive case discussions will highlight anxiety and OCD presentation and treatment in children and adults across the life span from diverse communities and contexts. At the end of this continuing education program, you will be able to incorporate ERP into your evidence based treatment toolkit.

The University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Treating Bipolar Conditions: An Introduction for Clinicians

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January 18, 2023 | 11:00AM-1:00PM MST

Virtual

2 APA CE Credits

Presented by Aimee Sullivan, PhD 

Bipolar disorder (BD) is a highly recurrent, chronic illness associated with significant impairment in psychosocial functioning and quality of life. This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of considerations important in working with patients with bipolar disorder.  An emphasis on differential diagnosis will review how clinicians can recognize bipolar symptoms and effectively differentiate these from symptoms of other psychiatric conditions. We will discuss specific evidence-based tools that clinicians can immediately put into practice, with a highlight on the importance of mood charting, regulation of sleep cycles and daily rhythms, and inclusion of family members in treatment planning whenever feasible. 

Learning Objectives 

Following this presentation, attendees will be able to: 

  • Recognize features of bipolar disorder, and discriminate these from symptoms of other psychiatric disorders 
  • Understand the rationale for using a range of evidence-based treatment strategies 
  • Utilize a number of tools and treatment strategies immediately in their clinical practice 

The University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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