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Addictions and Their Treatment Course

Who Should Attend?

The Addictions and Their Treatment course is excellent preparation for the ABPN examinations for subspecialty certification and recertification in Addiction Psychiatry. The course is recommended for: PGY-V residents, general psychiatry residents, and periodically for all academic and treatment personnel to stay updated on the most recent trends in the addiction field. It is equally relevant to junior faculty and clinicians as well as experienced practitioners.

Information about the 2013 Addictions and Their Treatment Course

AAAP's Addictions and Their Treatment course helps psychiatrists prepare for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) examination for subspecialty certification and recertification in Addiction Psychiatry. The course is recommended for PGY-V residents, general psychiatry residents, and periodically for all healthcare professionals to stay current on the most recent trends in the addiction field. It is equally relevant to junior faculty and clinicians as well as experienced practitioners.

Both General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry require knowledge of Addiction Psychiatry/Medicine. The expanded (20 hours) Addictions and Their Treatment course will assist diplomates as they prepare for their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements and/or to anyone preparing for a MOC examination. AAAP will continue to develop CME activities to assist those preparing for MOC.

Course Director
Kevin Sevarino, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Newington Mental Health Firm, Connecticut  V.A. Healthcare System, Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine and University of Connecticut School of Medicine

 

Topics Include:

-General Concepts
-Neurobiology/Genetics
-Tobacco Use Disorders and Smoking Cessation
-Pain and Addiction
- Dual Diagnosis: Affective and Anxiety Disorders
-Screen/Brief Intervention and Prevention
- Special Populations with Adolescent Addiction
-Opioid Use Disorders
- Children and Transitional Youth and ADHD
-Medical Comorbidities
- Psychostimulant Use Disorders with Psychosocial Treatments
-Alcohol Use Disorders
- Forensic Issues in Addiction
-Sedative/Hypnotic Addictions
- Non-Substance-Based Addictions
-Cannabis
-Club Drugs with Personality Disorders and Psychosis
 

Course Materials

The registration fee includes a syllabus that contains slides with accompanying text, bibliographical information, and sample exam questions. The Addictions and Their Treatment materials will be available to purchase by March 2014.

Questions? Email addictions2013@aaap.org