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Activity Date: 04/21/2015

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other healthcare professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Michael Friedman, PhD, MS, Clinical Psychologist, Medical Advisory Board, EHE International

Stigma surrounding psychiatric and substance use disorders can prevent individuals from seeking care and receiving potentially life-saving treatment. Unfortunately, even health care professionals may exhibit stigma around these common disorders. During this keynote address, Dr. Friedman will discuss the prevalence of stigma amongst health care professionals, describe the impact on patient care, and offer strategies to help health care professionals recognize and manage their own personal biases.

Read a recent blog post by Dr. Friedman in Psychology Today

Jointly provided with the CPNP Foundation.


Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for the live session at the Annual Meeting, you must:

  • Attend and participate in the entire session and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the evaluation and the self-assessment questions at the end of the activity. (login first)
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (login first)

This course will be provided at the CPNP 2015 Annual Meeting, April 19-22, 2015. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at http://cpnp.org/mycpnp/transcript/acpe.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Define stigma and discuss the prevalence of stigma in healthcare professionals.
  2. Describe the impact of stigma on individuals’ access to care and effectiveness of treatment.
  3. Develop strategies to identify and manage personal biases about substance use disorders.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/21/2015
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-9999-15-014-L04-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-9999-15-014-L04-P (1.0 contact hours).