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Activity Dates: 04/22/2013 - 04/22/2016

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Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

Many studies have documented the significant functional impairment and comorbidity associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents. Fortunately, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) protocols have been developed and tested that reduce OCD and related symptoms and improve functioning. The epidemiology, clinical presentation, and consequences of untreated OCD in children and adolescents will be described. The efficacy of CBT compared to pharmacologic treatments for OCD in children and adolescents will be discussed along with results of the Pediatric OCD Treatment Studies (POTS I and POTS II). The treatment of very young children using family-based CBT will be addressed. The components of CBT and when to use this treatment approach either alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy, and when to use alternate strategies in children and adolescents will be presented.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (login first)
  • Receive a passing grade (60%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (login first)

This course is provided online at cpnp.org and consists of the speaker audio and slides. A PDF file of the slides is also provided and access is available to participants indefinitely although ACPE credit is available only through the course expiration date.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 60% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. ACPE statements of credit can be retrieved by participants online at cpnp.org immediately upon successful completion of the course.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the epidemiology, clinical presentation, and consequences of untreated obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents.
  2. Compare the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy to pharmacologic treatments for obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  3. Differentiate between cognitive behavioral techniques and other nonpharmacologic strategies used for management of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  4. Develop a treatment plan for a child or adolescent with obsessive-compulsive disorder that includes cognitive behavioral therapy.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/22/2013 - 04/22/2016
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-13-011-H01-P (Application)
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 (0.01 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-000-13-011-L01-P (1.0 contact hours).

ACPE approved contact hours are accepted for ANCC Certification Renewal (see pages 5 and 6): At least 50% (37.5 hours) of your 75 continuing education hours must be formally approved continuing education hours. Formally approved continuing education hours meet one or more of the criteria listed below:

  1. Continuing nursing education (CNE) approved for nursing contact hours by an accredited provider or approver of nursing continuing education
  2. Continuing medical education (CME) approved for CME hours
  3. Sponsored by organizations, agencies, or educational institutions accredited or approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Grant Support

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BCPP Recertification Grant Provider


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.