Moderated by Jeffrey Borenstein, MD, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation President and CEO
Leading mental health researchers present the latest in new technologies, diagnostic tools, early intervention strategies, and next generation therapies for mental illness.Live webinars are open and free to all and will feature video (slide presentation) and audio (through your computer speakers or a domestic toll telephone call). Register here. 
Major changes to the codes in the Psychiatry section  of the AMA’s manual on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) become effective effective January 1, 2013.
Association contacts for more information
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
An update for researchers on effectiveness research for PTSD. On July 27, 2012, several amendments were made to this protocol.
The Jed Foundation and the Bob Woodruff Foundation
Helping Our Student Veterans Succeed  is a series of PSAs and video features designed to help bridge the gap between student veterans and their civilian peers. (No charge, CE or CME credit until 04/30/14)
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools 
Tools to design and implement strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health that respond to the needs and cultures of high school students.
General Principles for the Use of Pharmacological Agents to Treat Individuals With Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders 
General principles to assist in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of pharmacologic approaches to support the recovery of individuals with co-occurring disorders. It covers engagement, screening, assessment, treatment planning, and continuity of care.
Pharmacologic Guidelines for Treating Individuals With PTSD and Co-Occurring Opioid Use Disorders 
Guidelines for medication-assisted treatment for individuals with PTSD and co-occurring opioid use disorders. It covers screening, concomitant treatment, pharmacotherapy, and multiple substances of abuse.
Suicide Prevention Interventions and Referral/Follow-up Services
Report from the VA Health Services Research and Dissemination Service examines recent research on suicidal self-directed violence. 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative categories.  This grant program aims at providing trauma treatment and services in communities for children, adolescents, and their families who experience or witness traumatic events. The grants also promote greater access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents throughout the nation.
PCORI Seeks Applications to Fund $120 Million in Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will award innovative projects that effectively incorporate patients and stakeholders in research teams and address these areas of focus:
The Jed Foundation offers a new guide: Preventing Suicide and Reducing Emotional Distress Guide for Professionals 
Civilian therapists and other health care providers may not understand the military way of life or a soldier's unique experiences, challenges, and language. Find out what you need to know. 
Download a ToolKit for the Well-Child Screening of Military Children,  to help pediatricians and other primary care providers identify and address the signs of deployment-related stress among children and families. Developed by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program  in collaboration with the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (McPAP).
After Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools . A resource for middle and high schools responding to a suicide, covering crisis response, helping students cope, memorialization, and social media.
ADAA has partnered with QuantiaMD to help health care providers better recognize and treat anxiety disorders. ADAA board member Mark Pollack, MD, has assembled a world-class faculty to deliver a web and mobile educational series  of brief interactive presentations accessible from your computer, smartphone, or tablet computer.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Care Innovations Exchange Web site profiles innovations that are transforming how care is delivered, including use of social media. Report innovations and recount your successes and failures on the site. 
Screening for Mental Health is offering an interactive online screening program. The validated online screening is available for $85 (usually $255/year) until September 1; the option to continue applies for another year. sherman [at] mentalhealthscreening [dot] org (E-mail Sara Herman )or call 781-591-5233.
Now available from SAMHSA, a cutting-edge toolkit equips senior living staff with resources to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among residents. It includes guidelines for integrating suicide prevention into ongoing programs, hands-on tools, and comprehensive training manuals.
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) offers webinars for counselors, educators, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, researchers, social workers, victim advocates, and students.
See the schedule and more details. 
These six webinars provide a unique opportunity for health professionals to enhance their clinical practice and improve outcomes for their patients who have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), especially women and older adults.
The program, sponsored by ADAA and Wiley-Blackwell, is for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and physicans. Its focus is effective diagnosis, appropriate selection of psychosocial and pharmacological therapies, comorbid physical and mental illnesses, helping patients understand GAD, and reducing the stigma often associated with mental health disorders. Discover more details.  (CE and CME credits are no longer available.)
A web-based learning course: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
The website www.afterdeployment.org features a new provider portal offering training, resources, and online tools to more effectively render treatment to the military community: descriptions, professional references, and scoring information for the site's 29 self-assessments; fundamental facts about evaluating and treating PTSD and TBI; client handouts; clinical practice guidelines; links to continuing education materials; and prepared briefings in PowerPoint format on a range of topics.
From the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry: Not Just "Normal Aging": Managing Depression and Anxiety in the Geriatric Population