Did you miss the last conference?

Here's a great opportunity to get CE credit from your office or home. Purchase recordings for 15 individual conference sessions from the Anxiety and Depression Conference 2014. Topics include treating GAD, OCD, panic, PTSD, selective mutism, and more.

American Psychiatric Association Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Code Changes for 2013 

Major changes to the codes in the Psychiatry section of the AMA’s manual on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) became effective on January 1, 2013.

List of new codes from the American Psychological Association

Association contacts for more information

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

For researchers: Interventions for the Prevention of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults After Exposure to Psychological Trauma: An update on effectiveness research for PTSD; on July 27, 2012, several amendments were made to this protocol.

Depression resources for clinicians:

Online Training for Campus Health Professionals

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)

SAMHSA Resources

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.

Grant Announcements (SAMHSA)

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.

Literature Review

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.

Funding Opportunity

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:

  • Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options
  • Improving Health Care Systems
  • Communication and Dissemination
  • Addressing Disparities

Learn more and submit applications.

Disaster-Assistance Publications

Free downloadable resources:

Guide to Suicide Prevention on Campus

The Jed Foundation offers a new guide: Preventing Suicide and Reducing Emotional Distress Guide for Professionals

What Military Patients Want Civilian Providers to Know

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.

Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program

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).

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center

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.

Share Innovative Health Care Delivery Systems

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.

New Tool Kit on Suicide Prevention for Senior Living Communities

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.