Continuing Education

APPA is proud to offer continuing education credits for both physicians (AMA) and psychologists (APA) for the live Annual Meeting. There is no additional charge to apply for continuing education credits. Attendees applying for credits will be required to complete the online conference evaluation prior to attesting their hours.

Please note that attendees can only claim credit for sessions that they participated in LIVE during the virtual conference. Enduring credits for content after the event is not available.

The evaluation will be available to registered attendees at the conclusion of the meeting.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Psychopathological Association (APPA). Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and APPA. Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Maximum of 13.25 hours.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirements
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK*, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY
* OK accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, an application is required.
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

 

New York Board for Psychology (NY PSY)
Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. Maximum of 13.25 hours.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.

Physician Assistants
PAs may claim a maximum of 13.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

 

 

Annual Meeting Information

2022:  Timing is Everything: Rhythms and Dynamics of Psychopathology Across the Life Span

The 2022 APPA Annual Meeting will examine the importance of timing in the classification, assessment, etiology, risk factors, manifestations, course, and consequences of psychopathology. The speakers and discussants will cover the full range of evidence from our growing understanding of the short-term dynamics and rhythms of biologic systems to broader patterns of both contextual and biologic influences on manifestations of psychopathology across the life span. These principles will be applied to evidence about mental disorders including affective disorders, psychosis, substance abuse, and other conditions as well as their underlying domains such as mood, anxiety, sleep, attention, behavior, etc. The concepts and research presented will include neural dynamics, critical periods, environmental and intrinsic drivers of within day, daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms from basic and human studies, determinants of sex differences across life stages, life course patterns derived from developmental psychopathology, and aging research and the role of timing of social and environmental influences on health and mental health. These principles will then be applied to identify how such rhythms and dynamics may be incorporated into our conceptualization, classification, risk estimation, and treatment of mental disorders.

Kathleen R Merikangas Ph.D.*
Senior Investigator, National Institute of Mental Health

Dr. Merikangas’ role as President of the APPA is not fulfilled as part of her official duties at the National Institute of Mental Health.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity conference participants will be able:

1. To familiarize the audience with the concepts of circadian rhythms including biologic and genetic underpinnings, and environmental influences, in health and disease.
2. To gain an understanding of the associations between sleep, motor activity and circadian patterns with psychiatric disorders individually and transdiagnostically and of their implications for causes, consequences and treatment of mental disorders.
3. To learn about current treatments that target changes in rhythms and dynamics of the core features of mental disorders and about the importance of timing of treatment delivery.
4. To become familiar with the use of clinical applications of mobile tools that track the dynamics behavior patterns and analytic approaches that can be used to derive individualized and group level profiles.
5. To describe the current state of the field of prediction of onset and progression of serious mental illness and the timing of interventions.

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Needs Assessment

NIH calls for increased communication between researchers from different disciplines and areas of expertise, but many continue to interact mainly with members in their own specializations. Few contexts exist for interaction on scientific issues in an environment that fosters active exchanges between investigators with different areas of expertise. Such a context is the annual APPA conference. The APPA, a scientific organization in existence since 1910, has ~500 members. Its mission is to support investigation of disordered mind and behavior, and its biological underpinnings and psychosocial substrates, and to promote the development of junior scientists. A primary APPA function is a yearly conference on a topic relevant to psychopathology where leading investigators present in an all-plenary format, followed by lively audience discussion.

The goal of the 2022 conference is to examine the importance of timing in the classification, assessment, etiology, risk factors, manifestations, course and consequences of psychopathology. The speakers and discussants will cover the full range of evidence from our growing understanding of the short-term dynamics and rhythms of biologic systems to broader patterns of both contextual and biologic influences on manifestations of psychopathology across the life span. These principles will be applied to evidence about mental disorders including affective disorders, psychosis, substance abuse and other conditions as well as their underlying domains such as mood, anxiety, sleep, attention, behavior, etc. The concepts and research presented will include neural dynamics, critical periods, environmental and intrinsic drivers of within day, daily, weekly, and seasonal rhythms from basic and human studies, determinants of sex differences across life stages, life course patterns derived from developmental psychopathology and aging research and the role of timing of social and environmental influences on health and mental health. These principles will then be applied to identify how such rhythms and dynamics may be incorporated into our conceptualization, classification, risk estimation and treatment of mental disorders.
The goals of the conference are facilitated by its all-plenary format. This brings individuals from multiple disciplines and areas of expertise together in the same audience for all sessions. At the end of each session, expert chair/discussants provide informed commentary, and the diverse audience then asks questions and discusses the presentations. These discussions often lead in surprising directions due to the mix of individuals from different disciplines and areas of expertise in the same program and audience. This APPA all-plenary format engenders an unusual amount of lively audience involvement and discussion. Past APPA presentations have led to new collaborations and studies, and to post-doctoral fellowships and junior faculty positions. A goal of the 2022 APPA conference is to provide similar opportunities, stimulating interest, new collaborations and new affiliations on these topics.

Target Audience

The target audience of the APPA Annual Meeting is professionals in the field of psychopathology and other related fields including both physicians and researchers.

 

Click HERE to download a printable copy of the 2022 APPA Learner Notification.