The goal of Department of Psychiatry Continuing Education programming is to provide quality Continuing Medical Education (CME) on a diverse array of topics for faculty, trainees, and other mental health professionals.
We have two areas of focus:
Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays at noon from September to May but are currently on a hiatus due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Instead, during this time we have a Psychiatry Town Hall virtual meeting led by the Department Chair, Dr. Carol Tamminga, to review departmental activities, problems, and stresses and to provide a forum for faculty and staff to ask any questions. Vice Chairs provide details from their mission areas and answer questions as well. Psychiatry department faculty and staff are invited to weigh in with information, recommendations, and concerns. Instructions on how to join the virtual meeting are included in the email invitation sent out to department members.
Master classes are designed for postgraduate learners:
- Licensed mental health care providers
- Interdisciplinary providers
- Mental health support staff
Master classes feature experts in the field and small class sizes and are scheduled on select Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm.
Please see the specific course descriptions on the registration website for any suggested prerequisites.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Managing Challenging Behaviors
Integrating Neurocognitive Psychiatry into Your General Mental Health Practice
So You Think Your Patient Has an Alcohol Problem: First Steps for Alcohol Use Disorder
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Simmons Biomedical Research Building
6000 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390
A light breakfast and on-site lunch are included.
Early Registration (30 or more days before class date) $150 per class
Regular Registration (fewer than 30 days before class date) $200 per class
Refund Policy: 50% of Registration Fee will be refunded if requested 30+ days in advance of class date. No refunds provided within 30 days of class date.
Students and Residents: firstname.lastname@example.org about prerequisites and special rates.
Class size is limited to 25.
Credit Designation and Accreditation
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. UT Southwestern Medical Center can provide professional development per the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists per TSBEP rule 461.11. This activity is designated for 6.0 hours of professional development. Please Note: Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists does not pre-approve professional development credit. It is therefore the responsibility of the licensee to submit their attendance certificate and associated materials to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for consideration of credit toward licensure renewal as applicable. UT Southwestern Medical Center has automatic status as an approved provider of continuing education credits for social workers per the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners rule 781.511(c). This activity is designated for 6.0 hours of continuing education. Please Note: Regarding entities that receive automatic status as approved providers under this section, the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners will not provide documentation of board-approved status nor will the board include such entities in its roster of board-approved providers. For Licensed Professional Counselors, please note this activity consistent with continuing education definitions per the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors rule 681.142. This activity is designated for 6.0 hours of continuing education. The licensee is responsible for maintaining continuing education records for a period of two years.