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:

  1. The weekly Kenneth Altshuler Grand Rounds in Psychiatry take place on Wednesdays at noon throughout the academic year. Professionals in the community are welcome to attend!
  2. The Psychiatry Master Class Series classes are available on various Saturdays throughout the year. These are small (25-attendee maximum) continuing education courses, designed for professionals who are looking to gain practical knowledge around a specific set of skills.

See details on each of these opportunities below.

Kenneth Altshuler Grand Rounds in Psychiatry

Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays at noon from September to May.

See our schedule for details about sessions and locations.

We are now planning Grand Rounds for 2020-21. Contact Dr. Laura Howe-Martin ( or Sonja Hayden ( with any questions about the Grand Rounds nomination or hosting process. The Grand Rounds committee will meet in late January and nomination status will be determined by February/March for the upcoming year.

Psychiatry Master Class Series

Master classes are designed for postgraduate learners:

  • Physicians
  • Licensed mental health care providers
  • Interdisciplinary providers
  • Mental health support staff

Master classes feature experts in the field and small class sizes.

They 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.

Working with Suicidal Adolescents and Their Families

February 8, 2020, presented by Jane Miles, M.D., Syed Nizami, M.D., and Karla Hutcherson, M.Ed. LPC-S

Mindfulness in Practice for Clinicians

March 7, 2020, presented by Preston Wiles, M.D., and Martin Lumpkin, Ph.D.

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Managing Challenging Behaviors

April 18, 2020, presented by Katherine Bellone Mount, Ph.D., and Stephen Elliott, M.D.

Integrating Neurocognitive Psychiatry into Your General Mental Health Practice

May 16, 2020, presented by Molly Camp, M.D., Izabella Dutra, M.D., Daniela Vela, Ph.D., and Lindsay Page, M.D.

So You Think Your Patient Has an Alcohol Problem: First Steps for Alcohol Use Disorder

May 30, 2020, presented by Adriane Dela Cruz, M.D., and Hoa Vo, Ph.D.

Class Location

Psychiatry CME Building

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: 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.