FOCUS

The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry

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  • 2017

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  • Description

    Focus is the best system to meet Maintenance of Certification requirements of the ABPN,
    Self-Assessment, Performance in Practice, and Lifelong Learning. In one easy subscription Focus provides a comprehensive review of current clinical practice, an approved self-assessment activity that fulfills the requirement of psychiatrists applying for and taking the recertification examination, and clinical modules approved by ABPN for the clinical chart review component of MOC Part 4.

    Each year, this quarterly publication addresses four core areas in psychiatry, with each issue overseen by a Guest Editor expert in that area. This thought leader works with fellow experts and advisors to deliver an issue that keeps you abreast of the field through:


    • New articles that brief you on new developments and review the current state of practice
    • Features designed to improve your ability to evaluate, diagnose, and manage clinical problems, communicate with your patients, and handle ethical dilemmas
    • Curation of the publications that have shaped the thinking in the field, with some reprinted in the issue itself

    Each issue also includes a quiz that allows you to earn up to 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™—for a total of up to 20 per year—and all this can be done quickly online, with your CME certificate available immediately


    • Volume XII (2014): Sleep: New Biologies and New Therapies, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapies, Eating Disorders
    • Volume XIII (2015): Bipolar Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders, Psychiatry and Society
    • Volume XIV (2016): Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Depression, Schizophrenia, Neuropsychiatry
    • Volume XV (2017): Neurocognitive Disorders and Geriatrics, Anxiety Disorders, Integrated Care, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma

    Six Performance in Practice Clinical Modules, approved by ABPN for the clinical chart review component of MOC Part 4, are included in a subscription to Focus:


    • Screening for Adults with Substance Use Disorder
    • Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Substance Use Disorder
    • Assessment and Treatment of Adults at Risk for Suicide and Suicide-Related Behaviors
    • Physician Practice Assessment Tool for the Care of Adults with Schizophrenia
    • Clinical Module for the Care of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder
    • Clinical Module for the Care of Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    Completion of three stages of these easy-to-use, paper-based clinical modules provides 20 additional CME credits per module and qualifies as a completed MOC Part 4 activity.

    Your subscription also includes the annual Focus Self-Assessment Examination, written by practicing psychiatrists and academic experts using the same process of examination construction that is used for other board-type exams. Completing this 120 question exam allows you to earn an additional 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™—and the opportunity to anonymously compare your knowledge against that of your peers. The Focus Self-Assessment Exam is listed by the ABPN as an approved self-assessment activity that fulfills the requirement of psychiatrists applying for and taking the recertification examination. It is also approved for Section 3 of the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

    The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has reviewed Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry and the Focus Self-Assessment Examination and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning and self-assessment program, which is mandated by the ABMS as a necessary component of maintenance of certification

    ABPN has reviewed and approved each of the following Focus Performance in Practice clinical chart review tools for ABPN MOC Part 4 (clinical module) requirements for Improvement in Medical Practice:


    • Screening for Adults with Substance Use Disorder
    • Assessment and Treatment of Adults with Substance Use Disorder
    • Assessment and Treatment of Adults at Risk for Suicide and Suicide-Related Behaviors
    • Physician Practice Assessment Tool for the Care of Adults with Schizophrenia
    • Clinical Module for the Care of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder
    • Clinical Module for the Care of Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    The Focus Self Assessment Examination is approved for up to 24 hours of continuing professional development per year under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

    The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Psychiatric Association designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 44 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Self-Assessment CME programs listed below have been reviewed and are approved for a maximum of 24 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid until the expiration date listed below. Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. These programs were planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards.
    FOCUS Self-Assessment Exam Volume XII (2014) – Expires 10/31/2017

    To visit FOCUS online, please visit http://focus.psychiatryonline.org

  • Contents

    The new issue of FOCUS, Psychotherapy: New Evidence and New Approaches, explores the field of psychotherapy in the 21st century—where we are now and where we are headed.

    Highlights include:

    Psychotherapy and Neuroimaging
    Technological advances in neuroimaging have enabled researchers to examine, in vivo, the relationship between psychotherapeutic interventions and markers of brain activity. This review focuses on two kinds of neuroimaging studies in psychotherapy: those that examine the patterns of brain activity associated with response to treatments and those that examine the changes that occur in brain activity during treatment.

    Internet-Delivered Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders and Depression
    Anxiety and depressive disorders are highly prevalent, but fewer than half of those who meet diagnostic criteria seek treatment each year. Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy may improve access to evidence-based psychological treatment for people with these conditions.

    Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder in Adults

    Although pharmacotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for bipolar disorder, medication offers only partial relief for patients. This review summarizes the available data on psychotherapy for adults with bipolar disorder.

    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Next Generation of Treatments
    CBT has been established as an empirically supported treatment for virtually any mental disorder and has usually been conducted in face-to-face individual or group format. In recent years, newer CBT treatments have been developed, including meta-cognitive therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and other transdiagnostic treatments.

    Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Healing with a Relational Focus
    Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on relationship stressors and ways to adaptively engage with social supports. With its clear clinical guidelines, therapist- and patient-friendly approach, and data supporting its effectiveness, IPT is easily integrated into mental health care to help patients with mood or eating disorders and interpersonal problems.

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  • Contributors

    Editors
    Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D.

    Patient Management Exercise
    Ian A. Cook, M.D., Associate Editor

    Ethics Commentary
    Laura W. Roberts, M.D., Associate Editor

    Communication Commentary
    Dorothy Stubbe, M.D., Associate Editor

    Senior Advisory Board
    Carol A. Bernstein, M.D.
    Kathleen T. Brady, M.D., Ph.D.
    Peter F. Buckley, M.D.
    Pedro L. Delgado, M.D.
    Glen O. Gabbard, M.D.
    Ira M. Lesser, M.D.
    Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D.
    Pedro Ruiz, M.D.
    Stephen C. Scheiber, M.D.
    Daniel K. Winstead, M.D.
    Joel Yager, M.D.

    Editorial Board
    Josepha A. Cheong, M.D.
    Richard Balon, M.D.
    Donald M. Hilty, M.D.
    Geetha Jayaram, M.D., M.B.A.
    Avram H. Mack, M.D.
    Vishal Madaan, M.D.
    Daryl Matthews, M.D.
    Cheryl F. McCartney, M.D.
    Philip R. Muskin, M.D.
    T. Pato, M.D.
    Victor I. Reus, M.D.
    Cynthia W. Santos, M.D.
    Deborah Spitz, M.D.
    James W. Thompson, M.D., M.P.H.
    Joyce A. Tinsley, M.D.
    Sidney Zisook, M.D.

    FOCUS Self-Assessment Editorial Board
    Robert J. Boland, M.D.
    Arden D. Dingle, M.D.
    Laura Fochtmann, M.D.
    Suzanne Garfinkle, M.D.
    James W. Jefferson, M.D.
    Vishal Madaan, M.D.
    Annette M. Matthews, M.D.
    Deepak Prabhakar, M.D.
    Brenda Roman, M.D.
    Marcia Verduin, M.D.
    Eric R. Williams, M.D.

  • About the Author

    Deborah J. Hales, M.D., is Director of Education at the American Psychiatric Association and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University.

    Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D., is Chairman and Professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and the Polier Endowed Chair in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, Vice-Chairman and Professor in Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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