FREE SAMHSA Webinar on 6/28: Psychiatric Advance Directives

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Psychiatric Advance Directives: A Compelling Tool to Support Crisis Care

Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

This free webinar is ideal for all mental health clinicians across various practice settings.

Learn all about Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs), a very important topic if you work with individuals who have serious mental illness (SMI). Twenty-seven states have enacted statutes supporting these directives.

The discussion in this webinar highlights the potential benefits associated with the use of PADs. It also uncovers resources to aid in implementation. This is critical for all mental health clinicians, as implementation of laws around PADs is a federal requirement for mental health facilities and clinics that receive federal funding.

To help you apply this knowledge in your practice, the webinar focuses on:

  • Background information on the concept of PADs
  • Insights on potential benefits and resources to aid in implementation
  • Approaches to overcome barriers to implementation

Earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, 1.0 CE credit for psychologists, and up to 1.0 contact hour of nursing continuing education.

Register for the Webinar

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. List the potential benefits of PADs.
  2. Summarize the origins and rationale for PADs.
  3. Discuss approaches to overcome barriers to implementation of PADs.

Continuing Education Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit: The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologist Continuing Education (CE) Credit: The APA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credit: The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


AND make a difference in the lives of people living with psychiatric disabilities

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