General Psychiatry Self-Assessment Series #2 of 6

For physicians, there are new maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements.  This self-assessment module helps you meet these new standards.

As part of recertification requirements, physicians must now participate in Maintenance of Certification Program (MOC) activities like this one to cultivate a focus on lifelong learning and competency throughout one’s profession. This module helps you hone your clinical and practice management skills that are central to quality patient care and improved outcomes for patients with psychiatric disorders.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) has reviewed the General Psychiatry MOC Self-Assessment Module and has approved this program as part of a comprehensive self-assessment program, which is mandated by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as a necessary component of maintenance of certification.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the primary epidemiologic and evidence based diagnostic and assessment modalities for psychiatry.
  • Identify behavioral, pharmacologic, and neurotherapeutic treatment interventions for the most common psychiatric disorders.
  • Recognize recent sentinel research findings that inform clinical best practices.

Target Audience

The target audience for this module is psychiatrists.


The price of each MOC Module is $35.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for requests received within 5 business days of purchase, but an administrative fee of $10 will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be made thereafter. Additionally, no refunds will be made for individuals who claim CME or MOC credit, regardless of when they request a refund.


  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Postgraduate Medical Education, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Staff Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Chief, Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service, MGH
    Professor of Psychiatry in the field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, Harvard Medical School

CME Information

Release Date: December 5, 2012
Latest Review: Dr. Tristan Gorrindo, MD, on December 1,  2013
Expiration Date: December 5, 2014

To receive credit for this activity, complete the module, complete the post test and the evaluation, and enter the required information. 

Accreditation Statement
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
Credit Designation
Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Professions can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course. Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents. 

Faculty Disclosure Statements 
In accord with the disclosure policy of Partners HealthCare System as well as guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), planners, speakers and/or their spouse/partner or anyone who may have an influence on the content of the activity have been asked to disclose any relationship they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, devices, etc. that may be germane to the content of their presentation. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias, but provides participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given presentation.
Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI) 
Partners HealthCare System has implemented a process to resolve potential COIs for this CME activity to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public.

Planner Disclosures 
The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:
Tristan Gorrindo, MD, Reviewer

Author Disclosures 
The following authors and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest:
John A. Fromson, MD
Tristan Gorrindo, MD, Planner, Reviewer
The following authors and/or their spouse/partner have reported a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:
Theodore A. Stern, MD
Salary: Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine 
Royalties: Mosby/Elsevier; McGraw-Hill 
Honoraria: Reed Elsevier 

Hardware/Software Specifications
This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.
Optimal System Configuration
Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher 
Minimum Requirements
Windows PC: 
500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit