CME Course Catalog

Emerging Frameworks in Psychiatry

Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1 hour)
Price: $47

Course Description

Psychiatry is overdue for a fresh look at the conditions we diagnose and the treatments we provide. Scott Shannon, MD, a pioneer in the field of integrative psychiatry, reviews emerging frameworks from systems theory to game theory, and cutting-edge technologies such as neurofeedback, psychedelics, and virtual reality. You’ll understand how hypnosis is relevant to the placebo effect when prescribing medication.

In the last decade, the pharmaceutical development pipeline has all but dried up. However, many other types of treatments are emerging as exciting new approaches.  Psychedelics are a hot topic in the news right now. MDMA and Psilocybin assisted psychotherapy are currently showing promise in studies as effective treatment for PTSD and depression.

Get up-to-date on the applications of these medicines and what’s to come. You’ll also learn about applied game theory and how neurofeedback has helped so many people struggling with ADHD, as well as the diagnostic applications of this technology.  Newer technologies such as virtual reality are also in early stages of clinical applications for PTSD and schizophrenia.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the IPI Integrative Psychiatry model for achieving wellness
  • Find out more about the relationship between inflammation, immune modulation, the gut-brain connection and mental illness
  • Uncover the hidden culprits in a patient’s diet that’s at the root of many symptoms

CME/CE Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Integrative Psychiatric Institute. The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


In order to obtain your CME credit for this course, you will need to take and pass the CME quiz and complete a CME evaluation after watching the video. The quiz will be linked under the video. The Evaluation will follow automatically. If the quiz is passed, you will be prompted to download your CME certificate immediately after.

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Scott Shannon, MD

Scott Shannon has been involved in holistic medicine since he joined the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978. Scott has elaborated a holistic and integrative perspective in psychiatry for the last two decades. He published the first textbook for this field in 2001. Scott is a past President of the American Holistic Medical Association and a past President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.