The Bureau of Psychiatric Services & Research Institute Support (BPSRIS) is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Bureau of Psychiatric Services & Research Institute Support (BPSRIS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


State of New York Office of Mental Health SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0227. Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSWs) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) who attend this class in its entirety will receive 13.5 contact hours contact hours toward renewal of their social work license.

Attendance: In order to earn the SWCE credits, participants must stay for the entire course. There will be no partial credits awarded for participants who come late or who leave the course before the indicated end time.


The Bureau of Psychiatric Services & Research Institute Support relies upon planners and faculty participants to provide educational information that is objective and free of bias. In this spirit & in accordance with BPSRIS/MSSNY guidelines, all speakers & planners must disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the CME content or may be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled use of a product will be identified. Dr. Christoph Herrmann-Lingen receives royalties for the German version of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale from Hogrefe Huber Publishers. He also receives lecture honoraria from Novartis. Dr. Douglas Drossman is a consultant for Shire, Salix, Abbvie, and Bioamerica and the founder of DrossmanCare. All of the other planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in these materials.