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Seasonal Affective Disorders - DSM-5 Update

Broadcast Date: September 10, 2014
Course Code: A0


Dorothy Sit, MD

Women's Behavioral HealthCARE

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh


Program Description:

This videoconference will provide an update on the diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) based on the DSM-5 and the appropriate management of SAD using treatment modalities that include non-drug and drug options.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the diagnosis of SAD based on the DSM-5.
  • Discuss practical aspects of circadian neurobiology.
  • Explain the approach to implementing light therapy and monitoring treatment response for the management of SAD.

Target Audience:

This introductory program is for clinicians focused on the treatment and study of bipolar disorders who are interested in a rudimentary overview of circadian neurobiology, and an understanding of the proper use of light therapy and other promising chronotherapeutic modalities to improve mood outcomes.

Continuing Education Credits:


CADC 2.0

NCC 2.0

Psychologist 2.0
SW 2.0
CEU 0.2


We are pleased to offer CADC, NCC,  Psychologist, Social Work and CEU credits for this webcast.  Please download the test and application form before viewing the webcast:  (Adobe PDF); (MS-Word)

If you have questions, please contact
Nancy Mundy at mundynl@upmc.edu.

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Continuing Education Credit

Each program is offered for the designated number of continuing education credits



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Office of Education and Regional Programming is certified by the Pennsylvania Chemical Abuse Certification Board (PCACB) to provide Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) continuing education credits for those participants attending the entire program. 



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is solely responsible for all aspects of this program. This program is being offered for 2.0 continuing education hours.



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents. These programs are being offered for 2.0 continuing education credits.



The indicated number of clock hours of continuing education is provided through Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC's Office of Educational Resources and Planning, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education in accordance with all the applicable educational and professional standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapist. These clock hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC, and LMFT renewal.



Nurses and other health care professionals are awarded the designated number of Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attendance at this program you will receive a Certificate of Attendance confirming the indicated hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible in completing the 30 hours of continuing education required for bi-annual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.


For Technical Support: email Doreen Barkowitz at barkowitzdh@upmc.edu.

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