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Anhedonia: Inability to Experience Pleasure

Broadcast Date: April 8, 2015
Course Code: A


Frank Ghinassi, PhD
Vice President, Quality and Performance Improvement
Director, Psychology Department
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the UPMC Behavioral Health Network
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Associate Professor in Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Program Description:

Anhedonia is defined as the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable such as hobbies, music, or social interactions. It can also be characteristic of mental disorders including a range of mood and personality related disorders. This videoconference will discuss various presentations anhedonia as they relate to in regards to behavioral health disorders and will review a range of possible treatment options.

Educational Objectives:

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

Describe the signs and symptoms of anhedonia as it relates to mental health diagnoses.
Examine cause and research on this disorder and possible treatment options for anhedonia.
Review and discuss relevant treatment options.

Target Audience:

This is an introductory program for clinical and research professionals, students, trainees, medical staff.

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.





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