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                                   ECT in Late Life Depression

                                Broadcast Date:  October 14, 2015
                             Course Code:  A

Roger F. Haskett, MD
Course Director, Visiting Fellowship in ECT
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

Program Description:

ECT is the gold standard of treatment in depression. ECT in Late-Life Depression, though very effective, has some unique challenges and issues. We illustrate some of these challenges and demonstrate how the current state of treatment deals with such issues effectively. We will present an overview of some the newer treatment modalities that are being brought to the ECT service.

Educational Objectives:

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

Describe the current role of ECT in managing treatment resistant depression.
Explain the role of ECT in managing depression in frail elderly.
Describe complications that can arise during ECT in frail elderly.

Target Audience:


This is an introductory program for all psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, clinicians, service coordinators, residential providers, rehabilitation counselors, peer counselors, and other professionals who work with individuals with depression and related psychotic disorders.

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)

IIf 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 credit hours of continuing education is provided through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, a PA-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for licensure renewal. For information of social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.



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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