Lifelong Learning Modules and Other Resources

Lifelong Learning Modules

Lifelong Learning Modules are one way in which AACAP aids members in the re-certification process. Each module consists of approximately 35 journal articles, chosen by the Lifelong Learning Committee, that serve to educate individuals on important topics in child and adolescent psychiatry. Included in each module is a pre- and post-test that allows individuals to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ that have been ABPN-approved to meet both CME and self-assessment requirements. Please click on the links below for a list of articles that are featured in each module.

Currently Available Modules - List of References

Module 11: Relevant Clinical Updates for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

  • 38 CME credits, 8 of which count towards self-assessment
  • $180 for members, $220 for non-members; plus S/H
  • Expires August 31, 2017

Module 12: Relevant Clinical Updates for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

  • 38 CME credits, 8 of which count towards self-assessment
  • $180 for members, $220 for non-members; plus S/H
  • Expires August 31, 2018

Module 13: Relevant Clinical Updates for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

  • 38 CME credits, 8 of which count towards self-assessment
  • $180 for members, $220 for non-members; plus S/H
  • Expires August 31, 2019

Expired Module Reference Lists

  • Module 1: Disruptive Behavior Disorder, Violence and Homicide, and Updates on Relevant Topics for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Module 2: Eating Disorders, Feeding/Elimination Disorders, and Substance-related Disorders, and Updates on Relevant Topics for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Module 3: Anxiety Disorders, Trauma (Non-Abuse/Neglect-Related), Selective Mutism, and Updates on Relevant Topics for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Module 4: Schools, Forensics, Community Systems of Care, Consultative Issues, Ethics, Culture, Public Policy/Advocacy and Updates on Relevant Topics for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Module 5: Mood Disorders, OCD, Suicide, Tourette's Disorder, and Updates on Relevant Topics for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Module 6: Autism, Psychotic Disorders (Non-Affective), and Updates on Relevant Topics for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Module 7: Neuroscience, Pediatric and Neurologic Consultative Issues, Bereavement, Death and Dying, Deaf, Medical/Psychiatric Interface (Factitious Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Somatoform Disorders) and Relevant Updates for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Module 8: Modalities of Non-Pharmacological Treatments and Relevant Updates for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Module 9: Typical and Atypical Development in Childhood and Adolescence: Protective and Risk Factors, and Relevant Updates for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Module 10: Abuse and Neglect, Adoption and Foster Care, Custody and Divorce, Dissociative Disorders, Personality Disorders, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Relevant Updates for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

Order Modules Online

Download a Lifelong Learning Module Publication Order Form


How are the articles for the module selected?

All AACAP members are encouraged to nominate articles for inclusion in all future modules. If you come across any pertinent articles you feel would be valuable for this effort, please submit them online. When submitting an article, make sure that it is:

  • practical and relevant to the practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist, 
  • an article that all practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist should read, and
  • published within the last year.

Annual Meeting Self-Assessment Exam

The Annual Meeting Self-Assessment Exam is designed to help users assess their level of knowledge regarding current psychiatric practice and clinical advances in the field. Feedback from the exam can be used to guide selection of sessions at the Annual Meeting or future CME activity planning. Available from August to October each year.

Annual Meeting Self-Assessment Workshops
These workshops allow participants to engage in live multiple choice question-based discussions lead by expert clinicians. These workshops will also let participants document strengths in specific practice areas, identify opportunities for improvement, and focus on goals and form a framework for a professional development plan, all while earning ABPN-approved SA and CME credit. Check the Annual Meeting program schedule for more information.

Performance in Practice (PIP) Tools (Available to Members Only)

AACAP's Lifelong Learning Committee has developed a series of checklists and surveys to help fulfill the PIP component of your maintenance of certification requirements.

More information or to download PDF versions of all our forms.

Meetings and Online CME

Click the links to find out about our future meetings and online CME offerings.

Do you need help keeping track of you recertification status?

Sign up and log in to ABPN's Physician Folios. The ABPN Physician Folios offers a single source to store all information pertinent to a physician during all the various stages of their relationship with the ABPN. Additionally, use the Folios to make updates to personal contact information, update your medical license information, and apply and pay for examinations.

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