Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Basic Concepts of Telepsychiatry: Evidence Base, Clinical Engagement & Competencies

Presented by:
Donald Hilty, MD, MBA

Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Health

Professor and Vice-Chair, Psychiatry

UC Davis School of Medicine

Professor, USC Keck School of Medicine


Faculty Disclosure:

Dr Hilty has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: 11/9/21
Expiration Date:  11/8/24

Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Clinical Neurologists

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Review the evidence base and effectiveness of telepsychiatry
  2. Reflect on key steps in developing the therapeutic relationship
  3. Identify how telepsychiatry is part of an e-health spectrum of care
  4. Discuss telecompetencies for ensuring skill development and quality of care
  5. Reflect on the relationship of technology to fatigue and well-being


Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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