Helpful clarity about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment (TMS): Why, when, how, and who

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    This course provides an overview about neuromodulation and the impact of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) on treatment-resistant depression. TMS has been shown to be effective on innumerable clinical trials, and can be helpful adjunctive therapy alongside standard talk therapy. This course is designed to help clinicians understand the applications of TMS and how/when/who to refer for TMS treatment; Specific focus is on neuromodulation and functional neuropsychiatry for the treatment of major depression disorder/treatment resistant depression.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Provide an overview of the treatment process of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS); Explain how neuromodulation techniques are used to induce long term changes in brain network functioning; Describe how neuromodulation can be an efficacious augmentation to therapy for treatment-resistant depression patients

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory & Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, or content. The presenter, Dr. Shashita Inamdar, is the Medical Director at Achieve Medical Center and Achieve TMS Center, where they provide TMS treatment.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

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Interviewee and Interviewer

Expert TMS Psychiatrist

Shashita Inamdar, MD

TMS and Depression Expert

Shashita Inamdar MD is a licensed and board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. She is Medical Director at Achieve Concierge and Achieve TMS Centers with clinical centers of excellence in California, Oregon and Alaska as well as a tele-medicine arm to consult and work with patients worldwide. She has over 20 years of expertise in the diagnosis and management of neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Inamdar's care is based on the premise that each person is different and deserves a customized approach to care. Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and treatment plans may include lab testing and pharmacogenetic testing for drug sensitivities and metabolism neuromodulation techniques such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), medication management, psychotherapy, hypberbaric oxygen and/or nutrition and other treatment options based on each patient's unique needs. Dr. Inamdar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She lives in La Jolla, CA with her family.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

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