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This presentation provides a review of both normal and abnormal brain function and examines the relationships between brain dysfunction, psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders. The building blocks of the brain, basic brain anatomy, and the role of stress on the brain are also explored in this 1-hour course.

How it Works

After watching a video presentation by Carl Salzman, MD, you will be required to take a short quiz. Upon receiving a grade of 80% or higher, you will be directed to a course evaluation. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be able to download a .pdf certificate to get your course credit.


  • Video Presentation (1 hour)
  • Exit quiz requiring a score of at least 80% to earn contact hours
  • Evaluation of the training


Carl Salzman, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Dr. Salzman has developed a long-standing educational program in psychopharmacology at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center for psychiatric residents, psychology interns as well as a highly successful psychopharmacology continuing education programs for practicing clinicians that annually draws students from around the US, Canada, South America and Europe. Read more

Contact Hours

Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation.
No partial credit will be given.

  • 1 Category I contact hour for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
  • 1 contact hour for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • 1 Contact hour approved by the Maine Board of Drug and Alcohol Counselors
  • Certificate of completion for 1 contact hour for Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, and other Professionals.
  • This course may be used for 1 contact hour for MHRT-C Domain 6