ACTIVITY TITLE: Mental Health Professional Certificate Course Part 3: Third Party Reproduction, Special Populations, Genetics
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Mental Health Professionals Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. This Activity will offer 7.0 continuing education credits. The Mental Health Professionals Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Release Date: July 15, 2019
Expiration Date: July 14, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 7.0 hours
NEEDS ASSESSMENT and IDENTIFICATION OF PRACTICE GAP
Mental Health Professionals experience significant challenges when working in reproductive medicine. The competence required to practice in this area does not carry over from other mental health care settings. Treatment interventions that take into consideration the scientific, medical, and psychological aspects of infertility treatments must be designed and/or adapted specifically for infertility patients. As new treatments evolve, complex ethical and legal/regulatory issues arise. Psychological research must be rigorous and suitably designed to address the unique questions in this field. Part 3 of the Mental Health Professional Certificate Course addresses third party reproduction, special populations, and genetics in reproductive medicine. Successful completion of the Mental Health Certificate Courses Part 1: Basic Infertility and Part 2: Treatment Interventions, is a prerequisite to this course.
Completion of the MHPG Certificate Course or any of its components does not provide credentials to practice as a mental health professional in the assisted reproductive technology setting.
At the conclusion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe issues of concern for sperm, egg, and embryo donors, gestational carriers, and recipients, and become familiar with best practices in psychological screening and assessment for these populations.
2. Discuss counseling interventions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender fertility patients, single parents, older parents, and individuals and couples contemplating adoption or child-free living.
3. Summarize basic genetics in reproductive medicine.
Lesson 1 Mental Health Counseling for Oocyte Donors and Recipients
Lesson 2 Sperm Donation in Assisted Conception
Lesson 3 Embryo Disposition and Embryo Donation
Lesson 4 The Role of the Mental Health Professional in Gestational Carrier Arrangements
Lesson 5 Disclosure in Donor-assisted Conception
Lesson 6 Adoption and Fertility Challenges
Lesson 7 Later-life Parenthood and Childfree Living
Lesson 8 Counseling Single Women and Single Men Choosing Parenthood
Lesson 9 Counseling Transgender Patients
Lesson 10 Counseling Same-Sex Couples
Lesson 11 Genetics in Reproductive Medicine
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of mental health professionals involved in infertility care.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of this activity requires the learner to:
Successfully complete Part 1 of the Mental Health Professional Certificate Course: Basic Infertility (MHPCC001).
Successfully complete Part 2 of the Mental Health Professional Certificate Course: Treatment Interventions (MHPCC002)
View a course overview page, containing all CME and disclosure information, including acknowledgement of any commercial support and disclosure of unlabeled use, prior to the start of each module.
Complete a 10-question pre-exam prior to each module. Learners should note any pre-exam questions answered incorrectly for clarification during module study.
Be given the option of downloading individual modules containing the presentation and narrative.
Participate in the interactive activity: Audio narration is synchronized with PowerPoint presentation that can be advanced, stopped or reversed as desired.
Complete a post-exam after each module, scoring a minimum of 70% for the entire course in 3 attempts.
Complete the evaluation survey.
Print certificate of completion.
DISCLOSURES FOR PLANNERS AND FACULTY
Nancy A. Bowers, BSN, RN, MPH - Nothing to Disclose
William W. Hurd, MD, MPH – Nothing to Disclose
Kimberly Kretzer, RN, MSN – Nothing to Disclose
Shelley Lee, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
Content Developers and Reviewers
· Jean Benward, MSW – Nothing to Disclose
· Andria Besser, MS – Nothing to Disclose
· Amanda Ellis, RN, BSN – Nothing to Disclose
· Nancy Freeman-Carroll, PsyD – Nothing to Disclose
· Sarah Holley, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
· Laura Josephs, PhD - Nothing to Disclose
· Jamie Joseph, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
· Danielle Kaplan, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
· Daniel Kaser, MD – Nothing to Disclose
· Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD – Paid consultant: Valeant, Emotional Brain, Dare, Strategic Science Technologies,
Pfizer, TherapeuticsMD, AMAG, Endoceutics, Materna, Palatin, Sprout,GTx, IVIX, Duchesney, Lupin ; Speakers bureau:
Valeant; Grant recipient: Endoceutics, Palatin; Stock options: Viveve
· Susan Klock, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
· Angela Lawson, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
· Michele Martens, MSN – Nothing to Disclose
· Jane Mattes, M.S.W. – Nothing to Disclose
· Irena Milentijevic, PhD, PsyD - Nothing to Disclose
· Erica Mindes, PhD. - Spouse is Paid consultant: Zimmer Biomet; Aesculap, Inc; Active Implants Inc.: Spouse is Direct
stockholder and Medical Director for Cartiheal Inc.
· Ceana Nezhat, MD – Medical Advisor: Plasma Surgical; Karl Storz Endoscopy; Lumenis; Novuson Surgical; Abbvie: Past
President of AAGL and SRS
· Claudia Pascale, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
· Lauri Pasch, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
· Mary Riddle, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
· Alice Ruby, MBA, MPH, MPPM – Executive Director: Sperm Bank of California
· Joanna Scheib, PhD – Employee: The Sperm Bank of CA/Reproductive Technologies Inc.
· Gretchen Sewall, BSN, RN - Nothing to Disclose
· Deborah Simmons, PhD - Nothing to Disclose
· Irene Souter, MD – Nothing to Disclose
· Judy Stern, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
· Cigdem Tanrikut-Medical Director-New England Cryogenic Center: Advisory Board Member -Ferring Pharmaceuticals
· Julia Woodward, Ph.D. – Nothing to Disclose
· Julianne E. Zweifel, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
It is the policy of the ASRM to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational
activities. All faculty/authors participating in this activity are expected to disclose any relationships they may have with
companies whose products or services may be mentioned so that participants may evaluate the objectivity of the
presentations. The content and views presented in this activity are those of the faculty/authors and do not necessarily
reflect those of the ASRM. Any discussion of off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices will also be
disclosed. The disclosure statements were reviewed by the Subcommittee for Standards of Commercial Support of the CME
Committee of ASRM and any perceived conflicts of interest were resolved in accordance with the policies of the ACCME.
This CME activity is sponsored by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
STATEMENT OF SUPPORT
No commercial support was provided for this activity.