College of Pharmacy offers continuing education for psychologists

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Alyson Kakugawa-leong, (808) 974-7642
Dir, Media Rel, University Relations
Posted: Sep 15, 2014

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) has received approval as sponsor of continuing education (CE) for doctoral-level psychologists from the American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Committee. 

“With this designation, DKICP becomes the only organization in Hawaiʻi that can offer CE to three licensed health care providers: psychologists, physicians and pharmacists,” said Karen Pellegrin, director of continuing education/strategic planning for DKICP. “This is especially gratifying as we enter the age of interprofessional healthcare.” The College received accreditation to offer CE to pharmacists as well as physicians in 2009.

The CE credit is a requirement for psychologists to remain licensed. DKICP becomes the fourth APA-approved center in Hawaiʻi along with Hawaiʻi Center for Psychology, Hawaiʻi Psychological Association and Tripler Army Medical Center. The approval is good for two years.

Representing all three professions, DKICP will present the first interdisciplinary CE course in Waikiki October 1-3. The workshop is called “Pharmacotherapy in the Age of DSM-5,” referring to APA’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

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