About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Continuing Education program at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry is to improve patient outcomes by building upon practitioner’s knowledge and skills. This is achieved by offering educational events and courses that bridge the practice gap between evidence-based strategies and current practice standards.  

Policies and Standards

Below you will find the policies and standards for the Continuing Education program at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

 We will provide a full refund for registration cancellations made 24 hours before a scheduled activity.  Please email us to initiate a refund request. 

Record Retention

Currently, we do not keep transcripts of continuing education event attendance. It is the responsibility of the attendee to properly save their certificate of attendance and track their event attendance. Please contact us if you have a question or concern about a non-receipt of a certificate or another issue related to a continuing education program.

Accommodations Policy

Requests for accommodations made at least seven days prior to an event will be reviewed and considered. We will make every effort to offer appropriate accommodations and supports for those with disabilities and/or various needs. Please email us with inquiries.

Grievance Policy

It is important that the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry meets the learning needs, goals, and interest of our learners. The Columbia University Department of Psychiatry is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the principles, standards, and ethics of the organizations which we are accredited to provide continuing education. We will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants.

The Columbia University Department of Psychiatry goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems. Even so, there will be occasional issues that come to the attention of the continuing education program staff and require intervention and/or action on the part of the staff or a member of the continuing education committee. Please contact us for more information on our procedures and guidelines for handling such grievances.