Half-Day Psychopharmacology Series | Practical Outpatient Prescribing

CCSME Half-Day Psychopharmacology Series | Join your colleagues and Dr. Schaffer for a discussion on the pressing topics of handling withdrawal, prescribing stimulants, managing emotional dysregulation and common therapeutic paradoxes in prescribing. Prescribers and others are welcome. 


All in the Psychopharmacology Series

January 11, 2018, Freeport | Jeffrey Barkin, MD – Mood Disorders: How to Diagnose and Treat

March 9, 2018, 1:30 – 4:30, Husson Bangor | William Allen Schaffer, MD – Practical Outpatient Prescribing

  • March 14, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00, Husson Westbrook | Leah Bauer, MD – Addressing Co-Occrring Conditions as You Prescribe (register here)

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00 -12:00, Husson Westbrook | Benjamin Crocker, MD – Treating Anxiety: Medications and Their Integration with Psychotherapy (register here)

  • More to come


William Allen Schaffer MD

William Allen Schaffer, MD, is a Physician practicing in Bangor, Maine. His interests include Collaborative Care Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders, and Treatment of Impaired Professionals. Dr. Schaffer has a unique set of clinical and administrative skills bridging many of the deliverysectors in health care. He is double-boarded in Psychiatry and in Internal Medicine, one of few such physicians in the U.S. He is currently practicing Psychiatry across the care continuum. Read full bio…


  • 3 contact hours for nurses.
    CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.

  • 3 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

  • 3 contact hours 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.

  • Certificate of attendance for 3 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

  • Up to 3 CME Credits for Physicians and Physician Assistants.
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide CME activities for physicians.

Certificates will be emailed to participants upon completion of an online course evaluation. 


Check-in will begin at 1:00 pm. The program begins at 1:30 pm.

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