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AMP Webinar Series: “Are our patients non-compliant, and is it our job to motivate them if they are?”

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AMP is now offering AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™(1 hour) provided by University of California, Irvine Office of Continuing Medical Education for this monthly webinar series.

Please join the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry for this installment of our AMP Webinar Series: "Are our patients non-compliant, and is it our job to motivate them if they are?”


It can sometimes be frustrating and even demoralizing for patients and their doctors to navigate a state of perceived motivation or decreased motivation. Doctors may struggle with the idea of “non-compliance” to a treatment plan and advice given may not be effective. This learning session provides an opportunity to discuss various thoughts on this topic while providing an overview on practical approaches to both the assessment and co-management of decreased motivation on the part of the patient.


  1. Learn how best to asses motivation among your patients
  2. Review best approaches to motivate your patient, without actually motivating them
  3. Summarized and discuss the idea of “non-compliance” in the practice of medicine

CME: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™(1 hour) provided by University of California, Irvine Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT

Cost: Members: FREE | Non-members (no-CME) $25 | Non-members (CME) $40

Speaker: Robert McCarron, DO, DFAPA, FAIHM

Director of Education, Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute
Associate Dean, CME
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine 
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
Past President, Central California Psychiatric Society
Past President, California Psychiatric Association
Past President, Association of Medicine and Psychiatry


Robert McCarron, D.O. completed a dual residency in internal medicine and psychiatry at Rush University and received board certification in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and internal medicine. He completed a two-year at fellowship in integrative medicine at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Dr. McCarron is the Founding Director for the UC Irvine Train New Trainers (TNT) Primary Care Psychiatry (PCP) Fellowship and the TNT PC Training and Education in Addiction Medicine (TEAM) Fellowship, which are one-year programs designed to train primary care providers in the essentials of adult psychiatry, pediatric psychiatry, and SUD behavioral health. Dr. McCarron also serves as Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He is also Director of Education for the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute. He serves on the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry and is Medical Director for Mind OC. Dr. McCarron is a California National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Board Member and serves as an advisor on integrated care to the American Medical Association.

Dr. McCarron has numerous publications in the areas of medical education, unexplained physical complaints; pain management; depression and anxiety in the primary care setting; preventive medicine; medical / psychiatric cross-disciplinary education and integrative care. He served on the DSM 5-TR Advisory Board for mood disorders and has written numerous journal articles and edited six textbooks on clinical education.

Dr. McCarron has received recognition for his national leadership and expertise in cross disciplinary medical / psychiatric / whole-person integrated education from the UC Davis School of Medicine Vice Chancellor; the American College of Physicians; the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry; the Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry; The American College of Psychiatrists; Orange County Medical Association; American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training; the American Psychiatric Association and NAMI. 

Moderator: Mary Beth Alvarez, MD, MPH

Dr. Alvarez joined the faculty of Medical College of Wisconsin to lead Behavioral Health integration in Froedtert Health’s outpatient clinics. After completing her undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College, she attended Tulane Medical School while concurrently earning her Master of Public Health focusing on International Health.  She went on to train in combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where she served as Chief Resident.  As Training Director of the combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry residency at Tulane School of Medicine, she led the post-Katrina rebirth and grew the group from 1 resident to 10.  As a National Health Service Corps Scholar, she split her time among multiple clinical settings in New Orleans including child and adolescent outpatient, school-based treatment, primary care clinics, hospitals, and residential addiction treatment centers.

Now in Milwaukee, Dr. Alvarez leads collaborative care teams treating depression and anxiety in primary care as well as staffing the Complexity Intervention Unit at Froedtert Hospital.  She is the founding Program Director at Medical College of Wisconsin’s brand-new Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Program.  Her research interest is in creating pathways of care for initiating and maintaining buprenorphine in medical settings.  She has expertise in multi-modal treatment for addiction, medically unexplained symptoms, sexual dysfunction, and health disparities.

June 20th, 2024 from  5:00 PM to  6:00 PM
Phone: 800-544-6283
Webinar Fees
Webinar Registration
AMP-Member $0.00
Non-Member (no CME) $25.00