The Reach Institute

Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) Mini-Fellowship

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Join The REACH Institute in Saskatoon for its Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) Mini -Fellowship. This innovative program increases clinicians' comfort with assessing, diagnosing, and treating pediatric mental health concerns. Program includes:

  • A dynamic three-day, 16-hour interactive course focused on building skills and confidence in diagnosing and treating pediatric behavioral health problems.
  • A six-month, case-based distance-learning program. Participants join 12 bi-monthly, 1 hour group conference calls with national primary care and child/adolescent psychiatry experts to learn how to manage pediatric mental health issues encountered in daily practice.

 

All participants will receive custom-designed toolkits with guides, assessment instruments, dosing and side effect charts, medication comparison tables, and handouts for patients and parents.

Course Goals

In order to effectively use medications for pediatric behavioral health problems, participants learn to:

1. Correctly identify and differentiate among pediatric behavioral health problems such as childhood depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety states (including PTSD), oppositional and conduct disorders, and psychosis.

2. Effectively manage psychopharmacology: selecting medications, initiating and tapering dosages, monitoring improvements, and identifying and minimizing medication side effects.

3. Create and implement a treatment plan by mobilizing existing resources like family members, school personnel, and other professional caregivers.

 

The course will take place at the University of Saskatchewan. If you have any questions, please contact Martha Escobar Lux, Program Associate, at 1-212-947-7322 or email ppp@thereachinstitute.org 

 

*In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and The REACH Institute. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Registration:

All available seats for this course have been filled. Please continue to visit the CME website for future offerings in 2019.