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Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care Program Course and Scholarships

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The REACH Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Campuses
Jun 3, 2024

The REACH Institute is offering an educational program for primary care providers serving low-income and underserved communities. The program trains clinicians to diagnose and treat mental health conditions they see every day in practice.

Course goals:

  • Correctly identify and differentiate among pediatric behavioral health problems such as depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety states (including PTSD), oppositional and conduct disorders, and psychosis
  • Effectively manage psychopharmacology: select medications, initiate and taper dosages, monitor improvements, and identify and minimize medication side effects
  • Create and implement a treatment plan by mobilizing existing resources like family members, school personnel, and other professional caregivers

The program has two components:

  1. A 3-day, 16.25-hour interactive course focused on building skills and confidence in diagnosing and treating pediatric behavioral health problems
  2. A 4-month case-based follow-up program. Participants join 8 bimonthly, one-hour group conference calls with national primary care and child/adolescent psychiatry experts to solidify their learning.

The program is designed for pediatric primary care providers including pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Providers working in rural and tribal communities are encouraged to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The cost of the course is $1,900. Scholarships are available.

Participants may earn AMA Category 1 and ANCC credits for both components.

Application process

Use the online registration form to register for the desired course dates. There are multiple start dates to choose from.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Health workforce education and training · Mental health · Mental health conditions · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care

Organizations (1)

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Campuses, view details

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