Series date: 
08/09/2023 - 4:09pm CDT to 09/30/2024 - 11:59pm CDT
Needs Statement

Primary care physicians (PCPs) currently lack appropriate knowledge and competence as it relates to screening, assessment, and provisions of care for youth with mental health disorders. This professional practice gap is largely due to inadequate exposure in medical training and is compounded after training due to inadequate mental health resources such that primary care physicians are frequently the first and only source of assistance for youth and families who are suffering from a mental or behavioral health disorder.


Location

Please check the individual session for location or broadcast availability.  


Frequency

Every 2 weeks


Series Director

Laurel Williams, DO

Edith Ortiz


Target Audience and Needs

Primary care physicians who provide care to youth ages 0-21.


Educational Methods

Educational methods will include lectures and case presentations.


Objectives

At the conclusion of these sessions, the participants should be able to:

  • Define the diagnostic criteria for common mental health disorders encountered in primary care.
  • Select the appropriate screening tools for common mental health disorders encounters in primary care
  • Explain to youth and families the rationale for evidence informed treatment recommendation for common mental health disorders in primary care.
  • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan in collaboration with the Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN)

Evaluation

Participants may be asked to complete a session evaluation.


Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  

Series location: 
Virtual
Austin, TX
United States