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.
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Every 2 weeks
Laurel Williams, DO
Target Audience and Needs
Primary care physicians who provide care to youth ages 0-21.
Educational methods will include lectures and case presentations.
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)
Participants may be asked to complete a session evaluation.
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™.