August 25, 2023 to August 27, 2023

This innovative program increases clinicians' comfort with assessing, diagnosing, and treating pediatric mental health concerns. It is presented in a dynamic three-day, 16.25-hourinteractive course focused on building skills and confidence in diagnosing and treating pediatric behavioral health problems.1 - Clinicians in primary care and pediatrics do not know what assessments and treatments to use for children and adolescents with mental health problems. 2 - Many clinicians do not know how to implement pediatric behavioral healthcare strategies in their practice.

Target Audience

  • Fellows

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Physicians

  • Physician Assistants

  • Residents

Learning Objectives


  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, and distinguish these from normal developmental variations.
  2. Effectively manage psychopharmacology, including: a) selecting medications for individual patients; b) initiating and tapering dosages; c) monitoring improvements; and d) identifying and minimizing medication side effects.
  3. Create and implement a treatment plan by mobilizing existing resources. This includes learning how to appropriately delegate tasks by creating an effective treatment team out of family members, school personnel, and other professional caregivers.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 13.17 Attendance
  • 13.17 JA Credit - AH
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
08/25/2023 - 8:30am EDT
Activity Ends: 
08/27/2023 - 5:25pm EDT
Durham, NC 27705
United States
  • Nathan Copeland-Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Brittany Glass-Thomas-Program Director
  • Debra Best-Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Richard Chung-Professor of Pediatrics
  • Rhonda Robeel-MD Pediatric Psychiatrist


Education Credits:

This activity is designed for pediatric primary care providers (MD, DO, PA, NP). All targeted audience members are eligible to receive Joint Accreditation credits for this activity. No attendance certificates are issued for this course.

To Receive Credit:

Review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information. Complete the entire activity and evaluation forms. After the completion of the three-day training, you will receive an email from Duke notifying you of instructions for how to obtain your credits. No attendance certificates are issued for this course. Credits for bi-weekly case calls will be issued separately.

Credit Statement

Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of (3.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accreditation In support of improving patient In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team


Available Credit

  • 13.17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 13.17 Attendance
  • 13.17 JA Credit - AH
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