Certificate in Pediatric and Behavioral Health Integration 2019-2020

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Online Dates: November 23, 2019* - May 23, 2020
Residency Date: November 23, 2019 & June 20, 2020
More details can be found on the Dates & Fees tab.

*The Behavioral Health track has a one hour online lecture pre-requisite in advance of the program start date. This pre-requisite begins on November 11 and goes until the first residency day.

Faculty: Nancy Ruddy, Ph.D. & Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Contributing Faculty: Michael Tang, MD; Michael Yogman, MD; Kim C. Brownell, MD; & Gerald Calnen, MD
Program Director: Debra Newborg, PsyD

This pragmatic program prepares behavioral health providers (including, but not limited to psychologists, social workers, LMHCs and LMFTs), pediatricians, other medical providers, and pediatric office administrators to design and implement practice transformation strategies to facilitate an integrated, team-based model of health care. The curriculum customizes the content to meet the needs of each professional role. Administrators and behavioral health professionals will learn operational elements of integrated pediatric practice. Behavioral health and medical professionals will focus on the clinical elements of an integrated pediatric model and strategies for building collaborative services into routine care. In addition, participants will have the opportunity for brief consultation with program faculty to address practice or individual specific challenges and issues at set points during the course.

Upon completion of the program the student will be able to:

1. Discuss the collaboration/integration continuum of behavioral health and medical care, identifying and implementing strategies for practices to become more integrated.

2. As part of an interdisciplinary program, participants will compare and contrast integrated care processes, procedures, and management strategies from multiple perspectives and synthesize skills and practice to enhance their work with patients.

3. Identify and analyze how social determinants of health impact patient outcomes and how integrated primary care serves to reduce health disparities via population-based care.

4. Develop and implement specific protocols focusing on population developmental and behavioral health screening, functional assessment and measurement-based care.

5. All participants will define and practice team-based care with a focus on prevention, consultation, warm hand-offs, brief intervention, SBIRT, and practical documentation.

6. Compare and contrast business model components that facilitate the sustainability of pediatric primary care integration programs and evaluate how these components apply to one’s practice.

7. Describe how both cultural differences and trauma exposure impact health and implement specific strategies to offer culturally sensitive and trauma-informed integrated health care.

8. Identify ethical challenges that present in integrated primary care settings and discuss strategies that can be used to mitigate these challenges.

9. Identify Operational elements of integrated pediatric practice.

10. Examine clinical elements of an integrated pediatric model.

11. Formulate strategies for building collaborative services into routine care.

Credit Hours

All participants will register through one of our three online tracks below. Please see the fees tab for information about track pricing.

Administrator Track: 10 credit hours

Behavioral Health Track: 25 credit hours

Medical Provider Track: 21 credit hours
CE and CME credits are available! Please visit the Accreditation tab for more information.

Questions about the online requirement? Please visit the FAQ page to learn more.

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