This innovative program increases clinicians' comfort with assessing, diagnosing, and treating adult mental health concerns. Participants can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by completing the course components:
- A dynamic three-day, 17-hour interactive course focused on building skills and confidence in diagnosing and treating adult behavioral health problems.
- A six-month, case-based distance-learning program. Learners join 12 bi-monthly, 1- hour group conference calls led by a REACH family physician-psychiatrist faculty team to learn how to manage adult mental health issues encountered in daily practice.
All participants will receive custom-designed toolkits with guides, assessment instruments, dosing and side effect charts, medication comparison tables, and handouts for patients.
In order to effectively use medications for adult behavioral health problems, participants learn to:
- Correctly identify and differentiate among behavioral health problems such as anxiety and somatic symptoms, depression, chronic pain, substance abuse, adult ADHD, psychosis and bipolar disorder.
- Effectively manage psychopharmacology: selecting medications, initiating and tapering dosages, monitoring improvements, and identifying and minimizing medication side effects.
- Create and implement a treatment plan by mobilizing existing resources.