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Canreach

Patient-Centered Mental Health in Paediatric Primary Care

As part of CanREACH education and training services, CanREACH offers a Continued Medical Education (CME) training program licensed and developed by The REACH Institute: “Patient-Centered Mental Health in Paediatric Primary Care (PPP)”, adapted for Canadian Primary Care Providers.

The REACH Institute Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) Mini-Fellowship program is an innovative program that includes:

  • • A dynamic three-day, 15-hour interactive course focused on building skills and confidence in diagnosing and treating pediatric behavioral health problems.
    • A six-month, case-based distance-learning program. Learners join 12 bi-monthly, 1 hour group conference calls with primary care and child/adolescent psychiatry experts to learn how to manage pediatric 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 and parents.
Participants learn to:

  1. 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.
    2. Effectively manage psychopharmacology: selecting medications, initiating and tapering dosages, monitoring improvements, and identifying and minimizing medication side effects.
    3. Create and implement a treatment plan by mobilizing existing resources like family members, school personnel, and other professional caregivers.

Training Dates and Registration Information

2020 courses have been filled and 2021 course dates are TBD.

Please contact us to be placed on a waiting list and/or informed of future dates at: canreach@ahs.ca

ACCREDITATION

CanREACH is accredited with both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the current most up to date accreditation statements from each are as follows:

  • This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development.

  • This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development.

  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 79.5 Mainpro+ credits.

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