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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

CanREACH offers the mini-fellowship training program to Health Care Providers practicing in Alberta.

Participation in the full fellowship training, which spans 6-months, is required. The conference component of the weekend typically runs Friday and Saturday 8:30-4:30 and Sunday 8:30-12:30 followed by the teleconference component (i.e., 1 hour every two weeks for a total of 12 calls over 6-months) typically occurring over the noon hour and/or the hour at the start of end of the work day.

To register for a session or to be placed on our waitlist or mailing list please contact us at canreach@ahs.ca  and provide us with your name, area of practice (i.e., family physician, pediatrician, nurse, etc.), practice location (i.e., city or town where you practice in Alberta), and contact details.

COST: $800

UPCOMING SESSIONS:

September 2019 (Sept.20-22)  – February 2020 Location: Edmonton
October 2019 (Oct. 18-20)  – April 2020 Location: Calgary
December 2019 (Dec. 6-8) – June 2020 Location: Edmonton
March 2020 (March 6-8) – September 2020 Location: Edmonton
April 2020 (April 17-19) – October 2020 Location: Calgary
June 2020 (June 5-7) – December 2020 Location: Edmonton
October 2020 (Oct. 16-18) – April 2021 Location: Calgary
December 2020 (Dec. 4-6) – June 2021 Location: Edmonton
April 2021 (April 16-18) – October 2021 Location: Calgary
June 2021 (June 4-6) – December 2021 Location: Edmonton

REGISTER OR BE WAIT-LISTED FOR SESSIONS:

For Edmonton sessions, please contact:

Ph: 780-342-6884 or Canreach.Edmonton@ahs.ca

For Calgary sessions, please contact:

Ph: 403-955-1104 or 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 83.25 Mainpro+ credits.

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  • CanREACH - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Alberta Health Services 640 Northmount Dr NW, Calgary Calgary AB. T2K 3J5
  • Phone: (403) 955-1104
  • Fax: (403) 245-8379
  • Email: CanREACH@ahs.ca