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Intensive Training: Child & Adolescent Mental Health for Primary Care Clinicians


Sun, Apr 14, 2024 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Mon, Apr 15, 2024 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Renaissance Albany Hotel
144 State Street, Albany, NY

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Intensive Training: Child & Adolescent Mental Health for Primary Care Clinicians


Sun, Apr 14, 2024 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Mon, Apr 15, 2024 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Renaissance Albany Hotel
144 State Street, Albany, NY

This Intensive Training Program Includes:

2 day training event + 3 virtual follow-up sessions = 15 CME credits.

Those who attended the 2 day training event are encouraged to attend as many follow-up sessions that your schedule allows. Clinicians who complete 14 CME hours and utilize the consultation line twice will receive a Certificate of Completion from Project TEACH.

This intensive training program enhances primary care clinicians’ skills to assess, treat and manage common mental health concerns in children and youth. This program includes the 2 day training and 3 follow-up sessions and is presented by Project TEACH’s team of child and adolescent psychiatrists and pediatricians.

Project TEACH is funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health and all services and events, such as this intensive training, are offered at no-cost to clinicians in New York State.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the presentation, diagnosis, comorbidity, neurobiology, and current treatment options available for individuals with ADHD.
  • Assess depression in youth, and evaluate the treatment options for children and adolescents,
    including an assessment of the black box warning for SSRIs.
  • Differentiate common anxiety disorders, and describe their assessment and treatment.
  • Recognize the behaviors resulting from trauma that require treatment, and evaluate the treatment options for children and adolescents
  • Define pediatric bipolar disorder, and provide examples of effective evidence-based therapies
  • Assess children with aggression as a primary problem area, recognizing the relevant underlying factors, clinically assess, and provide evidence based treatment options
Day 1 - Sunday, April 14, 2024

9:00-9:40 am


Introduction & Overview

9:40-10:00 am

Project TEACH Overview and the Importance of Assessment

David Kaye, MD
Module Topic 1: ADHD (10:00 am - 12:15 pm)

10:00-10:35 am

Assessment of ADHD with case presentation (Bart)

Molly Scharf, MD

10:35-11:15 am

Treatment of ADHD "Incorporation into Your Practice/ Table Activity"

Diane E. Bloomfield, MD

11:15-11:55 am

Trickier questions for trickier kids

Jason Herrick, MD

12:15-1:00 pm

Lunch Break

Module Topic 2: Depression and Suicide (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

1:00-1:30 pm

Assessment and Diagnosis of Adolescent Depression

Diane E. Bloomfield, MD

1:30-2:00 pm

Management and Treatment of Adolescent Depression

Jessica Grant, MD

2:00-2:15 pm

SSRI initiation: Talking to Teens and Parents (Table Activity)

Amy Schwab Jerum, DNP

2:30-2:45 pm


2:45-3:30 pm

Differentiating Unipolar/Bipolar Depression and Considering SSRI Activation (Panel and Grp Discussion)


3:30-3:50 pm

Suicide Assessment and Management in Pediatric Primary Care

James Wallace, MDDavid Kaye, MD

3:50-3:55 pm


3:55-4:25 pm

Patient Simulation: Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk in Real World Practice

James Wallace, MDDavid Kaye, MDZoya Popivker, D.O.Diane E. Bloomfield, MD

4:25-4:40 pm

Safety Planning with Suicidal Teens and their Parents (Table Activity)

James Wallace, MDZoya Popivker, D.O.

4:55-5:00 pm

Evaluations and Wrap-Up

Day 2 - Monday, April 15, 2024

8:30-8:45 am

Welcome, Housekeeping and LC Introduction- Day 2

David Kaye, MD
Module Topic 3: Trauma, Loss, and Trauma Informed Care (8:45 am - 9:05 am)

8:45-9:05 am

Assessment and Diagnosis

Nayla Khoury, MDMichael Scharf, MD

9:05-9:25 am

9:25-9:45 am

9:45-10:00 am

Table Activity (Assessment and Diagnosis, CASE A Part-1)

Maureen Montgomery, MD

10:00-10:15 am

Incorporation into Your Practice: Trauma-Informed Care

Amy Schwab Jerum, DNP

10:15-10:30 am

Table Activity (Incorporation into your Practice, CASE A Part-2)

Maureen Montgomery, MD

10:30-10:45 am

Question and Answer


10:45-10:55 am


Module Topic 4: Anxiety (10:55 am - 1:15 pm)

10:55-11:20 am

Assessment and Diagnosis

Jason Herrick, MD

11:20-11:45 am

11:45-12:00 pm

Incorporation into Your Practice: Assessment and Treatment

Zoya Popivker, D.O.Maureen Montgomery, MDMolly Scharf, MD

12:00-12:30 pm

Lunch Break

12:30-1:00 pm

Difficult Case-School Refusal

Michael Scharf, MD

1:00-1:15 pm

Question and Answer

Wanda Fremont, MD

Additional Resources

Anxiety Parents Medication Guide

1:15-1:20 pm


Module Topic 5: Aggression (1:20 pm – 3:00 pm)

1:20-1:50 pm


Wanda Fremont, MD

1:50-2:20 pm

2:20-2:45 pm

Incorporation into your practice (with 10 min table activity)

Maureen Montgomery, MD


Evaluations and Wrap-Up

Virtual Follow-Up Sessions

Attendees of the full-day intensive training are encouraged to participate in the follow-up learning session. This is a virtual, Zoom interactive event. Those who register and/or attend the April 14 – 15 program will be sent the link to join this follow-up session.

Registration Closed
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Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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Wednesday, May 1, 2024
"Understanding and Collaborating with Schools: A Guide for Primary Care"
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Target Audience

New York State primary care and family practice physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nursing professionals, social workers, residents, and other mental health, primary care, and pediatric clinicians.