CanREACH-SK Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) Mini-Fellowship

“Demystification of psychiatric illness in children and supply of tools and confidence to be able to deal with problems often encountered was extremely valuable. The course was fun too. A bonus.”

Craig Cantin, Family Physician

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CanREACH-SK is licensed to offer the Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) Mini-Fellowship, developed by The REACH Institute and adapted for Canadian Primary Care Providers.

This innovative program increases clinicians' comfort with assessing, diagnosing, and treating pediatric mental health concerns and includes:

  • A 16.25-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.

Course Goals

In order to effectively use medications for pediatric behavioral health problems, participants learn to:

  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.

You must be licensed to practice in Saskatchewan to participate in this program.

Acknowledgment
This program has received an educational grant or in-kind resources from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health.

Program Dates

Date: January 19-22, 2023
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Cost: $700 + GST

Accreditation

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and accredited by the Division of Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan for up to 28.50 MOC credit hours. 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Continuing Medical Education Division, University of Saskatchewan. You may claim a maximum of 3.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated). 

College of Family Physicians of Canada: This three-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 85.50 Mainpro+ credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals: Participation in this conference may be included as part of the continuing education and competence programs established by individual professional associations.