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Treating Children with Medication? More than Pharmacology

Part of providing children and adolescents with comprehensive care involves medication for behavioral and emotional disorders. However, when dealing with children, psychopharmacology knowledge is crucial, and using psychiatric medications in children is very different than in adults. For that reason, and because child psychopharmacology is a critical component of science-based clinical practices, The REACH Institute offers training courses in the safe and effective use of psychiatric medication in children and adolescents….also called child psychopharmacology.

The REACH Institute offers child psychopharmacology training through our Mini-Fellowship in Primary Pediatric Psychopharmacology, PPP. This intensive program includes an onsite workshop and six months of distance learning, and equips clinicians with the confidence they need to deliver optimal pediatric behavioral healthcare.  Other options for clinical training in child psychopharmacology include specially tailored programs focusing on particular child mental health disorders, such as ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and aggression and behavioral problems associated with mental health disorders. These trainings can be arranged for your city, region, or state.

Because child psychopharmacology treatments alone are neither sufficient nor the best option for most child mental health problems, the REACH Institute also provides training in other child mental health evidence-based treatments, such as evidence based psychotherapy, family support, and parent empowerment..methods for helping parents become effective in obtaining the very best services for their children with mental health disorders.