Course Dates and Registration

October 23-25, 2020: Zoom course based in Roanoke, VA - 2 spaces opening October 16

January 29-31, 2021: Zoom course based in Chicago, IL - 20 spaces opening October 16

March 12-14, 2021: Zoom course based in West Palm Beach, FL - 20 spaces opening October 16

April 30-May 2, 2021 - Zoom course based in New York City, NY - 20 spaces opening October 16

*Timing for all virtual courses will follow the time zone of the location in which the course is based.

Join The REACH Institute for the Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) Mini-Fellowship. This innovative program increases clinicians' comfort with assessing, diagnosing, and treating pediatric mental health concerns. Participants can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by completing the mini-fellowship components:

  • 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 national 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.

The course starts on Friday at 11:30 am and ends on Sunday at 1:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Khan, PPP Program Director, at 212-947-7322 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CME Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and The REACH Institute. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.