Adult Behavioral Health in Primary Care

This innovative program increases clinicians' comfort with assessing, diagnosing, and treating adult mental health concerns. Participants can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by completing the course components:

  • A dynamic three-day, 17-hour interactive course focused on building skills and confidence in diagnosing and treating adult behavioral health problems.
  • A six-month, case-based distance-learning program. Learners join 12 bi-monthly, 1- hour group conference calls led by a REACH family physician-psychiatrist faculty team to learn how to manage adult 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 adult behavioral health problems, participants learn to:

  1. Correctly identify and differentiate among behavioral health problems such as anxiety and somatic symptoms, depression, chronic pain, substance abuse, adult ADHD, psychosis and bipolar disorder.
  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.

For more information, contact Lisa Hunter Romanelli, Ph.D., at 646-603-6891 or 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 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each conference call for a maximum of 12.

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