Training

REACH Mental Health Training

REACH uses state-of-the art, interactive methods grounded in the science of behavior change to teach effective methods for helping children and adults who suffer from mental and emotional health challenges.

 

LIVE TRAINING

Live trainings take place in real time. For now, all courses are offered online only. We will resume in-person training when it is safe.

 

ONLINE TRAINING:

Learn at your pace! Online training is pre-recorded so you can learn when and where you choose.

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“This course has made me more comfortable in dealing with my patients with mental illness As the PCP, I would normally refer to psychiatry or psychology, but I would now feel more capable to handle the more straightforward cases.”

Diane Skerin, MD
West Palm Beach, FL

Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP)

Audience

Pediatric primary care providers: Pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants


Description

Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) trains clinicians to diagnose and treat mental health conditions they see every day in practice. This program will teach you to manage the most common issues yourself, saving referrals to mental health specialists for complex cases.

Participants learn not only to diagnose and treat patients but also to refer families to appropriate supports such as cognitive behavioral therapy. You’ll leave the training with tools you can use immediately:

After the training, you’ll be more confident in your diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues.

Our world-class faculty of pediatricians, developmental-behavioral pediatricians, clinical nurse specialists, and child and adolescent psychiatrists will help you transform your practice, increase your productivity, and improve your work satisfaction.

Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care has two components:

Participants can earn up to 28.25 CME credits for both components.


Course Goals

In this course, you’ll learn to:


CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Continuing Education and The REACH Institute. The UAMS Office of Continuing Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation

The UAMS Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity: Live three-day training, 16.25 credits; 12 one-hour group conference calls, one credit apiece for a total of 12 credits.


Course Dates

To schedule a private course for 20 or more people, please contact the PPP Program Director at 212-947-7322, or email PPP@TheREACHinstitute.org


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Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) – Waitlist

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CBT for Anxiety in Pediatric Primary Care

Audience

Pediatric primary care providers: Pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants


Description

Participants will learn how to effectively use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to help children and teens who suffer from anxiety. The experienced faculty team includes at least one mental health professional and one pediatric primary care provider.

Like all REACH courses, CBT for Anxiety follows a format based on research on adult learning. It has two components:

Participants can earn up to 11.25 CME credits for both components.


Course Goals

In this course, participants will learn to:


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.


Designation

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Dates

To schedule a private course for 20 or more people, please contact Lisa Hunter Romanelli, PhD, at Lisa@theREACHinstitute.org


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Adult Behavioral Health in Primary Care

Audience

Adult primary care providers: Family physicians and other physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants


Description

This innovative program increases clinicians’ comfort with assessing, diagnosing, and treating adult mental health concerns. Participants can earn up to 28.75 CME credits by completing the course components:

All participants will receive custom-designed toolkits with:


Course Goals

In Adult Behavioral Health in Primary Care, participants learn to:


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.


Designation

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity: Live on-site three-day training, 16.25 credits; 12 one-hour group conference calls, one credit apiece for a total of 12 credits.


Course Dates

To schedule a private course for 20 or more people, please contact Kristen Gardner, MPH, at Kristen@theREACHinstitute.org


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Working with Challenging Patients and Families

Audience

Primary care providers and Mental health clinicians


Description

Communication with both caregivers and patients is key to effective mental health treatment for children. The ability to engage caregivers affects every phase of treatment and management, from parents’ willingness to disclose that their child is struggling to their ability to follow through with treatment recommendations and referrals.

Using evidence-based, experiential training strategies, this course enhances providers’ skills and confidence in working with children with behavioral health concerns and their families. Participants practice communication skills that build trust and engagement, learning to enlist families as partners in the care and treatment of troubled children.

This 1.5 day training is hands-on and interactive. Small group exercises are co-facilitated by mental health and primary care clinicians together with parents experienced in clinician training. Participants can earn up to 11.75 CME credits.


Course Goals

After participating in Working with Challenging Families and Patients, clinicians will be able to:


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.


Designation

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course Dates

October 9-10, 2021 – To schedule a private course for 20 or more people, please contact Kristen Gardner, MPH, at Kristen@theREACHinstitute.org


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Child/Adolescent Training in Evidence-Based Psychotherapies (CATIE)

Audience

Mental health clinicians treating children and adolescents: psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, counselors, therapists


Description

There are more than 500 named therapies used to treat children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges. Many lack supporting research. REACH uses and teaches only evidence-based psychotherapies – treatments proven to work in rigorous scientific evaluations of efficacy and outcomes.

Child/Adolescent Training in Evidence-Based Psychotherapies (CATIE) focuses on the use of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). CATIE is an excellent opportunity for child and adolescent mental health clinicians to upgrade their skills or learn new interventions.

REACH offers four CATIE courses, each focusing on the use of CBT to treat one common pediatric mental health condition:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. Disruptive behavior
  4. Trauma

Each of the four treatments consists of an 8- to 12-session intervention that is easily adaptable to various clinical situations. The interventions emphasize coping strategies, problem solving, parenting, family communication, cognitive restructuring, and more.

Each of these four courses consists of two components:

  1. A two-day interactive workshop
  2. 12 group phone consultations with a faculty of nationally known child psychology experts, usually held twice a month for six months

Training certificates are awarded to clinicians who complete both components in full. Participants go home with a manual detailing the intervention they’ve learned, complete with reproducible client handouts.


Course Goals

In CATIE, participants learn to:


Schedule A Training

REACH offers customized CATIE training in CBT for anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior, or trauma to groups of 10 or more. Contact Kristen Gardner, MPH, at Kristen@theREACHinstitute.org to schedule training for your staff.


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Parent Empowerment Program (PEP)

Audience

Family peer advocates: parents or caregivers of children with mental health challenges who work with other parents experiencing similar challenges. The Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) is typically scheduled and promoted by healthcare or school systems whose professionals want to improve caregivers’ ability to advocate for their children.


Description

The Parent Empowerment Program enables family peer advocates to help themselves and other families get adequate care for their child.

Caregivers learn about the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment, and services for children with mental health conditions. They discover how to advocate for their children and to support other families who are grappling with the complexities of the mental health system and with related systems, such as schools.

The Parent Empowerment Program consists of two components:

Participants come away with a high-quality family empowerment manual and materials.

Specialized programs in the areas of child welfare and juvenile justice are available to help parents and staff to work together to address the mental health needs of children in these systems.

The Parent Empowerment Program covers the following critical topic areas:


Schedule A Training

REACH offers customized Parent Empowerment Program training to groups of 10 or more. Contact Lisa Hunter Romanelli, PhD, at Lisa@theREACHinstitute.org to schedule training in your area.


School Mental Health Program

Audience

Teachers, school psychologists, counselors, and administrators


Description

School Mental Health training gives school staff the tools they need to effectively educate children with mental health challenges and manage behavioral problems. The course teaches scientifically established and effective techniques for dealing with troubled children:

Participants come away with mental health screening tools designed for use in school settings. Our unique Action Signs Toolkit enables teachers and other school staff to identify students who are at risk so they can be helped before they experience irreversible damage or delay.

Download the Action Signs Toolkit for free, with a license to use it in your school.


Schedule A Training

REACH offers customized school mental health training to groups of 10 or more educators and school staff. Contact Lisa Hunter Romanelli, PhD, at Lisa@theREACHinstitute.org to schedule training in your school or district.


Adult Behavioral Health in Primary Care (Brief Course)

Audience

Adult primary care providers: Family physicians and other physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants


Description

This online-only course offers the opportunity to learn on your own time, at your own pace. The seven-hour training is divided into easily digestible modules of 40-60 minutes each.

Participants learn to diagnose and treat common adult mental health concerns including anxiety, ADHD, depression, and substance use. Topics include assessment, somatic presentations, chronic pain and opioid use, and much more.

CME: 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


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Treating Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Audience

Social workers, psychologists, and primary care providers


Description

This online-only class provides an overview of disruptive behavior disorders and The REACH Institute’s Disruptive Behavior Symptoms Intervention, a cognitive-behavioral, manualized intervention.

Disruptive behavior problems are among the most common reasons children are referred for mental health treatment. This one-hour class covers risk and protective factors associated with disruptive behavior disorders, assessing for disruptive behavior disorders, and intervention strategies, both parent and child-focused.


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Please select your profession in order to view a drop down menu of applicable course selections.

““It is great to be a part of a continuing medical education course with others within the same department. Change is always hard, but easier with teamwork.”

Jennifer Mullally, MD
Fargo, ND

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