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REACH Mental Health Training

REACH uses state-of-the art, interactive methods grounded in the science of behavior change to teach parents, doctors, counselors, therapists and educators how to use the most effective methods for helping children with emotional and behavioral challenges. Current training programs include:


LIVE TRAINING (Virtual 2021 & In Person 2022):


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

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Our Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) Mini-Fellowship program provides pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, psychiatrists and neurologists with up-to-date training in the use of psychiatric medications for children and adolescents. Delivered by a world-class faculty of pediatricians, developmental-behavioral pediatricians, clinical nurse specialists, and child and adolescent psychiatrists, PPP training helps clinicians transform their practices, increase productivity, and improve work satisfaction.

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:

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:


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™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credits available as follows: Live on-site three day training 16.25; 1 hour group conference calls totaling 12.


Course Dates

How to schedule a course

To schedule a private course for 20 or more people, please contact the PPP Program Director at 1- 212-947-7322 x223, or email ppp@thereachinstitute.org


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

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

CATIE focuses on the use of cognitive behavior therapy, behavior therapy and other proven methods. CATIE is an excellent opportunity for child and adolescent clinicians to upgrade or learn new skills and interventions.

REACH offers CATIE training in the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat:

Training in each of these areas includes a 2-day interactive workshop followed by group phone consultation with a faculty of nationally known, expert child psychologists. Phone consultation occurs on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for 3 -12 months via toll-free conference calls.

Training certificates are awarded to clinicians who complete full training (face-to-face training and follow-up consultation calls).

The four treatments and their accompanying manuals consist of brief, 8- to 12-session interventions that are flexible and easily adaptable to various clinical situations.

Assessment strategies are reviewed to help clinicians gauge clients’ suitability for specific interventions. These interventions emphasize coping strategies, problem solving, parenting, family communication, cognitive restructuring and more.

For a copy of the CATIE brochure, click here.

How to schedule a training;

REACH offers on-site CATIE training in CBT for anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior or trauma on an as-requested basis to groups of 10 or more. Contact Lisa Hunter Romanelli, Ph.D. at 212-947-7322 x.227 or lisa@thereachinstitute.org to schedule training for your staff.

Parent Empowerment Program (PEP)

PEP is a training program for family peer advocates. These advocates are parents or caregivers of children with emotional and behavioral challenges who work directly with other parents of children experiencing similar challenges.

Peter S. Jensen, M.D. and Kimberly Hoagwood, Ph.D., in collaboration with a group of researchers, practitioners, parents, parent advocates, and policy makers, developed PEP. A conceptual framework that combines science and advocacy by integrating behavior change theory and principles of parent support underlies PEP training.

PEP enables family peer advocates to hone their skills and knowledge about the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment, services, and effective advocacy with families who are grappling with the complexities of the mental health system (and related systems, such as schools) and trying to get adequate care for their child.

Basic PEP Training includes a 5-day interactive seminar, high quality manual and materials, and six months of bi-weekly follow-up consultation calls. Specialized PEP programs in the areas of child welfare and juvenile justice help parents and staff in those systems to work together to address the mental health needs of children.


Basic PEP workshops cover the following critical topic areas:

How to schedule a training

REACH offers on-site PEP training an as-requested basis to groups of 10 or more. Contact Lisa Hunter Romanelli, Ph.D. at 212-947-7322 x.227 or lisa@thereachinstitute.org to schedule training in your area

Adult Behavioral Health in Primary Care

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Description

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:

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:

For more information, contact Lisa Hunter Romanelli, Ph.D., at 646-603-6891 or lisa@thereachinstitute.org


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 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.

School Mental Health Alliance

REACH’s SMHA Training Programs assist teachers, school psychologists, counselors, and administrators in implementing scientifically established and effective programs, including:

Course Dates and Registration

August 6-8, 2021: PPP San Diego, Virtual Course - 3 spots available for eligible California-based providers only.** See note.

October 1-3, 2021: PPP Houston, Virtual Course - Registration currently open.

November 5-7, 2021: PPP San Diego, Virtual Course - 5 spots available for eligible California-based providers only.** See note.

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

**Please email ppp@thereachinstitute.org to find out if you qualify to register for this PPP program.

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“This course has given me valuable information, all evidence-based, to help me feel more confident in managing depression, ADHD and anxiety in the office.”
Ndemie Price, MD Miami, FL

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