Integrating Behavioral Health Services into Pediatric Primary Care Settings: From Developmental Milestones to ADHD (and everything in between)
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST.
More than 20% of children and adolescents in the United States have a diagnosable behavioral or mental health problem, but few are recognized and even fewer engage in mental health treatment. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) proposed competencies for providing mental health services in pediatric primary care settings. Achievement of these competencies requires collaborative relationships between primary care providers and mental health professionals as well as innovations in pediatric residency training. This presentation will address the opportunities and challenges of providing integrated behavioral health services in pediatric primary care settings. Topics will include the types of services provided, screening and identification, funding, and systems issues.
Ayelet Talmi, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and practices at Children’s Hospital Colorado as a Pediatric Psychologist. As the Associate Director of the Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health and the Associate Director of the Center for Family and Infant Interaction, As the Program Director of Project CLIMB, Dr. Talmi developed, implemented and currently administers an integrated mental health and behavioral services program in a high-volume pediatric residency training clinic. Dr. Talmi's primary clinical and research interests focus on infant-parent relationships, young children with special health care needs, service delivery systems for children and families, and integrating behavioral health services into pediatric primary care and has authored numerous publications.
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