Pediatric Mental Health in Primary Care 2018 Conference

Pewaukee, WI US
October 5, 2018

The purpose of this conference is to provide education and support to primary care providers in addressing the mental health care needs of children and adolescents.

Throughout the country, there is a shortage of mental health providers, especially child and adolescent psychiatrists.  The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine in partnership with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) initiated a child psychiatry access pilot project called, Charles E. Kubly Child Psychiatry Access Project in 2013.  The objective for the project was to improve mental health care for children.  The goal was to implement a linkage intervention for pediatricians to access a child psychiatrist for case consultations to help them better manage mild-to-moderate psychiatric issues of their patients.  

In 2013, MCW, in collaboration with CHW, Wisconsin Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP), and Project Launch, worked with state legislators to encourage and guide the development of a state bill to create the CPCP.  MCW’s experience with the Charles E. Kubly Child Psychiatry Access Project was beneficial in this effort.  State Representative Steineke authored Bill 127 which supported and funded a Wisconsin CPCP pilot with the intent to expand across the state if it proves effective.  In April 2014, Governor Walker signed Bill 127 into law.  Funding for the CPCP was granted by Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Wisconsin Act 127, Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program.

Collaborative pro­grams like the CPCP are a promising ap­proach to leveraging the existing supply of child psychiatrists to provide mental health services to children and adolescents with mental health needs.  Additionally, in response to the anticipated persistent shortage of physicians faced by Wisconsin during the next 20 years, MCW is expanding its medical education program into new regions of the state.  Working with partners in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin, MCW is developing innovative, community-based medical education programs in Northeastern and Central Wisconsin to increase the physician workforce in these regions and communities.  MCW is strategically partnering with a number of health and education-focused institutions, many of which serve the Northern Region counties.  In addition to the training MCW is already providing to child psychiatry trainees, the expansion of MCW’s medical education program and the CPCP creates an additional pipeline for future providers in behavioral and mental health.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants 
  • Psychologists
  • Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning Objectives

The CE learning objective is to increase clinicians’ capacity to recognize and treat mental and behavioral health needs of children and adolescents in their care.  The medical home is a setting with which families are familiar and comfortable, and they trust their primary care providers.  Therefore, pediatric mental health education for primary care is critical in allowing patients and families to get the mental health care they need.  The specific goal is to educate primary care providers in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of children and adolescents with mild-to-moderate mental and behavioral health problems.

Additional information


Sara Herr
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 266-2916
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 6.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 6.00 NP Contact Hours
  • 6.00 PA
    PA credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/05/2018 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
10/05/2018 - 4:30pm

2018 CPCP Educational Conference - Pediatric Mental Health in Primary Care


Registration and Breakfast 
8:30 - 8:45Introductory Comments(Jon Lehrmann, MD)
8:45 - 9:30Child Psychiatry Access Programs: In Massachusetts and Across the Country(John Straus, MD)
9:30 - 9:45Break 
9:45 - 10:45Session 1: Pediatric Traumatic Stress Symptoms: Significance for Primary Care(Matthew Jandrisevits, PhD)
10:45 - 11:00Break 
11:00 - 12:00Session 2: Treating Chronic Pain and Addiction in Youth

(Matthew Stohs, MD)

12:00 - 1:00Lunch and Exhibitors 
1:00 - 2:00Session 3: Consultation and Empowerment: Guidance for Academic and Behavioral Concerns at School (John Parkhurst, PhD)
2:00 - 2:15Break 
2:15 - 4:15Session 4: Managing Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care(Rebecca Baum, MD)
4:15 - 4:30Wrap-up Comments and Evaluation 


Ingleside Hotel
2810 Golf Road
(formerly Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center)
Pewaukee, WI 53072
United States

Activity Director: Rosa Kim, MD

Planning Team Members: 

  • Scott Belanger, MCR
  • Sara Herr, BA
  • Matthew Jandrisevits, PhD
  • Pollyanna Kabara, PA-C
  • Rosa Kim, MD
  • Kia LaBracke
  • Kenneth Schellhase, MD 
  • Anjali Sharma, MD
  • Melissa Vukovich, MSN, APNP, FNP
  • Stephanie Whitt, MD

Conference Speakers:

  • Rebecca Baum, MD
  • Matthew Jandrisevits, PhD
  • Jon Lehrmann, MD
  • John Parkhurst, PhD
  • Matthew Stohs, MD
  • John Straus, MD

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose except the following person(s):

Kia LaBrackeOCD WisconsinContractor/Executive Director

In accordance with the ACME Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships.  These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.

ACCME Accreditation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Psychology CE Credit Statement:

The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Physician Assistants:

This activity has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 6.00 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits by the AAPA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those credits actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

Nurse Practitioners:

Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930.  This program has been approved for 6.0 contact hours of continuing education.


MOC Part II 

Participation shared with ABP through PARS:

Individual participants’ information will be shared with ABP through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

ABP MOC Statement:

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 6.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 6.00 NP Contact Hours
  • 6.00 PA
    PA credit.


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Registration Fees 
Fellows, Residents$25.00
Students   Complimentary*

*This course is complimentary for Students; however registration is required; for instructions on how to receive your complimentary registration you must contact Sara Herr at 414-266-2916 or

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