PSYCH ADVICE FOR
THE PEDIATRIC PRIMARY
Psych Advice for the Pediatric Primary Care Provider aims increase children’s access to mental health care by
increasing primary care providers’ knowledge and comfort in managing behavioral health concerns.
This series will increase children’s access to mental health care by increasing primary care providers’ knowledge and
comfort in managing behavioral health concerns. Pediatricians and their medical team will learn ways to assess and
make simple diagnoses for common behavior/mental health concerns in children and adolescents. Tools learned in this
educational series will lessen referrals to mental health practitioners for simple behavioral concerns and decrease the
frequency of Emergency Department referrals.
DATE TOPIC SPEAKER
10/13/2021 Assessing and Responding to Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Nicholas J. Westers, Psy.D., ABPP
• Explain key characteristics of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) behavior that may
increase the risk for future suicide attempt
• Recall at least 3 important questions to ask individuals who engage in NSSI
• Discuss strategies for providing brief, targeted counsel/advice to individuals
who engage in NSSI
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
Course Directors: Sabrina Browne, MD and Mili Khandheria, MD
2nd Wednesday of every month at 12:30 | Sessions will be held via live web broadcasts
To Register and for more information please visit childrens.com/learn
Who should attend: Pediatricians, family practice physicians, pediatric specialists, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners
and physician assistants who wish to update their knowledge on mental health and behavioral health in pediatric care.
Accreditation: The Children’s Health is accredited by the Texas Medical
Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation (CME): The Children’s Health designates this live activity for
a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim
only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE Statement: Children’s Health Clinical Operation is accredited as a
provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.