Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Maryland AAP chapter hosts conference on brief mental health interventions for pediatric clinicans

The Maryland chapter of the American Academy of Pediatricians is hosting a two-part conference for pediatric clinicians interested in learning brief techniques for child mental health concerns.

Registration is free, and you don't have to be an AAP member to attend. The first meeting will be held Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presentation topics will include discipline and effective parenting, behavior modification, sleep problems and more.

Part two will take place Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This meeting will cover screening tools for mental health and behavior problems, brief interventions for ADHD, depression and anxiety, billing, coding and the mental health referral process, among other topics.

Both meetings will be held at the Western Maryland Hospital Center Auditorium in Hagerstown, M.D. Continuing education credits are available. Click here for more details and a conference registration form.