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Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care | Pediatric Track


The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care - Pediatric Track is designed for direct practitioners -- social workers, nurses, care managers, psychologists and physicians -- who provide services in an integrated health care setting serving children, youth, adolescents and families, or those interested in providing care in a pediatric integrated health care setting. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills associated with providing consultation, screening, assessment, and interventions in primary care settings that serve the distinct developmental and systems of care needs for the pediatric population.

Introduction to Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care
In this module, participants will learn about the nature and implications of integrated care, and will become fluent in the key terms that have come to describe it. Topics will include key public policies affecting the integrated care movement, including the Affordable Care Act; successful models of integrated care; population health management and health disparities; and ethical challenges and opportunities in integrated care. The transition to integrated care will be framed as a paradigm shift from disease-oriented to recovery-oriented service delivery, resulting in new opportunities and challenges, and direct implications for consumers and their families.

Integrated Health Systems and Implementation
In this module, participants will obtain knowledge and skills related to the implementation of integrated care services. Implementation of integrated team-based collaborative care presents challenges and opportunities for providers and managers, with significant implications for access to care and patient satisfaction. Topics include basics of integrated health implementation; telepsychiatric consultation; culturally responsive practice; Patient Centered Medical Home recognition; oral health for collaborative care; and provider mindfulness and self-care.

Foundations of Pediatric Integrated Health Care
Although "pediatrics" describes the age range from birth through 18 years of age, children develop through a number of distinct developmental, psychological, and social stages. The Pediatric track explores how to address the most common issues of these stages using a pediatric integrated health model of care. Topics include an introduction to the model, the role of the pediatric behavioral health consultant, pediatric social determinants of health, and interventions in the medical setting.

Pediatric Interventions
As the health care system is transformed from non-integrated to integrated, many services and interventions can be provided directly to the pediatric population as well as their parents in the medical clinic. Although many clinicians know typical child and adolescent diagnoses from a clinical perspective, this module helps participants develop an integrated understanding of typical topics that may present in the medical setting. Topics include ADHD, pediatric asthma, DD-autism, anxiety, depression, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences.

Many adolescents are required to attend at least one physician appointment a year, presenting an annual opportunity to engage them in management of their own health care and in the detection and early intervention of risky behaviors which can have lifelong consequences. Adolescents can be best engaged in self-management when their unique social, developmental, physical and psychological needs are considered. Topics include adolescent-centered medical homes, adolescent sexual health, substance abuse, suicide, eating disorders, and school-based health centers.


  • Explain the difference between colocation and integration.
  • Compare and contrast interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Identify at least three social determinants of health for adult populations.
  • Identify at least five social determinants of health for the pediatric population.
  • Identify and describe an example of the Pediatric Integrated Health Care model.
  • Identify requisite skills to serve in the role of behavioral health consultant in pediatric integrated health care.
  • Identify 1-3 impacts of trauma on pediatric brain and social/emotional development.
  • Describe how trauma may present in integrated health care settings.
  • Identify the evidence based interventions utilized in Integrated Health Care
  • Educate parents/caregivers on issues of pediatric obesity causes and interventions.
  • Identify two primary causes of pediatric asthma.
  • Engage in self-assessment in clinical practice.
  • Explain how provider mindfulness and self-care relate to workforce challenges such as burnout prevention.
  • Develop resources for psycho-education of pediatric patients.
  • Identify recommended evidence-based treatment options for ADHD in pediatric primary care.
  • Identify at least two ethical challenges to integrated health practice.
  • Address/resolve common ethical challenges in integrated health practice.
  • Identify two financing strategies that can facilitate integrated care.
  • Develop skills to hire and train staff in integrated health practice.
  • Implement an organizational self-assessment for cultural responsiveness.
  • Describe 3 considerations for providing care to the LGBTQ population.
  • Apply two prevention and/or intervention strategies for pediatric substance abuse.
  • Modify a physical environment to become a developmentally-appropriate and engaging adolescent medical home.
  • Describe the components of the Infant Mental Health model.
  • Identify and normalize developmental considerations in adolescent sexual health.
  • List the 3 most common psychiatric medications prescribed in primary care and their uses, contraindications, and potential side-effects.
  • Identify 1-3 strategies to engage adolescents in health care.
  • List three features of primary prevention of oral diseases such as dental caries.
  • Identify three symptoms of an eating disorder that likely present in healthcare settings.
  • Identify symptoms of autism that are likely to present in pediatric primary care.
  • Identify symptoms of depression that could present in pediatric primary care.
  • Describe strategies for anti-racist practice in integrated health care settings
  • Identify three risk factors for teen suicide.
  • Identify appropriate depression medications for the pediatric population.
  • List three common anxieties in children and adolescents.


March 14, 20226:00pm - 7:00pmProgram Intro & Small Group
March 16, 20225:30pm - 7:30pmIntroduction to Integrated Health Care
March 21, 20225:30pm - 7:30pmSocial Determinants of Health
March 28, 20225:30pm - 6:30pmPediatric Integrated Care Model
March 28, 20226:30pm - 7:30pmThe Role of the Behavioral Health Consultant
March 30, 20225:30pm - 6:45pmPediatric Trauma
March 30, 20226:45pm - 7:30pmTrauma Small Group
April 6, 20225:30pm - 6:30pmPediatric Interventions
April 6, 20226:30pm - 7:30pmPediatric Interventions Small Group
April 13, 20225:30pm - 6:30pmPediatric Obesity
April 13, 20226:30pm - 7:30pmPediatric Asthma
April 25, 20225:30pm - 6:30pmACT and Mindfulness
April 25, 20226:30pm - 7:30pmMindfulness Small Group
May 4, 20225:30pm - 6:30pmPsychoeducation
May 4, 20226:30pm - 7:30pmADHD
May 16, 20225:30pm - 6:30pmEthics
May 16, 20226:30pm - 7:30pmEthics Small Group
May 11, 20226:00pm - 7:30pmFinancing
May 18, 20226:00pm - 7:30pmImplementation
hybrid certificate program


  • 3/14/2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • 3-16-2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • 3-21-2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • 3-28-2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • 3-30-2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • 4-6-2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • 4-13-2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • 4-25-2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • 5-4-2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • 5-11-2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • 5-16-2022 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • 5-18-2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

CE Contact Hours

  • 2 ethics live interactive online
  • 14 regular asynchronous online
  • 19 regular live interactive online

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