2023 Behavioral Health and Pediatric Primary Care Conference-Children’s Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Service (TiPS)

Pittsburgh, PA US
March 3, 2023

Friday, March 3, 2023
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST

Attendance Options:

In-person: Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA,  15213
Registration – 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM

Virtual: Zoom Live Stream Event – Zoom sign-in beginning at 7:45 AM
(Zoom link and supporting material will be sent to registrants by 3:00 pm on Thursday, March 2, 2023)

Course Director:  Abigail Boden Schlesinger, MD

Introduction:

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s primary care network, Children’s Community Pediatrics (CCP), has been selected by Pennsylvania state officials to take part in a new program to improve behavioral health treatment for children in the state.

TiPS is a program designed to increase the availability of peer-to-peer child psychiatry consultation teams to primary care clinicians (PCCs) who are prescribers of psychotropic medications for children insured by Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance programs, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and UPMC commercial insurance. The program aims to provide real time resources to clinicians who desire consultative advice for children with behavioral health concerns.

This conference is to help PCCs understand the TiPS program and how to use it. Learning goals are directly related to behavioral health intervention, the use of psychotropic medication, and other pediatric psychiatry-related topics.

Target Audience

Pediatric Primary Care Physicians, Family Practice Physicians, and Advanced Practice Providers (PA, DNP, CRNP), and Behavioral Health Providers working in a primary care office who practice in the northwestern, and southwestern PA counties. If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Gianneski at 724.933.3912, ext. 272.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss how to utilize Children’s TiPS for psychiatric consultation
  2. Explain the benefit of universal suicide screening in pediatric primary care
  3. Describe the components of a safety assessment
  4. Recall the essential elements of a safety plan
  5. Review SSRI protocol for primary care
  6. Discuss the incidence/prevalence of anxiety disorders in early childhood
  7. Discuss how to identify and treat young children with anxiety in a primary care setting
  8. Review interventions for OCD, ADHD and Somatic Symptom Disorder in a primary care setting

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.00 APA
  • 6.00 ASWB
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/20/2022
Course expires: 
03/03/2023
Event starts: 
03/03/2023 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
03/03/2023 - 4:30pm EST
Cost:
$1.00

7:30 – 8:00 am                             Arrival / Sign in (Breakfast will be provided)

8:00 – 8:30 am                             Welcome and Overview of TiPS  - Abigail Schlesinger, MD

8:30 – 9:30 am                             Suicide Screening, Assessment and Safety Planning in Primary Care 
                                                        Dara Sakolsky, MD, PhD; Marie Anderson, LCSW

9:30 – 9:45 am                              BREAK

9:45 – 10:45 am                            Hands-on Practice Using the ASQ and C-SSRS
              Facilitated by Abigail Schlesinger, MD

10:45 – 11:00 am                          BREAK

11:00 am – 12:00 pm                   Care Coordination Panel Discussion with Focus on Means Restriction for Suicide Prevention                                                                                                           Facilitated by Meghan Stoehr, LCSW; Shannon Mikita, RN, PMH-BC, CFRS

12:00 – 1:00 pm                             LUNCH (provided with in-person attendance)

1:00 – 2:00 pm                               Session I:

           A - SSRI Management in Primary Care
                     Craig Coleman, MD; Dawn-Marie Gotkiewicz, MD

            B - OCD Assessment and Treatment Interventions
                      Shayna Honzo, LPC; Rachel Williams, MS, NCC, LPC

2:00-2:15 pm                                   BREAK

2:15 – 3:15 pm                                Session II:

             A - Somatic Symptom Disorders
                       Anna B. Jolliffe, DO; Taylor Naus, LCSW

                                                                  B - STAND for ADHD
                                                                  
Heidi Kipp, MEd, LPC

3:15 – 3:30 pm                                 BREAK

3:30 – 4:30 pm                                 Assessment and Management of Early Childhood Anxiety in the Primary Care Setting                                                                                                                         Maggie Whelan, MD, PhD; Amy Nevin, MD

4:30 pm                                             Closing Remarks / AdjournmentAbigail Schlesinger, MD

4:30 – 5:00 pm                                 Get to know your TiPS team mixer (appetizers will be served – no credits)
                                                            
Optional

  • All presentations are introductory to intermediate instructional level.
  • Please be prepared to turn your camera and microphone on for breakout sessions.
  • For additional information regarding speakers and presentations, please contact Doreen Barkowitz at barkowitzdh@upmc.edu

 

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Course Director

Abigail Boden Schlesinger, MD
Medical Director, Children’s TiPS
Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Integrated Care
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Pediatrics University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Faculty

Maria E. Anderson, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor
STAR (Services for Teens at Risk) 
COSTAR (College Option, Services for Transition Age Youth at Risk)
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

Craig S. Coleman, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Western Psychiatric Hospital
Attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Western Wellness
Children’s TiPS (Telephonic Psychiatric Consultation Service)
Behavioral Health of the Alleghenies Telemedicine Service
Pittsburgh, PA

Dawn-Marie Gotkiewicz, MD
CCP Behavioral Health Pediatrician Liaison
Children's Community Pediatrics - Waterdam
McMurray, PA

Shayna Honzo, LPC
Clinical Supervisor, Behavioral Health Services Pediatric OCD Program
UPMC Western Behavioral Health
Pittsburgh, PA 

Anna B. Joliffe, DO
Children & Adolescent Behavioral Health Consult Liaison Service
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Heidi L. Kipp, MEd, LPC 
Clinical Coordinator
Youth and Family Research Program
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA 

Shannon Meyers, RN, PMH-BC, CFRS (Committee member)
Outpatient Nurse Coordinator
SMART Choices
UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics 
Pittsburgh, PA 

Taylor Naus, LCSW
Behavioral Therapist III
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Division of Neurology 
Pittsburgh, PA

Dara Sakolsky, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Medical Director, Services for Teens at Risk (STAR)
Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS)
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

Meghan Stoehr, LCSW
Behavioral Health Therapist III
Western Wellness & Children’s TiPS 
Pittsburgh, PA 

Amy G. Nevin, MD (Committee member)
Pediatrician-Behavioral Health focus, Children's Community Care-Pittsburgh Pediatrics
Program Director / Coach, Diabetes Wraparound Program of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Director, Pediatrics, Wellness and Equity Alliance
Pittsburgh, PA

Rachel Margaret (Maggie) Whelan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry 
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics  
University of Pittsburgh SOM
Center for Children and Families, Whole Child Wellness Clinic & Children’s TiPS 
Pittsburgh, PA

Conference Committee Chair

Colleen D. Gianneski, LCSW
Program Director, Children’s TiPS
Behavioral Health Therapist, Children’s Community Pediatrics - Butler  
Children’s Community Pediatrics Behavioral Health Services
Wexford, PA

Committee Members
 
Molly H. Carter, PsyD
Pediatric Psychologist, Developmental Medicine
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Dawn-Marie Gotkiewicz, MD* (speaker)

Kelly Foreman, LCSW
Program Manager, Children’s TiPS
Wexford, PA

Angelina M. Gradian, MS, LPC
Program Director of Behavioral Health 
UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics
Wexford, PA

Jennifer S. Iagnemma, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Director, Clinical Operations
UPMC Children's Community Pediatrics
Pittsburgh, PA

Shannon Meyers, RN, PMH-BC, CFRS* (speaker)

Amanda Moore, PA
Physician Assistant
UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics
North Huntingdon, PA

Dana Mueller, MPAS, PA-C, IBCLC
Physician Assistant
UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics – Bass Wolfson
Squirrel Hill, PA 

Devin Petit, MPAS, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant (psychiatric)
UPMC Children’s Pine Center
Wexford, PA

Victoria S. Winkeller, MD
Medical Director
Children’s Community Pediatrics Behavioral Health Services
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 

David Wolfson, MD
Medical Director
UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics (CCP) – Bass Wolfson
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
 

For additional information regarding the presenters and/or presentations, please contact Doreen Barkowitz at barkowitzdh@upmc.edu.

Continuing Education Credits
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.


Psychologists

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Psychologists completing this course receive 6.0 continuing education credits.


Counselors

Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5059. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Education and Consultative Services of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is solely responsible for all aspects of this program. This program is being offered for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 6.0 continuing education credits.

 

Other Professionals

Other professionals are awarded .60 Continuing Education Units (CEU's). One CEU is equal to 10 contact hours. Peer Specialists: This program fulfills the requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.

 

  • NBCC and General CEU – Participants will be awarded continuing education contact hour(s) certificate four to six weeks post-conference via e-mail. Please keep these certificates in a safe place. Replacements will cost $30.
  • CME, AAPA, ANCC, CRNP, PA, APA and LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT certificates will be issued from the CCEHS registration site.
  • Completing the evaluation is not required, however, it is encouraged. We do request that everyone complete the questions in the evaluation regarding your continuing education (CE) credit needs so we can identify the correct certificate for you.
  • We request that evaluations are completed and/or certificates are requested via https://cce.upmc.com within a month of the conference. Please be aware that the program evaluation will be closed, and we will no longer process certificates if they are requested six months or more after the conference.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AAPA Category I CME
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.00 APA
  • 6.00 ASWB
  • 6.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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