PHQ9 & GAD-7: Base Knowledge

Pittsburgh, PA US
January 14, 2022

The GAD-7 and PHQ-9 screening tools are widely used across the health plan’s clinical teams, to assess members for the presence of symptoms associated with depression or generalized anxiety. 

This educational activity will provide staff with basic knowledge to ensure accuracy, efficacy, and efficiency relative to the completion of the PHQ9 and GAD 7 behavioral health assessments

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

​​​​​​1.  Recognize the clinical symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depressive Disorders

2.  Recognize commonly co-occurring physical and behavioral health comorbidities with GAD and Depressive Disorders

3.  Examine several short vignettes that illustrate health disparities and the interconnectedness of PH/BH symptomatology with this population

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/23/2021
Course expires: 
02/18/2022
Event starts: 
01/14/2022 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
01/14/2022 - 1:00pm

Program begins at 12:00pm  and adjourns at  1:00pm Total Education Time:   1 hour

Time

Content

Presenter

12-12:15pm

Review of clinical symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depressive Disorder

Alin Severance, MD

12:15-12:30pm

Review of co-occurring physical and behavioral health comorbidities with GAD and Depressive Disorders

Alin Severance, MD

12:30-1:00pm

Presentation and discussion of short vignettes that illustrate health disparities and the interconnectedness of PH/BH symptomatology with this population

Alin Severance, MD
 
UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States
Alin Severance, MD Associate Medical Director
 
Dr. Alin Severance is a board-certified psychiatrist, Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services at UPMC Health Plan, and Associate Medical Director at Community Care Behavioral Health Organization.  Prior to working in the health insurance industry, he was the primary psychiatrist for Allegheny County's phone/mobile/walk-in/residential crisis services, as well as a consulting psychiatrist for eight area UPMC medical hospitals.  He continues to see patients in a group private practice, with a clinical interest in severe mood and anxiety disorders. His medical and psychiatric training occurred at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as well as UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. 

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.

CCM CE will be provided:  1 CE  - CCM COA will be sent via email from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

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 1 continuing education credits.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

Social Work (ASWB)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Social Work Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

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

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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