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BHIPP Conference - Mental Health Skills for Primary Care

By Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP)

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 11, 2016 · 8:30am - 2pm EDT


St. Mary's County Health Department 21580 Peabody Street Room 12 Leonardtown, MD 20650


Join us on Saturday, June 11 from 8:30am to 2:00pm

Approximately one out of five children has a diagnosable mental health disorder at any given time. Family physicians and pediatricians are an important resource for parents and families to discuss their child's emotional development and mental health.

This conference is hosted by the Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP) program. Topics include core communication skills useful in addressing common pediatric and adolescent mental health concerns and a module on anxiety disorders. The module will examine presentations of anxiety in primary care and interventions (non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic) for the treatment of anxiety.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies for eliciting and clarifying mental health needs in the course of a pediatric mental health visit
  • Describe brief interventions for commonly encountered concerns, including anxiety symptoms
  • Identify non-pharmacologic interventions for the treatment of anxiety disorders
  • Describe the role and evidence base of SSRI medication in the management of anxiety disorders
  • Explain the BHIPP consultation model

Light breakfast and lunch included.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30am and the session will start at 9:00am.

Audience: Family physicians, pediatricians, nurses, physician assistants, school-based health providers, and other primary care health care professionals engaged in pediatric clinical practice throughout the state of Maryland.

This Live activity, BHIPP Conference - Mental Health Skills for Primary Care, with a beginning date of 12/01/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 4.00 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


There is no cost to register.

Directions & Parking

View directions to the Health Department here. On Peabody Street, you will find the health department on the right. Parking is on the left.


For more information, please contact Janna Steinberg at 410-955-8699.

About the organizer

The Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP) program seeks to support the capacity of pediatric primary care providers to participate in the mental health care of children and youth, as well as improve access to mental health services. 


BHIPP services include telephone consultation and continuing education opportunities for pediatric primary care providers across Maryland. 


To request a consultation, call us at 855-MD-BHIPP (855-632-4477).