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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, May 14, 2016 · 8:30am - 2pm EDT


Harford Community College 401 Thomas Run Road DH228 Darlington Hall (2nd Floor) Bel Air, MD 21015


Join us on Saturday, May 14 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 Harford Community College here. The event will take place in Darlington Hall, Room 228. Parking is free and is available in the "C" lot across the street from Darlington Hall. View a campus map here; Darlington Hall is labeled as "DH." The room is on the east end of the building and is on the 2nd floor.


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).