Behavior Management for Primary Care

Behavior Management for Primary Care

Course Expiration Date: 10/31/21

This course is free.  

Course Description:  This program is brought to you through a partnership with LEND to discuss disruptive behavioral disorders.  Disruptive behavior disorders in childhood can be treated and managed. There are many evidence-based treatment options, so parents and doctors should work closely with everyone involved in the child's treatment.   Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental disorders. Primary care is the first line and where parents go for help for their children.  The prevalence of disruptive behavior problems among children presenting at their PCP is estimated at 10 to 20 percent.

Instructor: Karen van Bakergem, LMSW

Target Audience: Nurses, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors and any other healthcare professional

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify evidence-based practices, particularly those available in SC and gain additional knowledge regarding Parent Child Interaction Therapy.
  • Review behavioral management strategies that can be used in a primary care/brief situation.
  •  Discuss particular problems areas, such as time out, pitfalls/warnings, and reward systems.
  • Examine functional behavioral assessment – “Find a Solution”.
  • Review how to assess behavioral problems in a standardized fashion.
  • Identify additional resources for parents and providers.

Length of Course: 1 hour

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hours.

Social Workers: This program has been approved by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners for 1.0 clock hours of social work continuing education.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.0  hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Others:  This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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