Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rethinking Adolescent Mental Health Care: Using Common Factors to Improve Your Practice Potential

A TeenScreen National Center Webinar Event


Larry Wissow, MD, MPH

Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Principal Investigator, NIMH-funded Center for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care

December 8, 2011

1:00-2:00 ET


As primary care providers incorporate adolescent mental health care into practice, Common Factors may hold solutions to successfully taking on the challenge. An approach that emphasizes provider/parent interaction over the need for diagnoses and specific treatments, Common Factors can have a powerful impact on provider training, confidence and outcomes.

Common Factors focuses on the process of care, and emphasizes the characteristics and interactions of providers, parents and others -- nurse practitioners, office staff, school health personnel -- in influencing patient behavior and improving outcomes. It challenges the need for a diagnosis and specific treatment for each patient, and instead maintains that therapies can be designed to help broad classes of people.

Join Common Factors expert Larry Wissow, MD, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, for a practical discussion on incorporating Common Factors principals into adolescent mental health care.

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