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Evidence-Based Screening, Assessment For Common Mental Health Disorders

Evidence-Based Screening, Assessment For Common Mental Health Disorders



Time to Complete

1.25 hours


April 13, 2017


April 30, 2019

Maximum Credits

1.25 / CNE Contact Hours (0.25 pharmacology credit, 0.25 psychopharmacology)

Accredited Provider

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

Program Description

Recognizing the advantages of integrating mental health care into primary care, many accrediting and grant awarding bodies are encouraging screening, assessment and brief interventions (SBIRT) for common pediatric mental health problems in the treatment setting preferred by families – their pediatric primary care office. Age appropriate screening instruments will be demonstrated and experience in using the tools in primary care will be shared. What will set this session apart will be the presentation of early mental health interventions that are evidence-based and easily incorporated into the primary care brief office visit. There will also be a discussion of when referral to specialty psychiatric care is indicated and recommended. Resources for families will be shared and the presenters will share what works well in the busy pediatric office including the nuts and bolts of scheduling the interventions into an already busy practice day (in 20 – 30 minute visits), coding, billing, reimbursement and approaching practice management.

Intended Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Educational Objectives

As a result of participating in the activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Discuss the need to integrate mental health screening, assessment and early intervention into primary care, so that children/adolescents receive the timely evidence-based treatment they need.
  • Identify evidence-based mental health screening tools, assessments and brief interventions for children/adolescents seen in primary care.
  • Develop a clinical toolkit, and plan for business aspects of integrating mental health into pediatric practice (coding, billing, scheduling and office management).


PMHNP Specialty Coordinator, PMHNP program
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

Dr. Lusk has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Jessica Kozlowski, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC: PNP
Palms Medical Group
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
South University
Alachua, FL

Dr. Kozlowski has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. NAPNAP is approved as provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16770.

Designation Statement

This activity provides 1.25 CNE Contact Hours, of which 0.25 is pharmacology and 0.25 psychopharmacology content.


After entering a course activity, participants may exit the course activity at any time. Upon returning, participants can re-enter the course, and will have the option to resume in the place where they exited.

Type of course: Archived 2017 NAPNAP National Conference Session/with audio.

This slide presentation should take approximately 75 minutes to complete. The participant should:

1. View the video (Please be sure to turn on your computer speakers) : Please note that this program was recorded, and as a result, participants will not have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter.
2. Complete the post-test. Participants must receive a passing grade of 70% or higher to be awarded CE Contact Hours.
3. Complete the evaluation.
4. Download your certificate of completion.


Participants are forbidden to reproduce, republish, redistribute, or resell this course in any other form. For copyright-related questions, please email your question to:

Copyright 2017 © by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)


Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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