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Online Continuing Education Courses:
Various Courses through Medscape.
Learning Basic Spanish for Nurses.
Additional online classes are available through the University of Pittsburgh here.
Mental Health for Primary Care Providers: A Webinar Series on Pharmacotherapy and Diagnostic Considerations
In your primary care practice, are you comfortable with diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions?
If your answer is "not really," you're in good company-many, if not most, primary care providers don't feel confident of their competence in this area. And yet an estimated 25% of patients seen in primary care settings will have a diagnosable mental health condition.
VHCF has developed two webinars to help providers enhance their expertise and comfort level. They are designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician's assistants, and pharmacists.
Webinar Topics & Presenters
Pharmacotherapy for Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care
Presenter: Carla Cobb, PharmD, BCPP: Dr. Cobb is a clinical faculty member in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana and Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington, who is Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist at RiverStone Health Clinic, a public health agency in Billings, Montana. She consults with primary care providers and patients and works with the Montana Family Residency Program. She is an active member of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (http://www.cpnp.org) and is a frequent presenter around the country.
Diagnostic Considerations for Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care
Presenter: Christopher Kogut, MD, MSW:Dr. Kogut, a former social worker, is board certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA. He is also Director of Residency Education in the Department of Psychiatry. At VCU Health System Dr. Kogut is the attending psychiatrist for the Consultation/Liaison Service. In the community, Dr. Kogut volunteers at Fan Free Clinic, and he received its Exceptional Dedication and Service Award in 2013.
The archived webinars will be available at a cost of $20/webinar on-demand at http://www.VHCF.org CME or ACPE credits are available for an additional $15/webinar. For questions, please call (804) 828-5804.