Interactive Live Training


A dynamic three-day, 16-hour interactive course focused on building skills and confidence in diagnosing and treating pediatric behavioral health problems.

Case Based Learning


A six month, case based distance-learning program.  Participants join 12 bi-monthly, 1 hour group conference calls with national primary care and child/adolescent psychiatry experts to learn how to manage cases in daily practice.

Custom Toolkit


All participants will receive custom-designed toolkits with guides, assessment instruments, dosing and side effect charts, medication comparison tables, and handouts for patients and parents.

Learning Credits


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and The REACH Institute.* 




*  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.  The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Goals

Correctly identify and differentiate among pediatric behavioral health problems such as childhood depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety states (including PTSD), oppositional and conduct disorders, and psychosis.

Effectively manage psychopharmacolgy:  selecting medications, initiating and tapering dosages, monitoring improvements, and identifying and minimizing medication side effects.

Create and implement a treatment plan by mobilizing existing resources like family members, school personnel, and other professional caregivers.


September 18-20, 2020


Sponsored by VMAP and VA-AAP
Contact Jane Chappell at jchappell@ramdocs.org if interested.

October 2-4, 2020




Sponsored by VMAP and VA-AAP
Contact Jane Chappell at jchappell@ramdocs.org if interested.









 January 8-10, 2021




Sponsored by the University of Virginia, VA-AAP, and the VMAP program. Email jchappell@ramdocs.org for questions.


* The Charlottesville session is currently full. If you would like to be put on the wait list, please email Jane Chappell at jchappell@ramdocs.org.



October 23-25, 2020




Sponsored by Carilion Clinic and VA-AAP. Contact Jane Chappell at jchappell@ramdocs.org if interested.









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