Massachusetts General Hospital-Alfaisal University Child Mental Health Program



 

This program will provide an overview of child mental health, setting the stage for a multi-module program. The course begins with a description of historical perspectives on childhood; the role of nature vs. nurture on child development; the etiology and trajectory of psycho-pathology and the child in the family and community. The course adopts a strength-based model with a focus on the capabilities and resilience of children. Finally, it covers the basic ethical principles in working with children and the professional opportunities the field of child mental health provides.

Course Schedule

Term 1 
October 4, 2021 to December 14, 2021

Term 2
February 7, 2022 to April 4, 2021

Term 3
October 2022 to December 2022

Community Support

Community Leader: Najla Aljoudi

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Target Audience

This program is intended for professionals from different disciplines related to child mental health. This includes physicians, psychologists, social workers, licensed mental health counselors and nurses.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the child in the context of the family and society
  • Identify the basic pattern of child development and the factors that influence the development of psychopathology
  • Apply a strengths-based approach to child development that does not focus on the assignment of pathological labels
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 56.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 56.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 56.00 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 56.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number PENDING

  • 56.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 56.00 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 56.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

Course opens: 
01/19/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2022
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Term 1 Schedule:


Wellness and Resiliency in Children and their Communities
 

Healthy Childhood Development
Edward K.S. Wang, MS, PsyD

Coping and Growing with Stress
Edward K.S. Wang, MS, PsyD

Building Resilience
Edward K.S. Wang, MS, PsyD

Why Children Behave the Way they Behave
Edward K.S. Wang, MS, PsyD

Harnessing the Power of Family Meals to benefit Children & Parents
Anne Fishel, PhD

The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health
Anne Fishel, PhD

Childhood in the Age of Digital Media
Gene Beresin, MD

Childhood in the Age of Digital Media Conversation
Gene Beresin, MD & Lamise S. Solaim, PhD



Introduction to Child Mental Health
 

Introduction to Child Mental Health
Myron Belfer, MD, MPA & Lamise S. Solaim, PhD

Child Development & Developmental Psychopathology
Lamise S. Solaim, PhD

Approaches to Child Development: How to see Children & The Key to Helping Them
Gordon Harper, MD

Introduction Thinking in Systems
Anne Fishel, PhD

Family Systems
Anne Fishel, PhD

Developmental Psychopathology I
David Rubin, MD

Developmental Psychopathology II
David Rubin, MD

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Gagan Joshi, MD

 

Term 2 Schedule: 

To be announced

 

Term 3 Schedule:

To be announced

Term 1 Faculty – October 2021

Lamis S. Solaim, PhD
Myron Belfer, MD, MPA
Gordon Harper, MD
Anne Fishel, PhD
David Rubin, MD
Gagan Joshi, MD
Edward K.S. Wang, MS, PsyD
Gene Beresin, MD

Term 2 Faculty– January 2022

Term 3 Faculty – October 2022

 

Course Director

Lamis S. Solaim, PhD

Planners

Lamis S. Solaim, PhD
David Rubin, MD
Jane Pimental, MPH
Susan Sprich, PhD 

Disclosure Information

In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of both themselves and their spouses/partners over the past 12 months, as defined below:              

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. For more information, visit www.accme.org.

Financial relationships

Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Relevant financial relationships 

ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant.  Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:

Susan Sprich, PhD (Psychologist Reviewer)
Royalties (co-authoring treatment manual and client workbook): Oxford University Press
Royalties (editing book): Springer
Honorarium (serving as one of the Associate Editors of the journal entitled "Cognitive and Behavioral Practice"): Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Gagan Joshi, MD
Research Support (Site PI for Multi-Site Studies): F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
Research Support (PI for Investigator Initiated Studies): National Institute of Mental Health Grant Award #K23MH100450 Demarest Llyod, Jr Foundation

All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.


Hardware/Software Specifications

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC:500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit


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The weekly faculty Q&A calls are not for CME credit.

Available Credit

  • 56.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 56.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 56.00 Social Workers

    The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

    This program has been approved for 56.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number PENDING

  • 56.00 Participation

    This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

    Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

  • 56.00 Psychologists CE Credit

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    This offering meets the criteria for 56.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.

 
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