Massachusetts General Hospital-Alfaisal University Child Mental Health Program
This course 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.
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.
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.
- 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 live 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 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.