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CPCP exists to increase primary care clinicians’ capacity to support behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, and their families in their care.
A PCP can request child psychiatric consultation by calling the CPCP telephone line or sending questions through a dedicated email address and expect to receive a response within 30 minutes for phone calls and 1- business day response for emails. CPCP child psychiatrists, a psychologist, and mental health coordinators are available by phone Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, to answer questions and provide child psychiatric consultation to primary care clinicians regarding issues such as diagnosis, psychotropic medication management, and targeted behavioral health management.
CPCP is here to help: When to request a consultation was created to help outline some circumstances when you may want to consult CPCP.
Although not required to receive consultation, please feel free to review How to make consulting easy: A CPCP consultation guide to help plan and guide your consultation with the CPCP team. Use all or part of this document to organize your thoughts if necessary as you are consulting.
CPCP provides access to mental health coordinators for community resource information. A triage−level assessment is taken to determine the most appropriate response to each request, including apposite referrals to other mental health professionals and community resources.
CME credited education
Though the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Healthy Kids education modules, a curriculum was developed by child psychiatrists to help pediatricians better manage basic psychiatric issues in their patients. The online education modules that are currently available to enrolled providers are listed below:
Series I: Rating scales and suicidality
- General Screening Tools
- Specific Rating Scales
- Assessment and Triage Suicidality
Series II: Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
- Awareness of the Impact of Traumatic Events
- Safe, Compassionate, Respectful Partnering
Series III: Psychopharmacology
- Pharmacologic Management of ADHD
- Pharmacologic Management of Depression and Anxiety
- Atypical Antipsychotic Agents
If you need help retrieving your individual login information, please contact Sara Herr - email SHerr@mcw.edu or phone (414) 266-2916 - if you are in the Southeastern Region or Jonathan Blake - email JBlake@mcw.edu or phone (715) 843-1950 - if you are in the Northern Region.
Following the completion of each series, you have the opportunity to schedule an in-person or conference call Q&A session with a CPCP child psychiatrist to discuss modules, ask questions, and receive case consultations.
In person education sessions regarding assessments, treatment and psychopharmacology are available upon request from your regional clinical program coordinator.
Participation in Medical College of Wisconsin’s Psychiatry Grand Rounds- This advanced program highlights the latest information in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and the newest research areas in clinical psychiatry.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity each at a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for physicians, and up to 1.0 hour of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Interested in learning more?
CME credited education modules
Step 1: Create your EthosCE account here
For assistance with EthosCE, please contact us at (414) 955-7250 or visit our website: http://ocpe.mcw.edu
Step 2: Access the education modules here with your previously provided login and password
If you need help retrieving your individual login information please email your regional clinical program coordinator