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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
The CPCP education modules is a curriculum developed by child and adolescent Psychiatrists and Psychologists to help practitioners better manage psychiatric issues in their pediatric patients.
- Series 1: Rating Scales and Suicidality - includes general screening tools, specific rating scales, and assessment and triage suicidality
- Series 2: Trauma Informed Care (TIC) - includes awareness of the impact of traumatic events, and safe, compassionate and respectful partnering
- Series 3: Psychopharmacology - includes pharmacologic management of ADHD, depression and anxiety, and atypical antipsychotic agents
- Series 4: Behavioral Interventions - includes behavioral dysregulation
If you are an enrolled provider and want access to the CPCP education modules, and don't have the password, please email your regional clinical program coordinator.
- Jonathan Blake (Northern Region): (715) 843-1950 or JBlake@mcw.edu
- Sara Herr (Southeastern and Milwaukee Regions): (414) 266-2916 or SHerr@mcw.edu
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