NSG687 MH Care: Children/Adolescents

Course Description

Evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches to various symptoms and disorders of children and adolescents in primary behavioral health settings are explored. Theoretical foundations of advanced practice nursing include assessment, diagnosis, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions with children and adolescents with behavioral and developmental disorders.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an age-appropriate treatment plan for mental health problems and psychiatric disorders based on biopsychosocial theories, evidence-based standards of care, and practice guidelines.
  • Analyze patient-centered behavioral health care for children and adolescents in the context of care coordination, patient education, physical comfort, emotional support and care transitions.
  • Summarize current evidence regarding major diagnostic and treatment actions for children and adolescents with behavioral health problems.
  • Design patient-centered and culturally responsive behavioral health strategies in the delivery of clinical prevention and health promotion interventions for children and adolescents.
  • Describe strategies that empower children, adolescents, and families in all aspects of the behavioral health care process.