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The Adult Psych ECHO will empower and support health care providers in effectively and confidently applying best practices to the treatment of individuals experiencing mental health issues. A team of experts in adult psychiatry, psychiatric pharmacology, psychology, community health and peer support will offer online collaborative learning sessions every first and third Friday of the month from 12 to 1 p.m. Click here to download the ECHO flyer. Click below to register.


How This ECHO Works

Participants will join the expert team in case-based learning via videoconferencing. Together, they will discuss how to improve the ability of care teams to screen, identify, diagnose, refer and manage patients. They also will help care teams learn how to access resources, incorporate mental health into routine care, recognize and manage stigma, and improve patients’ physical well-being. Primary care providers, resident physicians, certified peer support specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, emergency room personnel, pharmacists and other professionals are encouraged to join.

Topics for Learning and Discussion

Case-based learning sessions for Adult Psych ECHO will address such topics as:

  • Understanding and Using DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
  • Diagnosing and Treating:
    • Depression
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • PTSD
    • ADHD
    • Chronic Pain
    • Bipolar Disorders
  • Medicine of Mental Health: Patient Perspectives in Primary Care, Treatment Adherence, Complications and Comorbidities of Psychotropic Medications
  • Psychotherapeutic Approaches: Psychotherapy Foundations and Indications

Click here for complete curriculum schedule.

Meet the Expert Team

Shawn McDaniel, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Truman Behavioral Health

Roger Sommi, PharmD, BCPP, FCCP, Psychiatric Pharmacist, University of Missouri

Pappa Ehimare, MD, Psychiatrist, Compass Health

Amanda Kingston, MD, Forensic Psychiatrist, University of Missouri

Kimberly O’Leary, PhD, Health Psychologist, University of Missouri

Ravdeep Khanuja, MD, Community Mental Health Psychiatrist, Family Counseling Center

Mirna Herrera, MA, MTBC, CPS, Peer Support Manager and Specialist, Truman Behavioral Health

Angeline Stanislaus, MD, Forensic Psychiatrist, Chief Medical Director, Missouri Department of Mental Health

What Does This ECHO Offer?

  • Free continuing education for professionals
  • Collaboration, support and ongoing learning from adult mental health specialists
  • Patients get better care in their community
  • No cost to participating sites or individuals

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.