Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Specialist Support for Primary Care

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Get expert behavioral health specialist knowledge in a virtual learning network with University of Missouri and Compass Health providers. Learn about best practices and evidence-based care for children with behavioral health concerns, including:

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) practice parameters
  • Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies

What Does Child Psych ECHO Offer?

  • Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with experts and other health care providers
  • Integration of behavioral health in primary care

Why Child Psych ECHO?

Child Psych ECHO empowers and supports primary care providers to more effectively and confidently treat patients suffering from behavioral health issues. The Child Psych ECHO is an integration of medical, pharmacological and psychological considerations into the treatment of the behavioral health patient.


How Does It Work?

  • Join an online video conference twice per month for 6 months (2nd & 4th Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. – May to October or November to April)
  • Discuss and share:
    • Clinical case presentations and discussion
    • A brief educational presentation by an expert in child and adolescent behavioral health

Curriculum for Case-Based Learning and Discussion

  • Orientation, philosophy, evidence-based guidelines- AACAP
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)/ Conduct Disorder/Disruptive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
  • Aggression
  • Bipolar Disorder (BAD) vs Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)
  • Eating Disorder
  • Gender Dysphoria Disorder (GDD)
  • TBD/Side Effects/Complex Cases

Meet the Expert Team

Laine Young Walker, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, University of Missouri

Arpit Aggarwal, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, University of Missouri

Garima Singh, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Burrell Behavioral Health

Austin Campbell, PharmD, BCPP, Psychiatric Pharmacist, University of Missouri

Sara Wilson, PsyD, Child Psychologist, Burrell Behavioral Health

Suzanne Taggart, LCSW, Social Worker, Compass Health

Tracy Stroud, DO, Developmental Pediatrician, University of Missouri

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.