Start Date: February 7th, 2019
Type: On-Campus Courses
DoubleTree in Ontario
222 N Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764

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Course Description


Primary care providers encounter many clients with mental health disorders. Some providers have expressed hesitancy in managing common mental health disorders routinely encountered. Provides must understand the symptoms, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management options of common psychiatric disorders to provide comprehensive care. Attending this educational offering will increase primary care providers’ awareness of mental health disorders and help the providers formulate evidence-based management plans.

Knowledge of:

  • Current diagnostic criteria (DSM-5)
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Epidemiology, psychopathology, neurobiology, and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic evidence-based practice and treatment guidelines for the major mental health & substance use disorders

Skills in:

  • Conducting a clinical interview, performing a developmentally appropriate, comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, performing a problem-focused psychiatric evaluation, analyzing system alterations associated with mental health problems, psychiatric disorders, and treatment selecting and interpreting diagnostic and screening tools
  • Developing & prioritizing differential diagnoses; case formulation, diagnosing & treatment planning; applying therapeutic communication strategies
  • Managing patients in psychiatric crises
  • Developing & conducting psychoeducation
  • Recommending non-pharmacotherapeutic strategies – including complementary & alternative treatments
  • Evaluating patient responses and modify the treatment plan as necessary; seeking specialized psychiatric consultation and referral


Upon completion of this workshop for diagnosing and managing common psychiatric disorders for primary care providers, participants will be able to:

  1. Conduct a developmentally appropriate psychiatric evaluation interview to assess and diagnose common psychiatric mood, thought, behavior, and substance use disorders.
  2. Select evidenced-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for disorders that can be safely managed in a primary care setting.
  3. Recognize serious symptoms of psychiatric and substance-use disorders that warrant immediate intervention by psychiatric specialist or that warrant referral to a psychiatric specialist for further evaluation and clinical management.

Target Audience: This offering is designed for primary care providers who encounter clients with mental health conditions.

Course Location

Double Tree in Ontario
222 N Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport



Course Materials

Interactive lectures, case study presentations and clinical vignettes along with course syllabus. Pharmacology CE credit will be included.

Materials and Content Specific to Day 1

Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorders
  • Major Depression with Psychotic Symptoms – Postpartum Onset
  • Dysthymia
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorders – I & II
  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Case Studies & Questions
Anxiety Disorders’, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, & Trauma/Stress-Related Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Panic Disorder with & without Agoraphobia
  • Phobias – Specific/Simple
  • Social Anxiety
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Case Studies & Questions
Schizophrenia Spectrum & Other Psychotic Disorders
  • General Description of Psychotic Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Brief Psychotic Disorder
  • Case Studies & Questions

Policy Refund: Requests for refunds will be processed up to 7 days prior to the course. There is a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be given less than 7 days prior to course or for non-attendance.

Continuing Education Statement: “Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16821 for 7 contact hours”