CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CE Course Description
Mental health disorders characterized by changes in thinking, mood, or behavior can impair one’s ability to function and are common is adolescence. This brief, intermediate level continuing education course, developed using information from Child Trends, presents the warning signs of mental disorders, describes the types of mental disorders and their prevalence and trends, discusses the consequences and risk of mental disorders, and presents treatment options and barriers to accessing mental health care, and provides mental health resources. Additionally, the connection between insurance status and access to mental health treatment and funding for adolescent mental health services are discussed.
CE Course Objectives
1. Differentiate between the various types of mental disorders and identify those that are most prevalent among adolescents.
2. Evaluate the consequences of mental disorders, including how risks vary among young people.
3. Discuss prevention, early intervention, and treatment strategies to assist adolescents who are experiencing mental health issues.
4. Describe barriers to treating adolescent mental health disorders and differences in access to mental health treatment by adolescent group.
5. Summarize the link between insurance and adolescents’ access to mental health treatment, and review other funding sources of mental health services for adolescents.
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.
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