Project TEACH Virtual Statewide Child Intensive Training - Fall 2022

Virtual Live Training

October 30-31, 2022

This intensive training program enhances primary care clinicians’ skills to assess, treat and manage common mental health concerns in children and youth. This program includes the 1 ½ day training and six follow-up sessions and is presented by Project TEACH’s team of child and adolescent psychiatrists and pediatricians.

Project TEACH is funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health and all services and events, such as this intensive training, are offered at no-cost to clinicians in New York State.

Course Descriptions

  • Trauma-Informed Care: This Intensive Training module addresses how to screen for and treat trauma in children and adolescents.
  • Depression: This Intensive Training module addresses how to screen for and treat pediatric depression.
  • Anxiety: This Intensive Training module addresses how to screen for and treat pediatric anxiety.
  • Reimbursement: This Intensive Training module addresses how to get reimbursed for mental health visits in primary care. 
  • ADHD: This Intensive Training module addresses how to assess and treat ADHD, including adherence to treatment options.
  • Aggression: This Intensive Training Module addresses how to assess and manage aggression. 

Target Audience

New York State primary care and family practice physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nursing professionals, social workers, residents, and other mental health, primary care, and pediatric clinicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the presentation, diagnosis, comorbidity, neurobiology, and current treatment options available for individuals with ADHD.
  • Assess depression in youth, and evaluate the treatment options for children and adolescents, including an assessment of the black box warning for SSRIs.
  • Differentiate common anxiety disorders and describe their assessments and treatment.
  • Recognize the behaviors resulting from trauma that require treatment, and evaluate the treatment options for children and adolescents.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 9.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 



Sunday, October30th                                                                                                  

Introduction & Overview

8:30 - 8:45 am         Welcome, Introduction and Project TEACH Overview

 David Kaye, MD


Module Topic 1: Trauma-Informed Care

8:45 - 9:05 am        Assessment and Diagnosis

                                Nayla Khoury, MD            

9:05 - 9:25 am        Screening

Nayla Khoury, MD

9:25 - 9:45 am        Treatment

                                Victor Fornari, MD

9:45 - 10:00 am      Incorporation into Your Practice: Trauma-Informed Care

                                Amy Jerum, NP, DNP

10:00 - 10:30 am     Question and Answer 

 Moderator: Molly Scharf, MD

 Panelists: Nayla Khoury, MD, Victor Fornari, MD and
 Amy Jerum, NP, DNP

10:30 - 10:45 am    Break 


Module Topic 2: Depression

10:45 - 11:05 am    Assessment and Diagnosis

                                   Eric MacMaster, MD

11:05 - 11:25 am    Treatment   

                                    Rachel Zuckerbrot, MD

11:25 - 11:45 am    Antidepressants, Youth and Suicide

                                   Sourav Sengupta, MD

11:45 - 12:00 pm    Incorporation into Your Practice: Depression

                                   Jessica Grant, MD

12:00 - 12:30 pm    Question and Answer 

Moderator:  Molly Scharf, MD

Panelists: Eric MacMaster, MD, Sourav Sengupta, MD,
Rachel Zuckerbrot, MD, and Jessica Grant, MD

12:30 - 1:00 pm      LUNCH 


Module Topic 3: Anxiety

1:00 - 1:20 pm        Assessment and Diagnosis

                                    David Kaye, MD               

1:20 - 1:40 pm        Treatment

                                     Zoya Popivker, DO

1:40 - 2:00 pm        Incorporation into Your Practice: Anxiety

                               Diane Bloomfield, MD

2:00 - 2:30 pm        Question and Answer 

Moderator: David Kaye, MD

Panelists: Zoya Popivker, DO and Diane Bloomfield, MD

2:30 – 2:45 pm       Break (


Module Topic 4: Reimbursement & Implementation

2:45 - 3:15 pm        Reimbursement & Implementation

Marc Lashley, MD and Colleen Mattimore, MD

3:15 - 3:45 pm        Question and Answer 

Moderator/Panelists: Marc Lashley, MD and Colleen Mattimore, MD

3:45 pm                   Adjourn



Monday, October 31st                                                                                                 

Introduction & Overview

8:30 - 8:45 am        Welcome, Intro of the Liaison Coordinators and Project Director                          

Victor Fornari, MD


Module Topic 5: ADHD

8:45 - 9:05 am         Assessment and Diagnosis

                                    Molly Scharf, MD

9:05 - 9:25 am        Treatment

                                    Carmel Foley, MD

9:25 - 9:45 am         Incorporation into Your Practice: ADHD

                                Maureen Montgomery, MD

9:45 - 10:15 am      Question and Answer 

Moderator: Victor Fornari, MD

Panelists: Molly Scharf, MD, Carmel Foley, MD, and
Maureen Montgomery, MD

10:15 - 10:30 am    Break 


Module Topic 6: Aggression

10:30 - 11:10 am     Assessment

                                    James Wallace , MD

11:10 - 11:30 am    Treatment

                                    Breck Borcherding, MD                

11:30 - 11:50 pm    Incorporation into Your Practice: Aggression           

                                    Maureen Montgomery, MD

11:50 - 12:15 pm    Question and Answer 

ModeratorJames Wallace, MD

Panelists: Breck Borcherding, MD and Maureen Montgomery, MD

12:15 pm                Adjourn



Virtual Follow-Up Sessions                                                                                        

Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 PM


  1. November 9 - ADHD:  What to Do When 1 Stimulant Fails
                            Carmel Foley, MD and Maureen Montgomery. MD


  1. November 16 - Unipolar/Bipolar Depression Simulation
                              Rachel Zuckerbrot, MD, David Kaye, MD, Jessica Grant, MD
                               and Amy Jerum, NP, DNP


  1. November 30- Eating Disorders for Primary Care Clinicians

                               Victor Fornari, MD and Rachel Kaufman, MD


  1. December 7 - Suicide Assessment and Management in Primary Care

                              James Wallace, MD and Molly Scharf MD


  1. December 14 - Understanding and Collaborating with Schools
                              James Wallace, MD and Lynn Carragher, MEDL


  1. December 21 - Self-Injurious Behavior
                              Eric MacMaster, MD and Maureen Montgomery, MD


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

**The UB CME Office will provide UB CME Certificates of Attendance to allied healthcare professionals or non-physicians, who have attended a UB CME certified and accredited educational activity. The allied healthcare professional is responsible for submitting the UB CME certificate to their own governing body for credit. Most allied healthcare professional boards accept Physician credits.

Available Credit

  • 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 9.00 Participation


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