2017 Annual Meeting Institute 4 Notebook
2017 Annual Meeting Institute 4 Notebook
This Institute explores family-based programs that are effective, innovative models for expanding psychiatric care to children with medical illness, such as cancer, diabetes, chronic pain, and eating disorders. Child and adolescent psychiatrists who work with physically ill children, and those who anticipate doing so, benefit from a review of the principles of family-based interventions and obtain detailed guidance on how to apply these principles in integrated care settings. Model programs are discussed, ranging from outpatient psychotherapy for medically ill children to embedding psychological expertise in pediatricians’ offices to specialized day treatment and inpatient environments. AACAP’s Family and Physically Ill Child Committees come together to enhance the concept of integrated care, and explore the interface between medical and mental health treatments using family-based strategies to improve both medical and mental health outcomes.
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