Common Medical Comorbidities in Youth

Training Description:

The aim of this training is to increase clinicians’ and mental health professionals’ knowledge about key medical conditions and complications of youth, so they can make appropriate referrals for medical and psychiatric care, and effectively communicate across levels of care to expediently refer youth that need that need to be evaluated for further medical work up.

Training Objectives:

After participating in this training participants will be able to:

  1. Apply best practice care for medical screening of youth presenting with behavioral health emergencies
  2. Describe youth with low medical risk to triage to the appropriate psychiatric level of care
  3. Assess youth presenting behavioral health emergencies with moderate and high risk of medical complications to appropriately refer for further medical workup

Continuing Education Credits:

Discipline Approval Statement
Licensed Social Worker This program has been approved for 1 Social Work Continuing Education hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D 92243.
Licensed Psychologist CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Berkshire AHEC at For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at 1 CE Hour(s). 
MA Licensed Mental Health Counselor This program has been approved for 1 Category I MaMHCA hours for re-licensure in accordance with 262 CMR. MEACP Authorization 23-0687. 
MA Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor This course has been approved by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services/LADC Unit for 1 contact hours for Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Assistants. 
MA Registered Nurse Program meets the requirements for nursing contact hours as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing 244 CMR 5.04 
MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist This activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Certification # PC- 042135 
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Please allow 3-4 weeks for email delivery of any CE Credit certificates from Berkshire AHEC, the CE Credit provider.