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Grand Rounds: A Seat at the Table: The Essential Role of Pediatric Psychologists in Healthcare Settings - Part Two


By Chelsea Weyand, PsyD, ABPP; Allison Burke, PhD, ABPP; Ayla Mapes, PhD; Nicole Swain, PsyD, ABPP; Jamie Travis, PhD; Kevin Triemstra, PhD , Akron Children's, Akron, OH

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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Strategize this new knowledge in patient case examples that demonstrate the principles outlined above in real-world contexts. 2. Describe best practices for behavior healthcare, referral pathways, roles and duties of psychologists. 3. Describe contemporary psychosocial issues facing our patients today.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Attendees will be provided a direct opportunity to interact with ACH Pediatric Psychologists across a variety of inpatient, outpatient and multidisciplinary settings in order receive information about best practices for behavioral healthcare, referral pathways, roles, and duties of Psychologists at ACH, and discuss contemporary psychosocial issues facing our patients today.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The following presenters have identified that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies: Dr. Allison Burke, Dr. Ayla Mapes, Dr. Nicole Swain, Dr. Jamie Travis, Dr. Kevin Triemstra, Dr. Chelsea Weyand The planning committee/CME committee members have indicated that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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