CHOC is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CHOC designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this live activity.
NURSES: The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements; as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (rn.ca.gov). Nurses will receive a Certificate of Attendance following this activity that may be used for license renewal.
We would like to thank the UniHealth Foundation for providing an educational grant for this live activity.
Children’s mental health is as important as their physical health. It’s not always obvious when a child is struggling emotionally, but recognizing the symptoms and seeking early and effective mental health services are important for long-term health. At CHOC Children’s, we believe mental health treatment should be fully integrated with physical health treatment. Our psychology team works closely with the medical team to attend to our patients’ emotional, behavioral and developmental needs through inpatient and outpatient therapy. Our goal is to foster the well-being of the whole child and family.
Our pediatric psychologists can help patients of all ages and their families understand and cope with an illness, manage pain, adhere to medication plans and deal with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and other psychosocial needs. They use techniques ranging from “talk” therapy, to medical play, to alternative coping methods such as hypnotherapy and biofeedback. Our psychologists tailor treatments to each patient’s age, comfort level and unique needs.
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