Psychopharmacology and Behavioral/Mental Health CE

PNCB Continuing Education

PNCB Developmental, Behavioral & Mental Health CE

Explore nearly 20 hours of continuing education available now to support your learning and your patients. Some modules are free. Certification is not required to learn with PNCB.


African-American Nurse Practitioner with sad Caucasian child

Pediatric Updates: Behavioral / Mental Health Focus 2023
More kids than ever are in crisis and waiting for access to behavioral/mental health care. And they’re probably in your waiting room. You are in the right place to help. Give them their best shot at a healthier today—and tomorrow—with this targeted in-depth module. Filled with evidence-based information, it will increase your knowledge and position you as a change agent for emotional well-being. $85, 7.5 contact hours. Learn more>>

Sad teen looking down

Pediatric Updates: Psychopharmacology: 3rd Edition
PNCB's third edition of all new in-depth psychopharmacology CE includes 12 journal articles for your references (a $300+ value). Treatments and topics covered include ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, common comorbidities, adverse effects, and more. Information for conditions often referred out of primary care like bipolar disorder and OCD are also covered. Whether you treat and prescribe—or manage other care for youth taking these medications under another provider's care—this is a must-take module given the prevalence of behavioral and mental health conditions among children and teens. $85, 7.5 contact hours. Learn more >

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PNP or FNP Roles in Primary Care, Inpatient Cardiology, and in Providing Trauma-Informed Care
Thinking about a nurse practitioner career—or switching NP roles? Step into PNCB's virtual poster session to explore three varied facets of the profession: inpatient cardiology, providing trauma-informed care, and primary care. 1.0 contact hours. Learn more>>

Supporting Staff to Care for Pediatric Behavioral Health Crises in the ED
The pediatric behavioral health (PBH) crisis is hitting emergency departments hard. The number of these visits are rising, and aggressive behaviors including self-harm are increasing. Staff who care for these children need resources and to feel comfortable managing a crisis. In this module, learn how pediatric clinicians in a large Level I pediatric trauma center collaborated with PBH specialists to address this growing problem through evidence-based interventions—and make staff feel more prepared for these situations. Free, 1.0 contact hour. Learn more>>

Improving Screening for Child Abuse in the Emergency Department
Child abuse statistics are staggering, yet pediatric clinicians are not always equipped to detect suspicious injuries and signs of abuse. In this module, learn how an urban pediatric, level 1 trauma center took steps to improve early detection of child physical abuse through implementation of a comprehensive screening program. Free, 1.0 contact hour. Learn more>>

Mother on phone, ignoring her children

The Child in Room 2: Adverse Effects of Parental Phubbing
Anyone can learn with PNCB’s new bite-sized Journal Club CE—article included! Cell phones connect us to the world, but they have a dark side. Are you familiar with phone snubbing or “phubbing” and its impact on family relationships? Use this journal-based module to explore adverse effects, caregivers most at risk, and guidance on healthy patterns of technology use. $15, 1.0 contact hours. Learn more>>

Transgender and Gender Diverse

The Child in Room 6: Transgender & Gender Diverse Children & Adolescents
An adolescent whose birth gender is female but who identifies as male comes to your practice with complaints of anxiety related to being excluded and bullied by his peers. Do you know what steps to take to support this patient. $10, 1.0 contact hour. Learn more>>

Male teen with provider

Pediatric Behavioral Health in Primary Care
Access to behavioral healthcare for children and teens is at a crisis point in the US, and primary care providers are increasingly addressing these concerns due to decreased or delayed access to specialists. Use this module to explore existing frameworks of integrated behavioral health, the Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist (PMHS) role in facilitating this care, and an introduction to charting elements that support coding for reimbursement when providing this care. Free, 0.5 contact hours. Learn more >

Puzzle representing autism

The Child in Room 302: Addressing Inpatient Needs for Children with ASD
A shift has begun with the child in Room 302, a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We all know that children with ASD have the same medical needs as children without developmental or behavioral disabilities and may at times require hospitalization for comorbid medical conditions. But is the hospital ready to provide optimal inpatient care for this child? Learn from a case-based article about gaps in care and how it takes a family-centered, team-based approach to care for the whole child. Also included is a list of resources for pediatric healthcare professionals who provide care for children with ASD. $10, 1.0 contact hour. Learn more > 

Child in Room Four

The Child in Room 4: ACEs: Trauma-Informed Care in Pediatrics
Another sports physical is waiting in Room 4 of your clinic. Sophie's mom signed her up for a soccer club to take her six-year-old's mind off an upcoming divorce. Plus, Sophie's had tummy aches, been crying more, and withdrawing from favorite activities. Things are obviously piling up for Sophie, and you recognize the signs of potential trauma. Get an overview on all types of Adverse Childhood Experiences and fortify your daily practice with this this article-based module on trauma-informed care. $20, 2.0 contact hours. Learn more >

Chalkboard saying "Stop Bullying"

Implementing Bully Victimization Screening
If one in five students in the US are experiencing bullying, you’re probably seeing at least two per day in your practice. We all know bullying has a profound influence on development and health, but how can providers improve their surveillance and support for these children? Learn how one pediatric developmental and behavioral clinic redesigned their screening methods to better identify bully victimization and intervene on behalf of these children. Free, 1.25 contact hours. Learn more >

Black father holding toddler

The Effects of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health
The effects of racism on pediatric health can last a lifetime. How can nursing professionals prevent or minimize its devastating effects on child and adolescent physical and mental wellbeing? Now more than ever, caring inclusively and for the whole patient is critically important so that all children and adolescents receive optimal, accessible, and equitable care. Use this free CE module to deepen your understanding of racism’s effects, strengthen the care you provide, and connect families and colleagues with resources to make a difference. Free, 1.5 contact hoursLearn more >



Faces of Certification

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Leslie Pedreira, CPNP-PC, PMHS Pediatrix neurology Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fatina Caldwell-Jones, CPN, CPNP-PC Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Tupelo, Mississippi
Steven Smith, CPNP-AC Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Atlanta, GA
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