Contemporary Commentary Series

Each of the following modules contains three commentaries which focus on topics in pediatric social emotional development, treatment, practice, provider training, research or public policy. The commentaries originally appeared in the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter.

Courses are available through our computer learning management system, complete with a self-registration, payment portal, post-test function, evaluation, and certificate download. To learn more and to register, visit our website at bradleyonlinelearning.org, or choose a course below.

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A Trio of Commentaries on Integrated Care

Course Details

  • The target audience for this course is psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals.
  • The instructional level for this course is intermediate.
  • 1 CE hour/credit
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Social (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Rhode Island Hospital designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(S)™.
  • Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • CEUs for this event have been approved by the National Board for Social Work (NASW) in Rhode Island, designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credit for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

Gregory Fritz MDPresented by

Gregory Fritz, MD
Professor
Former Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital
Former Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Gregory Fritz, MD, is a professor and former vice chair in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School and the former director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an expert on emotional difficulties confronting children and adolescents, particularly those with asthma and other medical disorders. He is also a national authority on the shortage of child mental health professionals and on pediatric integrated care.

Dr. Fritz has been either the principal investigator or co-investigator of more than 25 grant-funded research projects since 1983. In recent years, these projects have tended to focus on asthma-related studies. For example, a recent study entitled “Pediatric Asthma Disparities: Perceptions and Management,” (funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) examined the factors leading to the greater prevalence and severity of asthma in hispanics compared to caucasian children. A companion grant allowed similar studies at the University of Puerto Rico for an interesting comparison group. 

Dr. Fritz has written extensively in peer-reviewed publications about children with chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, cancer or AIDS, and the psychological problems that co-exist with them. Dr. Fritz has also explored building collaborative relationships between pediatricians and child psychiatrists. He has written a number of textbook chapters and co-authored a book, Mental Health Consultation in Hospitals, Schools and Court. Dr. Fritz also writes for more general readership. He was the editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL), and regularly contributed commentary on topics as diverse as helping children deal with war and terrorism and inhalant abuse among children. Dr. Fritz’s contributions to CABL have frequently been reprinted in the media.

Among the honors that Dr. Fritz has accumulated, including a listing in The Best Doctors in America, are two honors awarded 20 years apart: Outstanding Teaching Award from the child psychiatry department of Stanford University School of Medicine in 1981, and Outstanding Teaching Award in Medical School Education, from the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2001. He also received the Simon Wile Award from the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for Leadership in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry in 1998 and was the organization’s winner of the 2012 Irving Phillips Award for Prevention. Dr. Fritz is past president of the AACAP.

About this Course

This course contains the following three modules:

  1. Integrated Care Promotes Professional Communication
  2. The Financing of Integrated Care
  3. Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Primary Care

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine three commentaries on contemporary issues written by experts in the pediatric behavioral health care field.
  2. Read the information presented by the author(s) concerning the commentary topic of integrated pediatric care.
  3. Recognize the opinions of the author(s) concerning the commentary topics presented in the three published pieces.

Learn More and Register

Choose a version of this course for more information and to register online:

CEU Course for Psychologists CME/CEU Credit Course

A Trio of Commentaries on Managing Resources

Course Details

  • The target audience for this course is psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals.
  • The instructional level for this course is intermediate.
  • 1 CE hour/credit
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Social (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Rhode Island Hospital designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(S)™. 
  • Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • CEUs for this event have been approved by the National Board for Social Work (NASW) in Rhode Island, designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credit for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

Gerald Tarnoff MDPresented by

Gerald Tarnoff, MD
Psychiatrist, Bradley Hospital, Children’s Inpatient Unit, Outpatient Department
Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Dr. Tarnoff is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and Behavior in the Brown University Alpert School of Medicine. Dr. Tarnoff completed his adult training in psychiatry at the Menninger School of Psychiatry in Topeka, Kansas in 1977, where he remained as a staff psychiatrist until 1984. At that time, he began his child and adolescent fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut, which he completed in 1986. In addition to his current faculty appointment, he has also been on the faculty at Menninger and at the Yale Child Study Center.

Dr. Tarnoff has been living in Rhode Island since 1990, and during this time has been active in private practice has served as a psychiatrist for several community mental health centers and mental health clinics. He was a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Butler Hospital in Providence from 1991 until 2013, where he was at various times the unit chief of the Adolescent Treatment Unit, the Child and Adolescent Unit, and Child and Adolescent Intensive Treatment Unit. Dr. Tarnoff joined the staff of Bradley Hospital in East Providence in 2013 where he works on the Children’s Inpatient Unit and the outpatient department and is currently serving as the president of the medical staff.

Anne Walters, PhD, ABPP

Anne Walters, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Director, Children’s Partial Hospital Program
Associate Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief Psychologist

Anne Walters, PhD, ABPP is chief psychologist at Bradley Hospital, clinical director of the Children’s Partial Hospital Program at Bradley, and clinical associate professor in the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She is also editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL). Dr. Walters received her BA in psychology at Duke University, and completed her graduate studies in clinical psychology with a child and family specialization at Georgia State University. She completed an internship in clinical psychology at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School/Bradley Hospital. She has worked in a variety of programs at Bradley Hospital and has particular interest in program development, clinical supervision and mentoring, measuring clinical outcomes of treatment, and global mental health. 

Kathleen Donise, MD
Director, Lifespan Pediatric Behavioral Health Emergency Services
Assistant Professor, Clinician Educator 
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Kathleen Donise, MD has more than 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in behavioral health crisis. She completed her medical training at Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. She completed her residency in general psychiatry at New York University, and her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Brown University.

After completing her fellowship, she was the first child psychiatrist to work full time in the Hasbro Children’s Hospital emergency department. After several years in that position, she moved to New Jersey to serve as a psychiatrist for the Counseling Center at Princeton University. There she provided psychiatric services to undergraduate and graduate students, including urgent and emergent evaluations. She returned to Rhode Island in January 2015 to become the director for Lifespan’s Pediatric Behavioral Health Emergency Services. Here she leads a service that includes consultative emergency psychiatric evaluations within the Hasbro Children’s Hospital emergency department and urgent and emergent evaluations conducted within Bradley Hospital’s Access Center. A significant portion of the work done on this service also includes managing crisis calls received at Bradley Access. This service currently receives more than 6000 calls yearly from parents, outpatient mental health providers, pediatricians, and others seeking services and recommendations for the management of children in crisis.

Her academic pursuits follow her interests in seeking to decrease unnecessary use of emergency departments and increase the ability of clinicians and systems to directly connect children and adolescents to appropriate levels of care while maintaining their safety. She is an inaugural member of the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Emergency Psychiatry Committee and has presented on topics relevant to pediatric emergency psychiatry at national meetings. She is an assistant professor, clinician educator in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Dr. Donise is committed to the education of child psychiatry fellows and general psychiatry residents, and to improve the teaching of child emergency psychiatry not only for these groups but also pediatricians and pediatric emergency medicine physicians.

About this Course

This course contains the following three modules:

  1. Managed Care and Psychiatric Treatment: Insurance Companies, Not Patients or Their Doctors, are in Charge (Gerald Tarnoff, MD)
  2. Medicaid Needed to Help Children and Babies Affected by Opioid Crisis (Anne Walters, PhD)
  3. Telephone Triage for Mental Health Care: Neither Reimbursed nor Free (Kathleen Donise, MD)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine three commentaries on contemporary issues written by experts in the pediatric behavioral health care field.
  2. Read the information presented by the author(s) concerning the commentary topic of integrated pediatric care.
  3. Recognize the opinions of the author(s) concerning the commentary topics presented in the three published pieces.

Learn More and Register

Choose a version of this course for more information and to register online:

CEU Course for Psychologists CME/CEU Credit Course

A Trio of Commentaries on Out of Home Placement

Course Details

  • The target audience for this course is psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals.
  • The instructional level for this course is intermediate.
  • 1 CE hour/credit
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Social (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Rhode Island Hospital designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(S)™. 
  • Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • CEUs for this event have been approved by the National Board for Social Work (NASW) in Rhode Island, designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credit for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

Gregory Fritz MDPresented by

Gregory Fritz, MD
Professor

Former Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital
Former Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Gregory Fritz, MD, is a professor and former vice chair in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School and the former director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an expert on emotional difficulties confronting children and adolescents, particularly those with asthma and other medical disorders. He is also a national authority on the shortage of child mental health professionals and on pediatric integrated care.

Dr. Fritz has been either the principal investigator or co-investigator of more than 25 grant-funded research projects since 1983. In recent years, these projects have tended to focus on asthma-related studies. For example, a recent study entitled “Pediatric Asthma Disparities: Perceptions and Management,” (funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) examined the factors leading to the greater prevalence and severity of asthma in hispanics compared to caucasian children. A companion grant allowed similar studies at the University of Puerto Rico for an interesting comparison group. 

Dr. Fritz has written extensively in peer-reviewed publications about children with chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, cancer or AIDS, and the psychological problems that co-exist with them. Dr. Fritz has also explored building collaborative relationships between pediatricians and child psychiatrists. He has written a number of textbook chapters and co-authored a book, Mental Health Consultation in Hospitals, Schools and Court. Dr. Fritz also writes for more general readership. He was the editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL), and regularly contributed commentary on topics as diverse as helping children deal with war and terrorism, and inhalant abuse among children. Dr. Fritz’s contributions to CABL have frequently been reprinted in the media.

Among the honors that Dr. Fritz has accumulated, including a listing in The Best Doctors in America, are two honors awarded 20 years apart: Outstanding Teaching Award from the child psychiatry department of Stanford University School of Medicine in 1981, and Outstanding Teaching Award in Medical School Education, from the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2001. He also received the Simon Wile Award from the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for Leadership in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry in 1998 and was the organization’s winner of the 2012 Irving Phillips Award for Prevention. Dr. Fritz is past president of the AACAP.

Elizabeth A LowenhautElizabeth A. Lowenhaupt, MD, FAAP
Associate Training Director, Child Psychiatry and Triple Board
Co-director, Medical Student Education in Psychiatry Medical & Psychiatric Director, Rhode Island Training School
Associate Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) and Pediatrics Rhode Island Hospital/Brown Alpert Medical School

Elizabeth A. Lowenhaupt, MD, FAAP, completed the Combined Training Program in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Brown University in June of 2007, after receiving her medical degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia and her undergraduate degree in environmental science and public policy from Harvard College (magna cum laude).

As a pediatrician and child psychiatrist, Dr. Lowenhaupt has been providing and implementing care to children involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems here in Rhode Island over the past 10 years in a variety of settings, most recently as consulting medical and psychiatric director at the Rhode Island Training School (the state's only juvenile correctional facility under the direction of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families). She is the representative for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) on the board of the National Commission for Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), and also serves on the adoption/foster care committee of the AACAP. Her areas of interest include the treatment of children and adolescents in foster care and the juvenile justice system, moral development and disruptive behavior disorders, and medical education.

About this Course

This course contains the following three modules:

  1. First Do No Harm:  Medication Oversight for Children in Foster Care (Elizabeth Lowenhaupt, PhD)
  2. Progress in the Fight Against Bullying (Gregory Fritz, MD)
  3. When Children are Removed from their Families (Gregory Fritz, MD)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine three commentaries on contemporary issues written by experts in the pediatric behavioral health care field.
  2. Read the information presented by the author(s) concerning the commentary topic of integrated pediatric care.
  3. Recognize the opinions of the author(s) concerning the commentary topics presented in the three published pieces.

Learn More and Register

Choose a version of this course for more information and to register online:

CEU Course for Psychologists CME/CEU Credit Course

A Trio of Commentaries on Paying Attention

Course Details

  • The target audience for this course is psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals.
  • The instructional level for this course is intermediate.
  • 1 CE hour/credit
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Social (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Rhode Island Hospital designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(S)™.
  • Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • CEUs for this event have been approved by the National Board for Social Work (NASW) in Rhode Island, designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credit for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

Gregory Fritz MDPresented by

Gregory Fritz, MD
Professor
Former Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital
Former Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Gregory Fritz, MD, is a professor and former vice chair in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School and the former director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an expert on emotional difficulties confronting children and adolescents, particularly those with asthma and other medical disorders. He is also a national authority on the shortage of child mental health professionals and on pediatric integrated care.

Dr. Fritz has been either the principal investigator or co-investigator of more than 25 grant-funded research projects since 1983. In recent years, these projects have tended to focus on asthma-related studies. For example, a recent study entitled “Pediatric Asthma Disparities: Perceptions and Management,” (funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) examined the factors leading to the greater prevalence and severity of asthma in hispanics compared to caucasian children. A companion grant allowed similar studies at the University of Puerto Rico for an interesting comparison group. 

Dr. Fritz has written extensively in peer-reviewed publications about children with chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, cancer or AIDS, and the psychological problems that co-exist with them. Dr. Fritz has also explored building collaborative relationships between pediatricians and child psychiatrists. He has written a number of textbook chapters and co-authored a book, Mental Health Consultation in Hospitals, Schools and Court. Dr. Fritz also writes for more general readership. He was the editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL), and regularly contributed commentary on topics as diverse as helping children deal with war and terrorism, and inhalant abuse among children. Dr. Fritz’s contributions to CABL have frequently been reprinted in the media.

Among the honors that Dr. Fritz has accumulated, including a listing in The Best Doctors in America, are two honors awarded 20 years apart: Outstanding Teaching Award from the child psychiatry department of Stanford University School of Medicine in 1981, and Outstanding Teaching Award in Medical School Education, from the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2001. He also received the Simon Wile Award from the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for Leadership in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry in 1998 and was the organization’s winner of the 2012 Irving Phillips Award for Prevention. Dr. Fritz is past president of the AACAP.

Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD

Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD
Director, Clinical Innovation, Bradley Hospital
Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD, has more than 35 years of experience in supervisory and administrative positions as well as extensive experience with trauma patients and managing trauma-related service environments.

As a licensed psychologist, teacher and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Paccione is the director of clinical innovation for Bradley Hospital and is an assistant professor (clinical) of the department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Prior to joining Bradley, her positions included regional administrator for behavioral health services in the Delaware correctional system, director of the department of psychiatry and human behavior for Southern Chester County Medical Center in Pennsylvania; program director, drug and alcohol services division of Life Guidance Services, also in Pennsylvania; and chief of clinical services at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in New York. .

Dr. Paccione has managed multisite, multiservice programs in the not-for-profit sector, has directed her own private practice/consulting corporation and worked in the private, for-profit behavioral sector. She has published in the areas of both mental health and substance abuse.

Anne Walters, PhD, ABPP

Anne Walters, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Director, Children’s Partial Hospital Program
Associate Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief Psychologist

Anne Walters, PhD, ABPP is chief psychologist at Bradley Hospital, clinical director of the Children’s Partial Hospital Program at Bradley, and clinical associate professor in the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She is also editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL). Dr. Walters received her BA in psychology at Duke University, and completed her graduate studies in clinical psychology with a child and family specialization at Georgia State University. She completed an internship in clinical psychology at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School/Bradley Hospital. She has worked in a variety of programs at Bradley Hospital and has particular interest in program development, clinical supervision and mentoring, measuring clinical outcomes of treatment, and global mental health.

About this Course

This course contains the following three modules:

  1. Adolescent Sleep Deprivation (Gregory Fritz, MD)
  2. From the Shadows: Children of Incarcerated Parents (Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD)
  3. Our Failure to Protect Children (Anne Walters, PhD)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine three commentaries on contemporary issues written by experts in the pediatric behavioral health care field.
  2. Read the information presented by the author(s) concerning the commentary topic of integrated pediatric care.
  3. Recognize the opinions of the author(s) concerning the commentary topics presented in the three published pieces.

Learn More and Register

Choose a version of this course for more information and to register online:

CEU Course for Psychologists CME/CEU Credit Course

A Trio of Commentaries on Prevention

Course Details

  • The target audience for this course is psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals.
  • The instructional level for this course is intermediate.
  • 1 CE hour/credit
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Social (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Rhode Island Hospital designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(S)™.
  • Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • CEUs for this event have been approved by the National Board for Social Work (NASW) in Rhode Island, designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credit for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhDPresented by

Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD
Director, Clinical Innovation, Bradley Hospital
Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD, has more than 35 years of experience in supervisory and administrative positions as well as extensive experience with trauma patients and managing trauma-related service environments.

As a licensed psychologist, teacher and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Paccione is the director of clinical innovation for Bradley Hospital and is an assistant professor (clinical) of the department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Prior to joining Bradley, her positions included regional administrator for behavioral health services in the Delaware correctional system, director of the department of psychiatry and human behavior for Southern Chester County Medical Center in Pennsylvania; program director, drug and alcohol services division of Life Guidance Services, also in Pennsylvania; and chief of clinical services at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in New York. .

Dr. Paccione has managed multisite, multiservice programs in the not-for-profit sector, has directed her own private practice/consulting corporation and worked in the private, for-profit behavioral sector. She has published in the areas of both mental health and substance abuse

Gregory Fritz MD

Gregory Fritz, MD
Professor
Former Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital
Former Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Gregory Fritz, MD, is a professor and former vice chair in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School and the former director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an expert on emotional difficulties confronting children and adolescents, particularly those with asthma and other medical disorders. He is also a national authority on the shortage of child mental health professionals and on pediatric integrated care.

Dr. Fritz has been either the principal investigator or co-investigator of more than 25 grant-funded research projects since 1983. In recent years, these projects have tended to focus on asthma-related studies. For example, a recent study entitled “Pediatric Asthma Disparities: Perceptions and Management,” (funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) examined the factors leading to the greater prevalence and severity of asthma in hispanics compared to caucasian children. A companion grant allowed similar studies at the University of Puerto Rico for an interesting comparison group. 

Dr. Fritz has written extensively in peer-reviewed publications about children with chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, cancer or AIDS, and the psychological problems that co-exist with them. Dr. Fritz has also explored building collaborative relationships between pediatricians and child psychiatrists. He has written a number of textbook chapters and co-authored a book, Mental Health Consultation in Hospitals, Schools and Court. Dr. Fritz also writes for more general readership. He was the editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL), and regularly contributed commentary on topics as diverse as helping children deal with war and terrorism, and inhalant abuse among children. Dr. Fritz’s contributions to CABL have frequently been reprinted in the media.

Among the honors that Dr. Fritz has accumulated, including a listing in The Best Doctors in America, are two honors awarded 20 years apart: Outstanding Teaching Award from the child psychiatry department of Stanford University School of Medicine in 1981, and Outstanding Teaching Award in Medical School Education, from the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2001. He also received the Simon Wile Award from the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for Leadership in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry in 1998 and was the organization’s winner of the 2012 Irving Phillips Award for Prevention. Dr. Fritz is past president of the AACAP.

About this Course

This course contains the following three modules:

  1. Distracted Driving Prevention Needs Leadership from the Neuroscience Community (Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD)
  2. Enhancing Safe Sexuality in the Developmentally Disabled (Gregory Fritz, MD)
  3. Finally, Effective, Long-Term Prevention of Adult Antisocial Behavior (Gregory Fritz, MD)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine three commentaries on contemporary issues written by experts in the pediatric behavioral health care field.
  2. Read the information presented by the author(s) concerning the commentary topic of integrated pediatric care.
  3. Recognize the opinions of the author(s) concerning the commentary topics presented in the three published pieces.

Learn More and Register

Choose a version of this course for more information and to register online:

CEU Course for Psychologists CME/CEU Credit Course

A Trio of Commentaries on Resilience

Course Details

  • The target audience for this course is psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals.
  • The instructional level for this course is intermediate.
  • 1 CE hour/credit
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Social (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Rhode Island Hospital designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(S)™.
  • Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • CEUs for this event have been approved by the National Board for Social Work (NASW) in Rhode Island, designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credit for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

Gregory Fritz MDPresented by

Gregory Fritz, MD
Professor
Former Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital
Former Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Gregory Fritz, MD, is a professor and former vice chair in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School and the former director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an expert on emotional difficulties confronting children and adolescents, particularly those with asthma and other medical disorders. He is also a national authority on the shortage of child mental health professionals and on pediatric integrated care.

Dr. Fritz has been either the principal investigator or co-investigator of more than 25 grant-funded research projects since 1983. In recent years, these projects have tended to focus on asthma-related studies. For example, a recent study entitled “Pediatric Asthma Disparities: Perceptions and Management,” (funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) examined the factors leading to the greater prevalence and severity of asthma in hispanics compared to caucasian children. A companion grant allowed similar studies at the University of Puerto Rico for an interesting comparison group. 

Dr. Fritz has written extensively in peer-reviewed publications about children with chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, cancer or AIDS, and the psychological problems that co-exist with them. Dr. Fritz has also explored building collaborative relationships between pediatricians and child psychiatrists. He has written a number of textbook chapters and co-authored a book, Mental Health Consultation in Hospitals, Schools and Court. Dr. Fritz also writes for more general readership. He was the editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL), and regularly contributed commentary on topics as diverse as helping children deal with war and terrorism, and inhalant abuse among children. Dr. Fritz’s contributions to CABL have frequently been reprinted in the media.

Among the honors that Dr. Fritz has accumulated, including a listing in The Best Doctors in America, are two honors awarded 20 years apart: Outstanding Teaching Award from the child psychiatry department of Stanford University School of Medicine in 1981, and Outstanding Teaching Award in Medical School Education, from the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2001. He also received the Simon Wile Award from the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for Leadership in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry in 1998 and was the organization’s winner of the 2012 Irving Phillips Award for Prevention. Dr. Fritz is past president of the AACAP.

Anne Walters, PhD, ABPP

Anne Walters, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Director, Children’s Partial Hospital Program
Associate Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief Psychologist

Anne Walters, PhD, ABPP is chief psychologist at Bradley Hospital, clinical director of the Children’s Partial Hospital Program at Bradley, and clinical associate professor in the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She is also editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL). Dr. Walters received her BA in psychology at Duke University, and completed her graduate studies in clinical psychology with a child and family specialization at Georgia State University. She completed an internship in clinical psychology at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School/Bradley Hospital. She has worked in a variety of programs at Bradley Hospital and has particular interest in program development, clinical supervision and mentoring, measuring clinical outcomes of treatment, and global mental health. 

About this Course

This course contains the following three modules:

  1. Childhood Should Not Be Risk-Free (Gregory Fritz, MD)
  2. On Mentorship and Working with Children (Anne Walters, PhD)
  3.  Psychological Resilience in Children (Gregory Fritz, MD)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine three commentaries on contemporary issues written by experts in the pediatric behavioral health care field.
  2. Read the information presented by the author(s) concerning the commentary topic of integrated pediatric care.
  3. Recognize the opinions of the author(s) concerning the commentary topics presented in the three published pieces.

Learn More and Register

Choose a version of this course for more information and to register online:

CEU Course for Psychologists CME/CEU Credit Course

A Trio of Commentaries on Schools

Course Details

  • The target audience for this course is psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals.
  • The instructional level for this course is intermediate.
  • 1 CE hour/credit
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Social (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Rhode Island Hospital designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(S)™.
  • Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • CEUs for this event have been approved by the National Board for Social Work (NASW) in Rhode Island, designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credit for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

Gregory Fritz MDPresented by

Gregory Fritz, MD
Professor
Former Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital
Former Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Gregory Fritz, MD, is a professor and former vice chair in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School and the former director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an expert on emotional difficulties confronting children and adolescents, particularly those with asthma and other medical disorders. He is also a national authority on the shortage of child mental health professionals and on pediatric integrated care.

Dr. Fritz has been either the principal investigator or co-investigator of more than 25 grant-funded research projects since 1983. In recent years, these projects have tended to focus on asthma-related studies. For example, a recent study entitled “Pediatric Asthma Disparities: Perceptions and Management,” (funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) examined the factors leading to the greater prevalence and severity of asthma in hispanics compared to caucasian children. A companion grant allowed similar studies at the University of Puerto Rico for an interesting comparison group. 

Dr. Fritz has written extensively in peer-reviewed publications about children with chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, cancer or AIDS, and the psychological problems that co-exist with them. Dr. Fritz has also explored building collaborative relationships between pediatricians and child psychiatrists. He has written a number of textbook chapters and co-authored a book, Mental Health Consultation in Hospitals, Schools and Court. Dr. Fritz also writes for more general readership. He was the editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL), and regularly contributed commentary on topics as diverse as helping children deal with war and terrorism, and inhalant abuse among children. Dr. Fritz’s contributions to CABL have frequently been reprinted in the media.

Among the honors that Dr. Fritz has accumulated, including a listing in The Best Doctors in America, are two honors awarded 20 years apart: Outstanding Teaching Award from the child psychiatry department of Stanford University School of Medicine in 1981, and Outstanding Teaching Award in Medical School Education, from the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2001. He also received the Simon Wile Award from the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for Leadership in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry in 1998 and was the organization’s winner of the 2012 Irving Phillips Award for Prevention. Dr. Fritz is past president of the AACAP.

Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD

Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD
Director, Clinical Innovation, Bradley Hospital
Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD, has more than 35 years of experience in supervisory and administrative positions as well as extensive experience with trauma patients and managing trauma-related service environments.

As a licensed psychologist, teacher and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Paccione is the director of clinical innovation for Bradley Hospital and is an assistant professor (clinical) of the department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Prior to joining Bradley, her positions included regional administrator for behavioral health services in the Delaware correctional system, director of the department of psychiatry and human behavior for Southern Chester County Medical Center in Pennsylvania; program director, drug and alcohol services division of Life Guidance Services, also in Pennsylvania; and chief of clinical services at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in New York. .

Dr. Paccione has managed multisite, multiservice programs in the not-for-profit sector, has directed her own private practice/consulting corporation and worked in the private, for-profit behavioral sector. She has published in the areas of both mental health and substance abuse.

About this Course

This course contains the following three modules:

  1. The Benefits of Being Bilingual (Gregory Fritz, MD)
  2. The Charter School Debate (Gregory Fritz, MD)
  3. Trauma Informed Schools: A Must (Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine three commentaries on contemporary issues written by experts in the pediatric behavioral health care field.
  2. Read the information presented by the author(s) concerning the commentary topic of integrated pediatric care.
  3. Recognize the opinions of the author(s) concerning the commentary topics presented in the three published pieces.

Learn More and Register

Choose a version of this course for more information and to register online:

CEU Course for Psychologists CME/CEU Credit Course

A Trio of Commentaries on The Horizon

Course Details

  • The target audience for this course is psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals.
  • The instructional level for this course is intermediate.
  • 1 CE hour/credit
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Social (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Rhode Island Hospital designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(S)™.
  • Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • CEUs for this event have been approved by the National Board for Social Work (NASW) in Rhode Island, designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credit for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

Gregory Fritz MDPresented by

Gregory Fritz, MD
Professor
Former Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital
Former Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Gregory Fritz, MD, is a professor and former vice chair in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School and the former director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an expert on emotional difficulties confronting children and adolescents, particularly those with asthma and other medical disorders. He is also a national authority on the shortage of child mental health professionals and on pediatric integrated care.

Dr. Fritz has been either the principal investigator or co-investigator of more than 25 grant-funded research projects since 1983. In recent years, these projects have tended to focus on asthma-related studies. For example, a recent study entitled “Pediatric Asthma Disparities: Perceptions and Management,” (funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) examined the factors leading to the greater prevalence and severity of asthma in hispanics compared to caucasian children. A companion grant allowed similar studies at the University of Puerto Rico for an interesting comparison group. 

Dr. Fritz has written extensively in peer-reviewed publications about children with chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, cancer or AIDS, and the psychological problems that co-exist with them. Dr. Fritz has also explored building collaborative relationships between pediatricians and child psychiatrists. He has written a number of textbook chapters and co-authored a book, Mental Health Consultation in Hospitals, Schools and Court. Dr. Fritz also writes for more general readership. He was the editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL), and regularly contributed commentary on topics as diverse as helping children deal with war and terrorism, and inhalant abuse among children. Dr. Fritz’s contributions to CABL have frequently been reprinted in the media.

Among the honors that Dr. Fritz has accumulated, including a listing in The Best Doctors in America, are two honors awarded 20 years apart: Outstanding Teaching Award from the child psychiatry department of Stanford University School of Medicine in 1981, and Outstanding Teaching Award in Medical School Education, from the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2001. He also received the Simon Wile Award from the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for Leadership in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry in 1998 and was the organization’s winner of the 2012 Irving Phillips Award for Prevention. Dr. Fritz is past president of the AACAP.

Anne Walters, PhD, ABPP

Anne Walters, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Director, Children’s Partial Hospital Program
Associate Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief Psychologist

Anne Walters, PhD, ABPP is chief psychologist at Bradley Hospital, clinical director of the Children’s Partial Hospital Program at Bradley, and clinical associate professor in the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She is also editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL). Dr. Walters received her BA in psychology at Duke University, and completed her graduate studies in clinical psychology with a child and family specialization at Georgia State University. She completed an internship in clinical psychology at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School/Bradley Hospital. She has worked in a variety of programs at Bradley Hospital and has particular interest in program development, clinical supervision and mentoring, measuring clinical outcomes of treatment, and global mental health. 

About this Course

This course contains the following three modules:

  1. Conversion Therapy and Homosexuality-Never an Appropriate Treatment for Children or Adolescents (Gregory Fritz, MD)
  2. Different Systems, Different Languages:  Helping Children Transition from Hospital Back to School (Anne Walters, PhD)
  3. Physician-Assisted Suicide for Child Psychiatric Patients? (Gregory Fritz, MD)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine three commentaries on contemporary issues written by experts in the pediatric behavioral health care field.
  2. Read the information presented by the author(s) concerning the commentary topic of integrated pediatric care.
  3. Recognize the opinions of the author(s) concerning the commentary topics presented in the three published pieces.

Learn More and Register

Choose a version of this course for more information and to register online:

CEU Course for Psychologists CME/CEU Credit Course

A Trio of Commentaries on What Works?

Course Details

  • The target audience for this course is psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals.
  • The instructional level for this course is intermediate.
  • 1 CE hour/credit
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Social (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Rhode Island Hospital designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(S)™.
  • Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • CEUs for this event have been approved by the National Board for Social Work (NASW) in Rhode Island, designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credit for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhDPresented by

Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD
Director, Clinical Innovation, Bradley Hospital
Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD, has more than 35 years of experience in supervisory and administrative positions as well as extensive experience with trauma patients and managing trauma-related service environments.

As a licensed psychologist, teacher and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Paccione is the director of clinical innovation for Bradley Hospital and is an assistant professor (clinical) of the department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Prior to joining Bradley, her positions included regional administrator for behavioral health services in the Delaware correctional system, director of the department of psychiatry and human behavior for Southern Chester County Medical Center in Pennsylvania; program director, drug and alcohol services division of Life Guidance Services, also in Pennsylvania; and chief of clinical services at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in New York. .

Dr. Paccione has managed multisite, multiservice programs in the not-for-profit sector, has directed her own private practice/consulting corporation and worked in the private, for-profit behavioral sector. She has published in the areas of both mental health and substance abuse

Gregory Fritz MD

Gregory Fritz, MD
Professor
Former Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital
Former Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Gregory Fritz, MD, is a professor and former vice chair in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School and the former director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an expert on emotional difficulties confronting children and adolescents, particularly those with asthma and other medical disorders. He is also a national authority on the shortage of child mental health professionals and on pediatric integrated care.

Dr. Fritz has been either the principal investigator or co-investigator of more than 25 grant-funded research projects since 1983. In recent years, these projects have tended to focus on asthma-related studies. For example, a recent study entitled “Pediatric Asthma Disparities: Perceptions and Management,” (funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) examined the factors leading to the greater prevalence and severity of asthma in hispanics compared to caucasian children. A companion grant allowed similar studies at the University of Puerto Rico for an interesting comparison group. 

Dr. Fritz has written extensively in peer-reviewed publications about children with chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, cancer or AIDS, and the psychological problems that co-exist with them. Dr. Fritz has also explored building collaborative relationships between pediatricians and child psychiatrists. He has written a number of textbook chapters and co-authored a book, Mental Health Consultation in Hospitals, Schools and Court. Dr. Fritz also writes for more general readership. He was the editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL), and regularly contributed commentary on topics as diverse as helping children deal with war and terrorism, and inhalant abuse among children. Dr. Fritz’s contributions to CABL have frequently been reprinted in the media.

Among the honors that Dr. Fritz has accumulated, including a listing in The Best Doctors in America, are two honors awarded 20 years apart: Outstanding Teaching Award from the child psychiatry department of Stanford University School of Medicine in 1981, and Outstanding Teaching Award in Medical School Education, from the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2001. He also received the Simon Wile Award from the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for Leadership in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry in 1998 and was the organization’s winner of the 2012 Irving Phillips Award for Prevention. Dr. Fritz is past president of the AACAP.

About this Course

This course contains the following three modules:

  1. Adverse Childhood Experience Start in Infancy - and Before (Gregory Fritz, MD)
  2. An Evidence-Informed Model of Urban Violence Reduction (Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD)
  3. Mental Health First Aid: a Course and a Movement (Margaret Paccione-Dyszlewski, PhD)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine three commentaries on contemporary issues written by experts in the pediatric behavioral health care field.
  2. Read the information presented by the author(s) concerning the commentary topic of integrated pediatric care.
  3. Recognize the opinions of the author(s) concerning the commentary topics presented in the three published pieces.

Learn More and Register

Choose a version of this course for more information and to register online:

CEU Course for Psychologists CME/CEU Credit Course

A Trio of Commentaries on Working Together

Course Details

  • The target audience for this course is psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals.
  • The instructional level for this course is intermediate.
  • 1 CE hour/credit
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Social (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Rhode Island Hospital designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(S)™.
  • Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • CEUs for this event have been approved by the National Board for Social Work (NASW) in Rhode Island, designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credit for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists.

Gregory Fritz MDPresented by

Gregory Fritz, MD
Professor
Former Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital
Former Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Gregory Fritz, MD, is a professor and former vice chair in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School and the former director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital. He is an expert on emotional difficulties confronting children and adolescents, particularly those with asthma and other medical disorders. He is also a national authority on the shortage of child mental health professionals and on pediatric integrated care.

Dr. Fritz has been either the principal investigator or co-investigator of more than 25 grant-funded research projects since 1983. In recent years, these projects have tended to focus on asthma-related studies. For example, a recent study entitled “Pediatric Asthma Disparities: Perceptions and Management,” (funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) examined the factors leading to the greater prevalence and severity of asthma in hispanics compared to caucasian children. A companion grant allowed similar studies at the University of Puerto Rico for an interesting comparison group. 

Dr. Fritz has written extensively in peer-reviewed publications about children with chronic illnesses like asthma, diabetes, cancer or AIDS, and the psychological problems that co-exist with them. Dr. Fritz has also explored building collaborative relationships between pediatricians and child psychiatrists. He has written a number of textbook chapters and co-authored a book, Mental Health Consultation in Hospitals, Schools and Court. Dr. Fritz also writes for more general readership. He was the editor of the Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter (CABL), and regularly contributed commentary on topics as diverse as helping children deal with war and terrorism, and inhalant abuse among children. Dr. Fritz’s contributions to CABL have frequently been reprinted in the media.

Among the honors that Dr. Fritz has accumulated, including a listing in The Best Doctors in America, are two honors awarded 20 years apart: Outstanding Teaching Award from the child psychiatry department of Stanford University School of Medicine in 1981, and Outstanding Teaching Award in Medical School Education, from the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2001. He also received the Simon Wile Award from the American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for Leadership in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry in 1998 and was the organization’s winner of the 2012 Irving Phillips Award for Prevention. Dr. Fritz is past president of the AACAP.

About this Course

This course contains the following three modules:

  1. A Short but Relevant History Lesson
  2. Dissemination of Research Findings: a Critical Step
  3. Understanding-And Using-The Placebo Response

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Examine three commentaries on contemporary issues written by experts in the pediatric behavioral health care field.
  2. Read the information presented by the author(s) concerning the commentary topic of integrated pediatric care.
  3. Recognize the opinions of the author(s) concerning the commentary topics presented in the three published pieces.

Learn More and Register

Choose a version of this course for more information and to register online:

CEU Course for Psychologists CME/CEU Credit Course