PediPRN Intensive Program

The PediPRN Intensive Program (PIP) was developed to meet a need identified by the enrolled pediatric primary care providers to provide an in-depth training in child mental health topics. PIP will enroll 16 providers from 16 unique practices for the 10-session certificate program. The goal is to create a group of practitioners embedded in each of their home practices who will serve as local experts. This will not replace the availability of PediPRN for all enrolled participants, but instead will enhance the local expertise and competence with more challenging mental health problems that this subset is motivated to treat. 

Course Topics

The course will cover topics that the pediatric primary care providers have identified as areas of interest for more in-depth training.

These may include but no be limited to such topics as:

  • How to conceptualize a behavioral health case
  • Crisis management
  • Psychiatric levels of care and systems of care
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Developmental disorder
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Substance use
  • Sleep disorders
  • Collaboration with schools

Based on the applications of the enrolled participants, we will work to tailor the curriculum to the needs and interests of those providers. The program will provide CMEs for all sessions and will make all classes available online to the full PediPRN community. 

The 2019 PediPRN Intensive Program cohort
The 2019 PediPRN Intensive Program cohort


The sessions will be facilitated by Elizabeth Brannan, MD. Dr. Brannon pursued combined training in psychiatry and pediatrics through the Triple Board Program at Brown University. She is an attending psychiatrist in the Intensive Program for OCD and Related Disorders at Bradley Hospital. She is also an assistant professor in the clinical educator track at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Brannan is co-director of the first-year medical student Brain Sciences Course, co-director of the longitudinal third year medical student Integration Seminar, and supervises and lectures for the child and adolescent psychiatry fellows and Triple Board residents.

In addition to Dr. Brannan, there will be additional presenters/discussants for each session with expertise in the monthly topic.

About the Course

The projected start date for PediPRN Intensive Program is March 30, 2019. The first day is a half-day introductory session for participants to learn about the PIP curriculum and the mental health services continuum of care for children and adolescents. The PediPRN Intensive Program will follow with 9 sessions (1.5-2 hours each) on Wednesdays (4:30-6 p.m.) once per month. Participants must attend the initial session and can only have one absence to be considered for the program.

The sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • Kick-off: Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Ongoing Sessions: April 10; May 15; June 19; July 17; August 21; September 18; October 16; November 20; and December 18

Registration Information

Registration is now closed for the next PediPRN Intensive Program, beginning March 30, 2019. Updates on new sessions will be posted to this site.