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Psychosocial Training for Pediatric Health Care Providers

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lawrence Wissow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Identifier:
First received: October 8, 2003
Last updated: April 1, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
This study will provide psychosocial training to general health care providers to help them provide better care to children with mental health problems.

Condition Intervention
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Behavioral: Mental health communication skills training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Trial of Psychosocial Training for Pediatric Generalists

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Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: August 2002
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Up to 20% of school-age children have one or more mental health conditions that require treatment. These conditions are often treated by generalists. However, a significant proportion of children who seek treatment from generalists do not receive effective treatment. Studies indicate that generalists who treat adults can improve the administration of treatment after taking part in training programs, but these studies have yet to be translated into pediatric settings. This study will conduct a training program to help generalists provide effective treatments to children with mental health problems.

This study will evaluate a two-session, highly interactive training program in which general clinicians receive psychosocial training. The training program includes skills related to engaging parents and children, problem identification, solution-focused cognitive therapy, and making effective mental health referrals.

The child's mental health symptoms, functioning, changes in utilization of pediatric services, and utilization of community services will be measured along with the mother's emotional well-being and family functioning.


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria for Health Care Providers:

  • Generalist clinician in primary care practice seeing children 6 to 16 years of age

Inclusion Criteria for Patients:

  • 6 to 16 years of age
  • Seeing a study-enrolled provider
  • English or Spanish speaking
  • Not in acute pain
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00070876

United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21205
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Lawrence Wissow, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Identifier: NCT00070876     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01MH062469 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: October 8, 2003
Last Updated: April 1, 2013

Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders processed this record on May 24, 2017