The Benefits of a Transdiagnostic Approach to Pediatric Mental Health v23

This course is for the interdisciplinary healthcare team (RN, MD, EMS, APP) and provides an overview of the transdiagnostic approach to assessment and treatment of pediatric behavior disruptive disorders including anxiety.

Estimated time for completion: 1 hour

Target Audience

Advanced Practice Providers, Doctors, EMS, Nurses

Learner Outcome

After viewing this presentation, participants will self-report increased knowledge and competence related to assessing and treating pediatric patients with anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders including de-escalation for agitated patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders for pediatric patients
  • Describe de-escalation techniques that can be used with an acutely agitated patient


Original version: 01.2021
Reviewed: 01.2023 (no content changes)

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Presenting Faculty:

Jessica Hawks, PhD
Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologist
Clinical Director of Ambulatory Services
Pediatric Mental Health Institute
Children's Hospital Colorado

Peer Reviewer:

Ashley Balakas, RN BSN CPEN
Outreach and Education Coordinator
Children's Hospital Colorado

Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Children’s Hospital Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Children’s Hospital Colorado designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  


Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado. 


Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 1 continuing education credit(s) for all pre-hospital providers. 


A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course. 

Criteria to Obtain Continuing Education Certificate

Complete this course and the evaluation.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Colorado State EMS
  • 1.00 NCPD


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Required Hardware/software

This course has audio so you will need speakers or a headset to hear the presentation.