Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Teleconference Series

A diverse group of presenters (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, anthropologists, and consumer advocates) will review a variety of topics related to behavioral health issues of children, adolescents and their families. Special attention will be given to psychopharmacology, psychotherapeutic intervention, assessment and diagnosis, substance abuse, classroom management, and the development of community resources. Each session will involve a concise presentation of the topic at hand with ample opportunities for case discussion and consultation. 

Providers working in primary care and schools as well as behavioral health agencies are urged to connect, and will receive continuing education credit for their participation. This year we will be offering 60 minutes teleconferences on the first Wednesday, second Tuesday, third Wednesday, and fourth Thursday of each month from 12:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Dr. Avi Kriechman will also be offering opportunities for general case consultation on a regular basis. These sessions will be specified in the monthly announcements.

New this year: most teleconferences will be offered via telephone and Adobe Connect. Please follow the instructions provided on the monthly announcements to connect in the way you choose. 

SEPTEMBER 2012 Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Teleconference Series

Tuesday, September 11th, at noon, Dr. Avi Kriechman, Case Consultation

Our very own nurse/pediatrician/child psychiatrist, Dr. Avi Kriechman, will be available for general case consultation. Call-in your case consultations for children, adolescents and families. Dr. Kriechman will facilitate a group discussion connecting you to the collective wisdom of your peers for suggestions regarding the assessment, diagnosis, treatment (both psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological) and disposition planning of the children, adolescents and families with whom you work. Educators, health care providers, and behavioral health care providers are all welcome. Dr. Kriechman will ensure that cases are de-identified to protect the confidentiality of all concerned. This is not only an opportunity for case consultation, but for tapping into the wealth of expertise of your colleagues throughout the state. To connect to this session please call 1-866-479-6576 and enter participant code 7165428#.

Wednesday, September 19th at noon, Dr. David Graeber, Depression in Children & Adolescents

To connect to this session via telephone please call 1-800-832-0736 and enter the participant code of 1381288.

To connect to this session via Adobe connect visit: Select to enter as Guest and enter the password: child. You can also choose to listen through your computer speakers. Computer participants can participate by voice using a computer microphone. iPhone, iPad and Android users can also use the Adobe Connect app to view the presentation.

Thursday, September 27th at noon, Dr. Avi Kriechman, Case Consultation 

To connect to this session please call 1-866-479-6576 and enter participant code 7165428#.

NOTE: The session times for this year's series have changed. They will now begin at noon and end by 1pm.



CME Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of New Mexico Office of Continuing Medical Education and the UNM Center for Rural & Community Behavioral Health. The UNM Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physician.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Important Note: CME credits are accepted by the NM Psychology Examiners Board and the NM Nursing Board.

CEU Accreditation
This activity has been approved to provide Continuing Education Units (CEU) by NM Counseling & Therapy Board through Dr. Avron Kriechman at the UNM Center for Rural & Community Behavioral Health.



To obtain continuing education credit for your participation please sign-in and evaluate each session at: The Session ID provided during each session will be needed to complete your evaluation and sign-in. You must “sign-in” and evaluate each session separately. Certificates will be mailed out quarterly.


We welcome your feedback and your direction regarding future topics. Please feel free to let your presenters know of your interests and/or email Dr. Avi Kriechman email: directly with suggestions for future presentations. If you would like ongoing series of presentations in a particular area, please let us know that as well.


To become a member of the email listserve please send your contact information to Flor Cano-Soto at email: Members will receive direct communication regarding upcoming teleconferences as well as presentation materials (when available) prior to each session. 


For more information or to be added to the listserve, please contact:
Flor Cano-Soto, TH Conference Coordinator
Phone: 505-934-6579
Fax: 505-272-1876