Mental Health for Primary Care: The Teenage Years

St. Paul, MN US
May 13, 2022

Join fellow primary care clinicians and pediatric care team members to learn from pediatric mental health experts about how to address gaps in practice and incorporate new information to effectively manage mental and behavioral health issues in adolescents.

We recognize the increasing number of mental health concerns that are managed in the primary care office and aim to support the ongoing need for further education, training, and access to available local resources. This year's conference will again feature a prominent national keynote speaker, and several relevant topics including: social media, disordered eating, sleep dysfunction, anxiety and depression management, suicidality, self-harm, vaping, sexual and gender health and psychiatric pearls for primary care.

Announcing Adam Alter as our Keynote Speaker!

Adam Alter is the author of New York Times bestseller "Drunk Tank Pink" as well as "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology" and the "Business of Keeping Us Hooked." Alter reverse-engineers behavioral addiction, explaining how we can harness addictive products for the good. Alter has shared his insights on the TED mainstage and written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, WIRED, and Slate, among other publications. He has shared his ideas at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and with dozens of companies, including Google, Microsoft, Anheuser Busch, Prudential, and Fidelity, as well as with design and ad agencies around the world

Target Audience

Pediatricians, Family Medicine Physicians, Advance Practice Nurses, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other health professionals caring for adolescent patients. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss adolescent mental health screening, diagnosis and referral opportunities
  • Provide practical strategies and tools to assist parents and clinicians with the management of adolescent mental health conditions
  • Illustrate the impact of physiologic, social, and societal factors on healthy development in adolescents
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.75 ANCC
  • 5.75 Attendance
    • 5.75 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/13/2022 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
05/13/2022 - 4:30pm CDT




7:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00 a.m.

Introductions and Welcome

Angela Kade Goepferd,MD, FAAP

8:10 a.m.

Disordered Eating: Best Practices for Primary Care

Chris Jarosch. MD and Helene Keery, PhD, LP

8:40 a.m.

Exploring and responding to youth experiences of racism

Asfia Qaadir, DO 

9:05 a.m.

It Starts with Sleep: Understanding and treating common sleep disorders in adolescents

Terese Amble, PsyD, LP and Ben Ryba-White, MD

9:30 a.m.

Keynote - Irresistible *further details on faculty page

Adam Alter, PhD

10:20 a.m.

Question and answer session


10:30 a.m.

Break and transition to breakout sessions (attendees to select 2 of 3)


10:45 a.m.

The Continuum of Adolescent Suicidality: What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know

Kathryn Cullen, MD 

11:15 a.m.

Flower, Vape, Wax and Shatter: Trends and treatments for teenage marijuana use

Sara Polley, MD


Discussing weight without introducing stigma

Andrea Westby, MD

11:45 a.m.



12:45 p.m.

Self-Harm as a Symptom: Responding to non-suicidal self-injury

Sarah Jerstad, PhD, LP

1:15 p.m.

Too Old for Time-Out: Brief Psychosocial Interventions for Adolescent Oppositionality

Sam Marzouk, PhD, LP

1:45 p.m.

Question and answer session


1:55 p.m.

Break and transition to breakout sessions (attendees to select 2 of 3)


2:05 p.m.

Is there More Going on Here? A Primer on Personality Disorders in Adolescence

Robert Krueger, PhD

2:35 p.m.

Through the Looking Glass: Strategies for effective and safe telehealth

Joshua Stein, MD


A Brave New World: Gender identity development in adolescents

Mark Lynn, PhD, LP, ABPP and  Sara Gonzalez, PhD, LP

3:05 p.m.

Transition to closing sessions


3:15 p.m.

Let’s Talk About Sex: Confidential conversations about sexuality with teenagers

Kathleen Miller, MD, FAAP

3:45 p.m. 

Guanfacine, Abilify and Strattera: Psychiatric Pearls for the Pediatrician

Joshua Stein, MD

4:20 p.m.

Question and answer session


4:30 p.m.




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In his New York Times bestseller Drunk Tank Pink, Adam Alter offered a revelatory look at how our environment unconsciously, yet dramatically, shapes the decisions we make. Rather than being in control of every single one of our choices, we’re powerfully influenced by a laundry list of external forces, often without ever realizing it. Today, it’s impossible to ignore that the whole world has changed, and with it, our environments. Whether temporarily or permanently, COVID-19 has altered almost every aspect of how we live, work, and play. A psychology professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, Alter reminds us that while behaviors do change after tremendous events such as the pandemic, they often change for shorter periods than we anticipate. So what aspects of the “new normal” will stick in the post-pandemic future? In his brilliant, psychology-informed talks, Alter shows us how we can navigate these shifting experiences, both inside the workplace and out, and increase our productivity, happiness, and fulfillment moving forward.

Alter is also the author Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, a groundbreaking study on why tech-based products and experiences are so hard to ignore (or put down). Our obsessions with platforms like Netflix or Snapchat are no accident, but the result of careful work by tech companies and marketers. Alter reverse-engineers behavioral addiction, explaining how we can harness addictive products for the good: meaning better savings, improved communications, and clearer boundaries between work and play, pleasure and business. He has shared his insights on the TED mainstage, delivering a talk that was so popular—one of the top ten of the year—he was invited back a second time. Aside from his bestselling books, Alter has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, WIRED, and Slate, among other publications. He has shared his ideas at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and with dozens of companies, including Google, Microsoft, Anheuser Busch, Prudential, and Fidelity, as well as with design and ad agencies around the world. 

In addition to his position at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he is an Associate Professor of Marketing, Alter has an affiliated appointment with the University’s Psychology Department. He currently sits on the World Economic Forum steering committee, a board dedicated to investigating the risks and benefits of emerging augmented reality technologies. Alter received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of New South Wales and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton University, where he held the Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Honorific Dissertation Fellowship and a Fellowship in the Woodrow Wilson Society of Scholars


Terese Amble, PsyD, LP, Psychologist, Psychological Services, Children's MN

Kathryn Cullen, MD, Division Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Sara Gonzalez Rodriguez, PhD, LP, Pediatric Psychologist, Psychological Services, Children’s Minnesota

Chris Jarosch, MD, Medical Director, Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders (CTED), Children’s Minnesota

Sarah Jerstad, PhD, LP,  Associate Clinical Director, Psychological Services, Children’s Minnesota

Helene Keery, PhD, LP, Psychologist, Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders (CTED), Children’s Minnesota

Robert Krueger, PhD, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota

Mark Lynn, PhD, LP, ABPP, Pediatric Psychologist, Psychological Services, Children’s Minnesota

Sam Marzouk, PhD, LP, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Promethean Psychology, LLC

Katherine Miller, MD, FAAP,  Adolescent Medicine and Gender Health Programs, Staff Physician, Children’s Minnesota

Sara Polley, MD, Medical Director, National Youth Continuum, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Ben Ryba-White, MD, Pediatric Sleep Physician, Children's Minnesota

Asfia Qaadir, DO, Clinical Director, Maplewood - PrairieCare; Clinical Consultant to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Joshua Stein, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Clinical Director, Brooklyn Park Medical Office Building, PrairieCare

Andrea Westby, MD, FAAFP,  Assistant Professor and Vice Chair for Equity Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School



Angela Kade Goepferd, MD, FAAP
Mary Grimm
Kim Honcharenko, RN, CHCP
Chris Jarosch, MD
Sarah Jerstad, PhD, LP
Katy Miller, MD
Sam Marzouk, PhD, LP
Sarah Meysenburg, APRN, CNP, PNP
Mike Raschke, PharmD, BCPPS
Joshua Stein, MD
Baylee Zittlow, APRN, CNP, FNP


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Children’s Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.


Children's Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


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Available Credit

  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.75 ANCC
  • 5.75 Attendance
    • 5.75 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


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