Management of Depression in Pediatric Primary Care

1 Hour
English, Հայերեն
1 Credit (s)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  •  Effectively screen for depression in pediatric patients within the primary care setting utilizing valid tools
  • Be familiar with evidence-based approaches for treating youth with depression
  • Identify basic principles for communicating with patients and families where depression is a concern to facilitate support

Intended Audience:

This online course is designed for pediatricians, family physicians, and pediatric nurses.


This lecture is intended to guide pediatric medical providers in best practices for management of depressive symptoms in patients. With increasing need for addressing mental health concerns in primary care, physicians and other medical providers will benefit from building their confidence and competence in identifying and managing depressive symptoms in their patients. Incorporating guidelines from AAP, evidence-based interventions, and decades of clinical practice, Dr. Marcy provides an overview of how to identify and support children and adolescents with depression.

Assessment and Earning CME Credit:

To receive CME credit for this episode in Armenia, you must take the CME quiz at the end of this course. You have 3 chances to get a 70% to pass. Once you pass the quiz, we will send your information to the Armenian Ministry of Health for credits.

Dr. Stephanie Marcy

Dr. Stephanie Marcy

Dr. Marcy graduated from UC Berkeley as a Psychology Major, pursued a Master’s Degree in Child Development, and then went on to receive her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. Upon finishing her degree, she moved back to Los Angeles to pursue a two-year post-doctoral trauma fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. After fellowship, she joined the faculty at CHLA, and a couple of years later, the faculty of USC Keck School of Medicine, where she has been since. She is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, as well as Medical Director of Integrated Behavioral and Mental Health Services in Primary Care within the Alta Med General Pediatrics clinic at CHLA. She is specialty board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology. Her clinical practice involves providing evidence-based therapeutic services to children, adolescents, young adults and families with a multitude of presenting conditions, and comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessments to help provide diagnostic clarification and determine appropriate social, therapeutic, and educational interventions. Dr. Marcy is also an active supervisor for pre- and post-doctoral psychology trainees and provides hands-on instruction and guidance to medical residents in managing behavioral health concerns in primary care practice.