UCSF CME Course - Integrative Mental Health for the Pediatric Provider

February 2020
Sanford Newmark, MD, and patient


This immersive, three-day course will cover common mental health issues that pediatric providers routinely face. Drawing from the related but distinct expertise of three faculty who have been teaching integrative medicine approaches to these conditions for more than a decade each, you will have the opportunity to learn about current approaches to treating Neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism and ADHD), Mood disorders (Anxiety and Depression), and behavioral aspects of Chronic Pain through lectures, case discussions, and experiential demonstrations.  Topics will include mind-body techniques, genetics, nutrition and supplements, and coordinating care among medical and mental health providers.

Educational sessions are enhanced by hands-on learning opportunities, including nutrition-based cooking and herb preparation in a state-of-the art teaching kitchen, and meditation and mindful movement among the redwoods. This course, offered by the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, is designed for general and subspecialty pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, who are interested in gaining an understanding of the practice of integrative medicine as it applies to the mental health of children and teens.

Course Objectives

  1. To develop a knowledge base of integrative assessment models of a range of common pediatric mental health problems and evidence-based interventions.
  2. To develop an approach to critically assess the integrative medicine literature in these topic areas, achieve competency in evaluating these interventions, and be able to assess the efficacy and appropriateness of these interventions in particular clinical situations.
  3. To explain how to develop an integrative plan, incorporating evidence-based modalities into patient care.

Course Chairs

Sanford Newmark, MD
Integrative Pediatrician and Director of Clinical Programs, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Osher Foundation Endowed Chair in Clinical Programs in Integrative Medicine
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco

David Becker, MD
Integrative Pediatrician and Behavior Specialist, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Co-Medical Director, UCSF Pain Management Clinic
Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco


Scott Shannon, MD
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Wholeness Center, Ft. Collins, CO
President, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

NursesFor the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician AssistantsAAPA accepts category 1credit from AOACCME, Prescribed Credit from AAFP, and AMA Category 1 CreditsTM for the PRA for organizations accredited by the ACCME.

PharmacyThe California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.


Nestled in the redwoods of Northern California near Santa Cruz, 1440 Multiversity is a holistic learning destination devoted to building collaborative and compassionate communities around the world. The beautiful 75-acre campus is 90 minutes from San Francisco and only 30 minutes south of Silicon Valley and San Jose International Airport.  

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800 Bethany Drive
Scott’s Valley CA 95066
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Additional Information

For additional information, please view the brochure here.

Please visit the UCSF CME page here.  



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