Behavioral Health (BH) Guidelines for mEdic Assessment and Response (GEAR) Train the Trainer Program

May 6, 2024 to May 9, 2024

Program Description

This CE activity is a Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program on how to implement the BH GEAR (Behavioral Health Guidelines for mEdic Assessment and Response) training package, which is given to Soldiers deploying to far forward environments to teach skills to prevent, identify and manage behavioral health (BH) concerns when a BH provider is not available. This CE activity is designed for physicians, including psychiatrists, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, and certified counselors. It will be delivered to these providers at Joint Base Lewis McChord on May 6-9 and Fort Drum on date TBD. The training program will be delivered using PowerPoint in classrooms located on these Army Posts or at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Training participants will sign in at the start of each day and there will be room monitors in the classroom monitoring attendance.

Target Audience

This activity provides continuing education for physicians, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and certified counselors. A certificate of attendance is available for other attendees.

Learning Objectives

  1. Articulate the core learning objectives of the BH GEAR training.
  2. Outline the history of the BH GEAR training, including the origin of the training content and how the training content was developed and evaluated.
  3. Explain how a non-provider can perform a behavioral health assessment in far forward environments.
  4. Summarize interventions to manage behavioral health problems that can be used by non-providers in far forward environments.
  5. Select appropriate interventions for use by non-providers in far forward environments that can be used to manage suicide risk.
  6. Differentiate between minimum, better, and best interventions that are recommended for use to manage behavioral health issues by non-providers in far forward environments.
  7. Discriminate between the psychopharmacological treatments for behavioral health problems available for use by non-providers in far forward environments.
  8. Describe how to utilize the medical evacuation flowchart to determine if a behavioral health evacuation is needed.
  9. Justify the need for the BH GEAR training implementation among non-providers deploying to far forward environments.
  10. Explain the use of the trainer’s guide in the preparation for and delivery of the BH GEAR training.
  11. Devise methods to utilize facilitation strategies to optimize delivery of the BH GEAR training.
  12. Demonstrate an ability to deliver BH GEAR training content to an audience.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 15.00 AAPA
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 15.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 15.00 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 15.00 hours for completing this Course activity.
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Course activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 15.00 APA
    Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The DHA, J7, CEPO maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. DHA, J-7, CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 15.00 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.
  • 15.00 ASWB
    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J7 CEPO is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 15.00 ASWB continuing education credits.
  • 15.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 15.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 15.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
  • 15.00 NBCC
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6955. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. DHA J-7 CEPO is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Course opens: 
04/29/2024
Course expires: 
05/23/2024
Event starts: 
05/06/2024 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/09/2024 - 1:00pm EDT
Joint Base Lewis McChord
WA
United States

Katie Nugent, PhD. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
CPT George Mesias, LCSW. Presenter has no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.
All relevant financial relationships have been resolved.

Available Credit

  • 15.00 AAPA
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 15.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 15.00 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 15.00 hours for completing this Course activity.
  • 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Course activity for a maximum of 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 15.00 APA
    Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The DHA, J7, CEPO maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. DHA, J-7, CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 15.00 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.
  • 15.00 ASWB
    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J7 CEPO is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 15.00 ASWB continuing education credits.
  • 15.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 15.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 15.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
  • 15.00 NBCC
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6955. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. DHA J-7 CEPO is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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