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Office of Educational Resources and Planning (OERP)



The Office of Educational Resources and Planning

The conferences coordinated by the Mental Health Conference Planning arm of the Office of Educational Resources and Planning (OERP) feature the top faculty and staff of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, as well as noted experts from throughout the world.  Our programs attract a regional, national and international audience. There is typically a registration fee charged to all participants, although there may be scholarships or discounts available.  See the individual program description for further details.   




Our 2019 Conference Season


"3rd Annual Pittsburgh Behavioral Health and Pediatric Primary Care Conference (TiPS) – March 22, 2019


Presentation handouts will not be available at the conference. Please print the presentations below that you'd like to have.


SBIRT Wrap-Up:
Presentation Information - FLO - Brief Intervention/Role Play; Follow-Up


SMART Choices Learning Collaborative Kick-Off:
Presentation Information - Introduction - FLO - Brief Intervention/Role Play


TiPS - Behavioral Health and Pediatric Primary Care:

Keynote - Presentation Information - PowerPoint
Tic Disorders - Presentation Information - PowerPoint 
Motivational Interviewing - Presentation Information - PowerPoint
Use of SSRIs in Primary Care for the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression - Presentation Information - PowerPoint
Eating Disorders - Presentation Information - PowerPoint
Sleep - Presentation Information - PowerPoint
Parent/Care Coordination Panel - Presentation Information -




"The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD) Annual Conference"(need not be a member of the society to attend) – April 11-13, 2019


STAR-Center Conference - "Students, Sleep and Safety: Evidence-Based Approaches to Reducing Teen Suicide Risk" – May 10, 2019



*   “Getting Beyond Us and Them: Mental Health and Community Wellbeing” - June 17, 2019


*   "Becoming a Trans Knowledgeable Provider" - August 12, 2019

*   "9th Annual Behavioral Health and Aging Conference:  The Cutting Edge of Depression - Treatment in Late Life" -       September 19, 2019

*   "Pediatric Bipolar Spectrum Disorders... Gazing into the Crystal Ball: What Can You See and What Can You Do?"
October 3, 2019

*   "36th Annual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference" - November 15, 2019

*   "Healing the Divide... A Social and Psychological Response to the Tree of Life Shooting" - November 5, 2019

*   "Showcasing the Value of Psychology in Medical Settings at UPMC" - December 7, 2019



Department of Psychiatry, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital


For additional information and/or to register online when details become available, please go to https://upmc.asapconnected.com/CoursesIndex.aspx, and search for the conference.