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Space is Limited – RSVP Required – Earn Up to 3.5 Free Continuing Education Credits

The National Register is filming a series of continuing education seminars training psychologists on competencies in the integrated healthcare environment. The following four seminars will take place at the National Register office on August 26 and feature presentations by Drs. Morgan T. Sammons, Armando Hernández, Robert McGrath, and Mi-Young Ryee. We'd like to extend a warm invitation to all local psychologists and doctoral students who are interested in learning more about practicing in integrated healthcare settings.

Seminar 1: Psychopharmacological Management of Common Referral Questions
with Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP


Psychologists working in integrated care may often be called upon to recommend psychotropic medications to patients and referring providers (or, for prescribing psychologists, assume pharmacological management directly). This presentation will address psychopharmacological interventions for the common referral problems of ADHD, insomnia, and depression. Medications, side effects, and recommendations for use will be discussed. Click here to RSVP.

Seminar 2: Integrated Behavioral Health: Focus on Pediatrics, Cultural Diversity and Health Equity with Armando Hernández, PhD

This presentation will describe how to develop a collaborative and responsive partnership with pediatric providers and their care teams. Well Child Checks and assisting with chronic illnesses will be considered from the perspective of a provider-centered pediatric mindset. Dr. Hernández will provide a brief introduction to the critical role that cultural diversity and the “forgotten aim” of health equity can play in your Integrated Behavioral Health program. Guiding principles and specific implementation strategies will be described. Click here to RSVP.

Seminar 3: The Mechanics of Integrated Care with Robert McGrath, PhD

In this presentation, Dr. McGrath will cover essential components of an integrated care practice. Items covered will include the importance of location, establishment of lines of communication and authority in the integrated care environment, managing the integrated electronic healthcare record, and time and motion studies pertaining to integrated care. The importance of effective screening is highlighted along with a discussion of managing and billing for multiple provider (joint) visits. Click here to RSVP. To receive continuing education for this course, attendees must also attend Seminar 4: Psychological Factors Related to Celiac Disease in Pediatric Populations with Mi-Young Ryee, PhD, from 2:30–3:00pm.

Seminar 4: Psychological Factors Related to Celiac Disease in Pediatric Populations
with Mi-Young Ryee, PhD


In the first of our “Twenty Minute Consult” series, Dr. Ryee will discuss issues affecting the evaluation and management of patients with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Symptoms, management, and psychological sequelae of celiac disease will be addressed, along with concise guidance regarding evaluation, team treatment, and individual and family intervention for patients suffering from celiac disease and related disorders. Click here to RSVP. To receive continuing education for this course, attendees must also attend Seminar 3: The Mechanics of Integrated Care with Robert McGrath, PhD, from 1:00–2:00pm.

Note: Psychologists and doctoral students are encouraged to attend each seminar. Please complete all RSVP forms if you plan to attend all seminars.

Fee Information: No charge
Continuing Education: Licensed psychologists will earn 1 free continuing education credit each for attending seminars 1 or 2 and completing the evaluation form. Licensed psychologists will earn 1.5 free continuing education credits for attending both seminars 3 and 4 and completing the evaluation form. There is no charge for the continuing education.
Location: AAAS Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

About the Presenters

Sammons 125x157Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, ABPP, began his tenure as Executive Officer of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists on July 15, 2014. He is only the third Executive Officer of the National Register in the organization’s 40-year history. He previously served eight years on the National Register Board of Directors, including a term as Chair from 2004 to 2008. Prior to joining the National Register as Executive Officer, Dr. Sammons served as Systemwide Dean of the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
Dr. Sammons is a retired Captain in the US Navy, having served as the Navy’s Clinical Psychology Specialty Leader, Special Assistant to the Navy Surgeon General for Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, and in a number of positions both in the US and abroad. He completed overseas tours of duty in Japan, Iceland, and in support of the First Marine Division in Fallujah, Iraq. He is one of the first graduates of the Department of Defense’s Psychopharmacology Demonstration Project. He is currently associate editor of the APA affiliated journals Psychological Services and Military Psychology.


Hernandez 125x157Armando Hernández, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist who has over 15 years of experience in the areas of mental health, education, and healthcare. As a trainer, supervisor, and consultant, he specializes in the areas of behavioral health consultation, multicultural issues, and collaborative approaches. He is a national consultant in the area of integrated healthcare and has provided numerous workshops and academic courses in the areas of group development, diverse populations, and effective communication. Throughout his career he has worked in various community-based settings, assisting professionals and organizations in their organizational development and implementation of evidence-based practices. Dr. Hernandez is known as a dynamic and engaging speaker and trainer. He completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He works at the Madison Metropolitan School District as the Assistant Director for Integrated Health and is the Lead Consultant for Collaborative Culture Consulting LLC. For more information, visit his website at


McGrath 125x157Robert McGrath, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. He is also currently the Director of Integrated Care for the Underserved of Northeastern New Jersey, a program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration to train doctoral students in clinical psychology in integrated primary care at a federally qualified health center in West New York, NJ. He is also a Senior Scientist with the VIA Institute on Character.


Ryee 125x157Mi-Young Ryee, PhD, is a child clinical psychologist at Children’s National Health System. Dr. Ryee received her PhD from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She specializes in working with children and adolescents with chronic illness including adjustment to diagnosis, adherence challenges and overall adaptive coping.


IMPORTANT: This event will be video recorded. By attending this event, you agree that your image and voice may be recorded and distributed by the National Register. All attendees must check in at the front desk and be seated in the auditorium by 8:45am, 10:15am, 12:45pm, and 2:15pm to attend each seminar, respectively. No late entries will be admitted to the auditorium. The use of cellphones and other electronic devices is strictly prohibited during the seminars.

*The National Register is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The National Register maintains responsibility for this program and its content.