Pediatric Mental Health clinical training and case review sessions submitted by rural and remote providers
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of each month
12:00pm – 1:30pm
These sessions support primary care clinicians serving pediatric patients with mental health care needs. Project ECHO Clinics empower providers to deliver quality care through building new skills and competencies.
MAPP-Net Project ECHO Case Presentations
We encourage all participants to submit cases to present. Case-based learning is an integral and valuable part of Project ECHO. When you present a case at one of our Project ECHO Clinics, you’ll receive your favorite style MAPP-Net Ogio bag as our “Thank You!” gift to you.
Case-based discussions are a key component in the Project ECHO model and are critically important for knowledge building and sharing. We welcome cases that involve common clinical scenarios related to pediatric mental health care as well as difficult, complex or challenging presentations and patient management scenarios.
MAPP-Net Project ECHO case presentations must be submitted prior to a teleECHO clinic so that MAPP-Net staff has time to assure all patient protected health information (PHI) is removed so that cases remain deidentified.
How To Participate
To participate in Project ECHO Clinics, please register.
After receiving your registration, you will receive an email to confirm your registration. If your computer has a built-in camera, or is connected to a webcam, you can join by video and audio. You can also join by audio only, using your phone or computer.
If you have a de-identified case you would like to submit for review or for more information on Project ECHO Clinics, please contact:
Project ECHO Clinics support primary care clinicians serving children and adolescents with mental healthcare needs and empower providers to deliver quality care through building new skills and competencies. ECHO clinics are grant-funded and there is no cost to participate. Billings Clinic Project ECHO is open to all clinicians.
Clinic sessions start with a 25-minute lesson, delivered by the expert team, focusing on a relevant clinical topic. Following the didactic session, primary care sites are invited to present challenging clinical cases that will be staffed with the network. Case discussions will be facilitated by the multidisciplinary team, collecting clinical recommendations that reflect clinical guidelines and best practices.
Project ECHO benefits rural and remote providers by providing:
- A community of practice and learning to otherwise regionally isolated clinicians
- Knowledge of new skills and competencies
- Better access for rural and underserved communities
- Better quality and safety
- Consistency in care and practice
- Case-based learning to master complexity
- Reduced disparities in ability to provide expert mental health care
- Rapid dissemination of best practices
- Greater efficiency and access to scarce resources through technology
The PEDS ECHO clinical team includes:
- Board Certified Child Psychiatrist
- Expert Psychotherapist
- Psychiatric Pharmacist
- Resource Specialist
Adrienne Coopey, DO
Dr. Coopey is a board certified general and child/adolescent psychiatrist. She completed medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is directing the Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC MT), the first of its kind in the state, where the goal is to take a person-centered team-based approach at providing coordinated services to patients experiencing a first episode of psychosis. She has worked in integrated rural child and adolescent telepsychiatry and emergency telepsychiatry developing treatment algorithms and population management strategies to improve care for patients in rural areas. She is passionate about teaching especially related to building resilience in patients with adverse childhood experiences.
Mariela Herrera, MD
Dr. Herrera is board certified in general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry. She is Medical Director of our youth inpatient psychiatric service and our youth consultation/liaison service. Dr. Herrera was born and raised in Costa Rica, where she completed medical school and the first part of her post-graduate psychiatry training. She then joined the Cleveland Clinic to complete a general psychiatry residency and a child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship. During her time there, she earned several honors, including resident of the year and a chief resident appointment. At Billings Clinic, Dr. Herrera has continued to teach and mentor medical students, PA students, and APRN trainees. She is especially passionate about implementing best practices.
Michelle Reinhardt, BA, PharmD, BCPP
Michelle Reinhardt, BA, PharmD, BCPP is a Board Certified Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Psychiatry. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Pre-Law at the University of Nevada, Reno and graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from Roseman University in Henderson, Nevada. She completed a PGY1 residency in Clinical Pharmacy at Billings Clinic and a PGY2 residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy at The University of Texas, Austin.
After completing residency, she joined Billings Clinic in August 2014. She works collaboratively with psychiatric providers to develop evidenced-based, patient specific medication regimens for adults, adolescents and children with mental illness and chemical dependency on the inpatient psychiatric units, psychiatric stabilization unit and psychiatry consult liaison service. She has been part of Project ECHO Billings Clinic since its inception and participates in the Integrated Addictions and Psychiatry ECHO clinic and the Department of Corrections Mental Health and Addictions ECHO clinic. She enjoys interdisciplinary teaching and is actively involved in clinical education of pharmacy residents and pharmacy, medical, physician assistant and nurse practitioner students. She is a clinical instructor for the University of Washington Psychiatry Residency Program – Montana Track and provides clinical supervision to the psychiatry residents.
Jennifer Potts, Ph.D.
Dr. Potts is a licensed clinical psychologist. She graduated with her Ph.D. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Utah State University and completed her residency and fellowship at the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health in Omaha, NE, where she specialized in behavioral pediatrics and integrated behavioral health. She directs the Behavioral Health Services at Partnership Health Center in Missoula, MT. She provides pediatric behavioral science training for residents in the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana, as well as clinical training and instruction for graduate psychology and social work students at the University of Montana. She enjoys teaching about team-based care, primary care behavioral health, behavioral pediatrics, and evidence-based practice with adolescents and families.
Jeff Folsom has been working with kids and families for 40 years. He is recognized for his solution-focused approach in leadership roles shaping state policy, reducing systemic barriers to delivering behavioral health care, improving access and promoting the quality of care for Montana’s children and families.
His work advocating for family well-being and social justice has touched every level of our systems. Jeff spent over a decade on the front lines providing direct care services in a variety of treatment settings. From night shifts to family therapist to leading through supervisory roles and executive management, success for Jeff means providing quality care by identifying deficiencies, meeting needs and cultivating systems. His dual qualifications in law and clinical social work foster leadership in operations, policy and advocacy.
Jeff is currently the Policy and Special Projects Director for the Center for Children, Families and Workforce Development at the University of Montana; promoting the use of education, research and data in evidence based policy making. In addition, as President of Folsom Strategies, LLC, Jeff provides consultation and strategic leadership as a catalyst for organizational growth and improvement.
Stephanie Melmer, LCSW