PAL Monthly Newsletter | June 2020
Summer PAL Training (LIVE Webinar) added for June 25, 2020!!!

From the PAL Psychiatrist
'You deserve to celebrate': A doctor's advice for teens and parents during the pandemic - by PAL Psychiatrist, Dr. Stein

The rites of passage that often define childhood — summer camp, prom, tossing a mortarboard into the air at graduation — will look very different this year, if they happen at all. And that can have a profound impact on the mental health of young people. It's not just the loss of fun activities. They're missing out on experiences meant to “conclude one chapter in our life and start the next chapter,” said Dr. Joshua Stein. Read full article here
Pediatric Psychiatric Med Management
& Trauma Care Trainings
The PAL team and a Nationally Certified Trauma Therapist provide FREE and CME-approved trainings for primary care providers and healthcare professionals that are focused on pediatric mental health assessment and treatment. 

PAL will present from 8am-12pm:
  • Overview of the Psychiatric Consultation Service and the importance of early identification of mental illness
  • Psychopharmacology (eg. Stimulants, SSRI's, SGA's, and Mood Stabilizers)
  • Metabolic Monitoring
  • Pharmacogenomics testing
  • Community Resources,, and collaborative care models

Trauma Care therapist and trainer will present from 1-5pm:
  • Psychotherapeutic modalities with a particular focus on evidence-based practices
  • Appropriate screening, referral and treatment of traumatic stress in children and youth
  • Ensuring adequate assessment and the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children and youth (e.g., differential diagnosis, alternatives to pharmaceutical treatments, etc.)
PAL Psychiatrists
Adam Klapperich, DO

Dr. Klapperich is a board certified child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist. He joined PrairieCare Medical Group in Edina in 2012. He has since worked in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings at PrairieCare. Dr. Klapperich attended the University of South Dakota before graduating from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed psychiatric residency and child and adolescent psychiatric fellowship training at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Klapperich works with children and adolescents in the newly opened Maplewood location.
Joshua Stein, MD

Dr. Stein is the clinical director and an attending clinician at the Brooklyn Park Partial Hospital Program (PHP) and operates a clinic out of the Brooklyn Park Medical Office Building. The clinic is used as a bridge for patient's leaving PHP until they can see their outpatient provider. The focus for care is not just on immediate obstacles and gains, but improving long term trajectory as well. As the president of the Minnesota Society for Child Adolescent Psychiatry he focuses on local and national advocacy for children's mental health with a goal to increase access to quality care.

Fast-Tracker is Minnesota's free, easy-to-use tool designed to connect people with resources and services. 

They connect individuals, families, mental health and substance use disorder providers, physicians, care coordinators, and others with a real-time, searchable directory of mental health and substance use disorder resources and their availability within Minnesota.

For more information, call Fast-Tracker 651-426-6347 or visit their website:
Mental Health Resources & Treatment Protocols for Primary Care

Child and adolescent psychiatric treatment protocols are available on our website under the Training & Education tab. The treatment protocols are specifically for medical providers, and the fact sheets are intended for caregivers/families. 

Need to consult with a Psychiatrist?
PAL is available M-F 8am-6pm by calling 855-431-6468 or scheduling online

Your time spent consulting with PAL is reimbursable by Minnesota Health Care Plans and most commercial health plans. Eligible providers can use the consultation to help justify a higher time or complexity using E/M codes, or it can be billed by itself - usually by submitting CPT 99499 with modifiers. Please consult with your business office and contracts health plans for more details.  Click here for the billing information on the Department of Human Services website.