Wisconsin Child Psychiatric Consultation Program (WI CPCP)

About the Wisconsin CPCP

The Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (WI CPCP) was established by the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in 2015, as an intervention strategy to address the national shortage of mental health care providers, particularly the growing deficit of child psychiatrists. This was made possible after a successful two-year pilot, the Charles E. Kubly Access Project, which was developed by MCW in 2012, with generous philanthropic support from Dr. Michael and Mrs. Billie Kubly. The project honors their late son, Charlie.

The small-scale pilot was successful in demonstrating to the State of Wisconsin that the MCW was well-positioned to expand services beyond the greater Milwaukee area into other, more rural parts of the state. With these ongoing efforts, the MCW, in conjunction with several key stakeholders and partners, worked with legislators to develop a bill to create a state funded program. State Representative Jim Steineke authored the bill which appropriated State General Purpose Revenue (GPR) funds for the program; it passed with nearly unanimous, bipartisan support. In April 2014, Governor Walker signed Act 127 into law. In August 2014, the MCW applied for grant funding through a Request for Application (RFA) process and received funds from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to develop and implement the WI CPCP. In December 2014, with the support from Children's Wisconsin, MCW launched the WI CPCP in the Northern Region of Wisconsin and Milwaukee County. Since then, with increased state funding as well as a five-year federal grant, the WI CPCP has been able to expand to provide services to all 72 counties.

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The WI CPCP increases PCP's capacity to support the behavioral health needs of children and families by:

  • Providing consultation to primary care providers regarding diagnosis and management options for children and adolescents with mental health problems
  • Providing and ensuring a referral support system for these pediatric patients to other mental health professionals and community resources as identified and needed
  • Providing education and training in mental health issues for primary care providers

Mission

The goal of the WI CPCP is to improve mental health care for children and adolescents in the state of Wisconsin. We do this by providing education to the enrolled primary care providers on the diagnosing and management of mild-to-moderate mental health issues. Our team of child psychiatrists, pediatric psychologists, and resource personnel provide timely consultative and resource support. Through this program, Wisconsin’s children can receive care for their mental health concerns within their medical home.

NNCPAP

WI CPCP is a part of the National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs (NNCPAP) that promotes collaboration and use of best practices within regional and state consultation programs. Through cross-program collaboration, we have ability to identify benefits of programs and address challenges and problems quickly. The network supports the "medical home" model, allowing the majority of care to be provided by the child’s trusted primary care provider. The network encourages the reach of these programs to primary care practices throughout the country.

We are all familiar with the shortage of pediatric psychiatrists available to treat our patients. Mental health and behavioral problems continue to increase in our patients, however. Working with the CPCP allows for a preliminary plan to be put in place for the family while awaiting further evaluation by a psychiatrist if needed.

Meet Our Team

The Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (WI CPCP) is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and administrators.

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Scott Belanger, MCRP

Administrator, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, MCW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Michelle Broaddus, PhD

Data Evaluator, CPCP; Associate Professor, MCW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Jonathan Blake, BS

Clinical Program Coordinator I, CPCP, Northern Region

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Robert P. Chayer, MD

Associate Professor and Director, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, MCW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Gabriella Hangiandreou, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, MCW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Melissa Hayes, MEd

Sr. Administrative Assistant, CPCP

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Sara Herr, MS

Clinical Program Coordinator III, CPCP

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Matthew Jandrisevits, PhD

Pediatric Clinical Psychologist, Children's Wisconsin

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Rosa Kim, MD

Medical Director, CPCP; Assistant Professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, MCW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Kristen Krause, BA

Clinical Program Coordinator I, CPCP, Northeastern Region

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Jon A. Lehrmann, MD

Charles E. Kubly Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine; Chair and Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Christine Lium, MPH

Clinical Program Coordinator I, CPCP, Western Region

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Colleen Manak, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, MCW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Scott Sandage, DO

Associate Professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, MCW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Nisha Shah, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, MCW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Rebecca Teller, BA

Clinical Program Coordinator I, CPCP, Southeastern Region

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Martha Karlstad, MD

Assistant Professor, MCW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine; General Psychiatry Including Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vernon Memorial Healthcare

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