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Our academic psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners provide comprehensive evidence based didactic and one on one, case by case, clinical training to advance practice clinicians. It is through our intensive psychiatric training protocol that KetchMed ensures the highest quality of psychiatric care for any medical organization, even when no psychiatrists are geographically available. Utilizing properly trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants helps solve the severe shortage of psychiatrists facing many medical organizations.

Our training course is designed to enable advance practice clinicians to appropriately manage the psychiatric conditions encountered in primary care and psychiatric practice, but is not equivalent to the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) training or national certification, and graduates of our training program are not eligible to sit for the AANP board certification as a PMHNP.

We also provide training and consultation for physicians in the primary care setting. 

Primary care employers

In the primary care setting, psychiatry training graduates (nurse practitioners, physician assistants and primary care physicians) will be available to manage patients with common clinical scenarios, such as:

  • SSRI treatment resistant depressive and anxiety disorders

  • Serious mental disorders (Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder) awaiting transfer into the county mental health system, but requiring immediate treatment

  • Serious mental disorders of mild to moderate severity receiving ongoing treatment in your outpatient setting

  • Dementia and delirium with psychiatric symptoms or behaviors

  • Complex PTSD and Bereavement reactions

  • Risk assessment for harm to self or others

  • Psychiatric diagnostic clarification


Robust treatment of comorbid psychiatric conditions in the primary care setting has been associated with:

  • Improved medical outcomes

  • Decreased medical costs

  • Decreased liability


Proper assessment and treatment of psychiatric conditions has been repeatedly linked with better overall health outcomes in the general medical setting. Properly trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants will help solve your patient’s psychiatric difficulties and improve medical comorbidities. Take advantage of increased revenue and health cost savings, while improving the health outcomes of your patients through having a trained psychiatric clinician on your staff.

Psychiatric trained prescribing level staff also provide increased reimbursement potential through new Medicare Collaborative Care and Behavioral Health Integration codes.

If you have a nurse practitioner or physician assistant who is interested in psychiatry, or you are having trouble finding an advanced practice clinician with the proper, knowledge, training and experience in psychiatry to effectively work as a psychiatric consultant in your busy primary care practice, our academic psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioner training staff has your answer.

Psychiatric facilities

It is through our comprehensive evidence-based psychiatric training and intensive on demand post-training clinical support that KetchMed maximizes clinical quality and efficient psychiatric care for your nurse practitioner or physician assistant.


Our intensive psychiatric training program covers all of the core subjects of psychiatry and advanced psychopharmacology topics needed for your clinician to manage the most complex psychiatric conditions. For acute psychiatric treatment settings, utilizing an advance practice clinician will free up your psychiatrist for the duties where they are most needed.


Our training graduates are currently working in the following treatment settings:


  • Psychiatric Consultant to Primary Care

  • Psychiatric Inpatient Units

  • Psychiatric Subacute Units

  • Psychiatric Outpatient Clinics

  • Psychiatric Emergency and Crisis Stabilization Units

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities


Take advantage of nurse practitioners and physician assistants trained to manage the psychiatric conditions of your patients.

Train your staff today
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