BHPC: Risk Screening for Behavioral Health Conditions Case Study: Adolescent


Course Format

Interactive Module

Course Target Audience

  • Interprofessional
  • Registered Nurses

Course Description

This Behavioral Health in Primary Care (BHPC) case study describes how to use nursing assessment strategies to develop a crisis intervention plan for an adolescent presenting in primary care.


About the Series

NURSING IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY is an NYU Meyers Initiative to maximize the potential of the nursing workforce as a vital part of the primary care team to address behavioral health concerns, including substance use and mental health, and mitigate social determinants that serve as barriers to good health.

This project is supported by the New York Community Trust.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Identify goals of care in adolescents at risk.
  2. Describe the etiology of aggression.
  3. Define risk factors for suicide.
  4. Describe steps in a crisis intervention.


Michelle Knapp, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FIAAN

Director, Substance Use Sequence

Clinical Assistant Professor

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing


Tasania Rhoden, RN

PMHNP Student 

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing