Psychiatrists are uniquely positioned to improve access to effective mental health care in the context of rapidly evolving health care reform. Integrated care programs, in which mental health care is delivered in primary care settings, exist as a promising solution to common, disabling and costly behavioral health problems, such as depression, anxiety and substance use disorders. Collaborative Care, a type of integrated care, has emerged as the strongest evidence-based approach. Psychiatrists play a vital role as part of Collaborative Care teams, providing systematic consultation for a panel of patients cared for in primary care; however, few psychiatrists have been trained in Collaborative Care.
This course is supported by the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI). It provides training in Collaborative Care Consultation Psychiatry, focusing on the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to help psychiatrists provide high quality care for larger populations.
- General Member - Free
- Resident-Fellow Member - Free
- Medical Student Member - Free
- Non-Member - Free
This course is part of the APA’s On Demand Plus series. On Demand Plus courses offer a deeper exploration of material through rich content and enhanced features. On Demand Plus courses are multi-modular and are typically completed over a longer time period. The course agenda for Part 2 includes:
- Module 3: Assessment as Part of a Collaborative Care Team
- Module 4: Treatment as Part of a Collaborative Care Team
- Module 5: Nurturing the Collaborative Care Team
- Module 6: Building Collaborative Care
- Module 7: Putting it All Together
Before enrolling in this activity, it is recommended that students have previously completed Part 1. See More Information.
By the end of this training, participants will know:
- Differences between common presentations in primary care and in a typical psychiatry practice
- How initiating treatment as part of a team is different than doing it alone
- What a registry is and how it is used to facilitate treating-to-target and setting personal targets
- How the use of a registry differs from current practice
- Measurement and treatment to target follow-up can be done in individual practice even if not practicing Collaborative Care
- Key responsibilities of nurturing the system of Collaborative Care
- Key strategies for effective communication
- The role of the accountability principle in a team’s functioning
Psychiatrists who plan to participate on a Collaborative Care team or who want to incorporate Collaborative Care principles into their current practice
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 6 Hours
Program Start Date: October 15, 2015
Program End Date: October 15, 2018
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 60% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the date of completion and hours earned.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Lindsay Baldwin, Communications Assistant, The AIMS Center, University of Washington | Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
- Joseph Cerimele, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington | Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
- Melissa Farnum, MA, Continuing Education Coordinator, Division of Population Health, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington | Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
- Alan Gojdics, M.Ed., Assistant, Director for Education, Division of Integrated Care and Public Health, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington | Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
- Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington; Associate Director for Education, The AIMS Center, University of Washington | Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
- Rebecca Lynn Sladek, MS, Communications Manager, The AIMS Center, University of Washington | Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
- Jürgen Unutzer, MD, MPH, MA, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington; Director, The AIMS Center, University of Washington | Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
- Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington | Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
- John S. Kern, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Regional Mental Health Center and Regional Health Center | Disclosure: MTM Services, National Council for Behavioral Health
- Lori Raney, MD, Medical Director, Axis Health System | Disclosure: Collaborative Care Consulting
Supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-002 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.
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