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Applying the Integrated Care Approach: Practical Skills for the Consulting Psychiatrist - 3/3/18

Activity Type:

  • Live Event

Release Date: 3/3/2018

Expiration Date: 5/3/2018

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 4
  • Participation: 4

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Psychiatrists are in a unique position to help shape mental health care delivery in the current rapidly evolving healthcare reform landscape using integrated care approaches, in which mental health is delivered in primary care settings. In this model of care, a team of providers, including the patient’s primary care provider, a care manager and a psychiatric consultant, work together to provide evidence-based mental health care. This course includes a combination of didactics and interactive exercises to provide a psychiatrist with the skills necessary to leverage their expertise in the Collaborative Care model, the integrated care approach with the strongest evidence base. The first part of the course describes the delivery of mental health care in primary care settings with a focus on the evidence–base, guiding principles and practical skills needed to function as a primary care consulting psychiatrist. The second part of the course is devoted to advanced skills. Topics include supporting accountable care, leadership essentials for the integrated care psychiatrist and an introduction to implementation strategies.


This activity is a mechanism to claim credit for attendance at the live event held in Columbus, OH on 3/3/2018.  Attendees will need to enter the Group ID code distributed at the event to enroll in the activity, complete the evaluation and claim and print a certificate by 5/3/2018.  If you have misplaced the Group ID code, please email

Educational Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe how integrated behavioral health services are used in the primary care setting including the evidence for collaborative care
  • Discuss principles of integrated behavioral health care
  • Describe the roles for a primary care consulting psychiatrist in an integrated care team
  • Apply a primary care-oriented approach to psychiatric consultation for common behavioral health presentations

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for psychiatrists. All mental health professionals and general health professionals are welcome, including students and residents.

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 4 hours 
Begin Date: March 3, 2018 
Expiration Date: May 3, 2018

How to Earn Credit

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 event date 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 live CME activity for a maximum of 4 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

The presenters and program planners report no financial relationships with commercial interests.


Lori Raney, M.D., Health Management Associates

Program Planners

Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director, Division of Education, American Psychiatric Association

Kristin Kroeger, Program Director, TCPI SAN Grant, American Psychiatric Association

Lori Klinedinst, Program Manager, TCPI SAN Grant, American Psychiatric Association

Andrea Ponger, Grant Program Coordinator, TCPI SAN Grant, American Psychiatric Association

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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