This presentation provides an overview of the importance of including the patient in all levels of the assessment and treatment process, along with their family of choice as well as suggestions on how to incorporate this approach into practice. It will discuss the background of the engagement movement, and the role that education of the patient and family members about the illness and treatment options plays in active engagement in the treatment process, specifically the importance of shared decision making. Additionally, best practices in proactive engagement of the person and the family will also be covered including methods used in coordinated specialty care programs across the country, as well as peer led education and support programs.
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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Grant No. 1H79SM080818-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
- Explain the importance of involving the person with the illness and their family of choice in treatment decisions at all levels.
- Discuss the value of providing the person and the family with information about their condition and the treatment options available.
- Summarize best practices for engaging the person and the family throughout the treatment process, including peer support.
Counselor, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, Psychiatrist, Physician (non-psychiatrist), Physician Assistant, Psychologist, Social Worker, Peer Specialist/Peer Support
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: August 22, 2019
Program End Date: August 22, 2020
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™, ANCC contact hours, CE credit for psychologists, 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 75% 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), CNE certificate (nursing), CE certificate (psychologists), or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
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 event for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Psychiatric Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, is the Director of Information & Support for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Dr. Brister acts as the patient and family engagement expert for SMI Adviser. Dr. Brister reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ken Duckworth, MD, is the Medical Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Dr. Duckworth is double-board certified in adult and child/adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Duckworth reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Amy N. Cohen, PhD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, MD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, University of Texas at Austin. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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