Implementation Guide

Build Your Clinical Skills

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Effective Collaborative Care is a team of providers working together on a single treatment plan. Each member of the care team needs to understand their role and believe that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill that role. The entire team should complete the Care Team Training together to begin the process of thinking and working as a team and seeing how each role fits into the bigger picture. Ideally, this is a continuation of team building that was begun in Step 2.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the Collaborative Care approach, evidence base and guiding principles.
  • Describe key tasks, including patient engagement and identification, treatment initiation, outcome tracking, treatment adjustment and relapse prevention.
  • Develop a qualified and prepared care team, equipped with the functional knowledge necessary for a successfu implementation.
  • Develop skills in psychotherapy treatment that are evidence-based and appropriate for primary care.