Implementation Guide

Build Your Clinical Skills

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Effective Collaborative Care creates a team in which all of the providers work together on a single treatment plan. Each member of the care team needs to understand his/her role and believe that he/she has the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill that role. The entire team should complete the Team Care 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 Collaborative Care’s 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 successful Collaborative Care implementation.
  • Develop skills in psychotherapy treatment that are evidence-based and appropriate for primary care.