Primary Care Psychiatric Consultation Training Series

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These educational training materials are designed to introduce a psychiatrist to Collaborative Care as well as provide support for implementation of a Collaborative Care consultation program in primary care settings. After reviewing the slides a psychiatrist should be able to: 1) make the case for integrated behavioral health services in primary care, including the evidence for Collaborative Care; 2) discuss principles of integrated behavioral health care; 3) describe the roles for a primary care psychiatric consultant in a Collaborative Care team;  4) apply a primary care-oriented approach to psychiatric consultation for common behavioral health presentations.

For a comprehensive psychiatric consultant training, please review part 1 and part 2 of The Integrated Care Approach published by the APA.

Module 1: Introduction to Primary Care Psychiatric Consultation
Module 2: Building a Collaborative Care Team
Module 3: Psychiatric Consulting: Scope and Considerations
Module 4: Behavioral Interventions and Referrals in Primary Care
Module 5: Medical Patients with Psychiatric Illness

Reference list for the Primary Care Psychiatric Consultation Training Series.

Development of these materials were supported, in part, by funding from the SAMHSA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.