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Problem-Solving Treatment (PST) is a brief form of evidence-based psychotherapy often recommended as an evidence-based treatment for integrated care programs

A clinical rotation curriculum introducing a senior resident to the role of psychiatric consultant in a Collaborative Care team.

The role of a primary care provider (PCP) in Collaborative Care is to oversee all aspects of the patient's care in close consultation and collaboration with the patient's care manager and designated psychiatric consultant.

In the largest treatment trial for depression to date, a team of researchers led by Dr. Jürgen Unützer followed 1,801 depressed, older adults from 18 diverse primary care clinics across the United States for two years.

A succinct collection of prescribing protocols for commonly prescribed psychotropic medications tailored to the outpatient setting.

Read a white paper outlining CoCM's potential to improve substance use disorder outcomes, and the benefits of widespread Medicaid coverage

Ensuring that a patient understands the Collaborative Care (CoCM) program before agreeing to participate is a crucial task for primary care providers. This resource provides general guidance on obtaining verbal consent from patients to participate in CoCM. Please note that these are general tips and that specific consent requirements may vary by state and patient insurance. 

Developed in conjunction with the AIMS Center, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) offers a 2-hour course outlining essential skills for a primary care provider within a Collaborative Care program. The course aims to help PCPs 1) understand the Collaborative Care model and develop skills to work with a psychiatric consultant and 2) strengthen behavioral health skills for a primary care setting.

This course is free and participants are eligible to earn Continuing Medical Education credits. 

Primary care providers identify and engage patients in collaborative care, make diagnoses, and treat patients. This handout describes the role of the PCP in more detail. 

Updated 9/30/2020

This tool is designed to help clinic support staff with answers to common questions they may hear from patients to help increase their comfort talking with patients about the PHQ-9 depression screener.

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