Patient Activation

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ABOUT PATIENT ACTIVATION

Patient Activation is a psychosocial intervention that teaches depressed patients a set of skills to re-engage in valued life activities that they once found rewarding and enjoyable, but have abandoned as they developed depression. Patient Activation is based on evidence–based strategies that can be used effectively in medical settings, other health care settings and in home health care programs.

PATIENT ACTIVATION TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

Training and certification offered by the AIMS Center gives bachelor’s or master’s level non-licensed staff or master’s-level licensure candidates the opportunity to gain new skills in behavioral health care that they can apply to a wide spectrum of patients in numerous settings. The training and certification typically requires between 13 to 17 hours of participant time over the course of six months. Upon completing all training requirements, participants receive certification as a patient activation practitioner.

MORE INFORMATION

If you have questions or would like to sign up for Patient Activation training, contact the AIMS Center at uwaims@uw.edu.