Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes. You must obtain permission from the AIMS Center to adapt, distribute, modify, use or otherwise reproduce the resources from the AIMS Center. For more information on how to request permission, please visit our copyright permissions page.

The AIMS Center operates under the policies and guidelines of the University of Washington. Please review the official University of Washington website terms and conditions of use for more information.

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Do you maintain a list of providers/professionals that uses collaborative care?

The AIMS Center does not maintain a list of organizations that have implemented collaborative care. Unfortunately, we don't have the capacity to ensure the model is being practiced as intended and therefore cannot refer people to any particular clinic.

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Yes. We have learned a lot about what does and doesn't work over the past ten years and we use that experience to help each new implementation. We normally work with organizations from beginning to end including pre-launch planning, training, and post-launch coaching and consultation. Please view Our Services to learn more.

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The AIMS Center provides training and technical assistance to organizations implementing integrated behavioral health care. The AIMS Center does not treat patients directly and is not equipped to be a referral source for patients. You can ask for Collaborative Care or IMPACT from any doctor you visit. For a referral to a behavioral health provider in your area, please ask your primary care provider and/or visit the web page for the national Mental Health Services Locator:  http://store.samhsa.gov/mhlocator

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The AIMS Center does not give out names and contact information for implementing organizations without their explicit permission to do so. If you would like more information or to contact someone at these organizations, please send us more details about your implementation plans and what you hope to gain by connecting with the organization (specific questions, etc).

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The AIMS Center does not keep a list of organizations using Collaborative Care. We suggest you ask your primary care provider if they are using Collaborative Care or integrated care for behavioral health in their practice. 

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Yes. The AIMS Center provides training in Problem-Solving Treatment (PST) and in Behavioral Activation. To learn more about Behavioral Health Skills training at the AIMS Center, visit our Behavioral Interventions webpage.

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Is the PHQ-9 a validated depression screener for adolescents?

Yes, the PHQ-9 has been shown to accurately and effectively screen adolescents for depression in children as young as 12. Other validated depression screeners, such as the Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI), have been shown to be validated for children younger than 13.