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Get Trained in the Collaborative Care Model

Learn about the benefits and opportunities included in the APA's Collaborative Care Model training program.

What are the benefits of APA's training program?

APA offers free* training (with CME) in the Collaborative Care Model for psychiatrists, primary care providers and behavioral health care managers. The Collaborative Care Model is the only integrates care model with a clear evidence base.

For Psychiatrists

Training in CoCM will prepare you for payment reform and practice in a value-based environment.

Free Online Training

Applying the Integrated Care Approach: Core

  • 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

This course provides training in Collaborative Care Consultation Psychiatry, focusing on the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to help psychiatrists provide high quality care for larger populations.

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Applying the Integrated Care Approach: Advanced

  • 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

This course is offered to those that have completed the core training. For more information, please contact [email protected]

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For Primary Care Providers

APA offers free* training in the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) for primary care providers (PCPs). PCPs will learn how to improve access to mental health and substance use services.

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Applying the Integrated Care Approach: Skills for the Primary Care Physician

  • 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Integrated care programs, in which mental health care is delivered in primary care settings, exist as a promising solution to common, disabling and costly behavioral health problems, such as depression, anxiety and substance use disorders.

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Collaborative Care for Primary Care Providers

  • 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

This presentation will educate primary care providers on the Collaborative Care Model as a solution to access issues. Primary Care providers will also learn how to connect with a psychiatrist trained in the model.

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FAQs for Primary Care Physicians

View answers to frequently asked questions for primary care physicians to clarify elements of behavioral health integration.

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For Behavioral Health Care Managers

APA offers free* online training for Behavioral Health Care Managers (BHCMs). BHCMs play an integral role in the Collaborative Care Model, and these modules highlight the foundational concepts of CoCM and provide the opportunity to learn how to work with a psychiatric consultant using a data-driven process to ensure that patients get the most effective care possible.

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Applying the Integrated Care Approach: Skills for the Behavioral Health Care Manager

Within the Collaborative Care Model (CoCM), the Behavioral Health Care Manager (BHCM) plays the pivotal role of providing behavioral health care in the primary care setting. BHCMs engage patients, provide behavioral interventions, coordinate information between members of the team and with other providers and family members, and participate in a unique data-driven process with the psychiatric consultant to ensure that patients get the most effective care possible. All of this requires the acquisition of knowledge and a number of specific skills and attitudes that may be new to a behavioral health provider.

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*Supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1L1-15-002 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

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