AIMS Center Newsletter: Collaborations, June 2015
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AIMS Center
June 2015

 Highlighted Resource

Adjusting the treatment plan based on symptom measures is one of the most important components of Collaborative Care. Learn more about Measurement-Based Treatment to Target on our website.

 Tip of the Month

Patient engagement is critical to providing effective mental health treatment in primary care. Listen to a brief segment on Patient Engagement and Rapport in our online Care Manager Training Module.

  In the News

The Yakima Herald describes Collaborative Care and the Mental Health Integration Program (MHIP) as innovative solutions to the shortage of mental health professionals in rural areas.

In a Psychiatric News column, Anna Ratzliff discusses how best to educate the next generation of psychiatrists and the existing psychiatry workforce about integrated care.

Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions in Primary Care

Behavioral interventions in primary care start with engagement.
Although there is growing sentiment that strengthening behavioral health care services in primary care is critically needed, the majority of existing behavioral interventions were developed for settings very different from the fast paced environment of primary care. Learn what it takes for behavioral interventions to be effective and which ones have been proven to work.
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Welcome to Lydia Chwastiak

Lydia Chwastiak, an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, joined the AIMS Center as our newest trainer to support our growing number of education and implementation projects. Over the past decade, her research has focused on improving the medical care and medical outcomes among individuals with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. We're thrilled to have her on our team!
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