Implementation Rotation

This year-long rotation will pair the fellow with a faculty member with implementation experience to support the implementation of Collaborative Care in a community primary care practice. Together they will spend the first part of the rotation preparing the practice for implementation of Collaborative Care. The fellow will then provide a combination of Collaborative Care psychiatric consultation and tele-psychiatry to the clinic once care is launched. A focus on supporting the practice change necessary to achieve integration of Collaborative Care through the sustainability phase will be the focus of last part of the of the year.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to define the key components of a Collaborative Care program
  • Understand the evidence-based literature about integrated mental health programs and promote them to primary care leadership
  • Describe the different roles and providers in a Collaborative Care program and the ways they support clients
  • Be familiar with Collaborative Care implementation and developing a workflow (including triaging patients to appropriate level of care)
  • Demonstrate active participation in and constr psychiatric consultation and tele-psychiatry in a Collaborative Care team
  • Be able to work effectively with a care manager including being able to identifying skill set, knowledge, attitudes of individual care manager and tailoring consultation hour consultation to their abilities
  • Be aware of strategies to effectively communicate with primary care providers


  • Participate in all implementation activities
  • Travel to implementation site as needed
  • Provide weekly psychiatric consultation
  • Provide telepsychiatric consultation, as needed