Washington State Integrated Care Conference May 6 & 7, 2022


American Psychiatric Association (APA) Training

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) created a 7-module, 2-part training course, which trains psychiatrists in collaborative care consultation psychiatry. The 4-hour core training introduces collaborative care skills and theory, while the 2-hour advanced training builds on those skills.
These modules are part of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, which is providing training to 3,500 psychiatrists in integrated care over four years. This course is free and participants are eligible to earn Continuing Medical Education credits. Please note: Participants are required to make a login to view the training materials.
The APA also offers free online training for primary care physicians and care managers. 

The University of Washington Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center

The AIMS Center at the University of Washington is a group of faculty, staff, and consultants dedicated to improving the health of populations by advancing the research and implementation of Collaborative Care, a specific model (CoCM) of integrated care developed at the University of Washington to treat common and persistent mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

The AIMS Center was founded by Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA, an internationally recognized psychiatrist and health services researcher who has spent the past twenty years developing innovative integrated care models and translating research on evidence-based behavioral health interventions into effective clinical and public health practice. 

The AIMS Center is housed within the Division of Population Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scientists working on creating effective, integrated behavioral health care solutions.


AIMS Center Office Hours

Join the AIMS Center implementation office hours the third Thursday of every month at 10:00 - 11:00 AM Pacific time. Staffed by seasoned coaches and experts, these office hours are a chance to ask your questions on implementation of Collaborative Care, training staff, caseload management and registry tools, and other aspects of integrated care.

The AIMS Center also offers finance office hours the first Wednesday of every month at 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific time. Hosted in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Association, these office hours are a time to ask general questions about the Financial Modeling Workbook as well as all other billing code and financial sustainability matters.


Collaborative Care Rotation Curriculum for Trainees

The AIMS Center has developed a clinical rotation curriculum to introduce a senior resident to the role of the psychiatric consultant in a collaborative care team. The six modules below cover the fundamentals necessary to assume the role of a psychiatric consultant on a collaborative care team. The content trains a psychiatrist to function in any role at the interface of primary care and mental health and may be useful in programs even where a collaborative care setting isn't available. 


UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Provider Consultation Resources

The University of Washington's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences provides several provider-to-provider consultation lines to help eligible providers who are seeking clinical advice regarding patients with mental health and/or substance use disorders. All of the consultation lines provide on-demand service and are free for the caller. 


COVID-19 Resources for Providers