APA Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative

Applying the Integrated Care Approach: Practical Skills for the Consulting Psychiatrist

Hsiang Huang, MD, MPH
Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington School of Medicine


Psychiatrists are in a unique position to help shape mental health care delivery in the current rapidly evolving healthcare reform landscape using integrated care approaches, in which mental health is delivered in primary care settings. In this model of care, a team of providers, including the patient’s primary care provider, a care manager and a psychiatric consultant, work together to provide evidence-based mental health care. This course includes a combination of didactics and interactive exercises to provide a psychiatrist with the skills necessary to leverage their expertise in the Collaborative Care model, the integrated care approach with the strongest evidence base. The course describes the delivery of mental health care in primary care settings with a focus on the evidence–base, guiding principles and practical skills needed to function as a primary care consulting psychiatrist.  Topics include supporting accountable care, leadership essentials for the integrated care psychiatrist and an introduction to implementation strategies.  

As a Support and Alignment Network (SAN) in the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi), APA is partnering with the AIMS Center at the University of Washington to train 3,500 psychiatrists over 4 years in the clinical and leadership skills needed to support primary care practices that are implementing integrated behavioral health programs.  This training is supported as part of the TCPi.


CME credit:
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for  Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME for physicians.

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm

LP-190 Auditorium
401 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143

Event Type

Lecture/Seminar, Academic


School of Medicine, UCSF Medical Center


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff




Department of Psychiatry

Contact Info

Erick Hung, erick.hung@ucsf.edu


Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.