Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 12:10 PM EDT
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NJHA Conference & Event Center 
760 Alexander Road
Princeton, NJ 08543

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Jennifer Contorno, Member Services Coordinator 
New Jersey Psychiatric Association 
(908) 588-3540 

NJPA's 2018 Annual Spring CME Conference 

The NJPA is partnering with the APA to offer "Applying the Integrated Care Approach: Practical Skills for the Psychiatric Consultant." Presenter: John Kern, MD, Clinical Professor at University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Course Abstract

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, and an introduction to implementation strategies. This live educational format will also allow participants to hear about programs that may be adapted to replicate, connect with experts, other psychiatrists, and mental health providers, and learn about pitfalls and possibilities of implementing integrated psychiatric care into other medical settings.

Expert trainers in the Collaborative Care Model, as part of the Centers for Medicare and MedicaidServices (CMS) Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI), will provide a workshop emphasizing the key elements of the model (team-driven, population-focused, measurement-guided, and evidence-based) with emphasis on tools and resources for practice redesign. Please join us, and expect that you will walk away from the course with increased knowledge, motivation, and practical strategies for mental health care in the primary care setting.

Overall Desired Outcomes

By the end of this training, participants will know, recognize, apply, reflect on, and appreciate:

  • A general history of integrated care models, including co-located care, BH, consultant, and Collaborative Care
  • The workflow differences between traditional psychiatry and psychiatric consultation in Collaborative Care
  • Differences between common presentations in primary care and in a typical psychiatry practice
  • How initiating treatment as part of a team is different than doing it alone
  • What a registry is and how it is used to facilitate treating-to-target and setting personal targets; How the use of a registry differs from current practice
  • Measurement and treatment to target follow-up can be done in individual practice even if not practicing Collaborative Care
  • The role of the accountability principle in team functioning
  • The application of Collaborative Care guiding principles to own work in psychiatry
  • Setting personal goals for incorporating principles into own practice
  • The goals of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative and the APA Support and Alignment Network


7:00am- Registration Breakfast Vendor Visits

8:00am– Welcome Daniel’s Story TCPi Introduction Overview of Integrated Care

9:00am- Exercise 1: Principals in Practice

9:10am- Practical Collaborative Care Consultation Skills: Assessment

9:30am- Exercise 2: Practice Case Reviews

10:00am- Break Vendor Visits

10:30am- Practical Collaborative Care Consultation Skills: Treatment

10:45am- Exercise 3: Registry Practice

11:10am- Advanced Collaborative Care Skills

11:30am- Payment

11:40am- Next Steps

11:50am- NJPA Best Paper Contest Awards

12:00pm- Questions & Answers

Accreditation and Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

Conference Fees

The conference fees cover venue and meals.