Collaborative Care and Community Partnerships in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Settings

Research shows that patient outcomes for chronic diseases, mental health disorders, PTSD/trauma, and substance use disorder can all be improved when collaborative, interprofessional models of care are utilized (Henderson, et al., 2017; Kilbourne, et al., 2019; Wolk, et al., 2021). Using a community partnership, or integrated care model also increases access to care (Henderson, 2017). Code of Ethics standards across health professions and organizations also advise that high quality collaboration be engaged in to promote ethical care of patients in instances when multiple providers are working...Read more with a patient simultaneously or when a patient transfers care from one provider to another. However, many providers lack awareness of how they are situated in a collaborative service model, or may lack skills, training or resources to support the successful implementation of high-quality integrated care.

This presentation will provide an overview of the research supporting integrated service delivery models and will explain the basic tenants of collaborative care models. The presentation will also review the Code of Ethics standards pertaining to collaborative care, transfers and discharges for psychologists, social workers, counselors and family therapists, and addiction treatment professionals. A comprehensive overview of barriers and challenges to collaboration will also be presented, followed by discussion of high-quality community partnerships and solutions, as well as case examples of successful patient and provider experiences. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the basic tenets of successful collaborative practice for mental health and substance use disorders.
  • Examine code of ethics standards pertaining to patient care collaboration, transfer of care for social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, counselors, substance abuse professionals, and medical professionals.
  • Describe how collaborative care models and discharge planning improve access to care and patient outcomes.
  • Analyze five common barriers to effective collaboration.
  • List examples of successful partnerships and practical solutions for effective collaboration across healthcare providers, community partners, and treatment representatives.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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12:00 PM EDT - 01:00 PM EDT

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