E120 - Improved Mental Health Treatment Through Collaborative Care with Dr. Anna Ratzliff


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What is unique about collaborative care, when it comes to mental health? Can you share some of the step-by -step guide to implementing the core model in clinical practice for collaborative care? In this episode, Dr. Anna Ratzliff answers these questions and much more!

Dr. Anna Ratzliff is a national expert on collaborative care and specifically, on training teams to implement and deliver mental health treatment in primary care settings. Her passion for translating complex research ideas into practical real-world applications began when she received her MD and PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California at Irvine. She currently is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington where she has developed additional expertise in suicide prevention training, mental health workforce development, adult learning best practices, and mentorship. Dr. Ratzliff is the Director of the UW Psychiatry Resident Training Program, Co-Director of the AIMS Center (Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions) and Director of the UW Integrated Care Training Program for residents and fellows.


AIMS Center Website: http://aims.uw.edu/

Implementation Guide: https://aims.uw.edu/collaborative-care/implementation-guide

APA Training: https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/professional-interests/integrated-care

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