Psychiatric Consultant


The psychiatric consultant, will provide consultative support within Collaborative Care, primarily through regularly scheduled panel reviews, but also curbside consultations with the behavioral health care manager (BHCM) and primary care providers (PCP). This method of providing care may be new, but with practice, psychiatric consultants typically report increasing comfort and enjoyment with this type of patient care.


Many of the training materials outlined have been developed by the UW-AIMS Center and the American Psychiatric Association.


Training Plan

You should complete the activities outlined in the training plan to prepare for practicing Collaborative Care. The MCCIST training specialist will help facilitate scheduled activities.


We recommend allocating 2 months for training to ensure all activities are completed before patient enrollment.

Psychiatric Consultant Training Plan

Updated: May 2018


Training Materials (click to expand)

UW AIMS Resources

These materials were developed by the University of Washington Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center.

UW Online Video: Daniel’s Story


UW Online Reading

This website includes additional content to explore.


UW Online Video: Systematic Case Review



APA Resources

These materials were developed by the American Psychiatric Association.

APA Core Training Workbook

Updated: May 15, 2018



APA Online Reading


APA Online Training Modules

Free, 4 CME Credits Provided

APA In-Person Integrated Care Trainings


APA Online Training Modules

Free, 2 CME Credits Provided (Core Training must be completed prior to registration)



MCCIST Resources

Case Vignette- Patient Claire 

Updated: July 24, 2018


Additional Resources

Click here for additional literature on practicing Collaborative Care.

CMS Fact Sheet 

Updated: July 10, 2018


Panel Review Materials (click to expand)


Additional Activities

If the psychiatrist serving as the PC for CoCM is not embedded in the clinic, the CHC must ensure the PC is contracted to work at the clinic and licensed to use the EHR and patient registry.

Click here for additional information about these processes.