Effectiveness of a Training Program to Increase Problem Solving Treatment (PST) Knowledge among Health Professionals Working with Underserved Depressed Patients in Primary Care
methods: Participants (clinicians) completed a 19 item questionnaire composed of true-false and multiple choice questions before and after receiving the training. Descriptive analysis was utilized to evaluate the short-term knowledge of the participants (clinicians).
findings: Preliminary analysis shows that this training format (didactic learning plus role plays) can be an effective method for enhancing participants’ short-term knowledge of Problem Solving Treatment. The findings also showed that participants struggled with identifying their role within the brainstorming step as well as the necessary steps for evaluating a PST exercise with a patient.
implications: The format of the training was effective in increasing short term PST knowledge among health professionals with minimal exposure to PST. The data gathered from the intervention also served as a guide to help trainers revise program content areas that presented a challenge for training participants.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Identify strategies to increase knowledge of health professionals being exposed to a new model of treatment Design an effective training program for health professionals working with underserved depressed patients.
Keyword(s): Mental Health, Training
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have extensive experience providing behavioral health services in healthcare settings as well as developing and operating community programs. I have knowledge of special populations such as HIV/AIDS, homeless and substance abuse and the chronically medically and mentally ill. Additionally I have assisted organizations nationally and internationally in the development and implementation of integrated health and behavioral health service delivery models.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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