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Shared Decision Making In Psychiatry: Fostering The Therapeutic Alliance In The Digital Age

Virtual Forum | January 10, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Description

Virtual Forum: Shared Decision Making In Psychiatry: Fostering The Therapeutic Alliance In The Digital Age
**Due to the format of this Virtual Forum, participants will need to utilize their computer speakers to hear the audio portion of the presentation.**

Location: Online Via PsychU.org

Description: 
Shared decision making is a patient engagement strategy that is an emerging best practice in health care. Through this process, patients and their providers can exchange information, weigh treatment options, and make a decision that is aligned with the individual patient’s preferences, values, and needs. While patient engagement has traditionally relied on the care team, digital technology is becoming more widely available and can assist in this process.

In this Virtual Forum, Jason Caplan, MD, and Susan Bergeson discuss the process of shared decision making and its potential benefits from both the patient and provider perspectives, review barriers in implementing shared decision making, explore tips and tools to address these barriers, and consider the implementation of digital technology in supporting shared decision making in psychiatry.

Speakers are paid consultants to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

Jason Caplan, MD, FAPA, FACLP
Featured Speaker

Jason Caplan, MD, FAPA, FACLP, currently serves as a Professor of Psychiatry at the Creighton University School of Medicine and Chair of Psychiatry at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Caplan is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

Dr. Caplan’s expertise centers on the psychiatric care of the medically complex patient. He has authored more than 50 journal articles and textbook chapters on various aspects of the practice of psychiatry in medical settings and has served on the editorial board of two major psychiatric journals. He has been named a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and is a Past-President of the Association for Academic Psychiatry.

Dr. Caplan received his MD from the Creighton University School of Medicine.

Susan Bergeson
Featured Speaker

Susan Bergeson is the Peer Lead at 7 Cups, an online mental health support community that serves over two million people each month. She is currently a Principal at Recovery, Resiliency, Engagement and Activation Partners, LLC, and uses her experience to assist Managed Care Organizations with strategic innovation, product design, quality assurance, and technology supported activation and engagement.

Previously, Ms. Bergeson worked as the National VP for Consumer and Family Affairs at Optum/UHC. Previous to that, she served for over eight years as the Vice President, then CEO of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, the largest mood disorder specific non-profit in the country.

Heidi Waters, MBA, PhD
Moderator

Heidi Waters, MBA, PhD, Director of Outcomes Management for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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