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Learning Tracks

Not sure where to start on the thousands of resources in the PsychU library? PsychU has created learning tracks to give community members a resource guide! Pick a learning track, review the materials outlined, and complete the Test Your Knowledge questions to participate in a resource ‘crash-course’ on one of the topics listed below.

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Quality In Mental Health

After completing the Quality In Mental Health Learning Track, participants should understand:

  • The growing importance of value-based care in behavioral health
  • Current behavioral health quality measures
  • Providers’, and payers’, roles in quality improvement
  • Strategies that the behavioral health field is employing to address and improve quality, including customer-oriented continuous quality improvement processes

Care Coordination

After completing the Care Coordination Learning Track participants should have learned:

  • The definition of Transitions of Care and how to identify all members of the health care team.
  • Traditional care transition programs.
  • Recommendations specific to mental health population including optimizing medication regimen, communication of complex medical plans, and screening for other co-occurring conditions.
  • How the discharge care team collaboratively develops a comprehensive transition planning guide with the patient and family.

Measurement-Based Care

After completing the Measurement-Based Care (MBC) Learning Track, participants should have learned:

  • The importance of using measurement-based care, both generally and specifically with patients who have major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder.
  • How implementation of MBC can improve outcomes in clinical settings.
  • The connection between residual symptoms, lack of full remission, and issues with functional outcomes, and the importance of these facts when assessing patients.
  • The different scales which can be used with patients with major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.

Early Intervention In Psychosis

After completing the Early Intervention In Psychosis Learning Track, participants should have learned:

  • The potential barriers to reducing the duration of untreated psychosis
  • The medical rationale for early intervention in psychosis
  • Four early intervention programs and their findings
  • Potential ways to implement early intervention programs in mental health settings

Cognitive Function In Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder

After completing the Cognitive Function In Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder Learning Track, participants should have learned:

  • The differences between cognitive functioning in schizophrenia compared with bipolar disorder
  • The importance of brain changes throughout the course of illness for both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
  • The incidence and functional consequences of neurocognitive deficits in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
  • The options to address impaired cognition and functioning