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PsychU Spotlight

Each month, the PsychU Spotlight highlights the most important topics and most recent innovations in mental health. The collection includes carefully curated resources to keep our members up-to-date on the latest in mental health care.

Monthly Spotlight

Patient Engagement

Unlocking patient activation – defined as ‘the knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage one’s health’ – improved patient engagement and is vital to producing positive health outcomes. When patients feel a sense of efficacy and the confidence to actively participate in treatment decisions, they are more likely to speak frankly with providers and more likely to adhere to treatment plans. Furthermore, successful patient engagement is associated with decreased health care expenditures, increased functional status, and higher levels of satisfaction and health literacy. When collaborating practitioners across the care continuum work to engage their patients, they not only strengthen the ties of their own therapeutic alliance with specific patients but help build that individual’s trust in the health care system overall. Need a crash course on strategies for patient engagement and what types of payers and providers are utilizing them? Visit us in the PsychU Spotlight this month.

Annual Theme

New Models of Delivering Mental Health Care – Post-Pandemic Care  – Innovations in Care Delivery – Integrated Care Delivery – Consumer Empowerment – Innovation – Technology – Mental Health Science – Quality of Care – & More… Transforming care delivery is about building new models of integrated care for improved and accessible treatments in person-centered health and outcomes. Join in the dialogue as the industry continues the transformation of care delivery.

Upcoming Spotlight Themes

  • May 2021 – Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan
  • June 2021 – Trauma-Informed Care
  • July 2021 – Workplace Mental Health
  • August 2021 – Metrics & Improvements In Quality Outcomes
  • September 2021 – Preventing Suicide
  • October 2021 – The Next Crisis: Major Depressive Disorder
  • November 2021 – E-Health & Technology Related To Trauma
  • December 2021 – New Innovations In The Treatment Of Schizophrenia