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Suicide Prevention Course

Comparing Measurement Based Care and Stepped Care for Suicide Prevention


by Tom Rust, PhD ; Lindsey Zimmerman, PhD
Seminar date: 5/16/2019

Description: After describing a dynamic hypothesis, this session reviews and compares a team's hypotheses, findings, and decisions in response to the two questions: 1) What if we implemented measurement-based care in our team? and 2) What if we implemented stepped care between our clinic and PC/PCMHI? Modeling to Learn how to test a dynamic hypothesis. Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the systems story this team believes will cause the outcomes they expect to observe in their experiment; 2. Test a dynamic hypothesis about measurement-based care in relation to this team's suicide prevention priority; 3. Apply systems thinking to describe this team's findings, insights and conclusions from this experiment. Modeling to Learn how to compare alternatives. Learning Objectives: 4. Describe the systems story this team believes will cause the outcomes you expect to observe in their experiment; 5. Test a dynamic hypothesis about this team's clinical priority; 6. Apply systems thinking to describe this team's findings, insights and conclusions from this experiment. Intended audience: clinicians and researchers interested in advancements for addressing suicide prevention and mental health in Veterans.



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