Improving Outcomes in Depression Management

Course #DEP2242016

Total Course Available CE Credits: 11.25 (all modules)

Course Directors:

Betsy B. Waterman, PhD, CAS, MS, BS
Licensed Psychologist, State of New York
Professor Emeritus and Past Department Chair,
Counseling and Psychological Services Department,
State University of New York at Oswego

Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Director Social Work Education
Athena Forum Institute
Description: Depression is a mental illness with wide-ranging effects on a patient’s physical health and on those around the patient. The purpose of Improving Outcomes in Depression Management is to educate case managers about depression, so that they may be aware of early warning signs, treatment and management practices and barriers to care. Case managers will be empowered to intervene and support the efforts of other transdisciplinary team members, including other healthcare professionals, patients and families.

Business goals: After completing this module, case managers can expect to:
» Improve cost controls and quality of care procedures by 10 percent
» Increase primary care depression screening by 30 percent

Course Modules

Module A: Prevalence and Impact

Module B: Pathophysiology and Assessment

Module C: Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment and Management

Module D: Pharmacologic Treatment of Depression

Module E: The Case Manager’s Role in Depression Care

Module F: Transdisciplinary Care