Psychological Trauma & the Integrated Care Team
What is the role of integrated care team members as they work together to assess, identify and provide care to patients who are experiencing the ongoing or immediate impact of psychologic trauma?
Our goal in this training module is to examine the value and importance, for both the medical and behavioral health primary care team members, to consider the potential role psychologic trauma may have on a patient’s health and corresponding care plan. We highly recommend that those who complete this module also complete the Adverse Childhood Experiences module which can be found at Adverse Childhood Experiences.
After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
- Understand the potential role and long-term impact of traumatic responses to the overall health and wellness of your patients.
- Describe the benefits of integrating physical and behavioral health care for the delivery of whole person care to your patients related to psychologic trauma and trauma-informed care.
- Describe key practices that may be implemented by your team to proactively identify, treat or refer patients who are experiencing effects from exposure and response to trauma.
Who Should Complete this Module?
The information in this module is valuable for all integrated team members including clinicians, nurses, behavioral health, medical assistants, front & back office, and care managers.
This module was created for and funded by the Colorado State Innovation Model and the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health. While the material was originally intended for learners in Colorado, we hope the information provides a starting point for your own investigation of the resources and practices relevant to your state.