Shared Decision-Making in Mental Health Care (4 CE)
Course Developed By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Prepared By: Melissa Capers
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course description: Shared decision-making (SDM) is a practice and concept with the potential to advance wellness and recovery in mental health care. SDM provides an approach through which providers and consumers of health care come together as collaborators in determining the course of care. Research has shown that SDM, when practiced in general health care, increases consumers’ knowledge about and comfort with the health care decisions they make.
- Describe the practice of shared decision-making in health care settings.
- Assess the research in support of shared decision-making in health care settings.
- Analyze the implementation barriers, and the promising service delivery models and model programs that may incrementally overcome barriers to routine use.
- Discuss the information on decision aids that mental health consumers can use to support their participation in shared decision-making.
- Discuss future trends and recommendations for advancing the understanding and practice of shared decision-making.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.