Integrated Care Psychiatric Consultant Learning Collaborative (PCLC) for Region 10

 A collaboration with the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW Medicine, and the Integrated Care Training Program to expand this program to all of Region 10. 

Free to and Available for providers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska



NOTE: you only need to register once to attend any or all of the sessions. The registration form is thorough to assess your current practice and identified needs. This information helps the Leaders and Presenters tailor their information.


We believe there is no health without mental health and that by training psychiatrists and other healthcare providers in evidence-based integrated care, we will increase the access to effective mental health care across HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State.  Our mission is to improve the health of our communities by preparing and supporting a workforce to advance effective, integrated behavioral health care.

ABOUT THE SERIES and SESSIONS -- attend any or all!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Psychiatric consultants, such as psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and psychiatric physician assistants currently practicing or planning to practice as a psychiatric consultant doing integrated care.  The PCLC is designed for psychiatric providers seeking additional training to deliver integrated care in community-based settings.

The one-hour sessions are offered once a month, with a short didactic presentation followed by questions and discussion on a variety of integrated care topic. Sessions are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific.


Fourth Tuesday of the month, January-June 2022 | 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific

  • January 25, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific | Past, Present, and Future of Integrated Care: Update on Telehealth (Presenters: Bradford Felker, MD, and Cara Towle, RN)

  • February 22, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific | Working in Primary Care Settings: Perspectives from Primary Care (Presenters: Leah Marcotte, MD, and Mari Yamamoto, PhD)

  • March 22, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific | Population Health Management: Applying a population health approach to improve outcomes among patients with serious mental illnesses (Lydia Chwastiak, MD)

  • April 26, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific | Implementing Integrated Care: How can I support my integrated care program through periods of turnover? (Ramanpreet Toor, MD, and Jessie Whitfield, MD, MPH)

  • May 24, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific | Working with Behavioral Health Care Managers: How can I communicate effectively with BHCMs? (Tanya Keeble, MD)

  • June 28, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific | Sustainment and Financing of Integrated Care: Data from UW Innovations Project (Denise Chang, MD, and Debra Morrison)



Denise Chang, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington, School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Medical Director, Behavioral Health Integration Program, University of Washington Neighborhood Clinics.

Jessica Whitfield, MD

Acting Assistant Professor, University of Washington, School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. 


Denise Chang, MD

Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH, University of Washington, School of Medicine Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Health

Bradford Felker, MD, University of Washington, School of Medicine Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, VA Puget Sound

Tanya Keeble, MD

Leah Marcotte, MD

Debra Morrison

Ramanpreet Toor, MD

Cara Towle, RN, MSN, MA, Associate Director for Telepsychiatry at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Jessie Whitfield, MD, MPH

Mari Yamamoto, PhD


The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Each session is 1.0 credits.


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