Implementing Mental Health Priorities in Practice
Implementing Mental Health Priorities in Practice: Strategies to Engage Patients and Families is designed to leverage the techniques of motivational interviewing (or in the case of substance use, a brief intervention) to provide you with practical skills needed to elicit accurate mental health information and create behavior change in patients. Provided via the generous support of the Friends of Children Fund, this resource consists of videos demonstrating examples of patient/family encounters that encompass the most difficult conversation areas for 6 key mental health topics. These videos are intended to provide a positive example of the techniques demonstrated. They may not fit every situation or the style of every provider, and may need to be adapted for particular patients' cultures, genders, or family structures.