Social Aspects of Prescribing Medicine & How to Empower Your Patients to be Active Partners in Managing Their Care

July 30, 2021

This workshop will discuss ways that medication can be used more effectively to help people work towards their own goals.  A medication trial starts with a clear understanding of the patient’s perception of the problem that is hoped might be helped by medication.  It must include developing a shared understanding of what is meant by “getting better” and how a medication can help achieve this goal.  And it will include a discussion of  Measurement-Based Care, an approach that can empower patients by making it possible for them to track their targeted symptoms, side effects and quality of life at visits and between visits.  This will help patients and their families actively work with you to optimize their care.  This information can be used to make decisions about what treatments to start, when to make modifications and once remission is reached how to avoid relapse. 

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Connect and collaborate better with patients over a shared understanding of the problem that brought them into treatment 
  2. Better establish the role of medication as part of the solution to this problem
  3. Acquire skills to target symptoms and side effects and quality of life through measurement-based care to help both patients and prescribers optimize the care.
  4. Decide how to modify treatment after remission
Additional information


Kiara Bond
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 3.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 3.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 3.00 NASW
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/30/2021 - 1:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
07/30/2021 - 4:45pm CDT
United States

David Katzelnick, MD, was Co-Chair of the Division of Integrated Behavioral Health and Professor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic. His major clinical and research interests are mood and anxiety disorders and dissemination of effective treatments in primary care. He has been principal investigator for a number of retrospective and prospective randomized trials. He has lectured extensively on mood and anxiety disorders and ways to improve treatment of mental disorders in real world settings.

Ronald J Diamond M.D. is Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin Dept of Psychiatry.  For more than 45 years, he has been involved in the community-based treatment of persons with severe and persistent mental illness.  He has been interested in how to integrate concepts of recovery and cultural competence into day-to-day clinical practice.  He is now working at the University Wisconsin the collaborative primary care project which seeks to increase the effectiveness of mental health care already being provided in primary care clinics. 

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

APA Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 3.00 APA
    APA credit.
  • 3.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 3.00 NASW


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Tuition for each 3-hour session is $120 if received by June 18, 2021.  After June 18, 2021, tuition for a 3-hour sessions is $145.  
Tuition for graduate and medical students and resident physicians is $90 with a letter from the training director.
There is a $5 processing fee for online transactions. 

Refunds, minus a $20 administrative fee, may be obtained if requested in writing no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of each session. There will be no refunds thereafter.