One of the most basic skills that is rarely taught in graduate education for mental professionals is the skill of deciding the intensity, duration, and frequency of treatment across the panel of patients they see. This skill is particularly important currently given the increased demand for psychological services due to the pandemic. Adequate dosing and titration of patient interventions can mean the difference between patients being seen or placed on waiting lists. Dr. Serrano reviews the strategies and skills practitioners need to make decisions about patient care that they can use to increase their impact on the population, including exemplars from primary care that can be applied to specialty settings.
- Create metrics that help practitioners understand how they are dosing and titrating patient care across their panels
- Describe how small changes in dosing of care can impact availability for new patients or patients returning to care
- Describe how adopting clinical strategy choices, such as a single-session approach, can impact availability of a clinician