Behavioral Medical Integration-Collaborative Care Learning Series

Session 3: Problem-Solving Therapy & Behavioral Activation

This course is designed to provide an overview of the key components and tools of problem solving therapy and behavioral activation to help manage patients with depression in behavioral medical integration or collaborative care model.

Intended audience

This course is intended for care managers and other practice team in primary care or ambulatory care setting implementing the collaborative care model. This recorded material is available for nursing and social work enduring continuing education credits.


  1. Understand depression from a problem solving therapy (PST) & behavioral activation (BA) perspective
  2. Understand rationale of PST and BA for use in the primary care setting
  3. Understand core principles of PST & BA
  4. Deepened understanding of the management of asthma
  5. Develop skills to utilize PST & BA for depression management
  6. Learn to facilitate an appropriate problem-solving orientation


Members: No charge (registration is required)

Non-members: $15 per attendee per webinar (registration is required)
Not sure if your organization is a member? Click over to our About page to see a list of member organizations. Still not sure? Call us at 616-551-0795 x11 or x12.

MI Care Team Health*: No charge (registration is required) MPCA will approve & reimburse Mi-CCSI for attendees.

*MI Team Health Centers include: Advantage Health Centers, Cherry Health, Covenant Community Care, Inc., Family Health Center, Inc., Family Medical Center of Michigan, Genesee Community Health Center, Great Lakes Bay Health Centers, The Wellness Plan Medical Centers, Thunder Bay Community Health Services, Inc., Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center


Ulka Agarwal, MD

Dr. Agarwal is an adjunct psychiatrist with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Behavioral Health Solutions Division and a psychiatry consultant for the collaborative care model.


The presenter and all planners have indicated that they have no commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity.

Available Continuing Education Credits

Application in process. Contact with any questions.

Social Work:
This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Course approval #: 092217-00. It is approved for 1 continuing education credit per webinar completed. If you wish to report a problem with this training please contact or call 517-487-1548 x17.

Medical Assistants:
Registered or certified medical assistants can submit copies of their agendas and certificates of completion to their certification entity to obtain continuing education credits.

To obtain credits:

  • Watch recording
  • Register, complete the evaluation and attest completion
  • Download the certificate after completing and submitting the evaluation




Presentation slides:
Problem Solving Therapy & Behavioral Activation Presentation Slides

Registration & Evaluation

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