Evaluating the Workforce Training of the Center
The Certificate Program in Primary Care Behavioral Health has been taught twice per year since January, 2007. Approximately 1500 participants have taken the course. This gives us a robust array of evaluations of the impact of the program. To assess the impact of the program on the skills of the participants, we use retrospective pretest methodology. This approach has proved to be a valid way of assessing the effectiveness of a training program in imparting competencies for patient interaction (See White Paper on the Validity of Retrospective Pretest Methodology). The evaluation has shown the program to be an effective way for participants to gain the skills needed to succeed in the practice of primary care behavioral health. As we get enough evaluations to reliably assess our other programs, they will appear on this page as well.