Clinical Tools

Maternal Child Mental Health Program

The Maternal-Child Mental Health Program is a program in the UW Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. The site is for healthcare professionals. Providing clinical services, training and workforce development, dissemination and implementation, and research and evaluation.

Perinatal Support Washington

The first weeks and months of being a new parent can be overwhelming. Perinatal Support Washington offers help navigating the mental health system, they provide information and referrals to local providers, and can complete a postpartum wellness plan.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)


    Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) refers to traumatic events experienced in childhood that impact health over the lifespan. These include physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, and/or family dysfunction. Learn more about specific ACEs linked to negative health outcomes in adulthood, including: experiencing homelessness, community violence, discrimination, and deportation or migration.

    Suicide Prevention Training for Medical Professionals

    All Patients Safe: Suicide Prevention for Medical Professionals is a three- or six-hour interactive self-paced training course designed to address the public health crisis and provide the necessary tools to medical providers for preventing and educating patients about suicide.
    This course meets state licensure requirements for all medical professionals, including:

    Problem Solving Treatment for Patients with Depression


    Problem Solving Treatment (PST), also known as Problem-Solving Treatment – Primary Care (PST-PC), teaches and empowers patients to solve the here-and-now problems contributing to their depression and helps increase self-efficacy. 

    Developed for use by medical professionals in primary care settings, an extensive evidence base shows that PST can effectively be provided in a wide range of settings and with a variety of providers and patient populations. 

    The Great 8 Cardiovascular and Diabetes Healthy Heart Behaviors

    ALL “GREAT 8” advice sheets (8 pages)

    The Great 8 Cardiovascular and Diabetes Healthy Heart Behaviors are recommended healthy behaviors for patients.

    1. Be active
    2. Eat well
    3. Practice wellness
    4. Check your blood pressure
    5. Understand your blood sugar numbers
    6. Know your cholesterol levels
    7. Steer clear of smoking/vaping
    8. Follow your doctor's recommendations

    Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain

    Report and Recommendations from the Bree Collaborative

    Treatment of pain varies widely between systems and clinicians with high financial and human cost. Moving to a collaborative or team-based approach to managing complex pain has been shown to result in better patient outcomes.

    However, most approaches to pain management including chronic opioid therapy involved siloed health care providers. This workgroup met from January 2018 to January 2019 and defined minimum standards for:

    Communication Skills for Clinicians

    Research through a National Institutes of Health grant proved that “communication skills for serious illness are learnable.” VitalTalk is a  nationally known Seattle 501(c)(3) that disseminates that research. VitalTalk states, “We believe every clinician can become a better communicator.”