ABOUT PROBLEM SOLVING TREATMENT
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.
As part of a treatment plan, PST typically involves six to ten sessions, depending on the patient’s needs. The first appointment is approximately one hour long (this can be split into two separate ½ hour sessions if scheduling an hour is difficult) because it includes psychoeducation and an introduction to the PST model before PST is applied. Subsequent appointments are 30 minutes long.
For more information visit the AIMS Center webpage.