There's Still Time!
Online Registration Ends May 2
There's still time to make plans to join your colleagues at this annual Minnesota health care gathering sure to inspire and challenge. ICSI members receive a discount, with bigger savings for organizations registering 10 or more people. Learn more.
Mental Health Community Partners
June 29 Networking Event
Want to learn about bright spots and connect with colleagues to improve care transitions for people with mental illness? Join us in St. Cloud for this free in-person networking event at CentraCare Plaza. Learn more and register!
Recent NewsAll News
Updated Depression Guideline Available
The new ICSI Depression in Primary Care guideline is now available. It has been 20 years since ICSI issued its first depression guideline. With this revision, the guideline was restructured into four main sections to more clearly highlight the evidence-based practices in each area: screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. The most significant updates were in the treatment area: major depressive disorder treatment recommendations were expanded, and new sections were added on persistent depressive disorder and treatment recommendations for pure dysthymia and chronic major depression. Learn more.
Two Organizations Approved for
Full ICSI Membership
At its March, 2016 meeting, the ICSI Board of Directors approved moving Natalis Counseling and Psychology Solutions and Lakewood Health System to full membership status. Each organization completed a quality improvement project:
- Natalis Counseling and Psychology Solutions: Increase utilization of HDI Connect (a self-reporting standardized patient-reporting scale for improved care outcomes)
- Lakewood Health System: Improve its Potentially Preventable Readmission rate using a readmission risk assessment tool and enhanced post-discharge process
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming these new members to the ICSI collaborative table! Learn more.
Upcoming EventsAll Events
Mental Health Community Partners Network
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. CT, St. Cloud, MN
Make plans now to join us for the third Mental Health Community Partners Network in-person event, to be held at CentraCare Plaza in St. Cloud. You'll continue to learn about bright spots and connect with colleagues to improve care transitions for people with mental illness. This is a free event! Register by Wednesday, June 22. Learn more, and contact Jill Kemper at 952-814-8991 with questions.
Advanced Motivational Interviewing
Thursday, July 14, 2016 | 8 - 3 p.m. CT, ICSI Office, Bloomington, MN
Have you learned foundational motivational interviewing (MI) skills and found them useful? Are you ready to take it further to improve your patient and team interactions? If so, join us this summer for more advanced training. This full-day workshop is a deep dive into MI skills and practice, offering scenarios to help you hone your skills while receiving real-time coaching.
The small class size (limited to 16 participants) will ensure personalized instruction and feedback. Registrants must have prior MI training and will be asked to complete a pre-assessment to help customize the offering for the group. Only $100 for ICSI members; $200 for nonmembers. Registration opens in May. Learn more.