The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) is pleased to offer comprehensive, hands-on trainings for health care staff and providers that are customized to accommodate any group’s unique needs. With workshops ranging from improving patient-practitioner communication to overcoming barriers in health literacy, PCDC’s carefully developed courses encourage team building and foster healthy workplace habits. The trainings provide participants with immediately actionable techniques that have real-world applications in the workplace.
PCDC’s Training and Curriculum Development Specialists work closely with organizations to construct courses that are tailored to address specific concerns and needs. Trainings can be held on-site at the client location or in PCDC’s New York office. Clients do not need to be in New York to qualify for an on-site training.
Rooted in the principles of adult learning — and refined by PCDC experts over many years of trainings — these in-person sessions incorporate group activities, personal reflections, case studies, role-playing, and other skill-building practices. Each session includes resources and materials to use and keep and a certificate of completion.
Below are just some of the courses PCDC offers. Each course is fully customizable depending on the particular needs and concerns of the client organization. Please contact us to learn more about our process or to request a training.
Sample Course Offerings:
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a comprehensive and integrated approach to early identification and intervention for individuals at risk for substance use disorders. An evidenced-based approach to addressing substance use in primary care and behavioral health settings, SBIRT is an exciting opportunity to provide care teams with the attitudes, knowledge, and tools needed to address substance use in a person-centered way.
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Explain what SBIRT is and begin to use each piece of it in their clinical work
- Explain how stigma and discrimination negatively impact working with people with substance use disorder
- Explain why substance use disorder should be treated as a chronic health condition and ways clinical practices can do this
- Demonstrate how to use screening tools and how to conduct a brief intervention using motivational interviewing and a trauma-informed approach
- Communicate effectively with patients and empower them to make small changes in their drug and alcohol use