The PEARLS Community-Based Depression Treatment Online Course provides a general introduction to the key elements of the PEARLS intervention. This online teaching experience provides didactic instruction in an engaging audio/visual format, and is combined with demonstration videos and periodic quizzes to help consolidate a trainee’s learning. This online course is a good refresher to your PEARLS in-person training, or a good introduction to PEARLS if you have not had an in-person training yet.

PEARLS, the Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives, is a national evidence-based depression treatment program for older adults and adults with epilepsy. PEARLS integrates a number of proven person-centered strategies (Problem-Solving Treatment and Behavioral Activation) that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of every person you care for. Over the decade since we created PEARLS, we continue to follow our steadfast mission to partner with you and your organization to adopt, deliver, and sustain effective depression care for your community.

Learning Objectives

After completing the PEARLS Online Course, participants will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Identify depression among community-dwelling clients
  • Assist these clients to effectively manage and decrease their depression

Intended Audience

This course is intended for providers who would like to learn how to do PEARLS with their clients, as well as administrators who will be managing the program at their organization. This course is also suitable for clinical supervisors who will be providing case consultation with PEARLS providers.


The cost of this course is $95 and includes a CEU certificate. Register online to take this training.

The PEARLS training was developed in partnership with The Center for Healthcare Improvement for Addictions, Mental Illness, and Medically Vulnerable Populations (CHAMMP), a Center for Emphasis at Harborview Medical Center and The University of Washington's (UW) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health at the UW School of Public Health, and UW's CoMotion. The PEARLS Training development was supported by funding from Cooperative Agreement Number U48DP005013 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This training does not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please direct any questions or comments to Caitlin Mayotte, or 206-221-4472.

Behavioral & Mental Health
Self-Paced Course
2 hours