Category: Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine - Adult
Keywords: Integrated Care | Primary Care
Presentation Type: Workshop
Level of Familiarity: Basic to Moderate
There has been growing interest in the integration of behavioral health services in primary care settings and recognition of the need to develop competencies for clinicians practicing in these diverse contexts. One well-established method of providing integrated care is the team-based Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model, which utilizes a population health approach and brief appointments to target functional improvements in patients presenting with a diverse range of concerns. The use of the PCBH model has resulted in positive health outcomes, as well as high levels of patient and provider satisfaction. Behavioral health clinicians practicing within primary care settings require not only strong cognitive and behavioral assessment and intervention skills, but also the ability to adapt those skills to working in an interprofessional, fast-paced environment. This workshop will focus on teaching the evidence-informed and competency-based skills clinicians need to establish effective PCBH programs. This workshop will also address the cultural shifts necessary for PCBH programs to thrive across diverse contexts. Experts in the PCBH model will use available data and their experiences implementing the model in a range of civilian, Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense primary care clinics (i.e., Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatric, and Women's Health) to guide the training. The workshop will use a variety of pedagogical techniques (e.g., self-assessment with validated measures, didactics presentations, breakout discussions, role-plays, videos) to ensure attendees leave with an understanding of not only how to practice within the PCBH model, but an introduction to some of the cutting-edge research, training, and practice in primary care.
Earn 3 continuing education credits
Recommended Reading: McDaniel, S. H., Grus, C. L., Cubic, B. A., Hunter, C. L., Kearney, L. K., Schuman, C. C., … Johnson, S. B. (2014). Competencies for psychology practice in primary care. American Psychologist, 69, 409–429. doi:10.1037/a0036072
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Vogel, M. E., Kanzler, K., Aikens, J., & Goodie, J. L. (2016). Integration of behavioral health and primary care: current knowledge and future directions. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s10865-016-9798-7
Uniformed Services University
Director of Clinical Training / Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University
Saturday, November 18
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Director of Integrated Behavioral Health-UT Medicine Primary Care Center
UT Health San Antonio
Associate Director for Education
VA Center for Integrated Healthcare
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