Category: Primary Care

Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion 12 - Primary Care Behavioral Health: Practical Concerns and Pragmatic Advice in Applying CBT in Primary Care Settings

Saturday, November 18
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Aqua Salon E & F, Level 3, Aqua Level

Keywords: Primary Care | Implementation | Integrated Care
Presentation Type: Panel Discussion

This year’s conference theme, Applying CBT in Diverse Contexts, highlights the importance of moving our work into the community in order to best use CBT to improve public health.  One key setting for CBT implementation is primary care.  Over the past decade, there has been increasing emphasis on the formation of patient centered medical homes and the ability to address behavioral health concerns in primary care settings.  However, conducting primary care behavioral health can be replete with pragmatic challenges.  Panelists in this session were chosen to represent primary care behavioral health providers working in diverse settings (private sector, active duty military, and Veterans Administration) and with a range of primary care expertise (many with decades of experience, some who are just getting started). Initial discussions will focus on logistical concerns of establishing a primary care behavioral health practice, such as billing and space difficulties, privacy of patient medical records, and developing effective collaborations with primary care providers.  Next, tips for how to deliver CBT within the primary care behavioral health context will be provided.  As possible, anecdotes and specific examples will be used to illustrate ideas about what has and hasn’t worked well in our joint experiences.  Audience participation and questions will be highly encouraged. As primary care behavioral health providers are often the sole behavioral provider in their practice, shared knowledge from others doing this work can be highly valuable and difficult to attain.  Further, this session should be of interest to individuals curious about the potential of working in primary care contexts in the future. The goal of this panel is to create an interactive session in which participants benefit from the joint experience of panelists. 

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Jeffrey L. Goodie

Director of Clinical Training / Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University

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Patricia Robinson

Director of Training and Program Evaluation
Mountainview Consulting Group, Inc

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Abbie O. Beacham

Associate Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Cara Fuchs

Associate Psychologist / Instructor
Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

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Kristin Gregor

VA Boston Healthcare System

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