- Jonathan Novi, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Memphis VA Medical Center, Memphis, TN
- Melissa Baker, PhD, ABPP, Behavioral Health Education Program Director, HealthPoint, Bothell, WA
- Clarissa Marie Aguilar, PhD, Behavioral Health Consultant, The Center for Health Care Services, San Antonio, TX
- Brittany Houston, PsyD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Community Health of Central Washington, Yakima, WA
- Zeke Sanders, PsyD, Behavioral Health Provider, Providence Health and Services, Portland, OR
- Deepu George, PhD, LMFT, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, McAllen, TX
Whether a student, newly licensed or a seasoned clinician or a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC), this workshop covers strategies and competencies to scale your PCBH practice. Behavioral health services in primary care requires flexibility and a growth mindset to meet the needs of patients with a range of health issues. This workshop offers an overview of common clinical challenges and will provide the audience an expansive “toolbox” for BHC clinicians across disciplines, social work, counseling, marriage & family therapy, etc. Topics include Practice Management, Clinical Assessment and Intervention, Team Based Consultation skills, and the function of BHC as an Educator.
- Distinguish skills that are helpful in structuring unique patient encounters that occur in an integrated care practice from that of traditional mental health encounters.
- Summarize and demonstrate at least two PCBH tools that can help expand a behavioral health’s scope of services and utilization within a clinic setting
- Identify and practice individualized strategies to improve interdisciplinary communication and collaborate effectively with other providers• Design and practice a personalized pitch or other technique for educating others (and themselves) about PCBH consultation model.
- Reiter, J.T., Dobmeyer, A.C. & Hunter, C.L. (2018). The Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Model: An Overview and Operational Definition. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 25(2) 109-126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10880-017-9531-x
- Serrano, N. Cordes, C., Cubic, B., & Daub, S. (2018). The state and future of Primary Care Behavioral Health model of service delivery workforce. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 25(2), 157 - 168.
- Robinson, P., Oyemaja, J., Beachy, B., Goodie, J., Sprague, L., Bell, J., Maples, M., & Ward, C. (2018). Creating a primary care workforce: Strategies of leaders, clinicians, and nurses. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 25(2), 169-186.
- Miller, B. F., Gilchrist, E. C., Ross, K. M., Wong, S. L., Blount, A., & Peek, C. J. (2016). Core competencies for Behavioral Health providers working in primary care. Prepared from the Colorado Consensus Conference. February 2016.
- Peek, C.J. and the National Integration Academy Council (2013). Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration: Concepts and Definitions Developed by Expert Consensus*. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville MD. http://integrati