- Travis Cos, PhD, Primary Care Mental Health Integrated Psychologist, Veterans Affairs, Philadelphia, PA
- Bridget Beachy, PsyD, Director of Behavioral Health, Community Health of Central Washington, Selah, WA
- David Bauman, PsyD, Principal Member & Consultant, Beachy Bauman Consulting, Yakima, WA
- Neftali Serrano, PsyD, Chief Executive Officer, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, Chapel Hill, NC (Moderator)
As the integrated behavioral health workforce continues to expand, with inherent complexities of care, additional supervisors and trainers will be needed to develop the core competencies of the PCBH role, such as GATHER (Reiter et al, 2018). Formal preparation training to become a clinical educator or supervisor of integrated behavioral health providers is not well-defined. The focus of this moderated clinical round table presentation is to share expert strategies in orienting, training, and developing new primary care behavioral health providers from a panel of experienced integrated supervisors and consultants. The session will include discussion of supervisory-level competencies on: –Onboarding: setting a training schedule, orienting to the model, training competencies and setting up shadowing experiences for the new clinicians. –Note-writing: helping shape primary care-specific, efficient integrated practice notes –Staff development: using supervision and reverse-shadowing to provide feedback and enhance competency skill-development –Ongoing support: growth identification, scaffolding development, chart audits, supervision, utilizing a lens of multiculturality and understanding complexity within the PCBH role, training, and continued shadowing. The presentation will include discussion of core competencies, provision of resources to the audience (e.g., BHC Core Competency Shadowing Rating Scale), case examples, and question/answer period. Discussion on managing up/down and advocating for supervisees with site leadership will also be addressed. Pilot data will also be shared on the use of a competency tool in BHC shadowing.
- Identify supervisory core competencies in training new Primary Care Behavioral Health clinicians
- Describe strategies to use during clinical observation to enhance clinician skill-development
- Discuss the professional workforce needs of developing high-competence integrated behavioral health staff.