- Ruth Nutting, PhD, LCMFT, Director of Clinical Programs, evolvedMD, Scottsdale, AZ
- Deepu George, PhD, LMFT, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Lead of Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, Edinburg, TX
- Randall Reitz, LMFT, PhD, Director of Behavioral Medicine, St. Mary's Family Medicine Residency, Grand Junction, CO
- Maria Jesus Arrojo, M.A., CGAS, MFT, LMHC Behavioral Health Integration Manager at the Pediatric Physicians' Organization at Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
- Keith Dickerson, MD, Associate Program Director at St Mary's Family Medicine Residency, Grand Junction, Colorado
Background: Family-centered care maintains mutually beneficial partnerships between healthcare providers, patients, and patients’ families in treatment planning, delivery of services, and outcomes. Providing family-centered care requires eliciting patients’ and families’ perspectives on healthcare priorities and relevant contextual influencers, such as social determinants of health. Engaging patients and families in contextual interviews, brief systemic interventions, and shared-decision making are core tenets of comprehensive healthcare. Rational: This presentation highlights the significance of family-centered approaches in primary care. A physician and four seasoned behavioral health experts, all integrated in various primary care settings throughout the United States, will discuss and demonstrate how clinicians can utilize techniques and skills to better understand patient and family context, develop appropriate interventions, and maintain relationally focused shared-decision making. Primary care clinicians of various specialties and levels of experience will benefit from this presentation. Presentation: We will first provide an overview of family-centered assessment and intervention in primary care. This overview will discuss relevant skills and techniques (8 min). Then, a case study will be provided as a point of participant reference (5 min). Through discussion and role-play, the following will occur: 1) we will identify the tenets of a contextual interview; 2) we will then focus on relevant brief, systemic interventions; 3) we will demonstrate relationally focused patient-centered decision making (37 min). We will conclude with Q&A (10 min).
- Complete a Family-Centered, Contextual Interview in the Primary Care Setting.
- Identify Brief, Systemic Interventions.
- Discuss the Tenets of Relationally Focused Shared-Decision Making