- Alexander Blount, EdD, Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
The rapid development of behavioral health integration around the nation in health systems with multiple primary care sites has led to the emergence of a new role: “director” (or “supervisor,” or “lead”) of behavioral health integration (DBHI). A number of people in this role feel unprepared for the leadership demands that it imposes. In January, 2021, Alexander Blount began teaching a course for clinicians in leadership roles in primary care behavioral health. Cohorts are small and highly interactive. This ELO will present some of the most meaningful experiences and concepts from the course.
- Identify ways that success as a manager and a leader depends on different approaches than success as a clinician and team member.
- Identify the ways that clinical skills can augment management and leadership success.
- List at least one idea for program improvement in the participant’s site.