- Michael Bruner, PsyD, Integrated Behavioral Health Program Coordinator, HealthSource of Ohio, Loveland, OH
- Chava Urecki, PsyD, Staff Psychologist, Hershel “Woody” Williams VAMC, Charleston, WV
- Desiree Harding, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist/Behavioral Health Consultant, Bon Secours Mercy Health, Cincinnati, OH
- Britni Ross, PsyD, Lead IPC Psychologist, Valley Health Systems, Huntington, WV
- Shelby McGuire, PsyD, IPC Psychologist, Valley Health Systems, Huntington, WV
This session is intended for new and aspiring behavioral health providers working in a primary care medical setting (although we heartily welcome interested colleagues and collaborators across all disciplines). Our panel of behavioral health consultants (BHCs) will provide an overview of 1) the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH; Reiter, Dobmeyer, & Hunter, 2018) model and 2) BHC competencies as defined by Robinson and Reiter (2016), including 3) brief assessment and intervention approaches most useful to a BHC working in primary care. The above will provide some structure to the session, but our primary aim is to allow significant time for Q & A. Our panel includes BHCs with experience working in family practice, pediatrics, and geriatrics, in MAT programs, in both federally-qualified health centers as well as a large private non-profit healthcare organization, and with early experiences implementing a new integrated behavioral health program into a healthcare organization.
- Describe & discuss the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model as defined by recent expert consensus (Reiter, Dobmeyer, & Hunter, 2018).
- Describe & discuss BHC competencies as defined by Robinson and Reiter (2015).
- Discuss brief assessment and intervention approaches useful to behavioral health consultants in a primary care setting.