Providing high quality services consistent with the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model requires professionals to develop a new professional identity and to master a broad range of skills over a sustained period of time. In order to train others effectively, Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) trainers need to demonstrate excellent in clinical, consultation, team-based care, and practice management competencies and to learn to be effective teachers. Presenters include three BHC trainers who have worked together in a 3-year project to develop Primary Care Behavioral Health services for a diverse country with a primary concern of achieving health equity. They will introduce a tool for training PCBH trainers and detail lessons learned about training trainers.
- Describe core competences for working as a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC)
- List additional core competencies needed for becoming a BHC trainer and reference a BHC Trainer Core Competency Tool
- Discuss key components for developing a diverse group of BHC trainers who are engaging, enthusiastic, and committed to PCBH sustainability and evolution