- Jennifer Fontaine, PsyD, IBHC, Licensed Psychologist, Evans Army Community Hospital, Ft. Carson, CO
- Alison Scalzo, MA, Doctoral Candidate, University of Denver, Denver, CO
- Michelle Wine, PsyD, Internal Behavioral Health Consultant, Evans Army Community Hospital, Iron Horse Family Medicine Clinic, Ft. Carson, CO
- Alisa Bartel, MA, MPH, Graduate Student, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
- Danielle Correl, BS, Doctoral Candidate, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO
- Joel Tanaka, MD, US Army (RET) COL, Medical Director, Veteran’s Health Affairs, Colorado Springs, CO
- Krista Engle, BA, Graduate Student – Clinical Psychology PhD, Trauma Track, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO
Evans Army Community Hospital is a large military medical treatment facility offering diverse student training opportunities for medical students and residents, as well as pharmacy and pre-doctoral psychology students. We service active duty military families, as well as veterans and retirees. While our hospital has long been a training ground for the medical community, we have newly begun to offer training to pre-doctoral psychology students from two local doctoral programs in the Denver and Colorado Springs area, DU and UCCS. The opportunity to train in the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model appears to be limited, and little information exists in the literature on training models for predoctoral students in the Integrated BH model. We offer a brief overview of our approach to training predoctoral students and active duty PA trainees in a fast paced, dynamic, multi disciplinary medical setting that provides students exposure to the model prior to internship.
- Implement a training and evaluation program for predoctoral psychology students that uses the known /DOD PCBH competencies to enhance student learning.
- Identify the value of the shadowing experience in PCBH practice for training of the next generation of psychologists.
- Investigate potential didactic training opportunities in your community to pair with the experiential component of PCBH training for students
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