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A Landmark Course in PCBH

For more than a decade, psychologists, social workers, counselors, physicians, and psychiatrists have learned from this in-depth course how to develop their behavioral health skills. Our participants go on to become productive and valued team members in primary care, helping their practices embrace integration and provide better, more efficient patient care. Many alumni have become integration leaders and change-makers throughout the US.  PCBH includes a range of topics from orientation to current health care issues like the Patient-Centered Medical Home or dealing with unhealthy substance use,  to cultural influences on health care. This course acknowledges the skills of specialty mental health clinicians and helps to translate prior knowledge and experience to the fast-paced, evidence-based, generalist culture of primary care.

Our comprehensive certificate course was developed by Dr. Alexander Blount, EdD who is also the founder of CIPC and its Director Emeritus.  Sandy, as he is universally known, continues to be a nationally recognized voice in the field of integration.  He has been a thought-leader for many federal, state and private organizations involved in behavioral health and integration. His experience and knowledge of integration initiatives across the country inform this course.  During the course, Sandy partners with physicians who understand and support the integration of mental health and physical health.  Most of the faculty for this training program have worked in integrated primary care settings and their perspective alongside Dr. Blount's expertise and experience as a clinical psychologist offers an engaging and enlightening educational dialogue.

Download a printable two-page flyer about the course to share with colleagues and decisional makers.  HERE

The course is given in sessions lasting 12-13 weeks, four times during the academic year, September through June

PCBH Course Schedule

PCBH Course Fall 1

  • Registration Opens: 3/2/2020
  • Registration Closes: 8/31/2020
  • Course Opens: 9/1/2020
  • Last Day to Finish Requirements: 11/30/2020
  • Course Access Ends: 12/31/2020

PCBH Course Fall 2

  • Registration Opens: 8/31/2020
  • Registration Closes: 10/31/2020
  • Course Opens: 11/1/2020
  • Last Day to Finish Requirements: 1/31/2021
  • Course Access Ends: 2/28/2021

PCBH Course Spring 1

  • Registration Opens: 10/31/2020
  • Registration Closes: 1/1/2021
  • Course Opens: 1/4/2021
  • Last Day to Finish Requirements: 3/31/2021
  • Course Access Ends: 4/30/21

PCBH Course Spring 2

  • Registration Opens: 1/1/2021
  • Registration Closes: 3/5/2021
  • Course Opens: 3/1/2021
  • Last Day to Finish Requirements: 5/31/2021
  • Course Access Ends: 6/30/2021
  • The program consists of 22 pre-recorded e-learning modules that can be watched at any time and at your own pace; each takes about 1.5-2 hours to view and engage
  • With your registration, you have access to live, online Q&A sessions with Dr. Blount and/or UMass faculty 
  • We collect data for CE/CME 4 times during the academic year at the end of each session;  you must finish the requirements of the course during the session you have registered for in order to receive CE/CME credit, you have access to all materials for 1 month after the semester deadline date
Course Objectives

Click here to review course objectives

Tuition and Payment
  • $1600 with CE/CME per individual—please note that we do not allow multiple individuals to view the course with a single registration.  Each individual must register separately.
  • Payment can be made by credit card, check, or institutional PO
  • Group rates of 10+ and UMass discounts available, please contact a learning specialist
  • For our refund policy, please click here for details
Technology Requirements
  • For online content, you will need an internet-connected device with speakers: laptop, desktop computer, tablet 
  • Optional live Q&A sessions are best done on a broadband connection; interactions are via a typed chat pod
Continuing Education credits available

Approximately 36 hours (varying depending on the certifying agency). Click here for details

  • Great course with a lot of information that is appropriate for use in an FQHC! This has really enhanced my skills beyond the Collaborative Care model originally trained in. Thank you.
  • I will be recommending this course as part of our organization's training for BHCs. The instructors, information and course format was OUTSTANDING!!!!
  • I appreciated having multiple ways to learn information (i.e., readings, videos, cases) from a variety of instructors, and the ability to return to the course from where I left off.
  • This is one of the best courses I have ever taken. I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to put such an excellent course together that will be a huge benefit to so many. Thank you!
  • Excellent course. I was very pleasantly surprised by how relevant the material is to my work. I will be using most of this material to help move my large primary care organization in the right direction.