Primary Care Behavioral Health
Creating and Managing an Integrated Care Practice
After this session participants will be able to:
- Understand the ways a behavioral health clinician can contribute to better primary care services.
- Design a process for adding behavioral health care to a primary care practice.
- Contribute to a team approach to the clinical routines involved in integrating behavioral health care.
- Knowledgeably discuss common psychotropic medications with a patient, including indications, effects and side effects.
- Appropriately recommend initiating medication to a primary care physician
- Begin a care management program for depression in primary care
- Describe an evidence-based biopsychosocial approach for chronic illnesses in primary care
Dealing with Substances and Pain in Primary Care
- Conceptualize the stage of change of a patient in relation to a health behavior problem and to match motivational approach to that stage.
- Identify substance abuse problems of patients presenting medical complaints.
- Work collaboratively to help patients with substance abuse problems.
Behavioral Health and Pediatrics
- Screen children for developmental and behavioral problems
- Guide parents on behavioral issues in a culturally acceptable and effective manner
- Guide parents and adolescents on behavioral issues in a culturally acceptable and effective manner.
Serious Mental Illness
- Define “social articulation” and use the concept to understand clients’ common maladaptive behaviors in medical care settings
- Deliver a structured experience in health promotion for people with serious mental illness
- Teach patients techniques to calm their bodies’ reactivity.
Population Health in Primary Care
- Briefly assess, engage and intervene with adults with behavioral health needs in primary care
- Discuss bodily symptoms that have no medical findings with patients in a way that promotes curiosity and coping in relation to the illness.
- Recommend the optimal screening tools for a primary care setting
- Know how to use these tools in practice
Families and Culture in Primary Care and Issues of Implementation
- Adapt the approach to specific patients based on knowledge of cultural factors
- Effectively and sensitively conduct a family medical meeting
- Adapt care for the specific needs and requirements of a geriatric population.