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Integrated Care Behavioral Health Consultant Academy


Integrated Care Behavioral Health Consultant Academy

Target Audience: Practicing Behavioral Health Clinicians

Designed solely for clinical staff (primary care and behavioral health clinicians), the BHC Academy provides a “deep dive” into the day-to-day work of a Behavioral Health Consultant. It provides a detailed look at the following:

Foundational Concepts of Behavioral Primary Care

Provides a clinical framework and overview of the foundational principles of behavioral primary care. Population-based care, integration, and CHS’ behaviorally enhanced healthcare home model is discussed; highlighting the paradigm shift necessary to transition from specialty to primary care.

Team Competencies

Reviews the evidence and application of team science to the development of primary care teams. Six elements of effective teams and implications for team training and competency building are discussed.

Clinical Competencies

Provides a detailed overview of primary care behavioral health clinical skills and competencies across the domains of assessment, intervention, and care coordination.

Population-Based Health: Interventions in Primary care

Outlines common presenting concerns in adult and pediatric primary care populations and provides an overview of population-based interventions. First-line interventions for depression, substance use, trauma, tantrums, and ADHD are discussed.      

Introduction to Behavioral Medicine

Developing a foundation of primary care content knowledge and disease management skills are commonly the steepest learning curve for behavioral health providers new to the primary care arena. This presentation offers an introduction to chronic disease management interventions for diabetes, hypertension, chronic pain, COPD, and sleep apnea.

Practice Management and Clinical Decision Making

The transition to team-based primary care adds layers of complexity to clinical practice. The combination of pace, pathology, and care coordination demands necessitates practice management and clinical decision-making skills. This presentation provides an overview of tips and strategies to build key relationships, increase BHC utilization, communicate effectively, and document efficiently.    

Navigating Common Challenges

Some integrated care challenges are universal. This presentation provides an overview of potential solutions to common challenges in behaviorally enhanced primary care.

A Day in the Life of a BHC

This presentation answers the question, “So what does it look like in real life?” The anatomy of a patient visit, sample BHC schedule, and strategies for BHC success are discussed.

Measuring Impact: Clinical Metrics

Have you ever heard the saying, “You get what you measure?” This presentation outlines process and assessment metrics to measure the impact as you develop and refine your integrated care model. 

Guiding Principles

The training concludes with BHC “pearls of wisdom” that synthesize and reinforce key concepts of behaviorally enhanced primary care.

Map Columbia, United States
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