What Mental Health Providers Need to Know About Primary Care – Behavioral Health Integration



Risa B. Weisberg, PhD - ADAA Board Treasurer
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:00 pm
Career Development

This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the key principals of helping our patients via collaborating with and consulting to primary care providers. While this is essential knowledge for anyone hoping to work in a primary care-behavioral health setting, the information presented should also be of value to specialty mental health providers who intend to continue to practice in mental health settings, but hope to increase their referrals from and collaborations with primary care providers. 

At the end of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Summarize the benefits to collaborating with primary care providers in treating patients with common mental/behavioral health problems.
  2. Describe at least four ways in which the role of a primary care-behavioral health consultant differs from that of a specialty mental health provider.
  3. Write intake reports and progress notes that are more likely to be read and viewed as helpful by primary care providers.

Presentation level: Introductory

This webinar is no longer eligible for CE credit. 

Presenter(s) Biography

Risa B. Weisberg, PhD - ADAA Board Treasurer

Assistant Chief of Psychology, VA Boston Healthcare System
Training Director, VA Boston Healthcare System Clinical Psychology Internship Program
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Risa Weisberg, PhD is a clinical psychologist whose career is driven by a desire to expand the reach of evidence-based cognitive and behavioral interventions and to decrease barriers to clinical training. She is the Assistant Chief of Psychology and Psychology Internship Training Director at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University, and Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at Brown University. Her research and clinical interests center on primary care-behavioral health integration; examining means to implement evidence-based practice for common mental and behavioral health problems, including anxiety and depression, chronic pain, opiate misuse, and sexual health problems, in primary care practices and other medical settings. Dr. Weisberg has been a member of ADAA since 2002 and is currently a member of the Scientific Council and serves on the ADAA Board of Directors as Treasurer.

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