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

What Mental Health Providers Need to Know About Primary Care – Behavioral Health Integration
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:00 pm

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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

Risa B. Weisberg, PhD

Risa has devoted her career to developing and scientifically testing scalable interventions for common behavioral health problems. Her mission is to expand the reach of high-quality, science-based behavioral health treatment.

She has over two decades of research, clinical, and leadership experience which she now brings to lead the clinical direction and research strategy of BehaVR.

Risa has a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany. She completed a doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University. She is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is an expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapies. As a primary care psychologist, Risa has broad experience in treatment development and implementation for common behavioral health problems including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, substance use disorder, and adaptation to living with other chronic medical difficulties. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Veterans Administration, and numerous foundations. Risa is a member of the Scientific Council of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and a Fellow and former Board Member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

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