Behavioral Health Integration Training

In the fall of 2013, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute hosted a training series for more than 40 clinics throughout Oregon on integrating behavioral health in primary care settings.


During the three weeklong trainings that took place in Portland and Bend, more than 140 physicians, behavioral health professionals and administrative staff received comprehensive training by a national expert on brief, evidenced-based behavioral health interventions designed for health care team members in primary care settings.


About the Training

Truly integrated behavioral health involves the entire practice team, therefore the trainings delivered by Patricia J. Robinson, PhD, of Mountainview Consulting Group included different levels of training for several critical team members. 

Full Day Introductory Session (Practice Staff and Behavioral Health Providers):


Four days of Intensive Training (Behavioral Health Providers): 
  • Foundational skills for successfully implementing primary care behavioral health services

  • Mastery of procedural manual materials and strategies for adapting procedures to meet specific clinic needs

  • Self-assessment of knowledge, skill levels and key domains of competence

  • Video demonstrations and small group role playing

  • Training on patient education protocols for common behavioral and medical problems in primary care settings


Meet the Training Facilitator

Patricia J. Robinson, PhD, of Mountainview Consulting Group, has explored integrated care from the perspective of a clinician, researcher, trainer, and health care consultant for over twenty years. Dr. Robinson has worked on behavioral health integration with providers across the country including the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Care, the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, Kaiser Permanente, and many city and county health departments. She is an author of numerous articles and book chapters and has published six books, including Real Behavior Change in Primary Care: Improving Patient Outcomes and Increasing Job Satisfaction (New Harbinger, 2010), Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care: A Guide to Integrating Services (with Jeffrey T. Reiter) (Springer, 2007), and Brief Interventions for Radical Change: Principles and Practice of Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (New Harbinger, 2012). For more information visit Dr. Robinson's website or the Mountainview Consulting Group website.


The Behavioral Health Integration training will lead to coherent practice in patient-centered behavioral health in our region, which is good for patients, clinics and populations. 

- Behavioral Health Integration Training Participant



The following behavioral health integration webinar trainings have been hosted by the Institute at no additional cost: 

Primary Care Behavioral Health Services: A Road Map for Success

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 8:00 am – 9:00 am

This webinar provided a brief overview of the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model as well as additional information about the behavioral health integration training opportunities offered by the Institute in Portland and Bend in the fall of 2013.

Watch a recording of this webinar >>>


Brief Intervention Skills for Primary Care Clinicians and Behavioral Health Consultants in the PCBH Model

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 8:00 - 9:00am

During this webinar, Dr. Patricia Robinson described high competency skill practices and helped participants formulate a career development plan to enhance brief intervention skills.

Watch a recording of this webinar>>>


Clinician Wellness: Building Resiliency in the Primary Care Home Team

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 8:00 - 9:00am

During this webinar, participants learned to talk about resiliency with other members of their primary care home teams and to develop a personal strategy for building resiliency based on the cognitive-behavioral therapy model Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Watch a recording of this webinar>>>



Access resources from these trainings and other Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) materials on our Resources page by selecting 'Behavioral Health Integration' from the Topics dropdown list.

Available PCBH resources include:


In the News

The Portland Business Journal published an article featuring the Behavioral Health Integration trainings on August 15, 2013. 


Organizations interested in sponsoring integrated behavioral health trainings within their community, group, or system can contact us at [email protected].


If you have additional questions about the Behavioral Health Integration Training, visit our frequently asked questions page or contact us at [email protected].