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):
Overview of PCBH Model & Evidence - Watch this video recording >>>
Examples of Clinic Launch and PCBH Implementation - Watch this video recording >>>
Community Health Centers of Lane County's Experience - Watch this video recording >>>
Discussion on the PCBH Model - Watch this video recording >>>
PCBH Toolkit & Program Basics - Watch this video recording >>>
PCBH Outcome Tools, Chart Notes & Program Evaluation - Watch this video recording >>>
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.
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.
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).
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:
- PCBH Introduction Slides (Day 1)
- PCBH Foundation Slides (Days 2-5)
- Chapter Excerpt: Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care: A Guide to Integrating Services, Robinson & Reiter 2007
- Duke Health Profile
- Pediatric Symptom Checklist
- Primary Care Behavioral Health Implementation Kit, including a library of editable documents
- A compilation of Tools for Behavioral Health Interventions, including a library of editable documents
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].