Brief Intervention for PC Clinicians & Behavioral Health Consultants

Webinar Date: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 8:00am to 9:00am

This workshop invites primary care clinicians, nurses and behavioral health consultants to self-assess their competency level in providing brief interventions. Dr. Robinson describes high competency skill practices and helps participants formulate a career development plan to enhance brief intervention skills.

The skills assessment is based on the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model of care – you can learn more about the PCBH model by reviewing materials from a previous PCPCI webinar Primary Care Behavioral Health Services: A Road Map for Success, the FAQ section for a recent in-person training on the PCBH model and a chapter from Dr. Robinson’s book Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care: A Guide to Integrating Services, Robinson & Reiter 2007. Download the chapter PDF here.

During this webinar Dr. Robinson:

  • Provides a self-assessment tool for evaluating current competency level
  • Describes average and superior competency levels in specific brief intervention skill areas
  • Assists with development of a career development plan to improve competency level in one or more skill areas


Presented By:

Patricia J. Robinson, PhD
Researcher, Trainer and Health Care Consultant
Mountainview Consulting Group

Patricia J. Robinson, PhD, 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 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).


Guest Speakers:

Jacque Travis, M.Ed.
Behavioral Health Consultant
PeaceHealth Medical Group


Jacque supports primary care providers in improving access to behavioral health care interventions at time of medical visit at PeaceHealth Medical Group in Eugene. With more than 25 years of in-patient psychiatric care experience from a care coordination perspective, Jacque has focused on integration of behavioral health in primary care for five years. She earned a master's degree in education: counseling and guidance from California State University in San Luis Obispo with post-graduate trainings including a recent certificate from the University of Massachusetts, Worcester in primary care behavioral health.



Brian Sandoval, Psy.D.
Primary Care Behavioral Health Manager
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic


Brian is a licensed psychologist and is the current program manager for Primary Care Behavioral Health at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. Prior to his position at YVFWC, Brian was employed at Providence Medical Group and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in primary care at Access Community Health Centers in Madison, Wisconsin. Brian and his wife currently reside in Damascus, OR.



Brian Chao, Psy.D.
Behavioral Health Consultant
Rosewood Family Health Center


Brian is a licensed psychologist in the state of Oregon and currently a Behavioral Health Consultant at Rosewood Family Health Center in SE Portland. Dr. Chao graduated from George Fox University and currently resides in the Portland metro area. 

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