Integrated Primary Care (3 CE’s)

Presented by Tom Barbera, Ph.D.

April 5th,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This didactic will review key dimensions of integrated primary care including: the rationale for providing psychology services in a primary care clinic, models of integration, skills required, common patient referrals, assessment tools, treatment structure, documentation, billing and ethical issues. Participants will also have an opportunity to design and practice implementing a brief intervention. There are no known risks of participating in this kind of lecture.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will describe the evidence-based benefits of integrated primary care.
  • Participants will be able to explain the components of a brief evaluation.
  • Participants will practice designing brief interventions for depression or anxiety and smoking cessation or obesity.
  • Participants will practice applying brief interventions for depression or anxiety and smoking cessation or obesity.

Presenter Information

Tom Barbera, Ph.D. is an Air Force Veteran and a faculty member of the St. Vincent Family Medicine Residency Program. His clinical practice concentrates on mood disorders, pain management, insomnia and health behavior change. His research interests include resident wellness, primary care treatment of psychiatric disorders, patient-physician communication and health behavior change. Dr. Barbera has provided integrated primary care lectures to the IUPUI Graduate Psychology Program, St. Vincent Psychology Internship Program, and the National Psychology Training Consortium.

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.