Let’s integrate! Becoming a Behavioral Scientist in a Family Medicine Residency (3 CE’s)

Presented by Arissa Walberg, Ph.D.
April 3rd,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level

More information coming soon.

Course Description and Target Audience

Attendees will be introduced to the history of the behavioral scientist role within family medicine residencies. Furthermore, attendees will be educated on ACGME competencies and milestones for medical residents that related to psychosocial topics. Attendees will also be educated on suggestions for psychosocial curriculums developed by the AAFP, STFM and other national organizations. Lastly, attendees will also be introduced and educated on a robust psychosocial medicine curriculum implemented at a local family medicine residency. Attendees will leave with a tool-kit that includes handouts, readings, role-play activities/experiences, and curriculum outlines.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians, etc). There are no known risks to this presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to describe the history and rationale of the behavioral scientist within family medicine residencies.
  • Attendees will be able to identify ACGME milestones and competencies, as well as competencies suggested by national organizations related to psychosocial medicine.
  • Attendees will be able to apply a robust psychosocial medicine curriculum within future residencies.
  • Attendees will be able to complete patient-centered communication feedback.

Presenter Information

Arissa Walberg, Ph.D., is a Behavioral Health Consultant at Central Washington Family Medicine. She spent her post-doctoral fellowship focusing on Primary Care Behavioral Health at Multnomah County Health Department. Dr. Walberg partners with patients to help identify the biological, psychological and social issues that are negatively impacting their health. She focuses on providing practical, hands-on ways to improve patient health and quality of life. Over the course of the last five years, she has worked with several different medical teams, each at various stages of behavioral health integration. In addition to providing direct patient services, a primary role of hers has been to upskill her team members in behavioral and psychosocial aspects of health. In her current position as faculty in a family medicine residency program, she works directly with medical residents to fulfill the role of a behavioral scientist. This includes one-on-one real-time training, leading didactics and role-plays, and providing evaluations of the medical residents.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered at the Community Health of Central Washington, 1806 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima, WA 98902

*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.