Relevant assessment and testing in primary care: How to make it scale (3 CE’s)

Presented by Sierra Swing, Psy.D., and Anya Zimberoff, Psy.D.
October 6th,  8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

While the integration of behavioral health within primary care has been implemented, focus has mostly been on brief interventions, as well as consulting and training providers. Although efforts have undoubtedly been made in establishing brief assessment/screening measures for common mental health and substance abuse concerns, as well as functionality measures, formalizing testing has yet to be converted to the primary care setting. This presentation will discuss brief assessment measures utilized in primary care (e.g., PHQ-9, DUKE-Health profile, AUDIT, etc.), as well as begin to discuss how more traditional testing may scale to the primary care setting.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to identify brief assessment measures for commonly seen mental and behavioral health concerns
  • Attendees will be able to describe potential conditions/evaluations that formal psychological testing may be useful
  • Attendees will be able to conceptualize how formal testing evaluations may scale to brief medical clinics

Presenter Information

Anya Zimberoff, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and has worked with HealthPoint since 2009 as a Behavioral Health Consultant. She has collaborated in training and supervising a number of interns and practicum students since 2010, many of whom have become integrated behavioral health professionals. Dr. Zimberoff has a strong understanding of stress physiology, psychopharmacology, as well as life style interventions. ACT, mindfulness, CBT, as well as EMDR and a newer approach called LifeSpan integration are some of her favorite interventions. She is a member of APA and Division 38–Health Psychology. Her research interests include chronic pain, anger management, integrated primary care.

Sierra Swing, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and has worked with HealthPoint since 2008 as a Behavioral Health Consultant. She received her degree from Argosy University Seattle and completed her predoctoral internship with Fremont Community Therapy Project. She specializes in individual, couples, and family therapy; brief behavioral health visits; as well as psychological testing. She also maintains a part-time private practice in Seattle, Washington, specializing in the treatment of trauma, chronic health conditions, and mood/emotional disorders. She has been trained and has certifications in multiple areas of psychological treatment, including EMDR, DBT, ACT, MI, CBT, etc. Her research interests include ACEs/Trauma on health and mental health.

*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.