Common Mental Health Concerns and Presentations in Primary Care and Evidence-Based Treatment Interventions (7 CE’s)

Presented by Anya Zimberoff, Psy.D., and Robert Allred, Ph.D.

July 2nd,  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Instructional Level

Intermediate — Builds upon the learner’s foundational knowledge, familiarity with the literature and/or experience in a content area. Programming at this level includes more depth than at a beginning level program. It could also serve as a refresher course for individuals who have a background in a content area and are interested in learning more contemporary applications.

Course Description and Target Audience

Participants will be instructed on the realities of primary care, which includes the majority of individuals with mental health concerns being treated in a primary care setting, as well as the leading prescribers of anti-depressants being primary care providers. Participants will be provided information that details the plethora of mental health conditions seen in primary care and other medical systems. Furthermore, attendees will be educated on evidence-based assessments and brief interventions for respective MH concerns. Lastly, a philosophical shift will be presented, which includes moving from a symptom/disease outcome/assessment focus to a functional/contextual outcome/assessment focus. Experiences will include didactic education, video review, and role-plays.

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

  • Participants will be able to recognize and formulate common mental health and behavioral issue concerns seen in primary care.
  • Participants will be able to identify and initiate appropriate, evidence-informed assessment and treatment planning for common presenting concerns.
  • Participants will be able to deliver interventions inspired by common evidence-based interventions, including appropriate psycho-education and relaxation techniques.
  • Participants will be able to describe the difference between a symptom reduction/disease-focused philosophy and a functional restoration/contextual-focused philosophy.
  • Participants will be able to identify how mental distress symptoms might present differently in diverse populations that present for care at community health clinics.
  • Participants will identify previously learned interventions and prepare them for specific PCBH application.

Presenter Information

Anya Zimberoff, Psy.D., has been a Behavioral Health Consultant at HealthPoint since 2009 and has been providing BH services at the SeaTac Clinic. She is well versed in numerous intervention approaches and is excited to adapt and integrate modalities researched to be effective as evidence-based practices to the PCBH environment. She has extensive experience in relaxation training and once ran the Sonoma State University Biofeedback lab. She has special interests in stress physiology, trauma-informed care, chronic pain, and PCBH neurocognitive assessments. She served as the NPTC Cascades Region Diversity Director for 2 years and is currently the BH Lead provider for HealthPoint’s team of 19 psychologists. She has been teaching this course for NPTC yearly since 2015.

Robert Allred, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and has worked at HealthPoint since 2013. He received his degree from Nova Southeastern University, College of Psychology. His dissertation was on the spiritual and psychological impacts of clergy perpetrated sexual abuse compared to abuse by family members and strangers. He then completed his predoctoral internship at HealthPoint at the Kent location. Dr. Allred’s primary interests include substance use disorders, trauma, and transgender/gender-expansive health.

Location and Costs

$115.00 - Regular registration fee
$86.25 - 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 HealthPoint Administration Office 955 Powell Avenue SW, Renton, Washington 98057

*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.