Course Description

This program will examine and promote evidence-based practices for the integration of behavioral health care service competencies into primary care settings across the lifespan. Model national and local programs fostering collaborative care by primary care and behavioral health providers will be described. Strategies to optimize behavioral health care connections and capacities within the primary health care setting will be explored. The program will discuss a number of innovative San Diego based efforts that integrate behavioral health. Special focus will be paid to clinical rationale and outcomes of behavioral integrated model of care.

Target Audience

This program is designed for primary care practitioners, psychiatrists, behavioral health providers, administrators, advocates and others seeking to enhance behavioral health capacity at primary health care settings in their community work settings. The program will also specifically invite medical students, residents and fellows to introduce them to these concepts to adequately prepare them for their future careers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the Center for Medical & Medicare Services’ Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) model for inter-professional collaboration.
  • Describe techniques for identifying, supporting and engaging patients in appropriate behavioral health services linked to their primary care medical home.
  • Define strategies to encourage organizational engagement and reforms to incentivize integrated care delivery.
  • Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to better collaborate with colleagues and patients in efforts to achieve better outcomes for patients of all ages.
  • Describe the clinical value in integrated care for better patient outcomes in the primary care setting.

Location

Rady Children's Hospital

Rady Children’s Hospital
Education Office Building
7960 Birmingham Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
Directions

Parking: Parking is available at the North Parking Garage and South Parking Garage on Children’s Way.

Program Partners

San Diego CAMFT is pleased to be partnering with this conference in recognition of the critical need for collaboration with medical providers and the allied health care communities to optimize successful health care delivery in San Diego and across the nation.

San Diego CAMFT along with its local professional society partners/colleagues seek to promote clinical, organizational, and system’s collaboration between the primary care and psychiatric/behavioral health community to advance optimized patients care opportunity in our country.

San Diego Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, with its long tradition of organizing continuing education trainings, is pleased to support Integrated Care Across the Lifespan conference for the San Diego community, in association with our professional colleagues in the San Diego Psychiatric Society, San Diego-California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the San Diego Psychological Association, American Academy of Pediatrics – CA3 and others. Thanks also to the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry Community Psychiatry Program and the UC San Diego Continuing Medical Education group for their assistance in advancing this training.

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