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Calling All Docs! Code BH: Behavioral Health


7 minute read From the fifth floor window of the resident lounge, I could see the downtown Chicago skyline in the distance from Hinsdale Hospital. The Hinsdale Family Medicine Residency building was across the street from the hospital I would call home for the next 3 years, connected by an underground tunnel that came in […]

New Consciousness Research Holds Therapeutic Potential for Vulnerable Patients

5 minute read Most of us have some intuitive sense of consciousness as a state of awakeness or awareness of internal or external mileius (APA, n.d.). Yet the ‘hard problem’ of consciousness as proposed by Australian cognitive scientist, David Chalmers, remains intractable. That question is: What makes a physical state conscious rather than unconscious, and […]

From Intimidation to Integration: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Primary Care

Matthew P. Martin

5 minute read “Welcome to day one of your integrated care practicum. The first step you’ll take is to purchase two books and begin reading them right away. OK, let’s talk about Centricity!” Fall semester of 2009. I am a new student in the Medical Family Therapy doctoral program at East Carolina University (ECU). My […]

Siri vs. Skynet: What’s Behind the Fear of Artificial Intelligence?

5 minute read It is curious that so many individuals are wary of artificial intelligence, given its widespread use. Most of us wouldn’t think twice about asking Siri for advice, yet ChatGPT is an entirely different story. Why do people feel perfectly comfortable keeping company with a virtual personal assistant, but not with a natural […]

Mea Culpa: What My Generation Of Integrated Care Leaders Ignored

Neftali Serrano

5 Minute Read. As a seasoned professional in integrated care, I’ve been part of a pioneering generation that sought to blend medical and behavioral health services to improve patient outcomes, particularly with the advent of the Primary Care Behavioral Health service delivery model (PCBH). Reflecting on this journey, it’s clear that while we’ve made significant […]

The #1 Reason Why Integrated Health Care Teams Lose Mental Health Clinicians To Online Therapy Companies

Neftali Serrano

By Neftali Serrano, PsyD, 2 Minute Read In recent years, the struggle to retain and recruit behavioral health providers has intensified within primary care. A closer examination of this trend reveals a significant underlying cause: the selection bias rooted in the mental health provider training process. This bias not only shapes the career preferences of […]

Peer-Reviewed Research from Families, Systems, & Health

The field of integrated care is exploding and this is the place to keep pace. Our journal, Family, Systems & Health, gives you the latest innovations in the science behind the work. CFHA members get full-text access to the journal as part of their membership.

Binge-Worthy TV (if you are an integrated care nerd)

Subscribe to our Youtube channel covering the world of primary care behavioral health with webinars and presentations on a variety of healthcare topics related to team-based, integrated and collaborative models of healthcare delivery.

This channel is dedicated to promoting behavioral health integration into primary care in hopes of fortifying and strengthening the system as a whole. Through interviews, role-plays, intervention metaphors, and videos alike, primary care team members of all disciplines can learn the ins and outs of working efficiently and effectively within the primary care system. Additionally, the channel highlights contextual-based behavioral interventions (e.g., focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [fACT]) commonly used in primary care. Dr. Bauman produces these videos in collaboration with the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.

The Integrated Care Podcast

Listen in as our experts discuss timely topics in the world of integrated care. Part education, part entertainment, this podcast aims to keep you infomed and engaged as we reimagine the universe of healthcare.

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