5 minute read Most of my training and career have focused on the individual or family sitting in front of me asking for relief from their suffering. I have spent many hours learning how to engage, evaluate, and treat complex human beings who walk through the clinic door. It’s hard and rewarding work; but the […]
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5 Minute Read Family medicine residency programs have long had behaviorists as part of the educational experience for physicians-in-training, but the role has not kept up with the many changes in training and healthcare over the last few decades. And so you have behavioral science faculty with unclear and often conflicting mandates for their work, […]
Maybe one of the only positives of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an increase in attention to the long-standing crisis in behavioral health and the movement to address the systemic barriers which prevent people from getting care. President Biden has announced a national strategy to address the mental health crisis. The Department of Health and […]
Original post available here. One day, while working as a clinical psychologist in a primary care practice, I was asked by the family doctor scheduled to meet that morning with Lisa, a 72-year-old woman with moderate dementia, to stop by and see her 75-year-old husband, Dennis, for counseling for possible depression. Within the hour, I […]
3 minute read. Original post available here Hi everyone! As you can tell from the title of this post, today in the CFHA blog we are going to take on the age-old question “Which discipline creates the best BHC?” I hope that it highlights the strengths our varied disciplines bring to integrated care! I asked […]
3 minute read. Original post available here Returning to the PCBH (Primary Care Behavioral Health) world after a week off is always an exciting, yet frightening experience. My mind always worries when returning to clinical work. “Will I still be able to do this?” “Do I still got what it takes?” And, then, all that doubt […]
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Pediatrics SIG MeetingSeptember 26th, 2022
PEDS SIG meeting today, we discussed some research and examples of culturally and linguistically appropriate programs in pediatric integrated care.
Present and Emerging Issues Impacting MENA Communities: Part 2September 21, 2022
Dr. Fozia Ali, Dr. Saima Siddiqui, Saba Ahmadi, and Dr. Nicole Fleisher
The Just Medicine Committee (JMC) hosted a follow-up conversation focusing on serving Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) patients as well as what it is like being a MENA medical provider in the current socio-political climate. Dr. Fozia Ali, Dr. Saima Siddiqui, Dr. Layli Khaghani, and Dr. Nicole Fleisher joined us as our expert panelists. We discussed the most pressing issues facing MENA patients/providers as well as best practices for serving such a diverse population.
CFHA & STFM: A collaborative Community Conversation on new ACGME requirements around integrated careSeptember 21st, 2022
Linda Myerholtz, Ph.D
A recent draft from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) listed new proposed requirements for family medicine training programs. Of note, were requirements for residents to train in integrated behavioral health care and increased emphasis on interprofessional teams. Join us as we review these and other proposed requirements and how this applies to the current level of integration and potential ways to address program gaps.
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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.