Written for on-the-ground implementer's of the integrated model of care called Behavioral Health Consultation, this book provides practical guidance for program developers and clinicians starting work in primary care. The authors provide detailed advice and exemplars on how the program at Access Community Health Centers in Madison, WI was developed and draw from various consultation experiences with other clinics and organizations. Edited by one of the leading experts in the field of primary care behavioral health, the text weaves stories of success and failure with practical counsel and encouragement. Videos and interactive graphical elements add to the engaging style of the book.
Items addressed include:
• How to hire and retain staff
• How to build a team approach
• Setting goals for the first year of implementation
• Developing sub-consult services such as consulting psychiatry and AODA consultation
• Aspects related to billing and charting
• Training students
• And more!
All proceeds from sales of this book go to Access Community Health Centers. Access is a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center serving the uninsured and underinsured in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Primarycareshrink.com, LLC is a consulting group dedicated to supporting health centers, particularly those serving underserved populations, in the integration of behavioral health and primary care.
Thanks for the book. It is an exciting time and movement for the behavioral health provider in primary care. This gives us the must needed steps to continue developing programs as well as start up programs.