Edited by Larry James, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu and William O’Donohue, University of Nevada, Reno
I’m working in a primary care facility.
Now…what am I doing here?
Ideally, the integration of behavioral health into the medical setting brings effective, coordinated treatment and increased satisfaction for both practitioner and patient. In reality, however, the results can be far from perfect—and far from integrated. The Primary Care Toolkit introduces mental health professionals to the best possibilities for the collaboration while preparing them for the crucial differences between primary care and traditional mental health settings, to make the transition as worthwhile and non-traumatic as possible.
The editors, experts on collaborative care (and astute judges of its potentials and pitfalls), have packed the Toolkit with hands-on, evidence-based, practical information, including handouts, protocols, inventories, and reference lists. Readers will improve their medical literacy, learn how to make more effective use of the clinic’s patient education and marketing resources, and uncover key consultation skills. And chapters for primary care physicians and administrators help all parties understand the synergy underlying integrative care.
A sampling of the Toolkit’s features:
- Assessment and treatment guidelines for core illnesses (chronic pain, heart disease, anxiety, depression), and issues (treatment compliance, obesity, smoking, somatization) encountered in primary care.
- Hiring and interview protocols for administrators.
- Training programs and issues.
- Financial and billing models.
- Quality management/improvement tools.
- Review of the current CPT codes.
The Primary Care Toolkit is a safety net for the clinician adjusting to collaborative practice, giving new "team players"—clinical and health psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, and clinical social workers, as well as the professionals working with them—greater confidence and competence.
Written for: Health psychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, clinical social workers
- Behavioral Treatment
- Collaborative Medicine
- Health Psychology
- Integrative Care
- Integrative Medicine
- Primary Care
Table of contents
Part I: Tools for Getting Started.- How to Determine the Need: A Readiness Assessment System.- What Administrators Should Understand and Expect.- Who to Hire? Hiring and Interview Protocols.- A Training Program for the Behavioral Care Provider in Integrated Care.- Training Behavioral Care Providers in Integrated Care.- A General Practice Operational Manual.- Billing and Surviving in the Primary Care Setting.- Financial Models.- Quality Improvement and Management Information Tools.- New CPT Codes and the Primary Care Setting.- Part II: Toolbox for Integrated Consultation-Liaison Services: Guidelines and Handouts.- Depression.- Anxiety.- Chronic Pain.- Treatment Compliance.- Diabetes.- Asthma.- Coronary Heart Disease.- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.- Smoking.- Obesity.- Somatizer.- Dementia.