Blog posts tagged "Behavioral Health Integration"

Building Resiliency Through Positive Psychology

Blog - December 22, 2016
Nicole O'Kane, PharmD

Burnout among health care providers has a significant negative impact on care – on compassion, performance and patient centeredness. It can also be a significant barrier to improvement and innovation in a challenging work environment. The new science of positive psychology offers insight into new methods to improve resiliency, along with techniques to address burnout issues in the work place.

Behavioral Health Integration in OB/gyn Settings

Blog - December 8, 2016
Katie Snow, LCSW

The concept of behavioral health integration is not new in primary care clinics. There are, however, new efforts to integrate behavioral health into OB/GYN clinics. Obstetric and gynecologic settings often see patients at key transition times in their lives such as onset of sexual activity, decisions about when and how to become a parent, transitions to parenthood, menopause and more.

An Introduction to the Tri-County Behavioral Health Providers Association

Blog - November 7, 2016
Sarah Buckley

The Tri-County Behavioral Health Providers Association (TCBHPA) has been the avenue for the region’s mental health and addictions providers to work together to strengthen our system of care for greater community health. Learn more about them and their Member Directory that enables partners, consumers and other providers to get a quick look at who is available and what services that each member provides.

Check Out the New Behavioral Health Integration Resource Library

Blog - September 20, 2016
Natalya Seibel

In late September the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center, is launching a library of behavioral health integration resources - including virtual clinic visits, topical videos and webinars, toolkits, screeners, checklists, and more - to support integrated care implementation and quality improvement.

Developing Behavioral Health Metrics

Blog - August 23, 2016
Andrew Huff, LPC

In 2015, CareOregon and its provider partners set out to both build and sustain capacity of integrated behavioral health services in primary care in the Portland Metro region to address the total health of our members beyond traditional primary care.

Improving Behavioral Health for Older Adults in Oregon

Blog - August 17, 2016
Rebecca Fuller, MA, LPC

HealthInsight Oregon is engaging primary care practitioners (PCPs), mental health practitioners, and inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) in an effort to help communities build the connections to close gaps in care for this vulnerable population.

Students Play Vital Role in Behavioral Health Services

Blog - July 26, 2016
Natalya Seibel

Integrating behavioral health into primary care can pose many obstacles, including finding behavioral health providers trained to work in primary care. Recently, I was able to speak with multiple clinics around Oregon that have successfully integrated behavioral health, two of the clinics I spoke with address the issue by making their clinics a practicum site for doctoral psychology students.

Improving Community Health Through Integration

Blog - May 20, 2016
Stephen P. Kliewer, D. Min.

Our shared interest in effective interaction between primary medical care and mental health care facilitated an ongoing discussion about how our programs could work together more effectively and we began to dream of not just collaboration, but integration. We began to move together toward that goal.

Behavioral Health Integration: Obstacles & Successes

Blog - April 29, 2016
Dr. Brian Sandoval

Behavioral health integration is a necessary and very beneficial part of patient-centered primary care. Yet it can be difficult to get an integrated behavioral health program started, as there are many moving parts to contend with and different models to choose from.

Addressing the Emotional Pain of Our Patients: Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (FACT)

Blog - March 21, 2016
Kirk Strosahl

In Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (FACT) we often mention to clients that their emotional pain is the flip side of their values. Instead of trying to avoid or eliminate painful feelings, we can explore them and learn what they say about us. This converts painful emotions from a problem to be solved into a source of intelligence about who we are and what matters to us.