May 2016 Webinar
Brief Interventions for Anxiety in Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH)
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST
Anxiety is prevalent and burdensome among primary care patients. Although there are many effective anxiety interventions of longer formats for use in specialty mental health settings, it can be challenging for Behavioral Health Consultants to translate these interventions to fit the scope and format of Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH). This presentation is designed to increase clinicians’ knowledge and skills regarding evidence-based interventions for anxiety that can be adapted for use in PCBH. The presenter will provide an overview and demonstration of a variety of brief interventions, including psycho-education, relaxation training, acceptance and mindfulness-based techniques, cognitive reframing, exposure, and behavioral activation, and also highlight resources (e.g., handouts, apps) available to enhance clinical practice in PCBH.
Robyn L. Shepardson, PhD
Robyn L. Shepardson, Ph.D., is a clinical research psychologist at the VA VISN 2 Center for Integrated Healthcare. She received the 2014 CFHA Research and Evaluation Fellowship to support her study, “How Do Integrated Behavioral Health Providers Treat Anxiety in Routine Clinical Practice?”Dr. Shepardson’s research interests include developing, testing, and implementing brief, evidence-based interventions for anxiety and depression in primary care patients. She also studies ways to increase engagement in integrated care by attending to patient treatment preferences and using novel resources, such as peer support and mobile technology, to reach more patients.
This webinar is sponsored by the PCBH Special Interest Group.
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