Common Myths, Misconceptions and Mistakes Regarding the PCBH Model
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
The Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model is often referenced in the literature and now widely used by healthcare organizations around the country. Yet, there appears to be great variation in how the model is defined, conceptualized, and applied. In this webinar, one of the experts most associated with the PCBH model gives his take on what the model is all about. After first outlining a basic conceptualization of the model, he will then discuss what he perceives to be common misunderstandings about it. This webinar is suitable for those with any level of understanding of the PCBH model.
Jeff Reiter, PhD, ABPP, is co-author (with Patricia Robinson, PhD) of a leading book on primary care integration, “Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care: A Guide to Integrating Services”. The 2nd edition is due out in October, 2015. He is currently the Lead Psychologist for Swedish Medical Group, in Seattle, where he is helping roll out a new primary care behavioral health service. Previously, he led the Behavioral Health Consultation service for HealthPoint, the largest community health organization in King County (Seattle). HealthPoint hired Dr. Reiter to help develop a new integrated care service in 2002, and he led that service until 2015. Dr. Reiter is also a consulting associate at Mountainview Consulting Group, Inc. For their work in integrated primary care, he and Mountainview were awarded an “APA Presidential Award for Innovative Practice” in 2009. Dr. Reiter is also on the faculty of the DBH program at Arizona State University, a new degree program that trains mid-career mental health professionals to work in primary care. Recently, Dr. Reiter also co-founded, through the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, the first national organization dedicated to the “Primary Care Behavioral Health” approach to integration. He also frequently speaks to and consults with organizations regarding primary care behavioral health integration. Dr. Reiter holds an ABPP in behavioral psychology and is interested in integrated primary care, prevention, novel healthcare delivery approaches, and medically underserved populations. A believer that clinical work informs his other work, Dr. Reiter still spends the majority of his time providing direct clinical care. Before working in primary care, he spent 8 years as an active-duty psychologist in the U.S. Air Force. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont.
September's webinar is sponsored by CFHA's PCBH Special Interest Group.