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Integrating Comprehensive Pain Management into Primary Care
Wednesday, September 17, 2014  2:00 PM EST
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Target Audience:  Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals
Practice Category:  Intermediate

Effectively managing chronic pain patients, both medically and interpersonally, can be quite difficult.  This presentation aims to describe a comprehensive intervention program implemented within an integrated primary care setting that is designed to improve both patient care and physician satisfaction.  The goal is to provide attendees with a model of chronic pain care that they might successfully implement within their own primary care clinics or medical training programs.

This webinar is designed to help you:
1.  Describe an integrative intervention model  for managing chronic pain in a primary care setting.
2.  Identify primary care patients who may benefit from an integrative chronic pain intervention.
3.  Develop an integratiave pain management program in your primary care clinic.

Our Speakers:

  Scott Safford, PhD:  Dr. Safford currently works full time for St. Charles Health System as a Behavioral Health Consultant in the St. Charles Family Care clinic in Bend, Oregon.  In this role he works collaboratively with 5 primary care physicians, a nurse care coordinator, and a community health worker.  His primary duties involve providing brief behavioral interventions for addressing a myriad of chronic health conditions, including chronic pain, and facilitating referrals to outpatient therapy services when warranted.  Dr. Safford completed his undergraduate degree at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon and his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia.  He interned at the Portland VA Medical Center with an emphasis in geriatrics and behavioral medicine and completed his post-doctoral training at the Idaho State University Clinic, focusing on training clinical psychology graduate students in the treatment of depression, anxiety, chronic pain and geropsychology. 
Kimberly Swanson, PhD: 
Dr. Swanson currently works full time for St. Charles Health System as a Behavioral Health Consultant at St. Charles Family Care in Redmond, Oregon.  She has the pleasure of working with 11 primary car eproviders and 2 pediatricians in a busy family practice clinic.  Additionally, Dr. Swanson holds a position with the University of Washington School of Social Work as the local Principle Investigator for childhood abdominal pain. 
Dr. Swanson was awarded a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology in May 2007 from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, California, and a Masters of Science in Psychophysiology and Biofeedback from the same institution in August 2002.  She completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Washington conducting chronic pain research and has published several book chapters and articles. 

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Integrated Behavioral Health into Primary Care:  An Overview
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:00 PM EST
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Target Audience:  Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Practice Category:  Intermediate 

Overview:   The Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Model is a rapidly expanding model of integrating behavioral health care into the medical environment. In this model, behavioral health providers provide clinical consultative services as part of the multidisciplinary primary care team to help address psychological conditions, substance use concerns, and barriers toward health and wellness. The PCBH approach focuses on the triple aim of helping to provide better patient experiences, better population health, and lower cost, often in an open-access, immediate manner. This presentation will describe the PCBH model, explain how it works in the clinical setting, and provide information on its effectiveness.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the behavioral health care gaps that exist in primary care 
  2. Identify five models where integrated behavioral health care is delivered in primary care
  3. Discuss how a Behavioral Health Consultant functions within a primary care clinic
  Dr. Travis Cos is a licensed clinical psychologist and a behavioral health consultant.  He received his undergraduate degree at Hartwick College (Oneonta, MY) and doctorate in clinical psychology at Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA).  He provides integrated primary care behavioral health consultation at the PHMC Care Clinic.  This Federal Qualified Health Center serves an urban population, highlighted by presenting problems that include infectious disease, housing instability, substance use, and severe behavioral health disorders.  In addition to the integrated primary care work, Dr. Cos teaches professional counseling and physical therapy students at local universities, and has published papers and a book chapters on integrated health care, medical coping, and intellectual disability.


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