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Community Conversation: The Present and Future of Behavioral Science Faculty In Residencies

June 15 @ 2:00 pm

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Behavioral science faculty in residency training programs have faced shifts in their roles in the last 20 years as a result of a variety of forces impacting residency programs, including the advent of integrated care. What does it mean to work as a behaviorist in your department? Is your work valued or understood? Are you being asked to implement integrated care alongside all of your existing responsibilities? If these are questions you have been asking yourself then this Community Conversation is for you. Come ready to share and discuss how the intersection of integrated care and resident training can be an important and powerful force for positive change in the world of healthcare and in your professional career. 

Super Participants 

Hernan Barenboim, Ph.D., LMFT, joined the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2018 as Behavioral Science Director and Assistant Professor. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is a Kennedy University psychology school graduate. After moving to the US, he completed a Ph.D. in Medical Family Therapy at the University of Saint Louis and a fellowship at the Chicago Center for Family Health. Hernan is a SAMHSA Minority Clinical Fellow years 2013 to 2015 and a member of the planning Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine since 2019. He has more than 20 years of clinical experience, including psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families, supervision of mental health students, and teaching systemic thinking to family medicine and psychiatric residents. Other areas of expertise include helping couples improve communication, family therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Barenboim has been a consultant in cultural competence and integrated care for several national and international companies.  

Dr. Neftali Serrano is the Chief Executive Officer of the Collaborative Family Healthcare
Association, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting integrated care
as the standard of care for all. He has devoted the entirety of his 21-year career to working
with healthcare entities to develop integrated care services through his consultation work,
trainings and site leadership. Dr. Serrano’s clinical and research interests center around
leveraging integrated care to create access and equity for underserved populations. Among
many of his media creations, in 2014 Dr. Serrano edited an e-book titled, “The
Implementer’s Guide To Primary Care Behavioral Health,” a practice management
handbook. One of Dr. Serrano’s most outstanding contributions to the field of psychology
has been his passion to teach and train the future Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH)
workforce. In 21 years of practice he has trained hundreds of students and professionals
in the practice of behavioral health consultation in primary care. Dr. Serrano is the father of
three children, Emma (17), Sophia (15), & Caleb (13) and the husband of Karen an
Emergency Medicine physician. Dr. Serrano also holds an Adjunct Instructor appointment
at the University of North Carolina Department of Family Medicine where he practices in
the PCBH model.




June 15
2:00 pm