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The Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model is fast emerging as the future of integration between mental health and primary care services. Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care: explains in hands-on terms how to achieve truly integrated care. From starting up a new PCBH service to evaluating its outcome, clinicians and medical administrators alike will find much of value here.
Written by two veteran Behavioral Health Consultants (BHCs), the Guide offers a wealth of practical advice for all levels of therapists entering primary care. Every detail of BHC work is discussed, ranging from key job competencies to proven strategies for navigating challenging new terrain. Detailed case examples also bring theory to life for a wide variety of common clinical problems. Real-world features designed to help establish a service and ease the transition from specialty mental health to primary care.