Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    May 25, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019
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PSY-744 Introduction to Integrated Primary Care

4 semester credits
Introduction to the knowledge needed to become effective providers in primary care medical settings including terminology and best practices for psychologists working in such settings. The different roles of clinical psychologists working in traditional mental health settings and integrated primary care will be explored. Research on theories and models of working in a primary care setting will be explored. Specifically, the Patient Centered Medical Home as a model of care will be introduced.  Clinical methods and behavioral considerations of working with patients in primary care settings will also be introduced, including characteristics of patient populations presented in primary care as well as specific conditions which will be the focus of a psychologist’s behavioral interventions. Knowledge of behavioral considerations for working with the health conditions of primary care patients will be introduced.
Pre-requisites: PSY-731  
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter Only
Note: Elective
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic knowledge needed for psychologists to work in integrated primary care including basic vocabulary and the context of the primary care setting.
  2. Describe the value in terms of outcomes that psychologists bring to the primary care setting through their work.
  3. Describe assessment procedures used in behavioral health consultation in an integrated health setting.
  4. Discuss clinical interventions and behavioral considerations for working with patients in primary care setting with an understanding.
  5. Understand how patient factors affect practice in an integrated setting including cultural factors.
  6. Discuss ethical considerations for working in an integrated care setting.

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