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The Nuts and Bolts of Primary Care Integration

Saturday February 7, 2015


You can attend: 

Online: join the webinar from your home, office or meeting place (Webinar test run offered the day before)

In Person:
Monarch Hotel & Conference Center, 12566 SE 93rd, Clackamas, OR 97015
(In Person registration begins at 8:30)

The Nuts and Bolts of Primary Care Integration

The changes in healthcare emphasize greater cooperation between medical and behavioral health. Whether you’re in community mental health or private practice, it is important to know what the various models are so you can communicate with primary care providers effectively. While this change in healthcare can be intimidating, a greater understanding of the various models: coordination, co-location or fully integrated will help you understand how you or your practice can change to take advantage of the opportunities and stay relevant.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this seminar, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the most pertinent reasons for integrating mental health and primary care, as well as national and state level efforts to support integration efforts
  2. Differentiate the levels of primary care integration across the continuum of care delivery
  3. Compare and contrast primary care behavioral health and traditional mental health in terms of approach and service structure.
  4. Review local integration opportunities and how they relate to particular therapy specialties
  5. Effectively prepare for integration opportunities in your area, depending on your preference for clinical practice
  6. Identify opportunities for retraining and education to work in a fully-integrated setting

About the Speaker:

Dr. Brian Sandoval is a clinical psychologist with 6 years of primary care experience in several capacities including clinical work, program development, policy, and research. He is currently the program manager for Primary Care Behavioral Health at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, an FQHC network with 16 clinics throughout Oregon and Washington. Brian completed his pre-doctoral internship at Linn County Mental Health where he acquired varied experiences in both medical clinics and traditional outpatient settings.  He received his postdoc training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Access Community Health Centers where he worked alongside Dr. Neftali Serrano, a national expert in primary care behavioral health.  During his professional career, Brian has been involved in several projects integrating mental and physical health and he serves on the Oregon Psychological Association’s Healthcare Reform Task force.  He is also the chair of the Integrated Behavioral Health Alliance of Oregon, a workgroup dedicated to developing practice standards and payment reform strategies at the state level. Brian has a passion for working with the underserved and continues to see patients on a part-time basis at Salud Medical Center in Woodburn.  Brian and his family reside in the Portland metro area.

The Oregon Counseling Association is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.


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