Coming Home to Primary Care: Pediatric Integrated Behavioral Health


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Description of Series:

Learn from Mid-America MHTTC specialists how to successfully navigate the field of integrated behavioral health and primary care. Each month, our Center’s integrated care team will lead a discussion on a topic that is relevant and practical for today’s mental health professionals and primary care providers. Walk away equipped with knowledge of how to 1) integrate behavioral health into primary care, 2) use evidence-based practices in primary care, and 3) become a valued member of the medical home team in primary care.


Target Audience:

Behavioral health providers (psychologists, masters level counselors, social workers etc.), primary care providers (physicians, NPs, PAs) and Nurses (RNs). 


Global Objectives:

  • Describe the advantages of integrated care for patients, physicians, and providers
  • Describe the models of integration
  • Identify evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions for each disorder and adaptations to make these inventions appropriate for delivery in the primary care setting.
  • Discuss strategies for team-based collaboration and interventions in the primary care setting.





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Upcoming Session(s):


Considerations in Maintaining Equity on Our Path to Pediatric Primary Care

Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 | CID: 47899

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Content Description: This session will cover considerations associated with racial equity in primary care settings. It is important to ensure that efforts are made to increase access to behavioral health services in primary care clinics. Speakers will identify ways to improve, enhance, and maintain an equitable integrated care practice.

Speaker(s): Anitra Warrior, PhD, Kayzandra Bond, PhD, Arthur "Trey" Andrews III, PhD



Past Sessions:


Starting Down the Integrated Care Road and How the Mid-America MHTTC Can Help

Friday, July 31, 2020 | CID: 47815

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This session will introduce the integration of behavioral health providers in primary care practices as well as the technical assistance the Mid-America MHTTC offers in this field. Speakers will demonstrate how integration efforts increase access to behavioral health, increase appointment attendance, and reduce stigma. Members of the Mid-America MHTTC Integrated Care Program will welcome requests to establish and/or enhance integration efforts in primary care. 

Speaker(s): Joseph Evans, PhD


The Road to Primary Care: Several Paths to Coming Home

Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 | CID: 47897

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This session will focus on models of integrated behavioral health care with emphasis on the Primary Care model. Speakers will present the importance of communication with the primary care team and communication strategies such as warm hand-offs and hallway consultations. The benefits of utilizing these strategies will be highlighted as ways to promote collaboration, increase attendance rates for patients, and provide the type and brevity of communication needed in a busy primary care clinic.

Speaker(s): Joseph Evans, PhD, Holly Roberts, PhD


Ready to Hit the Pavement: How to Dive Into Primary Care

Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 | CID: 47898

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This session will present ways to introduce an organization, practice, and/or primary care physician to integrated behavioral health. Speakers will advocate utilizing successful strategies and lessons learned when establishing an integrated care practice.

Speaker(s): Holly Roberts, PhD, Blake Lancaster, PhD


Stay tuned — more sessions are on the way!



Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is provided for 1.0 contact hour under ANCC criteria.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (UNMC CON CNE) (provider) , University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, and Mid-America MHTTC.

This program is co-sponsored by Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center and the Nebraska Psychological Association (NPA). NPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants attending this live webinar can receive 1 CE for psychologists. This program also meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice. All questions, comments and complaints regarding psychologist CEs should be directed to NPA at 402-475-0709 or]


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