The State and Future of the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model of Service Delivery Workforce

Neftali Serrano, Colleen Cordes, Barbara Cubic, Suzanne Daub

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Abstract

The growth of the Primary Care Behavioral Health model (PCBH) nationally has highlighted and created a workforce development challenge given that most mental health professionals are not trained for primary care specialization. This work provides a review of the current efforts to retrain mental health professionals to fulfill roles as Behavioral Health Consultants (BHCs) including certificate programs, technical assistance programs, literature and on-the-job training, as well as detail the future needs of the workforce if the model is to sustainably proliferate. Eight recommendations are offered including: (1) the development of an interprofessional certification body for PCBH training criteria, (2) integration of PCBH model specific curricula in graduate studies, (3) integration of program development skill building in curricula, (4) efforts to develop faculty for PCBH model awareness, (5) intentional efforts to draw students to graduate programs for PCBH model training, (6) a national employment clearinghouse, (7) efforts to coalesce current knowledge around the provision of technical assistance to sites, and (8) workforce specific research efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-168
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Integrated care
  • Primary care
  • Primary care behavioral health model
  • Workforce development

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  • Clinical Psychology

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The State and Future of the Primary Care Behavioral Health Model of Service Delivery Workforce. / Serrano, Neftali; Cordes, Colleen; Cubic, Barbara; Daub, Suzanne.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, Vol. 25, No. 2, 01.06.2018, p. 157-168.

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