The Primary Care Toolkit: Practical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care Provider by Larry JamesThe Primary Care Toolkit: Practical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care Provider by Larry James

The Primary Care Toolkit: Practical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care Provider

byLarry JamesEditorWilliam O'Donohue

Hardcover | October 27, 2008

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Integrated care is receiving a lot of attention from clinicians, administrators, policy makers, and researchers. Given the current healthcare crises in the United States, where costs, quality, and access to care are of particular concern, many are looking for new and better ways of delivering behavioral health services. Integrating behavioral health into primary care medical settings has been shown to: 1) produce healthier patients; 2) produce medical savings; 3) produce higher patient satisfaction; 4) leverage the primary care physician's time so that they can be more productive; and 5) increase physician satisfaction. For these reasons this is an emerging paradigm with a lot of interest and momentum. For example, the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health has recently endorsed redesigning the mental health system so that much of this is integrated into primary care medicine.

Yet there are few resources to assist all those that are interested in moving toward integrated care. This has been a major impediment to more widespread adoption of integrated care. The two co-editors of this proposed volume have produced some of the key books in this area: Dr. James (along with co-editor Ray Folen) has recently produced The Primary Care Consultant which is a good resource that helps define the unfortunately usually misunderstood and neglected consultation liaison function of the integrated care behavioral provider. Dr. O'Donohue has co-written a book A Primer of Integrative Behavioral Care (Prometheus Press, in press) that is designed to serve as a general introduction to integrated case; as well as co-edited some more specific titles on medical cost offset, integrated care and substance abuse, and Behavioral Integrative Care (2005, Brunner Routledge). Please see our enclosed vitas for more information.

What these books fail to do is to provide very concrete practice guidelines and other associated practical tools for the practicing integrative care behavioral health professional. This book is designed to fill this important gap. All chapters will be designed to provide useful materials to understand this quite different mode of practice. None of the chapters will be academically oriented, although all information will be evidenced based. As such it will reach a wide audience and have no direct competitors. We believe because of the editors' profile in this area, the excellent reputations of the chapter authors, and the practicality of this book it will sell very well.

Larry James, Ph.D, ABPP, is Chair of the Department of Psychology at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu. He holds adjunct appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine, Howard University Hospital, University of West Florida, American School of Professional Psychology, University of Hawai...
Title:The Primary Care Toolkit: Practical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care ProviderFormat:HardcoverDimensions:333 pagesPublished:October 27, 2008Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387789707

ISBN - 13:9780387789705


Table of Contents

Tools for Getting Started.- How to Determine the Need: A Readiness Assessment System.- What Administrators Should Know About the Primary Care Setting.- Financial Models for Integrated Behavioral Health Care.- Essential Competencies of Medical Personnel in Integrated Care Settings.- Integrated Care: Whom to Hire and How to Train.- Effective Consultative Liaison in Primary Care.- Cultural Competency in the Primary Care Setting.- The Primary Care Consultant Toolkit: Tools for Behavioral Medicine Training for PCPs in Integrated Care.- Quality Improvement in the Integrated Health Care Setting.- Behavioral Screening in Adult Primary Care.- Toolbox for Integrated Consultation-Liaison Services: Guidelines and Handouts.- The Primary Care Consultant Toolkit: Tools for Behavioral Medicine.- Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety in Primary Care.- Assessing and Managing Chronic Pain in the Primary Care Setting.- Promoting Treatment Adherence Using Motivational Interviewing: Guidelines and Tools.- Diabetes - Guidelines and Handouts.- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Primary Care.- Behavioral Health Consultation for Coronary Heart Disease.- Smoking.- Pediatric Obesity.- Somatization in Primary Care.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"For mental health professionals working in primary care settings, this guide provides advice and information on collaboration care. . James (psychology, Tripler Army Medical Center) and O'Donohue . compile 20 chapters by psychologists and other mental health professionals and physicians from the US, who address assessment and treatment guidelines for illnesses . . They also provide a review of Current Procedural Terminology codes and lists of resources for obtaining patient handouts." (SciTech Book News, March, 2009)