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Behavioral Medicine for Mental Health Professionals

A Training Resource

By Jim Messina, Ph.D., CCMHC, NCC, DCMHS-T

Integrated Medicine Skills Intensive Workshop

CEU’s: 3 hours based on request (CE Broker Tracking #: 20-615484)

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Description of Program: This is an intensive skills building-case study based program-on integrating behavioral health programming into primary care medical settings. The Topics include: the role of behavioral health consultants; the tools and skills needed; the terminology and techniques used; and the Evidence Based treatments utilized in this care setting. The program consists of 4 Sections. 1. Description of Integrated Medicine; 2 Typical Steps taken in Integrated Medical Settings; 3. Tools needed within Integrated Medicine; and 4. Case Studies with practice in treatment planning for specific medical conditions: High Cholesterol; Obesity; Obesity-Side Effect of Insulin for Diabetes; Type 2 Diabetes; Childhood Asthma; Hypertension; Cardiovascular Disease; Coronary Heart Disease; Hypothyroidism; Seizure Disorder; Stroke Rehabilitation and Heart Attack Rehabilitation

Learning Objectives:

1. To learn about what role Mental Health Professionals can fill in Integrated Primary Care Medical Settings and what is the role of Behavioral Health Consultants.

2. To learn to be better able to describe why there is a need for a Behavioral Health Consultant in an Integrated Primary Care Medical Setting.

3. To learn to identify what are the appropriate tools for assessment, patient education, patient training, and patient mental health intervention.

4. To learn what comprises a comprehensive plan of intervention for those who have various medical and chronic health conditions.