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This 60-minute course will review the benefits of service integration for consumers with comorbidities and highlight the challenges to integration of care. Challenges of integrating services are rooted in organizational and cultural differences across disciplines and professions. We will discuss roles of mental health staff in Integrated settings, and highlight ways that various members of the treatment team can support the overall health of consumers. Additionally, we will review key medical issues that frequently co-occur with mental health and substance use disorders, and discuss how behavioral health providers can better identify co morbid health and mental health disorders.
At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:
(1) explain the need to provide integrated whole health care including at least three medical consequences of behavioral health disorders;
(2) describe at least three medical conditions that frequently co-occur with mental health and substance use disorders; and
(3) provide examples of at least three behavioral health interventions that can support consumer’s physical health.
Funding Statement: Funding for this video was made possible by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health - UCLA Contract #MH010089.