Medical School Clinical Psychology Internship Program discuss the role of interdisciplinary training in creating a workforce equipped to provided integrated care within patient centered medical homes.
Barbara Ann Cubic, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) with joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She serves as the Co-Director of the EVMS Clinical Psychology Internship Program, Director of the EVMS Student Mental Health Program and Director of the EVMS Center for Cognitive Therapy. She is a Certified Cognitive Therapist and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and her clinical and research interests are in cognitive behavioral therapy, eating disorders, psychological aspects of bariatric surgery, and primary care psychology. She has been awarded multiple state and national funding grants. In 2002, she wrote one of the first funded HRSA Graduate Psychology Education grants and in 2007 received her second HRSA Graduate Psychology Education grant focused on training psychologists and primary care physicians to provide integrated care. In the last two years she has also received two substantial grants from the State of Virginia for Workforce Development. She also serves as the editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. In 2010 she was awarded the Cummings PSYCHE Prize by the American Psychological Foundations for her work in Integrated Care.
This webinar will present an overview of integrative medicine for mental health. A review of current research supporting the relationship between nutritional deficiencies and depression will be presented in addition to clinical cases. The current treatment model in psychiatry relies solely upon symptom-based recommendations for medication with little consideration for the biochemical individuality or the underlying biological mechanisms that may be contributing or causing symptoms. The current practice of medication selection is essentially a sophisticated trial-and-error guessing game. Even more concerning is research supporting the fact that medications are barely more effective than placebos in treating mild to moderate depression. The goal of the webinar is to help clinicians the underlying metabolic imbalances that may be related to the development of mood and anxiety disorders.
3BLMedia/ Corporate Social Responsibility/ Health - On Friday, June 14, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the GE Foundation, and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center will announce a new national institute focused on replicating Project ECHO and the launch of an innovative mental health clinic that could serve as a model for expanding access to behavioral health care across the country.
In addition, a panel of prominent experts will discuss how new care models such as Project ECHO can help meet the growing need for mental health and substance abuse treatment that is integrated and coordinated at the primary care level.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor, NBC News
Dr. John R. Lumpkin, Senior Vice President and Director, Health Care Group, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Robert Corcoran, President, GE Foundation
Dr. Sanjeev Arora, Founder of Project ECHO, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque
Dr. Donald Weaver, Chief Medical Officer, National Association of Community Health Centers
Dr. H. Westley Clark, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Dr. Coleen Kivlahan, Senior Director, Health Care Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges
Dr. Michael Hogan, Former New York State Commissioner of Mental Health (2007-2012)
Dr. Richard Larson, Executive Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Research, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a groundbreaking approach to expanding specialty care access that started in New Mexico for hepatitis C treatment. It has now moved far beyond New Mexico and addresses a number of chronic diseases.
At the June 14 event, participants will address these questions:
How does the ECHO model expand treatment capacity?
What are the benefits to patients?
Why is it important to integrate mental health and substance abuse treatment with primary care?
What is the potential for ECHO to improve access to mental health and substance abuse treatment?
How can ECHO be adapted to expand access to other types of care?
Steven Tierney, a professor of counseling psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), discusses the teaching philosophy and classroom experience of CIIS' therapy programs. Tierney is chair of the Community Mental Health program, which is one of five concentrations at CIIS that lead to a master of arts in counseling psychology.