Book: Behavioural Consultation and Primary Care

Book Title:

Behavioural Consultation & Primary Care – A Guide to Integrating Services.

Author(s): Patricia J. Robinson and Jeffrey T. Reiter.

Year: 2016.

Edition: Second (2ed).

Publisher: Springer.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback and Kindle.


2007, First Edition

The Primary Care Behavioural Health (PCBH) model is emerging as the future of integration between mental health and primary care services. The first book to detail the model, Behavioural Consultation and Primary Care explains in hands-on terms how to achieve truly integrated care. From starting up a new PCBH service to evaluating its outcome, clinicians and medical administrators alike will value in this up-to-the-minute resource.

2016, Second Edition

In this 2nd edition, Robinson and Reiter give us an updated blueprint for full integration of behavioural health and primary care in practice. They review the compelling rationale, but their real contribution is telling us exactly how to think about it and how to do it. This latest book is a must for anyone interested in population health and the nuts and bolts of full integration through using the Primary Care Behavioural Health Consultation model.

The best-selling guide to integrating behavioral health services into primary care is now updated, expanded and better than ever!

Integration is exploding in growth, and it is moving inexorably toward the model outlined here. To keep pace, this revised text is a must for primary care clinicians and administrators. It is also essential reading for graduate classes in a variety of disciplines, including social work, psychology, and medicine.

This updated edition includes:

  • A refined presentation of the PCBH model.
  • The latest terms, trends and innovations in primary care.
  • Comprehensive strategies and resource lists for hiring and training new Behavioural Health Consultants (BHC).
  • Step-by-step guidance for implementing the PCBH model.
  • A plethora of evolved practice tools, including new Core Competency Tools for BHCs and primary care providers.
  • Sample interventions for behaviourally influenced problems.
  • The use of “Third Wave” behaviour therapies in primary care.
  • Detailed programme evaluation instructions and tools.
  • The latest on financing integrated care.
  • An entire chapter on understanding and addressing the prescription drug abuse epidemic.
  • Experienced guidance on ethical issues in the PCBH model.
  • Improved patient education handouts.

With all of the changes in health care, the potential for the PCBH model to improve primary care – and the health of the population – is greater than ever.

This book should be the first read for anyone interested in realising the potential of integration.

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