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Integrated Primary Care Psychology: Essential for Health Care Improvement

W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP
June 16, 2017, 9:00 am noon - 12:15 pm
Loyola University Maryland Columbia Campus Columbia, MD
3 CEs, $85/MPA/MSPA members, $135/Non-members

Workshop Instructional Level: Intermediate- Workshop is for licensed psychologist who have experience working with a variety of patients, including those who have chronic illness. For psychologists who may be considering collaborating more closely with primary care providers.

There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this program or its presenter.

This workshop will discuss behavioral and social determinants of health. Evidence will be presented that the major burden of disease in the U.S. is caused by behavioral and social factors. In addition we will outline evidence that behavioral health issues contribute to soaring health care costs. The changing payment landscape and define new payment models will be described. The role of psychology and behavior change to help integrated care practices meet the new goals required for payment will be discussed. State, Federal and Insurance company scorecards for health quality and outcome will be reviewed. A survey of common interventions and a recommended model for behavioral clinician integration into practices will be presented. Review skills needed as a clinician in primary integrated care practice and 4 quadrant model for identifying patient needs. Go over common assessment tools and a review several short vignettes for group discussion.


This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Recognize the relationship between health and mental health in your current practice population;
  2. Make the connection between common behaviors and significant health problems;
  3. Develop strategies for an effective working relationship with primary care providers;
  4. Further develop clinical skills that are essential for working in primary care.


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W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP, has had a long career working in health care settings. Following graduate school at Binghamton University, he went on to develop team programs at Cumberland Hospital, a children's rehabilitation hospital, then a second program at Children's National Medical Center that reduced re-admissions for children with Type I diabetes by 60% over five years. He went on to develop co-located health and mental health programs in pediatric clinics in medically underserved areas in Delaware. He also implemented effective evidence based group programs for parents and children with ADHD and oppositional defiant behaviors that have been successfully used for over 25 years. He has served as a consultant for Head Start on a national level. He serves on the Editorial Board of Population Health Management, and is a reviewer or editor on five other medical and psychology journals. A Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College, his interests are primarily in the coordination of health, mental health, education and social services to serve families more effectively and efficiently to address the needs of patients of all ages.