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Another important component of this rotation involves the Mental Health/Primary Care Integration clinical initiative. Under this initiative, psychologists (as well as other MH disciplines) are co-locating within the Primary Care Clinics and providing “front line” psychological services. Effective practice in primary care requires new ways of looking at consultation and intervention, rather than simply "transporting" standard mental treatments to a new office with a different sign on the door. By placing psychologists directly into the primary care setting and adapting our practices to the primary care work environment (e.g., screening tools, briefer appointments/fewer follow-ups, psychoeducational groups), psychologists can more effectively assess and change the health of our patient population. As the “resident” experts, and using some basic “triage” principles, Primary Care psychologists optimize care by insuring appropriate services are delivered at the appropriate location. (i.e., patients with less severe issues or problems are handled within primary care level, while more severe cases receive specialty mental health referrals.) This is typically a very “eye-opening” experience for residents, as they learn to think and communicate with fellow healthcare providers and patients in a new and different way.
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Training Brochure 2007-2008 – Page 12 Inpatient Psychology This Rotation is required of all Residents . (Exceptions made only for trainees with substantial prior inpatient experience): During the inpatient psychiatry rotation, the Resident will become a part of the interdisciplinary treatment team consisting of representatives from psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing and allied health disciplines. The Resident is afforded an opportunity to assess and intervene with patients from diverse backgrounds, exhibiting florid presentations of a wide range of psychiatric disorders. The Resident will be involved with various activities including, but not limited to, intake interviewing, development of treatment plans, consultation, providing patient education, individual and group psychotherapy, and conducting diagnostic assessments . Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinic The PCT (Post-traumatic stress disorder Clinical Team) Clinic is designed to provide multidisciplinary outpatient services to veterans challenged by both acute and sustained traumatic stress. These services include broad-based assessment, treatment, and liaison activities with members of various service areas within the medical center. Psychological interventions offered by the clinic include group therapy, case management, and individual psychotherapy. Group treatments span a variety of group types that are focused on adaptive skills development, enhancement, and sustainability to manage traumatic stress, confront the symptoms of commonly co-occurring disorders, and improve overall quality of life. The resident on this rotation will have opportunities to facilitate group treatments, conduct
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  • Spring '16
  • Mark Snow

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