Psychologists in integrated health care: Introduction
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Psychologists in integrated health care: Introduction


[music]>>RICHARD DERMAN: Behavioral health services
is such a critical part of overall health.>>STEPHEN EARLS: Within family medicine a
large percentage of patients come in with medical problems that put them at risk for
behavioral diagnosis like depression.>>MALINA SPIRITO: Depression is the number
one complication of childbirth.>>KEVIN SHEAHAN: The numbers of children that
have unmet behavioral and developmental needs is staggering.>>RICHARD DERMAN: We know there’s an unmet
need in our community. Let’s go ahead and address it. [music]>>DAN MULLIN: There’s a lot of energy around
integrated care and I think there’s a lot of good reasons to believe that sort of reconnecting
the mind and the body and caring for them as one is going to lead to better outcomes.>>ROGER HARRISON: It offers way more seamless
service. It gives me an opportunity to always have the physicians in the office. We can
consult. They know the families. I know the families. And we come together and we just
provide a much better service to the families.>>ALEXA CONNELL:: I love practicing this way
because I have the doctors as a resources.>>ALEXANDER BLOUNT: The longer we work together
the more expert we each gets at what the other one does.>>CHRISTINE RUNYAN: In terms of having their
medical record you have so much more context and you just – you have a team to work with.>>HAL BYCK: So what it has allowed me to do
is see patients more efficiently and see them more effectively>>JENNIFER SCHROFF-PENDLEY: We’re able to
reduce a lot of barriers to care.>>STEPHEN EARLS: You can’t tell, looking
at our patients in the waiting room who’s here to see whom. So I think the stigma goes
completely away. It’s a God send!>>MALINA SPIRITO: We really have an opportunity
for constant collaboration, feeling like we’re really a true member of the medical team.>>K. AHMED HUSSAIN: There’s a capacity that
gets built and that comfort level that comes from practicing together.>>ALEXA CONNELL:: We raise each other’s
skill set.>>DAN MULLIN: We need psychologists in private
practice. We need psychologists working in mental health clinics to be able to care for
our patients but we also need psychologists in primary care settings.>>ROGER HARRISON: It’s a great model. I
can’t think of doing psychology outside of the model that we do it here, in an integrated
care model.>>CHRISTINE RUNYAN: I could not imagine nor
want to practice in any other way.>>RICHARD DERMAN: This is just good preventive
health. It’s good healthcare. Most importantly, it’s what we ought to be doing.>>FEMALE: You know it takes a village to raise
children? Well, they’re part of my village.

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  1. Thanks for your new update. I am very happy to know why its important to have psychology as part of integrated health care.

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