Building Your Practice Through Interprofessional Collaboration With Health Care Providers
This introductory workshop was part of Dr. Carol Goodheart's presidential programming. The workshop is designed for practitioners who are interested in expanding their practice through interprofessional collaboration. We will review the challenges of interprofessional collaboration, including health care culture, training disconnects and institutional barriers. Participants will learn the business of practice strategies to overcome these challenges, including payment mechanisms and contractual and statutory mechanisms. Specific collaborative clinical approaches and their application to patient care will be reviewed.
Part of the APA Online Academy Convention Workshop Presentations Campus.
- Identify and implement key strategies to initiate and maintain collaborative relationships with medical professionals.
- Recognize the prevalence of behavioral/mental health issues in medical settings and how collaborative care can improve access to mental health care, professional satisfaction and potentially quality of care.
- Develop skills specific to different medical settings (primary care, specialty care and psychiatric settings).
- Describe different models of collaboration.
- Identify strategies to reduce barriers to collaboration with primary care and specialty care providers.
- Describe the different cultures of medical care and mental health care, and how to become culturally competent in both.
- Identify payment mechanisms that support collaboration and critical aspects of contractual agreements for collaborative care.
Susan H. McDaniel, PhD; Nancy Ruddy, PhD; Barry S. Anton, PhD
Go to the APA Online Academy Registration Form.
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