The Primary Care Toolkit

Practical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care Provider

  • William T. O'Donohue
  • Larry  James

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Tools for Getting Started

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Megan Oser, William T. O’Donohue
      Pages 3-11
    3. William T. O’Donohue
      Pages 41-51
    4. Robert E. Jackson
      Pages 53-62
    5. Melanie P. Duckworth, Tony Iezzi, Aditi Vijay, Erika Gerber
      Pages 63-76
    6. Ranilo Laygo, Rachelle Sorci
      Pages 95-120
    7. Michelle R. Byrd, Kevin N. Alschuler
      Pages 121-130
  3. Toolbox for Integrated Consultation-Liaison Services: Guidelines and Handouts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Holly Hazlett-Stevens
      Pages 169-182
    3. Melanie P. Duckworth, Tony Iezzi, M. Todd Sewell
      Pages 183-197
    4. Lauren Woodward Tolle
      Pages 233-247
    5. Richard P. Schobitz, Laura L. Bauer, Erik P. Schobitz
      Pages 263-275
    6. Dianne Lavin
      Pages 277-289
    7. Brie A. Moore, Amanda Drews
      Pages 291-306
    8. Michael A. Cucciare, Jason Lillis
      Pages 307-322
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 323-333

About this book


The Primary Care Toolkit

Practical Resources for the Integrated Behavioral Care Provider

Edited by Larry James, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu

and William O’Donohue, University of Nevada, Reno


I’m working in a primary care facility.

Now…what am I doing here?

Ideally, the integration of behavioral health into the medical setting brings effective, coordinated treatment and increased satisfaction for both practitioner and patient. In reality, however, the results can be far from perfect—and far from integrated. The Primary Care Toolkit introduces mental health professionals to the best possibilities for the collaboration while preparing them for the crucial differences between primary care and traditional mental health settings, to make the transition as worthwhile and non-traumatic as possible.

The editors, experts on collaborative care (and astute judges of its potentials and pitfalls), have packed the Toolkit with hands-on, evidence-based, practical information, including handouts, protocols, inventories, and reference lists. Readers will improve their medical literacy, learn how to make more effective use of the clinic’s patient education and marketing resources, and uncover key consultation skills. And chapters for primary care physicians and administrators help all parties understand the synergy underlying integrative care.

A sampling of the Toolkit’s features:

  • Assessment and treatment guidelines for core illnesses (chronic pain, heart disease, anxiety, depression), and issues (treatment compliance, obesity, smoking, somatization) encountered in primary care.
  • Hiring and interview protocols for administrators.
  • Training programs and issues.
  • Financial and billing models.
  • Quality management/improvement tools.
  • Review of the current CPT codes.

The Primary Care Toolkit is a safety net for the clinician adjusting to collaborative practice, giving new "team players"—clinical and health psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, and clinical social workers, as well as the professionals working with them—greater confidence and competence.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William T. O'Donohue
  • Larry  James

There are no affiliations available

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-78970-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-78971-2
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