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It Takes a Team

  • F. Alexander Blount
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Abstract

Adding a behavioral health clinician into a primary care practice expands your team and adds new expertise and new ways of approaching problems that previously frustrated patients, physicians, and practice staff. This chapter clarifies that regardless of your model of integrated care, you will need to recruit, deploy, and retain one or more behavioral health clinicians as essential members of your transformed practice team. It identifies key practical issues to address to build a strong team and establish an enabling practice culture so you can work together to deliver and sustain integrated care.

Keywords

Team-based care Team care Behavioral health Primary care Integration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Alexander Blount
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical PsychologyAntioch University New EnglandKeeneUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family Medicine and PsychiatryUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolAmherstUSA

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