Implementing Clinical Interventions in Integrated Behavioral Health Settings: Best Practices and Essential Elements

  • Daniel J. MullinEmail author
  • Jennifer S. Funderburk


The dissemination of Patient-Centered Medical Homes provides an opportunity for primary care practices to attend to the behavioral health and health behavior needs of its patients. This will often include the development of an integrated behavioral health care practice that expands the team membership and develops routines for anticipating and following patients, with a focus on managing a broad range of conditions. Implementation of a successful integrated behavioral health care practice requires attention to building a team, hiring and training that team, developing sustainable workflows, identifying empirically based interventions to include within a clinical pathway, and establishing processes for insuring quality care. This chapter will provide guidance to administrators and review empirical evidence when it exists on all of these topics.


Primary Care Behavioral Health Primary Care Provider Primary Care Setting Motivational Interview 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Integrated Primary Care, Department of Family Medicine and Community HealthUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Center for Integrated Health careSyracuse VAMCSyracuseUSA

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