Introduction to Integrated Healthcare   [Archived Catalog]

COU/PSY 6815 - Introduction to Integrated Healthcare

Credits, 3 sem hrs
The objective of this course is to introduce counseling students to the direct practice of integrated behavioral health in primary care. Students will become knowledgeable of the roles of behavioral health providers working in primary care settings; theories and models of care; and cross-cultural issues. They will develop skills in engagement, assessment, intervention planning and implementation, and practice evaluation. Because the populations served in primary care settings span the spectrum of severity in both the physical and behavioral health dimensions, students will develop competencies in engaging and supporting patients across a range of health conditions.