The Collaborative Psychologist: Creating Reciprocal Relationships with Medical Professionals
This INTRODUCTORY workshop will help psychologists in independent or community based practice develop strategies to create and maintain reciprocal working relationships with medical professionals. Psychologists must shift practice patterns to collaborate with medical professionals to optimize patient care, facilitate referrals, and decrease professional isolation. Yet, many psychologists find working with medical professionals frustrating. Three psychologists with decades of experience working with primary care medical professionals will share their tips on finding collaboration-friendly medical professionals and establishing and maintaining rewarding collaborative relationships via shared patient care.
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 how medical setting constraints affect the assessment and management of mental health issues and how collaboration can improve them,
- Implement practice management strategies to integrate routine collaboration into clinical care and clinical education, and
- Identify patients who would benefit from intensive collaboration strategies and implement these strategies.
Nancy B. Ruddy, PhD; Dorothy Borresen, PhD; William Gunn, PhD
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