Primary Care Pediatric Psychology
The pediatric primary care physician (PPCP) plays a critical role in navigating services for children throughout their development in terms of acute health problems, chronic health conditions, and behavioral and developmental health.
The following are resources for PPCPs seeking to integrate behavioral health into primary care practices:
- Integrating Child Psychology Services in Primary Care
Integrating Child Psychology services into Pediatric practice has had a 50-year history of discussion. With the Affordable Care Act, perhaps it is time to make it routine practice.
- Integrated Primary Care: Transitioning from Guest to Member of the Team
Psychology is often an invited guest to health care practices, where providers are not quite sure how to fit in. This paper describes how to move from short stay guest to becoming a permanent, indispensable team member.
- Competencies for Pediatric Psychology Practice in Primary Care Settings: A work in progress
Integrated care is much more than simply putting a mental health professional in a new primary care office. If we are to develop this model, it is essential to define competencies needed and how to train them.
- Sleep is not for slackers: The importance of sleep from infancy through adolescence
Sleep problems are one of the most common complaints to pediatricians. Useful, practical evidence-supported guidelines go a long way to help with these problems.
- Evidence-based obesity management for primary care
While specialty clinics develop programs for treating obesity, the reality is that most of these patients are treated in primary care. These are the tools to use in that setting.
- Development and implementation of developmental screening tools in primary care
The Affordable Care Act mandates that insurers pay for developmental, behavioral, and autism screening. These tools need to be user friendly for primary care providers but still meet psychometric rigor.