Additional resources available for psychologists working in integrated care settings

A new briefing sheet from APA’s Center for Psychology and Health and a continuing education workshop highlight psychologists’ role in primary care.

How psychologists play a key role in primary care by helping patients identify and modify behaviors for better health across the lifespan is the focus of the latest briefing sheet (PDF, 104KB) released by APA’s Center for Psychology and Health.

“Mental and behavioral health services offered by psychologists and other qualified providers in primary care settings play a significant role in the prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of the leading causes of death in the U.S., including heart disease, cancer and chronic respiratory disease,” the briefing sheet states.

A recording of APA’s continuing education workshop examining its new Competencies for Psychology Practice in Primary Care (PDF, 355KB) is also free to APA members for a limited time. The program includes Nancy Ruddy, PhD, Christopher Hunter, PhD, ABPP, Benjamin Miller, PsyD, and Barbara Ann Cubic, PhD, with presentations about their work in primary care settings.