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How Psychologists Can Benefit Your Practice 

It is widely acknowledged that family medicine physicians are frontline providers of behavioral health services. Integrated care models emphasize breaking down the silos in which we work to provide physicians and their patients easier access to specialized behavioral health providers. Psychologists are allies to physicians in providing behavioral health care by providing timely consults, warm/hot handoffs, clinical education, and easy access to referrals. Find more information on integrated care through this link, including a succinct chart explaining the levels of integrated care and how psychologists can enhance your patient care.

-Julie Radico PsyD ABPP on behalf of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s Integrated Care Committee

Flyer Resources:

The Benefits of Working with a Psychologist

A psychologist integrated or collocated in your practice can help you identify and assess depressed patients

Resource Links:

American Psychological Association (APA), Integrated Health Care

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS)

The Health Psychologist: Newsletter for APA Division 38: Society for Health Psychology