1st Edition

Integrated Care Applying Theory to Practice

Edited By Russ Curtis, Eric Christian Copyright 2012
    358 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides pertinent and practical information about how to create, work, and thrive in an Integrated Care (IC) setting. Unlike other books on the subject, it focuses on the "nuts and bolts" of establishing an IC practice; it also covers material that is often missing from or insufficiently covered in the existing literature. Specific topics discussed include the basics of IC, such as different models and levels of IC and examples of IC initiatives; how to build an IC program, with guidelines for entering and working effectively in a practice, as well as managing the associated economic aspects; ethical issues involved in IC, given the discrepancies between medical and mental health ethical standards; assessment and intervention in IC; cross-cultural and diversity issues in IC; and leadership, consultation, and supervision.

    Part I: Requisite Knowledge and Skills Needed to Begin Working in Integrated Care. Christian, Curtis, Introduction to Integrated Care. Barrett, Warren, Becoming the Behavioral Health Expert. Curtis, Christian, A Primer in Screening and Assessment. Munger, Curtis, Brief Treatment: A Model for Clinical Guidelines in Integrated Care. DeCristofaro, Pharmacologic Competency. Boice, Ethics in Integrated Care. Robertson, Zeh, Cross Cultural Issues in Integrated Care. Part II: Specialty Areas Within Integrated Care. Buie, Psychiatric Consultation in Integrated Care and Telepsychiatry. D. Teater, M.Teater, Treating Patients with Substance Abuse Issues in Integrated Care. Krall, Pediatric Integrated Care. Thompson, Suicide Screening, Assessment, and Intervention with Adult Patients in Integrated Care. Thompson, Screening, Assessment, and Intervention for Intimate Partner Violence in Integrated Care. Sawyer, Minick, Integrated Care for Returning Members of the Military and their Families. Part III: Helping Integrated Care Professionals Thrive. Pratt, Lamson, Supervision for the Integrated Behavioral Health Provider. Sherlock, Leadership in Integrated Care. Miller, Auxier, Integrated Care Policy. Kessler, Research and Outcomes Tracking Focus in an Integrated Patient-centered Medical Home. Denny, Hardin, Pitts, Curtis, Preparing Graduate Students for Careers in Integrated Care.


    Russell Curtis, PhD, NCC, LPC, is Associate Professor and Coordinators of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Western Carolina University

    Eric Christian, MAEd, LPC, is Integrated Care Coordinator at the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC

    "Curtis and Christian have prepared a text that will help educate mental health providers who are emerging new professionals or professionals transitioning to a new healthcare paradigm. Integrated care is not a ‘fad’ but is the future of healthcare. The mental health system has been lagging behind in preparing their workforce for integration and this text will be an important resource for assisting with that transition." Jennifer Hodgson, PhD, LMFT, Associate Professor, East Carolina University

    "Curtis and Christian’s book provides practical, realistic, hands-on knowledge to Behavioral Mental Health Professionals faced with the challenges of successfully navigating the capricious Integrated Care waters.  It is THE book to read for any Behavioral Mental Health Professional working in Integrated Care settings." Gerald A. Juhnke, EdD, LPC, NCC, American Counseling Association Fellow; Professor Department of Counseling, The University of Texas at San Antonio

    "The authors have put together a definitive collection of material about integrated care (IC). This text will be invaluable in creating connections between mental health providers and primary care providers. Equally important, the material in this text allows practitioners to access comprehensive and practical information on being successful in IC." A. Michael Dougherty, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Counseling, Western Carolina University