Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care

The Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) model provides a strong foundation for bringing behavioral health services into the Patient Centered Medical Home. This book details that model, providing guidance for administrators, primary care providers and behavioral health providers. It explains the roles and responsibilities of all team members and offers a Core Competency training tool for behavioral health providers. Readers will also find case examples and materials for teaching integrated care skills to primary care clinicians and nurses. This comprehensive text also provides information about group services and information about common ethical dilemmas in this new practice context.

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"The recent emergence of psychology as a behavioral primary care profession has markedly accelerated during the past decade… Robinson and Reiter were identified with co-located behavioral primary care long before it became the next wave in mental health care delivery, and the depth of their knowledge and experience has enabled them to write this much-needed, comprehensive how-to book that can be regarded as the new wave's first textbook... The co-authors have provided not only listing key references for those already engaged in integrated behavioral/primary care, but also serving as a wealth of information with user-friendly guides, educational materials, and other tools necessary for starting up such a clinic." *

Nicholas A. Cummings, PhD, ScD

Past President, American Psychological Association

Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada

* PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 52 (46), © American Psychological Association, 2007


"Comprehensive, wise, and incredibly practical, this exciting volume walks through the joys and challenges of an entirely new vision of behavioral health consultation in primary care settings.  Gently, and with good humor, the authors show how to avoid key errors, and provide a detailed, point by point guideline for success in an effective and needed new form of practice. You will forever think differently about the proper role of behavioral health providers in health care delivery.  Even better, you will be prepared to do something about it."

Steven C. Hayes, PhD

Past President, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)

Nevada Foundation Professor, University of Nevada


"This book embodies primary care behavioral health practice at its best. It is accessible, focused, based on the latest evidence, and capable of fundamentally changing health care delivery for those who encounter it. It is simultaneously revolutionary in its insistence on population approaches over individual approaches, and a handy toolbox of practical instruments for daily practice. It should be on the shelves of every primary care behavioral health professional and of the physicians and administrators who want to utilize their services."

Alexander Blount, EdD

Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Chair, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association

Author of Integrated Primary Care: The Future of Medical and Mental Health Collaboration


"Finally, a practical, comprehensive guide for how to successfully integrate a behavioral health service within primary health care. This book covers everything a person needs to know, from tips for getting started to avoiding common pitfalls and ensuring success over the long-term. In my view, this book is essential reading for anyone who is thinking about making the transition to primary care-based behavioral health services."

Dr. JoAnne Epping-Jordan

Senior Programme Adviser, Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland