Psychologists as Scientists in Integrated Primary Care

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This course will help psychologists-in-training begin to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to provide leadership, clinical and consultation services, as well as program development and evaluation assistance in primary care settings. The “plug and play” structure of the course is designed to enable all graduate programs, even those who do not have faculty with direct primary care experience, offer training to students in this burgeoning area of integrated primary care.

Each module includes PowerPoint lectures with faculty notes, student exercises, illustrative videos that are easily accessed when the PowerPoint is in full screen mode and wifi is available, resources, and references. Instructor manuals elucidate key concepts and provide additional readings and resources. The modules can be supplemented to meet individual program needs and individual modules can be used as colloquia lectures or as adjunct lectures in existing classes.

The curriculum was developed by a core group of nine primary care psychologists with vast experience working and training in integrated primary care. Some of the topic modules, such as working with older adults and managing chronic pain, were written by experts in particular subject areas, in collaboration with the core team to ensure that they retained a foundation in primary care.