Screening and Assessment in Integrated Primary Care Settings

Jeffrey L. Goodie, Kevin Wilfong

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Most behavioral health care occurs within primary care settings. Increasingly, behavioral health providers are integrating into these settings to enhance the ability of medical providers to assess and treat behavioral health concerns. Compared to specialty care, primary care is optimized, in part through brief appointments, to provide care to a larger proportion of the population. Behavioral health integration models, such as the Primary Care Behavioral Health model, require behavioral health providers to adapt to the environmental demands of primary care and focus on providing targeted brief screenings and assessments to quickly identify presenting concerns. In this chapter, we discuss the special considerations for conducting screenings and assessments in primary care and describe brief and targeted measures appropriate for this environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Handbook of Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781108235433
ISBN (Print)9781108415910
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • brief assessments
  • integrated primary care
  • integrated primary care assessment competencies
  • primary care behavioral health
  • primary care screening and assessment


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