Tipping points in the Department of Defense's experience with psychologists in primary care

Christopher L Hunter, Jeffrey L Goodie, Anne C Dobmeyer, Kevin A Dorrance

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Abstract

Psychologists played a crucial role in the successful implementation of integrated behavioral health care services in Department of Defense (DoD) primary care clinics. On the front lines of policy development, training programs, clinical care, and program evaluations, psychologists successfully promoted integrated care as a core component of the DoD patient-centered medical home. We review the development of integrated care and discuss the roles of psychologists in the DoD to provide an exemplar of the impact psychologists can have on the implementation and sustainment of integrated care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-98
Number of pages11
JournalThe American psychologist
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated/standards
  • Humans
  • Mental Health Services/standards
  • Patient-Centered Care/standards
  • Primary Health Care/standards
  • Program Development/standards
  • Psychology, Clinical/standards
  • United States
  • United States Department of Defense/organization & administration

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