This 16-hour online course was developed by Albizu University, Miami Campus, in partnership with Miami Dade College, Medical Campus, and Behavioral Science Research Institute (BSRI). It has the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program, HRSA Grant 17-070 (2017 – 2021).
The course is targeted for students in the fields of Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, School Counseling, and Nursing who are currently involved in, or wish to enter, a Behavioral and Primary Care Integrated setting.
The goal of this course is to give Behavioral and Nursing students and practitioners the basic information required to practice in an integrated setting through the understanding of the principles and history of integrated care, as well as models and challenges of integration. Specific topics within integration will be addressed including screenings, assessments, interventions, symptoms of mental illness and opioid use, working with vulnerable populations, and the roles and challenges of Behavioral Care and Nursing professionals in integrated settings.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- describe the history, principles, and practices of integrated care delivery systems, the Integrated Care Lexicon, and barriers to integration;
- list the basics for working within an integrated behavioral and primary care team;
- identify a database of guidelines for clinical and empirically-based mental health guidelines, and list the warning signs and symptoms of mental illness;
- recognize screening instruments and assessments designed to detect early warning signs of mental illness, problem behaviors, and use of alcohol and drugs;
- describe evidence-based interventions including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the elements of Trauma Informed Care;
- identify types of psychological trauma, its stages, processing, and interventions;
- define human trafficking and describe human trafficking laws and its impact on vulnerable populations;
- list the elements of the collaborative care model for K-12 schools;
- define the role and challenges of nurses in integrated care;
- explain the role and challenges of Nurses in the Opioid Crisis.
Irma M Barron, Ph; Tania Diaz, PysD; Edward Heyden, EdD; Marie O. Etienne, DNP, ARNP, FNP, GNP, PNP, PLNC and Isabel Medina, EdD *Please see complete faculty biographies in the Faculty Profiles Tab of Blackboard.