Psychologists who have not been trained in integrated primary care (IPC) need to modify the way they relate to other healthcare providers in the service of their patients. In a decision to become more integrated, psychologists must confront the change process itself, with all its attendant discomforts. These discomforts may be conceived of as either external or internal barriers to change. This course focuses primarily on key internal changes that psychologists must wrestle with in shifting to a more IPC focus of service delivery.
- Demonstrate how to transition from solo provider to health care team member while simultaneously meeting the needs of both the patient and the physician.
Kirkpatrick, H., Vogel, M.E., and Nyman, S. (2011). 5 Changes Psychologists Must Make to be Successful in Integrated Primary Care. The Register Report, 37, 38-41.