The purpose of this training is to provide foundational knowledge and professional skills practice as preparation for individuals delivering integrated behavioral health (IBH) practice facilitation at primary care sites.
Behavioral Health Clinicians (Psychologists, Therapists, Social Workers, Nurses) interested in helping organizations and primary care teams develop their skills and processes to integrate behavioral health services into their practice environment are encouraged to apply. The course is ideally designed for any clinician or nurse who has worked in a behavioral health setting and has experience integrating behavioral health within primary care that wishes to advance their career to become an integrated behavioral health practice facilitator.
*Course space is limited. CTC-RI also reserves the right to defer applicants to the fall course if there is not enough interest to fill a spring group.
"The course really solidifies and celebrates the role of the practice facilitator. The resources are current and dedicated to the adult learner. You will find the experience engaging and it will expand your professional base."
-Jayne Daylor RN MS.
Senior Integrated Behavioral Health Program Leader, Care Transformation Collaborative-Rhode Island (CTC-RI). Dr. Nelly Burdette has more than 15 years’ experience within integrated behavioral health clinical and leadership positions. She has created Integrated care programs at federally-qualified health centers, community mental health centers, and the Veteran’s Administration for pediatric, family medicine and adult populations. From positions in senior leadership to providing clinical services embedded within medical practices, she has provided integrated behavioral health training and supervision to interdisciplinary medical teams. In her current roles, Dr. Burdette is the Associate Vice President of Integrated Behavioral Health at Providence Community Health Centers, the largest federally qualified health center in Rhode Island and serves in both a leadership and clinical role. She has also been serving as a senior content expert and integrated behavioral health practice facilitator for CTC-RI for the past 7 years. Dr. Nelly Burdette received her doctorate degree in Health Psychology from Spalding University and completed her internship at Cherokee Health Systems, focusing on behavioral health services within a primary care safety net population. Her post-doctorate was completed at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Primary Care Psychology.
Participants will receive a virtual reference manual with course readings
Module post-tests to help participants understand level of comprehension
Four consecutive weekly calls with Dr. Burdette, CTC’s Senior IBH program leader and course Instructor
Continuing social work education credits, approval by NASW for 8 CEU credits
Approximately 24-hour time commitment
Interested course participants should submit an application. You will be notified of your acceptance and provided further instructions within 7 days of receipt.
Please note, this training program is not for learning how to do integrated behavioral health. There are other courses that cover this topic, such as this one.
The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.