The Integrated Behavioral Health Service. Tiffany Cummings, M.S., Natasha Mroczek , M.S., & Thom Harrell, Ph.D. School of Psychology Florida Institute of Technology. Objectives of the Presentation.
Tiffany Cummings, M.S.,Natasha Mroczek, M.S., &
Thom Harrell, Ph.D.
School of Psychology
Florida Institute of Technology
patients same day in most cases
patient, and feedback to physician
required, patients are referred to traditional mental health services
cancer, chronic pain, RA, IBS, fibromyalgia, etc.
Sample Introduction Scripts:
Example 1: It sounds like you might be having a lot of stress right now. I work with someone who specializes in helping with these issues, and I would like you to speak with them today to better help me help you. Is it alright with you if I introduce you to her/him?
Example 2: It’s really important that you better manage your weight. I have a colleague who can give you some specific ideas about how to do this. Her/His office is just down the hall. My nurse will walk you there after we’re done.
It’s best not to use the terms therapist, counselor, or psychologist when referring. We use the title Behavioral Health Consultant because it doesn’t have any stigma or connotations.
Behavioral Health Service Intervention Overview