Primary care providers and psychiatric care: The next level

Tuesday, May 31, 2016: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Parlors BC (Hilton Portland)
The high prevalence of psychiatric conditions among people experiencing homelessness challenges HCH providers, who may not be comfortable with their level of training and skill for assessing and prescribing. Nonetheless, the primary care setting remains a principal venue for encountering and treating mental health problems including substance use disorders, and the integration of behavioral health and primary care is central to quality initiatives such as Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition. This intermediate-level presentation – targeted to primary care teams – will address assessment, intervention, and treatment of mental/behavioral health issues including substance use. This training will be particularly beneficial to programs with limited behavioral and mental health resources. The session will focus on bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, other complex presentations, and medications.
Susan Marie, PMHNP, PhD (Medical Director for Behavioral Health, Old Town Clinic, Central City Concern)
Lynda Bascelli, MD (Chief Medical Officer, Project HOPE)
Marianne Savarese, RN, BSN (Program Coordinator, COO, City of Manchester Health Care for the Homeless Program)