2020 Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration Conference
The core mission of the Lipscomb Initiative for Behavioral Health Integration (LIBHI) is to facilitate the integration of mental health services into primary care health centers in the middle Tennessee area. We hope to be a catalyst for behavioral health innovations through training, research, advocacy, and practice. The initiative is funded by a $2.2 million dollar grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to train Clinical Mental Health Counseling students interning at health clinics treating people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable.
This July, LIBHI held its annual Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration Conference. The conference highlighted evidence supporting programs and practices for the integration of behavioral health in primary care and other integrated health care settings. Special attention was focused on behavioral health counseling and the COVID-19 pandemic. National experts addressed issues including leadership and career options.
Conference Speakers (see bios below):
- Parinda Khatri, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Cherokee Health Systems
- David Bauman, Psy.D., Behavioral Health Education Director at Central Washington Family Medicine
- Bridget Beachy, Psy.D., Director of Behavioral Health at Community Health of Central Washington
- Wendy Bradley, LPC-MHSP, CPHQ, Director of Behavioral Health Integration at TMF Health Quality Institute