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Initiative for Behavioral Health Integration

Register Now for the 2021 Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration Conference

The 2021 conference is free to participants and will be held over Zoom. Continuing Education credit will be available to participants. Click here to register. 

The Lipscomb Initiative for Behavioral Health Integration is excited to host the 2021 Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration Conference on July 29 and 30 from 9 am - 3 pm. The conference will highlight evidence supporting programs and practices for the integration of behavioral health in primary care and other integrated health care settings. Special attention will be focused on health disparities and medication assisted treatment for substance use disorders. Continuing education credit will be available to participants.

Conference Objectives:

  • Define health equity and identify social determinants of health
  • Identify  drivers of health disparities in Tennessee
  • List ways that social determinants of health impact the clinical decision making process
  • Describe the current opioid crisis in the Middle TN area
  • Discuss medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders and opioid use disorders
  • Explain how stigma and bias create barriers to effective treatment of substance use disorders and opioid use disorders
  • Earn NBCC or NASW-TN Continuing Education credit

Lipscomb University, Department of Psychology & Counseling, Graduate Studies in Counseling, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider,  ACEP No. 4585.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Lipscomb University, Department of Psychology and Counseling, Graduate Studies in Counseling, is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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Conference Speakers

Eboni Winford, PH.D., MPH

Director of Research and Health Equity at Cherokee Health Systems

David Patzer, M.D.

Medical Director of Addiction Services at Mental Health Cooperative

View the 2020 presentations here.

View the 2019 presentations here.

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 was initially funded by a $2.2 million dollar grant awarded in 2017 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. The program was awarded an additional grant of $1.36 million in 2021 to continue its work.