A First Look at Integrating Care: Practice

A First Look at Integrating Care: Practice 

This course provides social workers with an overview of core clinical practices and competencies required to work effectively within an integrated healthcare system. After learning the fundamentals of what constitutes an integrated healthcare system, you will gain key insights regarding how social workers can serve as part of a holistically-oriented integrated healthcare team. Didactic information is complemented by specific examples regarding clinical approaches in order to give you actionable take-aways which you can apply in your own setting. In 2012, the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS), run by the National Council for Behavioral Health, launched a partnership with the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work (NADD) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). This partnership led to the creation and pilot of the Policy and Practice in Integrated Care courses at 28 colleges and universities across the country. The in-person format, which was distributed widely to the field through NADD and CSWE networks, remains available and is offered at multiple institutions nationwide. With additional funding from the New York Community Trust, the project was further expanded to include development of the courses in an online format available at no cost to participants through Relias Learning.


Hours: 1.00


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Course Details

Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe key elements of an integrated healthcare system.
2. Cite examples of best clinical practices in the provision of integrated health care.
3. List how social workers can be effective members of a multidisciplinary integrated healthcare team.

Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributor B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: Integrated Healthcare A. What is Integrated Healthcare (IC)? B. Why is Integrated Care Important? C. Research Findings Regarding Integrated Healthcare D. Bi-Directional Opportunities in an Integrated System of Care E. Core Competencies Section 3: Values A. System Minded B. Comprehensiveness C. Cultural Sensitivity D. Whole Health E. Person Centered and Self-Determination F. Access G. Equity and Social Justice H. Inter-Professional Multi-Disciplinary Team Collaboration Section 4: Knowledge – What Does a Social Worker Need to Know? A. Understanding the Interdependence and Interrelationship Among Mental Health, Physical Health and Substance Use Problems B. Understanding the Role of Adverse Life Experiences on a Person’s Mental Health, Physical Health and Substance use C. Understanding the Roles and Functions of an Integrated Inter-Professional Team D. Understanding the Culture of Primary Care E. Basic Health Literacy: Common Chronic Health Conditions and Health Indicators Section 5: Skills – What does a Social Worker Need To Do in an Integrated Healthcare System? A. Engagement, Connecting and Motivation Enhancing Skills: Motivational Interviewing B. Teaching Skills: Imparting Information to the Client Based on the Principles of Adult Education C. Comprehensive Integrated Screening and Assessment Skills D. Brief Behavioral Health and Substance Use Intervention and Referral Skills E. Comprehensive Care Management Skills F. Health Promotion, Wellness and Whole Health Self-Management Skills G. Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Instructor: Anthony J. Salerno, PhD
Anthony J. Salerno, Ph.D. is a New York State licensed psychologist with over 30 years of public mental health experience in inpatient and outpatient settings in New York State. He holds a faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and is currently a faculty member of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University. Dr. Salerno has extensive experience in assisting public mental health programs serving impoverished population to adapt, adopt and sustain evidence informed practices such as Wellness Self Management and Family Psycho-Education. Dr. Salerno has specialized in the creation of easily accessible and practical tools and resources to support administrators, supervisors and mental health practitioners in the provision of quality services, especially those delivered in group modalities. As a senior consultant with the National Council, Dr. Salerno also provides guidance on the design and implementation of learning communities focused on the integration of behavioral health and primary care services as well as assisting organizations to adopt and sustain the principles and practices of trauma informed care. Disclosure: Anthony J. Salerno, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Beginner, Intermediate level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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