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How an Integrated Behavioral Health Model can Support Improved Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Megan Lipsett, MA, MS, PhD Candidate

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How an Integrated Behavioral Health Model can Support Improved Outcomes for System Involved Youth
How an Integrated Behavioral Health Model can Support Improved Outcomes for System Involved Youth

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About the Event

Megan Lipsett, MA, MS, PhD Candidate

Training Description

Foster and system involved youth are at increased risk for fragmented care and medical complexity. Integrated behavioral health approaches involve a practice team of primary care and behavioral health support providers working together with foster and system involved youth to provide cost-effective, systematic, and patient-centered care. Health delivery systems that integrate physical and behavioral health can reduce costs and improve quality of care and outcomes for people with comorbid physical and behavioral health conditions. Interprofessional collaboration is usually considered a core competency for those who support system involved youth, yet pathways to doing so aren’t always clear. This training will explore models for addressing physical health in a behavioral health settings and vice versa in order to improve outcomes for system involved youth.

Learning Objectives

● Identify two models of care integration which can support improved outcomes for system-involved youth.

● Acquire experience evaluating at least 2 approaches to implementation of integration of behavioral health and substance abuse services into primary care settings, including their impact on system-involved youth and family outcomes.

● Acquire at least two skills for engaging in team-based whole-person care with medical and behavioral health providers to support prevention practices and respond to social determinants of health.


1:00-1:15pm  Welcome, Introductions, and Overview

1:15-2:00pm  Individual and structural drivers of the need for integrative behavioral health models.

2:00-2:40pm  Understanding Integrated Behavioral Health approaches and primary models of care integration.

2:40-2:50pm  BREAK (CE Hours will not be offered for this time)

2:50-3:25pm  Integrative behavioral health models: evidence and case studies.

3:25-4:00pm  Strategies for becoming involved with integrated practice teams

Meet Our Trainer

Megan Lipsett is a doctoral candidate in Social Health Psychology, conducting research in the Social Affective Neuroscience Lab. Megan also holds an MA in Integrative Health Studies from CIIS and is an assistant Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and the founder of COPIA Health. As a practitioner, Megan has worked with clients who have experienced complex trauma and uses a mindfulness-based approach to supporting resilience. As a research psychologist, she examines how our perceptions impact physiology (such as inflammatory biomarkers and cortisol), social connection, and long-term health behaviors underlying noncommunicable diseases. With an interest in factors that promote resilience to adversity, she focuses on translational work that informs how research on health mindsets can inform behavioral interventions and public policy. She has done program development and facilitation for diverse organizations, including integrative medicine centers, transitional women's homes, social worker training centers, environmental awareness groups, benefit corporations, and health and wellness centers.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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