We get it, being a BHC in primary care is isolating right now. Your schedule is jam-packed and your patients' needs are unyielding. No wonder so many BHCs are overwhelmed right now.
But what if...
your job was sustainable?
you were more energized?
and your peers were there to validate you?
That's where we come in.
We are a community of primary care BHCs learning and growing together in a "come-as-you-are" environment.
Join us for live virtual trainings, case studies, and small group discussions that empower and energize us as a collective.
Get up to 11 Continuing Education Credits for live & recorded sessions.
Besides our "come-as-you-are" policy that allows participants to join in whatever way works for them, such as on a walk or without their webcam on (*gasp!*), we are a peer-oriented learning group connecting isolated BHCs specifically so they can become empowered by their network with new skills.
Our approach gives you permission to do less both through efficiency and creating a manageable workload, while still practicing ethically and maintaining healthy boundaries.
We help you reconcile the "model" of your role with the reality of daily demands so you can successfully navigate a clientele who are especially high-acuity while avoiding burnout.
We address the most salient and relevant topics for you! Monthly topics are sourced from BHC requests. We provide pragmatic training and tools to make your job more sustainable.
Community of Practice Participant
Dr. Higa is a clinical psychologist and behavioral health clinician working as the Manager and Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health for Legacy Health.
At the core of Dr. Higa’s work are firm beliefs in the benefits of brevity, simplicity, candor, and efficiency. Clients can expect her cool sensibilities to generate a refreshing sense of calm, direction, and clarity.
She practiced for 11 years at a family medicine residency program patient-centered medical home with Providence in Portland, Oregon. She provided clinical care to a diverse group of patients of all ages, many of whom were facing complex social challenges. Her faculty duties included training medical residents to improve their care of patients’ psychiatric and social needs. Additionally, she trained psychology trainees in behavioral health integration. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and her doctorate in psychology from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She completed her internship at Reed College’s counseling center and her residency at Rosemont Treatment Center and School, a part of Morrison Child & Family Services. In addition to seeing patients in clinic and teaching, she has worked extensively on behavioral health curriculum design and workflows.
Attain competence and confidence in ability to quickly assess and diagnose in the primary care environment.
Real talk about real problems and real solutions with your peers.
Gain tools and resources for managing multiple priorities and crises, as well as strategies for efficiency.
Expect 30 minutes of didactic content, followed by 30 minutes of small group breakouts, networking, and case studies.
Every second Thursday of the month over the lunch hour (12p-1p PST).
Plus, over the course of the year, each participant gets 60 minutes of one-on-one consultation time with Dr. Bethany Higa!
Behavioral Health Clinicians (BHCs) embedded in primary care settings such as Psychologists, LCSWs, LPCs, LMFTs, and board-registered associates.
This group is not for practice managers or administrators.
Our meetings are all on Zoom so you can join from anywhere.
Didactic trainings will be recorded and available to view at your convenience.
$675 covers the entire year of monthly trainings, continuing education credits, and 60 minutes of one-on-one consultation with Dr. Bethany Higa.
Yes! Up to 11 CME credits are available throughout 2023.
in your ability to quickly assess and diagnose in the primary care environment.
more effectively into your primary care team.
and learn from other clinicians to glean new tools and skills to improve integrated behavioral health care.
BHC Community of Practice Participant
Dr. Bethany Higa presents on Early Childhood diagnosis, parenting, and lifestyle component to the BHC Community of Practice, May, 2022.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of OHSU School of Medicine and Creach Consulting Group. The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for continuing education requirements.
This course meets the program prerequisites and is in a qualifying program category as recognized by the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners.
and others can accept the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as an equivalent as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline. If you have doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, contact your board prior to registering for the course.
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