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Behavioral Interventions for Office-Based Care

Edition #418 | March 2014

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  • Summarize the types of behavioral therapies and delivery methods that can be used to facilitate behavior change.
  • Cite indications for referral of patients to a behavioral health care professional.
  • Describe models of collaborative care that support patient behavior change.
  • Discuss the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended behavioral health screenings and tools that can be used to accomplish screening.
  • Describe specific brief behavioral interventions that can be delivered in the primary care setting.
  • Describe the application of a brief behavioral intervention for a specific health risk behavior (eg, smoking, overeating, sedentary lifestyle, unintentional injury).
  • Discuss the role of behavioral therapies for depressive disorders, as monotherapy or in combination with pharmacotherapy.
  • Outline effective behavioral approaches for initial management of mild/uncomplicated major depression in children and adolescents.
  • Summarize risk factors and management approaches for depression during pregnancy.
  • Describe evidence-based behavioral therapies that primary care clinicians can use for patients with depression.
  • Discuss the steps of the safety planning intervention for suicide prevention.
  • Describe the behavioral interventions that have been successful in managing anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorders.
  • Summarize the potential role of computer-based and Internet-based resources for patients with anxiety and depression.
  • Cite the components of behavioral interventions for patients with insomnia.
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