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Embedding a psychologist in a primary care clinic leads to increased access to behavioral health services, especially among patients who may not seek out these services themselves or follow through with a physician’s referral to an outside behavioral health clinic.

Opportunities to gain practical experience in mental health settings are limited, but the call for providing early exposure to behavioral health career paths is clear [4].

Integrated behavioral health (IBH) holds promise for treating mild to moderate psychiatric disorders in a manner that more fully addresses the biopsychosocial spectrum of needs of individuals and families in primary care, and for reducing disparities in accessing behavioral health care.

Results suggest that the Behavioral Health Integration Program model of pediatric integrated care is feasible and that hiring behavioral health staff with specific training in pediatric, evidence-informed behavioral health treatments may be a critical variable in increasing outcomes such as referral rates, self-reported competency, and satisfaction.

In an internal survey of 33 medical providers in an integrated family medicine residency, 97% of respondents report they value behavioral health integration to such a degree that they are more likely to accept a job in a setting that offers integrated behavioral health.

This could be done through routine screening and referrals to behavioral health or, ideally, through incorporation of a behavioral health provider within a multidisciplinary patient team.

INTRODUCTION There are benefits of integrating a behavioral health specialist in primary care; however, little is known about the physicians' perspectives.

An intensive training program for behavioral health professionals increased tobacco treatment and patient quit attempts.

To attain these goals, it is essential to integrate behavioral health services into the patient-centered medical home, because behavioral health problems often first present in the primary care setting, and they significantly affect physical health.

The next stage of this field’s development in China will involve increased integration of behavioral medicine into public health education, training, and the health system.