Board Certification

ABBHP diplomate status in behavioral healthcare delivery recognizes a set of specialty skills within general healthcare. The diplomate recognizes experience and skills in working with behavioral health problems in ways that are coordinated with allopathic medicine. The Specialty of Behavioral Healthcare Practice integrates behavioral health into medical care in diagnosing, treating and providing the necessary monitoring of post-treatment behavioral follow up including:

a. Chronic Disease Management
b. Strategies in Health Management and Illness Prevention
c. Treatment Compliance
d. Behavioral Medicine
e. Assessment and Treatment of Mental Disorders in Primary Care Settings

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Certification in Clinical Geropsychology

The number of older adults residing in nursing homes and other long term care settings is rising, quickly, and is projected to grow faster than any other cohort group in U.S. history. With this demographic shift comes a unique opening for more skilled, dedicated professionals. This program is available to mental health practitioners who want to expand their practices in this specialty area, and demonstrate to health care professionals, public and private insurance plans, and federal health care policy regulators that they are Certified as a Behavioral Health Professional for Nursing Home Practice.

To read the program overview, please click HERE
To download the application and requirements for board certification, please click Application

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

After many years of concern with our fragmented health delivery system, there is currently intense interest in combining the two silos of physical health and mental health into one integrated system in which behavioral health is an integral, seamless part of primary care.

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