Interdisciplinary Training Your Workforce to Promote Integrated Care

Dr. Barbara Cubic, associate professor, psychologist and co-director of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Clinical Psychology Internship Program discuss the role of interdisciplinary training in creating a workforce equipped to provided integrated care within patient centered medical homes.Barbara Ann Cubic, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) with joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Family and Community Medicine.  She serves as the Co-Director of the EVMS Clinical Psychology Internship Program, Director of the EVMS Student Mental Health Program and Director of the EVMS Center for Cognitive Therapy.  She is a Certified Cognitive Therapist and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and her clinical and research interests are in cognitive behavioral therapy, eating disorders, psychological aspects of bariatric surgery, and primary care psychology.  She has been awarded multiple state and national funding grants.  In 2002, she wrote one of the first funded HRSA Graduate Psychology Education grants and in 2007 received her second HRSA Graduate Psychology Education grant focused on training psychologists and primary care physicians to provide integrated care.  In the last two years she has also received two substantial grants from the State of Virginia for Workforce Development.  She also serves as the editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.   In 2010 she was awarded the Cummings PSYCHE Prize by the American Psychological Foundations for her work in Integrated Care.

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