The Fundamentals of Behavioral Health Interventions
This interactive course offers an overview of evidence-based behavioral health interventions. These skills are critical across all mental health and medical settings. This includes primary care, where behavioral health integration is a growing priority to improve health outcomes.
The course is led by health psychology expert Dr. Ana-Maria Vranceanu. It includes lectures, clinical resources, and role-play videos to demonstrate skills. Videos focus on skill delivery for both mental health professionals and medical specialists.
The content of this course helps you:
- Review and contrast the biomedical and biopsychosocial models of disease
- Implement the biopsychosocial model in your own practice
- Help patients preserve health and prevent illness through lifestyle changes
- Use strategies in your clinical work that aid recovery and prevent chronic illness after injury
- Optimize management of chronic illness
Take advantage of the interactive discussion board! This provides you with a direct connection to course faculty. Ask questions, find answers, and interact with peers from across the United States and around the world.
The course is valuable for practitioners with all levels of experience. It is ideal for psychologists, social workers, and counselors. It is also ideal for primary care physicians, medical specialists, nurses, physician assistants, occupational and physical therapists, and more.
The course is accessible via desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. All course content is fully on-demand so you can participate whenever your schedule allows.
Physicians and Doctoral-level Professionals: $445.00
Other Professionals: $345.00
Refunds may be issued up two weeks after registration. An administrative fee of $25.00 will be deducted from your refund. Please email us at email@example.com with questions or concerns.
Role Play Actors
- Chris Funes
- Michelle Jacobo, PhD
- Jamie Jacobs, PhD
- Jonathan Lerner, PhD
- Ann Lin
- Jessica McCurley, MS
- David Ring, MD, PhD
- Jonathan Rosand, MD, MS
- Stephanie Sogg
- Lara Traeger, PhD
This program is intended for:
- Primary Care Providers
- Specialty Care Providers
- Clinical Psychologists
- Social Workers
- Licensed Mental Health Professionals
- Nurses and Clinical Nurse Practitioners
- Other Allied Health Providers
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe the biopsychosocial model of health and its implications for promoting health, preventing illness, and optimizing management of chronic illness.
- Use skills to facilitate patient lifestyle changes, including interventions to increase patient motivation.
- Describe SMART goal setting and understand how to implement SMART goal setting with a range of patients.
- Utilize skills to promote recovery from acute illness/injury and prevent the transition to chronic illness, including adaptive thinking and activity pacing.
- Describe cognitive skills to promote optimal physical and mental health recovery, including adaptive thinking and dialectics, and understand how to implement cognitive skills with a range of patients.
- Identify skills focused on optimizing management of chronic disease, including interventions to increase patient adherence.
- Describe skills to promote quality of life among patients with chronic illness, including activity scheduling, and understand how to implement activity scheduling with a range of patients.
Participants must complete each week sequentially and while completing all components of each week to receive credit, including:
- Activity Overview
- Video Lecture
- Reading and Resources (required and optional)
- Discussion Board
- Case Assessment
Introduction to Behavioral Medicine - Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
Preserving Health and Preventing Illness Through Lifestyle Changes - Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
Promoting Recovery and Preventing Chronic Illness after Injury - Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
Optimizing Management of Chronic Illness - Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
- 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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 McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 8.25 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 8.25 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 6.00 Social Workers
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 6.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 73370-2
- 8.25 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 8.25 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 8.25 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.
Release Date: November 4, 2017
Expiration Date: February 2, 2023
Review Date: February 2, 2021 by Robert Althoff, MD, PhD
Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
David H. Rubin, MD, reviewer
Jane Pimental, MPH
Susan E. Sprich, PhD, psychologist reviewer
Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of both themselves and their spouses/partners over the past 12 months, as defined below:
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Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
Relevant financial relationships
ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.
Conflict of Interest
Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.
The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:
Susan Sprich, PhD, psychologist reviewer
Royalties (Co-Author): Oxford University Press
Royalties (Co-Edited Book): Springer
Honoraria (Associate Editors): Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
Jonathan Rosand, MD, PhD, role play actor
Consulting fees: Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer
David Ring, MD, PhD, role play actor
Royalties: Wright Medical, Skeletal Dynamics
All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.
In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies for the past 24 months, as defined below:
The ACCME defines an “Ineligible company” as “those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.” For more information, visit
Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.
Mitigation of Financial Relationships
All financial relationships are reviewed to determine which ones are relevant, and then measures are taken to mitigate all relevant financial relationships and ensure that they do not insert commercial bias into the content of the education.
The following planners, speakers, content reviewers, and others in control of educational content have reported financial relationships with ineligible companies over the past 24 months. Measures have been taken to mitigate the impact of these financial relationships on the educational content and ensure that they do not insert commercial bias into the content of this education.
Ana-Maria Vranceanu, PhD
Scientific Advisory Board: Calm.com
All other individuals in a position to control the content of this educational activity have reported no financial relationships with ineligible companies.
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