Week 1 - Introduction to Behavioral Medicine

Participants should be able to understand the following key elements:

  • Describe the biopsychosocial framework.
  • Recognize human tendencies to dichotomize the mind and the body.
  • Summarize differences between the biopsychosocial and biomedical models, and understand common barriers to implementing the biopsychosocial model.
  • Describe the Cognitive Behavioral Model of health and illness.
  • Explain how to implement the CBT model with a range of patients.

Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Specialty Care Providers
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Mental Health Professionals
  • Nurses and Clinical Nurse Practitioners
  • Other Allied Health Providers
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