Integrated Behavioral Health
Central Washington Family Medicine has embraced the concept of integrated behavioral health in every aspect of training. CWFM takes great pride in being innovative in how to integrate behavioral health into the education and services offered.
Embracing Integrated Behavioral Health
During the three years of residency, residents receive four formal months of behavioral medicine experience, which includes shadowing of Behavioral Health Consultants (BHCs) in their clinics, one-on-one coaching, gratitude and wellness activities, group role-plays, and much more. Informally, residents will work alongside multiple BHCs during their outpatient clinic experiences by completing co-visits, warm-handoffs, and sharing all aspects of patient care.
Hands on Experience
BHCs are also intimately involved in the evaluation process of residents by serving on the Educational Advancement Committee (EAC) committee, Clinical Competency Committee, QI/PIP oversight committees, etc. In a sense, integrated behavioral health is infused in every aspect of the residency program and CWFM takes great pride in being innovative in how to integrate behavioral health into the education and services offered.