An Introduction to Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare for Social Workers
- Understand the policy implications of the Affordable Care Act on the provision of integrated healthcare;
- Describe best practice integrated healthcare models; and
- Explain the role of a social worker within an integrated care environment.
Anthony Salerno, PhD, is a New York State licensed psychologist with over 30 years of public mental health experience in inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Salerno has extensive experience in designing rehabilitation programs, working with families and consumer advocacy organizations, training multidisciplinary staff in the principles and practices of psychiatric rehabilitation and providing organizational change management consultation to behavioral health organizations. In New York State, he has developed system-wide strategies to promote evidence-based practices, with a particular emphasis on health self-management and family psycho-education. Dr. Salerno was the lead author of the Wellness Self-Management Plus curriculum based workbook that integrates mental health, substance use and physical health topics.