Integrated service delivery and alternative practice models summit recording now available

The recording provides nuts-and-bolts guidance for practitioners interested in exploring opportunities for integrated practice and alternative practice models.

Members across the country have expressed an interest in obtaining a recording of the May 30, 2015, multistate summit in New York City on integrated service delivery and alternative practice models. The acclaimed summit was sponsored by the APA Practice Organization, the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) and the New York State Association of Neuropsychology, as well as the state psychological associations in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey. The recording is available at the NYSPA website

Members of the APA Practice Organization (and the other sponsoring associations) can purchase the recording for $125, a $200 discount from the nonmember price. Simply list your APA membership number where the registration page asks for the promotion code. (Nonmembers can call the APA Membership Office at (800) 374-2721 to join APAPO and to take advantage of this discount along with other benefits of membership.)

The summit was designed to help interested psychologists learn the nuts and bolts of getting involved in, working with and developing systems that promote integrated mental and physical health services delivery. The full-day event featured expert panels that included psychologists, neuropsychologists, physicians, risk managers, lawyers and insurers. 

Program sessions cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Tips for getting started with integrated service delivery.
  • Alternative practice models from co-location to IPAs and management services organizations.
  • The importance of including traditional mental health and neuropsychological services in integrated systems.
  • Collaborating with health systems and insurers to advance integration and foster practice opportunities.
  • Improving communication and collaboration between psychologists and physicians.

Plans are under way for additional regional summits in 2016, including Washington, D.C., in May and Chicago in June. APAPO is discussing other possible summits with state psychological association leaders for later in 2016 and beyond. Stay tuned to this PracticeUpdate e-newsletter for further details.