Mental Health Communications Skills Training for Medical Assistants in Pediatric Primary Care

@article{Brown2012MentalHC,
  title={Mental Health Communications Skills Training for Medical Assistants in Pediatric Primary Care},
  author={MHS Jonathan D. Brown and MPH Lawrence S. Wissow and MPH Benjamin L. Cook and BA ShainaLongway and BA EmilyCaffery and BA ChrisPefaure},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={20-35}
}
Paraprofessional medical assistants (MAs) could help to promote pediatric primary care as a source of mental health services, particularly among patient populations who receive disparate mental health care. This project piloted a brief training to enhance the ability of MAs to have therapeutic encounters with Latino families who have mental health concerns in pediatric primary care. The evaluation of the pilot found that MAs were able to master most of the skills taught during the training… CONTINUE READING
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