A common factors approach to improving the mental health capacity of pediatric primary care

Larry Wissow, Bruno Anthony, Jonathan Brown, Susan DosReis, Anne Gadomski, Golda Ginsburg, Mark Riddle

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Abstract

To expand the mental health service capacity of pediatric primary care, we ask whether there are evidence-based skills to allow providers to 1) immediately begin treatment for children with emotional and behavioral problems while diagnostic procedures are being pursued, and 2) offer evidence-based care to children who do not meet criteria for a specific diagnosis. We discuss why the epidemiology of child mental health problems poses difficulties for disorder-specific mental health interventions, and review evidence that "common factors" contributing to the outcome of mental health treatments define a core set of skills that primary care providers might use to complement disorder-specific interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-318
Number of pages14
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Mental health
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary care
  • Psychotherapy process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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