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Blount, A. (2020). High-Touch TelemedicineIntegrated Care News, 6/4/20.


Blount, A. (2018) It takes a team.  Later published in S. Gold and L. Green (Eds.), Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care: Your Patients Are Waiting. Springer, New York. pp 131-155.  Written for physicians on why and how to bring a behavioral health clinician into their primary care practice.

Miller, B.F., Gilchrist, E.C., Ross, KJ.M., Wong, S.L., Blount, A. Peek, C.J. (2016). Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Providers Working in Primary Care. Prepared from the Colorado Consensus Conference. Now a national resource for those training, hiring and planning for the future workforce of behavioral health clinicians in primary care.

Blount, A., Fauth, J., Nordstrom, A., Pearson, S. (2016). Assessing the Workforce for the Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care in New Hampshire.  Published by the New Hampshire Endowment for Health.  Surveys the workforce of staff who provide behavioral services, not limited to the behavioral health clinician workforce. The survey was done in the safety net primary care clinics in New Hampshire. This was the first use of the term “care enhancer.”

Hall, J., Cohen, D. J., Davis, M., Gunn, R., Blount, A., Pollack, D. A., Miller, W. L., Smith, C., Valentine, N., and Miller, B. F. (2015).  Preparing the Workforce for Behavioral Health and Primary Care IntegrationJ Am Board Fam Med, 28: S41- S51. Provides the evidence for the training needed to prepare a mental health professional to function effectively as a primary care behavioral health clinician.

Baird, M., Blount, A., Brungardt, S., et al; (2014) The Working Party Group on Integrated Behavioral Healthcare. Joint principles: integrating behavioral health care into the patient-centered medical homeAnn Fam Med.;12(2):183-185.  Watershed paper in the development of the PCMH model.

Blount, A. (2013). Getting mental healthcare where it is neededFamilies, Systems, & Health. 31, 117-118. Editorial from Dr. Blount’s time as Editor of the journal focused on the role of integrated primary care in the overall mental health delivery system in the U.S.

Blount, A. (2012). Form(s) in the patient-centered medical homeFamilies, Systems, & Health: 30, 189. Editorial on the importance of the Patient-Centered Care Plan.

Gunn, W. & Blount, A. (2009).  Primary care mental health: a new frontier for psychology. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65: 235-252.

Blount, A, & Miller, B. (2009). Addressing the workforce crisis in integrated primary care. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 10, 142-7. Description of the coming workforce crisis with curricula for training mental health clinicians to make the transition to primary care behavioral health.

Blount, A. and Adler, R. (2008). A collaborative approach to somatization.  Later published in Kessler, R. and Stafford, D. (Eds), Collaborative Medicine Case Studies: Evidence in Practice. Springer, 97-104.  A physician and a behavioral health clinician describe one striking example of how quickly serious somatization problems can resolve with proper teamwork.  

Blount, A., Schoenbaum, M., Kathol, R., Rollman, B., Thomas, M. O’Donohue, W., & Peek, C.J.  (2007).  The economics of behavioral health services in medical settings:  A summary of the evidence. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38, 290-297.  Dr. Blount and a team of leaders in the field assembled and analyzed the ROI evidence for behavioral health services in medical settings.  The paper outlines which behavioral health services are clearly cost-effective in medical settings and which are not.

Blount, A., DeGirolamo, S. & Mariani, K. (2006). Training the collaborative care practitioners of the future. Families, Systems & Health, 24,111-119.  Describes the training of family medicine residents with health psychologists in ways that maximize the mutual training function of multi-disciplinary clinical teams.

Blount, A. (2003). Integrated primary care: Organizing the evidence.  Families, Systems & Health: 21, 121-134. This is the article that introduced the categories of “coordinated,” “collocated,” and “integrated” care to the field as a way of organizing a typology of programming and a typology of research outcomes.

Blount, A. (2002). Thinking about mind and body for medical psychotherapy: Toward an integration in clinical practice. Advances in Medical Psychotherapy, 11, 199-206. This is a discussion about how the dichotomy between the mind and body is deeply ingrained in the words we have to use to try to get beyond the dominance of such a false separation on our thinking.

Blount, A. (1997). “An Introduction to Integrated Primary Care as later published in Blount, A. (Ed.). Integrated Primary Care: The Future of Medical and Mental Health Collaboration. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998, 1-43. This was the earliest broad introduction to integrated primary care.  

Blount, A. and Bayona, J. (1994). Toward a system of integrated primary care. Family Systems Medicine, 12: 172-180. This article introduced the term “integrated primary care” to the field and describes a shining example of an integrated primary care practice from the very early days of the field.

Papers by Alexander Blount used in teaching


Storytelling for Health Behavior Change

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