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Selected Topics to Fit Your Needs

Please note that our registration software will be upgraded on the evening of Thursday 12 November and will not be available during the upgrade process. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Who are these short courses designed for?

In the decade since we began offering our Primary Care Behavioral Health Certificate Course, Integrated Primary Care (IPC) has advanced, and more and more Behavioral Health clinicians are building expertise in IPC on the job.  For some of them, our full Certificate Course may not be the best solution. 

Similarly, practitioners working in integrated mental health clinics ("reverse integration") may need a different orientation to integrate their skills with the team.  And those working with the elderly or in pediatrics may prefer to focus on those populations.

How do the short courses work?

CIPC is now offering the opportunity to take short courses in selected Behavioral Health and Primary Care topics organized by topic areas.  The content and faculty are identical to Certificate Program modules. You may take one or several.

These seven short courses are online and accessible 24/7 and are available at one registration site.  Participants will receive invitations to monthly live Q&A webinars with Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Blount and/or UMass CIPC faculty.

Each course has been carefully and thoughtfully built and includes downloadable handouts and links to important web-based resources. 

Technology Requirements

You can access the course you enroll in with an internet connected device with speakers: laptop, desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone. For the optional online Q&A sessions, a broadband connection is strongly recommended.

Continuing Education credits available

 Click HERE for details

Tuition & Payment

  • $300 per individual, per course--please note that we do not allow multiple individuals to view the course with a single registration.  Each individual must register separately.
  • Payment can be made with credit card, check or institutional POs

Refund Policy

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Creating and Managing an Integrated Primary Care Practice

Faculty: Blount, Adler

  • Introduction to Integrated Primary Care
  • Transforming the Organization
  • Transforming Clinical Practice



Bio-Psycho-Social Treatment

Faculty: Blount, Runyan, Barnard, Adler

  • Evidence-Based Therapies and the Culture of Evidence in Primary Care
  • Patient Activation
  • Psychotropic Medication
  • Caring for Chronic Illness
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Dealing with Substances and Pain in Primary Care

Faculty: Baxter, Blount, Mullin, Spannring, Brown

  • Substance Abuse in Primary Care
  • Health Behavior Change
  • Medical Care of Chronic Pain
  • Behavioral Care of Chronic Pain
  • Relaxation Therapies

Behavioral Health and Pediatrics

Faculty: Blount, Sell

  • Behavioral Health in the Primary Care of Children
  • Practicing as a Behavioral Health Clinician in Pediatric Care
  • Challenging Populations
A roadway blocked with barriers and stop sign

Serious Mental Illness

Faculty: Blount, Hobart, Rovezzi, Runyan, Barnard

  • Serious Mental Illness
  • SMI Health Behavior
  • Psychotropic Medication
Happy nurse shaking hands with elderly male patient

Population Health in Primary Care

Faculty: Blount, Runyan, Barnard

  • Patient Activation
  • Caring for Chronic Illness
  • Screening and Care Management

Families, Community, Culture

Faculty: Blount, Hartman-Stein, Ferguson, Cappas

  • The Family in Primary Care
  • Geriatrics
  • Culture and Primary Care