Topical Review: Building Competency: Professional Skills for Pediatric Psychologists in Integrated Primary Care Settings

J Pediatr Psychol. 2016 Nov;41(10):1144-1160. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw066. Epub 2016 Aug 26.


OBJECTIVES : In the midst of large-scale changes across our nation's health care system, including the Affordable Care Act and Patient-Centered Medical Home initiatives, integrated primary care models afford important opportunities for those in the field of pediatric psychology. Despite the extensive and growing attention, this subspecialty has received in recent years, a comprehensive set of core professional competencies has not been established. METHODS : A subset of an Integrated Primary Care Special Interest Group used two well-established sets of core competencies in integrated primary care and pediatric psychology as a basis to develop a set of integrated pediatric primary care-specific behavioral anchors. CONCLUSIONS : The current manuscript describes these behavioral anchors and their development in the context of professional training as well as with regard to Triple Aim goals and securing psychology's role in integrated pediatric primary care settings.

Keywords: health care services; primary care; professional and training issues.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / standards*
  • Humans
  • Primary Health Care / standards*
  • Professional Competence*
  • Psychology, Child / standards*
  • United States