Residents are often attracted to family medicine because of their interest in the general well-being of individuals and families. In the Lincoln Family Medicine Program, the Behavioral Health curriculum helps residents develop the ability to manage a busy medical practice which includes addressing not only the physical concerns of your patients, but understanding and treating the patient within a biopsychosocial model of care.
The Behavioral Health curriculum is infused throughout the three years of residency, and is built on an integrative model of care. Behavioral Health psychologists/therapists work closely with family physicians in the primary care clinic to increase accessibility of services to patients, as well as provide valuable educational opportunities for residents. The curriculum is comprehensive and employs many varied teaching strategies, including dual interviews, direct observation, video review, noon conferences, didactics, and consultation.