The Behavioral Health Specialist in Primary Care is a great read and offers guidelines to assist those who are taking the plunge into a more effective and cost-efficient patient care that treats the whole patient. The book starts by explaining the ideology of how the behavioral health specialist (BHS), who could be anyone from a psychologist to a social worker, can be a true asset when integrating practices. The philosophies of this book demonstrate positive changes for all parties involved. Mary Ann Burg and Oliver Oyama (in collaboration with many other contributors) do a wonderful job detailing their expertise in the subject at hand and encourage boundary blurring and cross-training among disciplines during integration. In light of offering the reader definitions and roles, the book makes clear that communication is the key component in integrative care, with each member having a voice and...

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