Health Care Reform “ObamaCare” legislation is affecting how all mental-health professionals approach their clinical work. In this presentation, Dr. Keith will present information about how the private practice of psychotherapy will change as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. He will discuss ways psychotherapists can modify their practices in order to benefit from these changes, as well as how Health Information Technology and on-line services can be used to enhance the private practice of psychotherapy. He will also address how the use of social media to connect with patients will change the practice of psychotherapy.
- Describe how the Affordable Care Act is implemented and how to modify their practice improving patient care to benefit from these changes.
- Explain how Health Information Technology and on-line services can be used to enhance the private practice of psychotherapy.
- Show how the use of social media to connect with patients will change the practice of psychotherapy.
- List the ways that an understanding of the Affordable Care Act’s implications for psychotherapy care differentially affect patients of diverse cultural/linguistic backgrounds.
Paul Keith, M.D. is on the faculty of SDPC, and a graduate of its adult, child, and adolescent training programs in psychoanalysis. He has over 30 years of experience as a reviewer for various managed health companies and as medical director of an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents, and of an adolescent psychiatric residential treatment facility. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, completed his adult and child psychiatry residency at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and then, following two years of service in the Navy, opened his private practice in San Diego in 1975. He recently retired as the West Region Medical Director for Wellpoint Behavioral Health.