Kent A. Corso, PsyD, BCBA-D

Kent A. Corso, Psy.D., BCBA-D, is a clinical health psychologist and board-certified behavior analyst. He is a prior U.S. Air Force officer and an OEF veteran. Kent brings over 15 years of experience in teaching and training in university and military medical settings. Over the last several years his clinical practice and research has been conducted on population health models of implementing behavioral healthcare – models focused on chronic diseases and mental health difficulties. With his colleagues, Dr. Corso has published more research on the primary care behavioral health model within the Department of Defense than any other single group. His expertise in this area makes him one of less than a dozen experts in this subject matter in America.

Dr. Corso is an international consultant and speaker for primary care behavioral health. These experiences have afforded him the opportunity to provide talks and workshops on various models of primary care behavioral health integration, behavioral health prevention and outreach, and military/veteran cultural competency.

Dr. Corso has been the president of NCR Behavioral Health, LLC since 2009. NCR Behavioral Health is a consulting group that leads hospitals, private practices, healthcare organizations, and corporate wellness programs to develop and sustain cost-saving, quality-enhancing integrated behavioral health programs that utilize population health principles and cutting-edge practice models which yield improved health for its patients and a return on investment for the system.

IIBHN 2020 Presentation(s):

Evidence-Based Management of Suicide Risk in Primary Care

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how to efficiently and accurately assess suicide risk and determine an appropriate disposition within a brief 20-minute primary care appointment.
  • Discuss ambivalence and reasons for living with patients.
  • Explain how to devise and implement a crisis response plan that may reduce suicide attempts by 76%.
  • Apply their knowledge of brief evidence-based risk assessment to the management of suicidal patients in PCMH and in reverse integration settings.

Advanced Skill Development in Primary Care Suicide Management

Learning Objectives:

  • Effectively assess suicide risk in primary care within 5-10 minutes.
  • Create effective crisis response plans (CRPs) suitable for primary care settings per the latest evidence-based research on CRPs.
  • Discuss suicide with patients in an empowering (collaborative and standardized, but not authoritative, paternalistic/maternalistic or prescriptive) way, while tailoring the discussion to the patients’ values and the evidence base in this area.
  • Complete medical record documentation that appropriately communicates with all members of the “medical neighborhood” and meets the highest standards of suicide risk management documentation
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