Patricia Gibson, MD

Patty Gibson is a physician, who is board certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Anesthesiology. She is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer for Arkansas Behavioral Health Integration (ABHIN) which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to meet the challenges of integrating healthcare by building relationships, sharing resources, providing education and trainings, and advocacy for all. (

Dr Gibson is also a consulting psychiatrist to the Arkansas Health Group Behavioral Health Integration Team and core faculty with the Baptist Health-UAMS Psychiatry Residency Program in Little Rock.

Behavioral Health Integration is an ideal expression for Dr. Gibson’s passion for working in interdisciplinary teams and transforming healthcare to focus on healing of the whole person. She has been actively involved in integrated behavioral health and value-based population health for more than ten years including working with blended integrated health teams in Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) programs at Veterans Healthcare Systems in Little Rock, AR and Oceanside, CA.

She is co-chairman of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) Psychiatry Special Interest Group and an advisor for the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute (IPCI).

She currently lives with her husband and two dogs and enjoys living and being outdoors in Arkansas, “The Natural State.”

IIBHN 2021 Presentation(s)

May 7,2021, 8:30-10:00 (MST). Virtual

Roles of Psychiatrists in Integrated Behavioral Health

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand possible roles for psychiatrists in medical settings from case-based examples
  • Identify areas in your own practices that might benefit from psychiatric consultation
  • Develop a plan of next steps to incorporated psychiatric consultants as part of your integrated behavioral health team

May 7, 2021, 10:15-12:30 (MST). Virtual

With Erick Messias, MD

Myths & Misconceptions, History, and Perspectives of Psychiatry

History of psychiatry; psychiatrist’s model; approaches to psychiatric patients

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the historical development of psychiatry as a medical specialty
  • List the four main perspectives of psychiatry according to McHugh and Slavney
  • Apply the “four perspectives” model to actual case vignettes
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