Mary Smith, LICSW
University of South Alabama Family Medicine Residency Program
Mary B. Smith, LICSW is the Instructor/Director of Behavioral Medicine at the University of South Alabama Family Medicine Residency Program. Ms. Smith is interested in ethical therapeutic relationships, health disparities, process improvement, complex patient care, and interprofessional education collaboration. She earned a Master of Social Work degree at the University of West Florida and will begin her doctoral studies in clinical social work at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice this year. She is a 2018 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Behavioral Science & Family Systems Educator Fellow and an affiliated faculty member of the USA Disaster and Trauma Alliance. Ms. Smith’s clinical practice has included integrated behavioral health, trauma-focused psychotherapy, and community-based interventions for vulnerable populations experiencing domestic violence, homelessness, foster care, and substance misuse.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Workshop Description:To create a collaborative practice-ready labor force, academia must facilitate student learning and assimilation of the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to function effectively in interprofessional team-based care models. However, organizing interprofessional education (IPE) experiences is a complex endeavor. Further, both IPE and patient-centered care (PCC) competencies are addressed conceptually in health care education but are not necessarily illuminated in general clinical training experiences. Thus, we created the CoNCERT Model with two objectives: 1) To…