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Psychological Assessment in Primary Care: A Primer for Graduate Students - John H. Porcerelli, PhD



Please note that Continuing Education Credit is not offered for viewing this webcast.

The webcast will provide a basic overview of assessment in primary care for doctoral students in health service psychology. Beginning with an overview of the healthcare system in the U.S., the Patient Centered Medical Home, and integrated primary care setting, the webcast will focus on assessment in three common types of encounters: Pull-ins, collaborative encounters, and psychological testing. These encounters will be described and examples will be provided for each.


  • Describe what is meant by integrated primary care
  • Explain differences between traditional and primary care assessment
  • Describe the three types of assessment in primary care and the techniques associated with

Co-sponsored by the Society for Personality Assessment.


John H. Porcerelli, PhD

John H. Porcerelli, PhD, is Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine and is the Director of Behavioral Medicine for the Family Medicine Residency program at the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center. He is board certified in clinical psychology and clinical health psychology and is a fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment and the Michigan Psychological Association. His research has included the areas of assessment, partner-violence, collaborative care, and the difficult doctor-patient relationships.

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