Online IBH Practice Facilitator Training

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Deadline : Interested course participants should submit an application


The purpose of this training is to provide foundational knowledge and professional skills practice as preparation for individuals delivering integrated behavioral health (IBH) practice facilitation at primary care sites.

Course Participants:   Behavioral health clinicians (PhD, PsyD, LICSW, LMFT, LMHC, RN) or NCQA Certified Content Experts (CCE).

Next Course Start Date:   Spring 2022


"The course really solidifies and celebrates the role of the practice facilitator.  The resources are current and dedicated to the adult learner. You will find the experience engaging and it will expand your professional base."

-Jayne Daylor RN MS.

Instructor: Nelly Burdette, Psy.D.

Senior Integrated Behavioral Health Program Leader, Care Transformation Collaborative-Rhode Island (CTC-RI). Dr. Nelly Burdette has more than 15 years’ experience within integrated behavioral health clinical and leadership positions. She has created Integrated care programs at federally-qualified health centers, community mental health centers, and the Veteran’s Administration for pediatric, family medicine and adult populations. From positions in senior leadership to providing clinical services embedded within medical practices, she has provided integrated behavioral health training and supervision to interdisciplinary medical teams. In her current roles, Dr. Burdette is the Associate Vice President of Integrated Behavioral Health at Providence Community Health Centers, the largest federally qualified health center in Rhode Island and serves in both a leadership and clinical role. She has also been serving as a senior content expert and integrated behavioral health practice facilitator for CTC-RI for the past 7 years. Dr. Nelly Burdette received her doctorate degree in Health Psychology from Spalding University and completed her internship at Cherokee Health Systems, focusing on behavioral health services within a primary care safety net population. Her post-doctorate was completed at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Primary Care Psychology.

Foundational Course Components:

5 online modules for self-study with reading and homework between modules:

Module 1:
Overview of IBH Practice Facilitation and Core Competencies
Module 2:
The Primary Care and IBH Landscapes
Module 3:
The How-Tos of IBH Practice Facilitation
Module 4:
Evaluation in IBH Practice Facilitation
Module 5:
Strengthening Your Approach to Sustainable, Evidence Based Integrated Care


  • Weekly calls with Dr. Burdette. Schedule to be arranged with Dr. Burdette
  • A virtual reference binder with readings for the course. CTC-RI will provide to every student.
  • This program is pending Approveal by the National Association of Social Workers for 7.5 continuing education contact hours.
More information:
  • Estimated time commitment is ~25 hours.
  • Cost for Course: $750 for CTC members; $1000 for out of state
  • Optional Onsite/Virtual IBH Shadowing: Highly recommended and unique add-on to the course includes a live shadowing component in which Dr. Burdette schedules your organization for an initial practice facilitation session with the course participant observing and then a follow-up practice facilitation session with Dr. Burdette shadowing the course participant. Schedule to be arranged with Dr. Burdette. Additional Cost for Onsite/Virtual IBH Shadowing: $180/hour

Interested course participants should submit an application.  You will be notified of your acceptance and provided further instructions within 7 days of receipt.

Please note, this training program is not for learning how to do integrated behavioral health. There are other courses that cover this topic, such as this one.


Our Mission

The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.