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About consultation models


The research base on psychiatry consultation models is growing. Click on the links below to see key articles, posters, and presentations about psychiatry consultation programs in the peer-reviewed and grey literature.


Peer-reviewed publications


Connor, D.F., McLaughlin, T.J., Jeffers-Terry, M., O’Brien, W.H., Stille, C.J., Young, L.M., et al. (2006). Targeted Child Psychiatric Services: A New Model of Pediatric Primary Clinician-Child Psychiatry Collaborative Care, Clinical Pediatrics (Phila), 45 (5):423-34.  Abstract


 Dobbins, M. I., Roberts, N., Vicari, S. K., Seale, D., Bogdanich, R., & Record, J. (2011). The consultation conference: A new model of collaboration for child psychiatry and primary care. Academic Psychiatry : The Journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry, 35(4), 260-262. Abstract


 Gabel, S. (2010). The integration of mental health into pediatric practice: Pediatricians and child and adolescent psychiatrists working together in new models of care. The Journal of Pediatrics, 157(5), 848-851. Abstract


Hilt, R., McDonell, M.G., Rockhill, C., Golombek, A., & Thompson, J. (2009). The Partnership Access Line: Establishing an Empirically Based Child Psychiatry Consultation Program for Washington State, Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth, Winter. Download


Lister, G. 2011 Joseph W. St Geme Jr Lecture: Five Things I’d Like to See Changed in American Pediatrics, Five Lessons I’ve Learned, Pediatrics, 2012, 129; 961-967. Download


Sarvet, B., Gold, J., Bostic, J. Q., Masek, B. J., Prince, J. B., Jeffers-Terry, M., et al. (2010). Improving access to mental health care for children: The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project. Pediatrics, 126(6), 1191-1200. Download


Sarvet, B., Gold, J., & Straus, J. H. (2011). Bridging the divide between child psychiatry and primary care: The use of telephone consultation within a population-based collaborative system. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 20(1), 41-53. Abstract


Other publications, presentations, and reports


Fritsch, S., Korsen, N., & Solomons, N. (2011). Child Psychiatry Access Project: A pilot project in Maine [Poster]. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference.


Holt, W. 2010. The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project: Supporting Mental Health Treatment in Primary Care. The Commonwealth Fund – Case Study: High-performing Health Care Organization. Click here for a summary of the Commonwealth Fund report.


Knutson, K., Wei, M., & Stein, B. 2011. Legal risk associated with pediatric mental health consultation programs [Poster]. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference.


Knutson, K et al., 2012, Medico-Legal Risk Associated with Pediatric Mental Health Telephone Consultation Programs, Adm Policy Ment Health


    Best Principles for Integration of Child Psychiatry into the Pediatric Health Home (June 2012)


    This publication from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is intended to help health insurance payers and purchasers by providing a framework for integrating and sustaining mental health in the pediatric health home. The report notes the importance of the process being inclusive and taking into account the unique characteristics of the community and its stakeholders.




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