Clinical Social Worker Joins Farmington Family Practice

15 Jan 2016 10:49 AM | Deleted user

 

Clinical Social Worker Joins Farmington Family Practice

Laflin Perform direct delivery of behavioral health services on the spot rather

Farmington¾

 

Franklin Health Farmington Family Practice is pleased to announce that Brent Laflin, LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker has joined its clinical staff to provide behavioral health services for patients.

 

Having clinical social workers alongside health care providers is a new integrated model being used at all four Franklin Health primary care medical practices. Social workers deliver behavioral health services on the spot—rather than by referral—providing immediate assessment and diagnosis and brief solution-based therapy for patients of all ages. They also provide patient education and support and complete referrals to case management and other services as needed.

 

Laflin received his master’s degree in social work in 2010 at the University of Maine, Orono. He earned his bachelor’s of fine arts degree with honors from the University of Southern Maine in 1993. Laflin has extensive experience providing outpatient therapy and case management services.

 

“Adding a social worker to the team in a primary care setting removes barriers and improves access for patients. They now have immediate support from a group of health professionals who work together to coordinate care so our patients can be as healthy as possible,” said Dr. Kendra Emery. “We believe that this collaborative approach improves continuity of care and produces better health outcomes at lower costs for our patients.”

 

In his spare time Laflin sings and plays guitar and mandolin for anyone who will listen.

 

For appointments call 778-3326.

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