A Qualitative Investigation into Behavioral Health Providers Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Clinical Collaboration

  • Kaprea F. JohnsonEmail author
  • Lauren Mahan


Interprofessional clinical collaboration (IPC) is an approach in which healthcare providers from different professions work to collaboratively improve health outcomes for patients. Limited research exists on behavioral health provider’s attitudes toward IPC. This qualitative study included 32 participants with results highlighting two major themes: (1) benefits (to the profession and client) and (2) collaboration (collaboration experience and consultation). Finally, a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis was used to operationalize the findings and develop implications.


Compliance with Ethical Standards

The institutional human subjects review board approved this study in the summer of 2016.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Counseling & Special Education DepartmentVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.School of Psychology & CounselingRegent UniversityVirginia BeachUSA

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