The Role of Psychology in Integrated Healthcare: Migraine, A Work in Progress - Presented by Division 17, Professional Practice

The Role of Psychology in Integrated Healthcare: Migraine, A Work in Progress

Five years ago, we wrote a grant application entitled Integrating behavioural treatment for migraine into primary care: Making a difference to the ‘Global Burden of Disease’. We pointed out that the United States Headache Consortium found Grade A evidence (‘multiple well-designed randomised clinical trials, directly relevant to the recommendation, that yield a consistent pattern of findings’) in support of behavioural treatment for migraine. We argued that the problem was that of the over 1 billion people around the world who suffer from migraine, vanishingly few receive such treatment. Our proposal was for a translational research trial taking behavioural treatment for migraine into the primary care setting. The grant application was not funded. The case for change and the barriers to change will be discussed along with some suggestions for pathways forward.

President, IAAP Division 17: Dr. Robyn Vines (Australia)


Professor Paul R. Martin OAM
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry/School of Clinical Sciences
Monash Health, Monash University, Victoria
Adjunct Professor, School of Applied Psychology and Menzies Health Institute Queensland
Griffith University

Professor James Bray, PhD
Professor of Psychology
University of Texas, San Antonio
IAAP Board Member at Large and Immediate Past-President, Division 17
2009 President, American Psychological Association

Webinar Format:

  • 10 minutes: Brief introduction from Dr. Vines in relation to the concept of ‘integrated health care’: What Does it Mean?
  • 20-25 minutes: Using ‘migraine’ as a case study, Professor Paul Martin will highlight some of the key dilemmas in implementing ‘integrated health care’ – reflecting on the parameters highlighted in the preceding ‘integrated care’ presentation.
  • 20 minutes: Conversation / Interview between Professor Martin and Professor Bray
  • 10 minutes: Further discussion.

Presented on November 9, 2021

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