Alexander Blount, Ed.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Innovation at Antioch University New England, where he leads a new Major Area of Study in Behavioral Health Integration and Population Health. He maintains an appointment as Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded the Center for Integrated Primary Care (CIPC), the oldest and largest Web-based training program in behavioral health integration.
At CIPC, he created the Certificate Program in Primary Care Behavioral Health, a rigorously evaluated online program that has trained more than 3,000 behavioral health clinicians to practice in primary care. He has contributed to the primary care behavioral health workforce through his work on defining the competencies of behavioral health clinicians and building training pathways for developing the workforce of the future.
Dr. Blount has been practicing as a clinician, trainer, administrator, author, teacher, and consultant for more than 40 years. He has been a behavioral health clinician in primary care for almost 20 of those years. His books include Integrated Primary Care: The Future of Medical and Mental Health Collaboration, published by W. W. Norton. He is past president of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, a national multidisciplinary organization promoting the inclusion of behavioral health services in medical settings, and he is past editor of Families, Systems, & Health, the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare, published by the American Psychological Association.