Laura Sidari, M.D.

Psychiatric Consultant | Arkansas Behavioral Health Integration Network

Dr. Laura Sidari, MD is a board-certified General Psychiatrist with additional specialized training and experience in Primary Care Integrated Psychiatric Consultation. She has diverse clinical practice and leadership experience across military, college health, and community healthcare settings. Dr. Sidari is actively involved in nationwide mentorship, training, education, and advocacy initiatives related to integrated behavioral healthcare, which, includes serving as a Psychiatric Consultant for ABHIN. In a separate capacity, she leads a multi-professional behaviorist team in providing sustainable and effective integrated care for community primary care clinics across a regional healthcare system in Central New York. Dr. Sidari is an active member of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA), where she serves as co-chair for the Collaborative Care Model Special Interest Group. She lives with her children, husband, and pet dog in Ithaca, NY.

2023 Presentation:

Collaboration: The Key to Successful Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

Through this engaging keynote presentation, participants will learn about the complex but vital role of collaboration in effective integrated behavioral healthcare. What fosters interpersonal connectivity as healthcare professionals and more broadly as human beings? What circumstances tend to get in the way of collaboration? Using parallels to the fostering connectivity between siblings, the audience will come to understand on a deeper level how to cultivate collaboration across diverse teams, both in times of alignment and in moments of rupture.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will learn about the role of collaboration in fostering human connectivity across teams, using parallels to sibling relational development.
  • Learners will discover intersections between collaboration and effective delivery of integrated behavioral healthcare.
  • Participants will understand ways in which various elements of integrated care can help as well as hinder development of a collaborative team environment.
  • Learners will identify opportunities to utilize collaboration to meet goals of integration, even in the midst of challenge and relational rupture.