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Larry B. Mauksch, MEd
Senior Lecturer, Family Medicine
Family Medicine Residency
Family Medicine Research Section
Phone: (206) 598-6577

Biographical Information

Mr. Mauksch is trained as family counselor and as an educator. He has spent the last 28 years training medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in interviewing skills, team development, and the diagnosis and management of mental disorders in primary care. . He is the past chair of the Collaborative Family Health Care Association and of the Group on Physician Patient Interaction within the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Teaching Interests & Roles

He is interested in helping physicians learn ways to use their time most effectively and efficiently. He is also interested in helping physician faculty become more effective teachers of behavhioral science skills, especially communication skills and primary care care counseling skills. He is the principle investigator and project direct of the Paired Observation and Video Editing (POVE) program, funded by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. The POVE project is disseminating this intensive curriculum to learning physician patient communication to 9 medical schools in the United States. He directs the Family Medicine Mental Health Internship in Collaborative Care.

Research Interests & Roles

Mr. Mauksch has studied how physicians learn communication skills; the impact on quality of care of integrating mental health and primary care services designs; care for the underserved because the prevalence of mental illness in low income primary care populations is very high; methods of system change to sustain quality improvement; and, faculty development in learning to teach communication skills.

Current Projects

Mr Mauksch is the project director to disseminate the Paired Observation and Video Editing (POVE) educational program. This program uses direct observation by peers combined with editing videos of one's clinical encounters to learn communication skills. It also will study how faculty learn and teach. Mr. Mauksch is a co-investigator and consultant through the center for Health Studies at Group Health Cooperative studying the integration of mindfulness, communications skills and team work to enhance quality of care for patients. He is studying the impact of integraing mental health services on the quality of care for a low income, uninsured primary care population.

Selected Publications

Mauksch, L., Dugdale, D., Dodson, S., Epstein, R. Relationship, Communication and Efficiency in the Medical Encounter: Creating a clinical model from a literature review. Archives of Internal Medicine, in press.

Epstein, R., Mauksch, L, Carrol, J., Jaen, C. How can I be sure I have Addressed the Patient's concerns? Getting off to a good start. Family Practice Management, 2008, March 35-40.

Mauksch,l., Reitz, R. Tucker,S., Hurd, S., Russo, J., and Katon, W. Improving quality of care for mental illness in an uninsured, low-income primary care population. General Hospital Psychiatry, 2007, 29, (4), 302-309

Mauksch, L. The Biopsychosocial Model: A View From the Mountains and Across a Lake, Families, Systems and Health, 2006, 23(4), 436-439

Baldwin, L-M., Patanian, M., Larson, E., Lishner, D., Mauksch, L., Katon, W., Walker, E., Hart, G. Modeling the Mental Health Workforce in Washington State: Using State Licensing Data to Examine Provider Supply in Rural and Urban Areas. Journ of Rural Health, 2006, 22, 50-58.

Schirmer, J.,Mauksch, L., Lang, F., Marvel, MK., Zoppi, K., Epstein, R., Brock, D.,
Pryzbylski, M. Assessing Communication Competence: A Review of Current Tools. Family Medicine, 2005 37(3): 184-92.

Losh, D., Mauksch, L., Arnold, R., Maresca, T., Storck, M., Maestas, R., Goldstein, E. An Innovative Strategy for Teaching Inpatient Communication Skills to Medical Students. Academic Medicine, 2005 80, 118-124.

Egnew, T., Mauksch, LB., Greer, T., Farber, S. Integrating Patient Centered
Communication into a Required 3rd Year Family Medicine Clerkship. Academic
Medicine, 2004, 79, 737-743.

Mauksch, LB. Katon, W., Russo, J., Tucker, S., Walker, E Cameron, J. The content of a low income, uninsured primary care population: Including the patient perspective. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, 2003, 16,:278-289.

Cameron, J. and Mauksch, L. Collaborative Family Health Care in an Uninsured
Primary Care Population: Stages of integration. Families, Systems and Health, 2002, 20(4) 343-363.

Mauksch, L., Hillenburg, L., & Robins, L. The Establishing Focus Protocol:
Training for Collaborative Agenda Setting and Time Management in the Medical
Interview. Families, Systems and Health, 2001, 19, 147-157.