My name is Dr. Cameron Froude and I am an educator, therapist, and consultant.
My life’s work is to support individuals and families recovering from mental health issues and health systems seeking to provide high-quality integrated behavioral healthcare.
I was recruited by the John Muir Health Family Medicine Residency to build an integrated behavioral health program and curriculum for the new residency. Additionally, I was the principal investigator on a grant from the Song-Brown Foundation with a central goal of building our integrated behavioral health team and developing group medical visits for a local federally qualified health center. I am well-versed in building integrated behavioral health programs and delivering integrated care within a team-based model.
I have supported individuals with mental health issues, their families, and their medical team. I provide this support by partnering with members of the medical team through timely, relevant consultation regarding patients’ psychosocial healthcare across the illness trajectory. Additionally, I provide patients and their family members with evidence-based mental health care in the context of the medical treatment plan.
Physicians describe this support as an invaluable addition to the medical plan, one that expedites healing, overall wellness, and improved health behaviors. Patients and their family members report improved health outcomes through integrating psychological and physical healthcare.
- University of California, San Francisco (Fellowship)
Family Medicine Faculty Development
- University of Colorado (Fellowship)
Medical Family Therapy
- University of Connecticut (PhD)
Human Development and Family Studies
- University of Connecticut (MA)
Marriage and Family Therapy
- Catholic University (MA)
- Boston College (BA)
Human Development and English
Licensure and Certifications
- California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#97429)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR; Level 1)
Recent Peer Reviewed Publications
- Froude, C.K., Rigazio-DiGilio, S.A, Donorfio, L., & Bellizzi, K. (2017). Contextualizing the young adult female breast cancer experience: Nested systems of sociocultural and interpersonal influence. Qualitative Report, 22(6), 1488-1509. LINK.
- Froude, C.K. (2016) Caring for childhood abuse survivors with medically unexplained symptoms in primary care. Trauma Psychology Newsletter, 10(3), 14-15. LINK
- Froude, C. K. (2016). Locating legacy in illness. Families, Systems, & Health, 34(2), 172-174. LINK
- Froude, C.K. (2016). Breast cancer. In N. Naples (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Wiley Blackwell. LINK
Recently Funded Grants
- Song-Brown Grant (2018). Training family medicine residents in team-based, whole-person care. Cameron Froude (Principle Investigator; Project Coordinator). Budget: $925,000