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David Howlett, ...
David Howlett, M.Ed.
David Howlett received his master's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma with an emphasis in Community Counseling.
has over 20 years experience working in Oklahoma's community health and mental health systems.
After starting his career in community mental health, David worked for over 10 years in managed health care as the Director of Operations and CEO for Integrated Behavioral Health, a managed behavioral health care organization.
From 2005 to 2008, David served as Chief Operating Officer of a large community mental health center in Oklahoma City.
He now serves as the Director of Behavioral Health & Special Projects for Variety Care.
David is a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor and a certified hypnotist.
is currently working on a second master's degree in counseling with an emphasis in pastoral care.
David Howlett, Executive ...
David Howlett, Executive Directordavidgh@okibh.comIntegrated Behavioral Health, LLC5600 N. May, Suite 120Oklahoma City, OK 73112Phone: (405) 235-4828 or (800) 856-2689Fax: (405) 236-5014
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"We are excited about partnering with an organization that understands the public sector," said David Howlett, Executive Director at IBH.
...David Howlett Integrated Behavorial Health Services (405) 235-4828
David Howlett, director of behavioral health and special projects for Variety Care, said as many as 75 patients have sought treatment through the video conferencing system at the three rural clinics this year.
A heavy percentage of the indigent patients who seek treatment at the rural clinics have underlying psychological issues that contribute to their health problems, he said.
"There's no shortage of mental health needs, and it's becoming quite apparent that as we get into this technology we're still having trouble meeting all the needs," he
set up a similar network for a mental health center previously.
The equipment is of the type you might find in any other company that uses video conferencing for meetings and the like, but the network piggybacks the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health
and Substance Abuse network and is specially encrypted so as to protect users' privacy.
"It's not as easy as Skype - it's way more secure than that," he
David Howlett, director of behavioral health and special projects for Variety Care, said as much as 60 percent of patients seeking medical care also need some type of mental health assistance.
As one of the state's safety net providers, community health centers want to help the whole person.
"We try to do that 'warm hand-off' from medical staff to behavioral health, and we have social workers built into our system who help with that process," Howlett