Integrated Behavioral Health is Health, Mental Health, and Behavioral Health

The Integrated Behavioral Health Track program is the result of a grant received by the University of Kentucky Colleges of Social Work and Medicine from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The purpose of this grant is to improve access to behavioral health services for at risk children, adolescents and transition age adults (18-25) by increasing the number of well-prepared behavioral health social workers in primary care through Kentucky. The University of Kentucky College of Social Work will recruit 92 Students to the Masters of Social Work degree program through the HRSA grant program. The Integrated Behavioral Track program will include field placements in primary care clinics along with training activities to further expand Kentucky's behavioral health workforce.

Benefits of Participating in This Program

  1. Earn a $10,000 stipend as a second year Masters of Social Work student in the clinical social work concentration.
  2. Develop expertise in behavioral health care within a primary care setting field placement
  3. Work with diverse groups and be a part of a Cultural Diversity Forum
  4. Work with an interdisciplinary behavioral healthcare team
  5. Receive supervision by an experienced clinical social worker
  6. Participate in a behavioral healthcare conference and job fair
  7. Participate in "Go Deep" related learning experiences
  8. Gain experience working with children, adolescents, and transition-age adults

 

Requirements and How To Apply to This Program

The program is open to University of Kentucky graduate students admitted to the Masters of Social Work program with the Clinical Social Work Concentration

  1. Must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 in social science courses; 3.5 preferred
  2. Application to IBH and the Masters of Social Work program is open to all undergrads from the social sciences fields
  3. In addition, a student must earn a first semester Masters of Social Work GPA of 3.75 or above (first six hours of Advanced Standing Masters of Social Work students)
  4. Students must submit a two-page paper on  interest in behavioral health care with children, adolescents, and transition-age adults in a primary care setting
  5. Applications must be submitted through Dr. Pam Weeks (complete the application found here).

 

Application Deadlines

  • For the Fall 2017 Semester:
    • Applications accepted between November 1, 2016 - March 1, 2017

This project was made possible by grant #G02HP27983, which was received by the University of Kentucky College of Social Work in collaboration with the University of Kentucky Family and Community Medicine from the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of the White House “The Time is Now” initiative. The grant’s purpose is to improve access to behavioral health services for at risk children, adolescents and transition age adults by increasing the number of well-prepared behavioral health social workers in primary care throughout Kentucky.

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MSW Advisor

Steven Adkins

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Clinical Field Coordinator

Lynn Hunter

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Field Program Director

Dr. Pam Weeks, Ph. D., J.D., MSW

641 Patterson Office Tower

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