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 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
Earn a $10,000 stipend as a second year Masters of Social Work student in the clinical social work concentration.
Develop expertise in behavioral health care within a primary care setting field placement
Work with an interdisciplinary behavioral healthcare team
Receive supervision by an experienced clinical social worker
Participate in a behavioral healthcare conference and job fair
Participate in “Go Deep” related learning experiences
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 Master of Social Work program with the Clinical Social Work Concentration
Must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 in social science courses; 3.50 preferred
Application to IBH and the Master of Social Work program is open to all undergrads from the social sciences fields
In addition, a student must earn a first semester Master of Social Work GPA of 3.50 or above
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
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.