What if you could gain your MSW degree, earn money, and gain vital experience to set you on a path of success in your social work career? You can do this in the Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) track offered within the University of Kentucky MSW program!
We are excited about the IBH opportunity-and you should be too! The Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) track will give you superior experience and knowledge working as a social worker in a medical setting while gaining vital experience working with youth, adolescents, transition-age adults and the elderly.
I talk to many students interested in the MSW program at the UK College of Social Work because they’ve worked with our graduates and have noticed the knowledge level and confidence our graduates possess. This is true for our program and especially the IBH track. If you qualify, you could earn money and graduate with no strings attached!
What is Integrated Behavioral Health?
IBH is a structured approach in healthcare of treating the “whole person”. Social workers partner with medical staff to improve patients’ wellbeing by providing coordinated care for medical and mental health and substance abuse issues within the medical setting of their primary care physician.
Can I really earn $10,000.00? What’s the catch? What are the requirements?
Yes, if you qualify for the IBH tract, you can earn a stipend of $10,000.00. No catch! Students accepted into IBH will need to complete two IBH elective courses, specialized training, and complete a two semester advanced practicum in a primary care setting, and be enrolled full time. Who should apply?
If you qualify for Advanced Standing for 2017 admission and have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a Social Work GPA of 3.5, you should apply for the IBH track. You have nothing to lose and much to gain!
What if I’m not sure what I want to do as a Social Worker?
That’s a great question! You have nothing to lose by applying- especially if you aren’t yet sure what field you plan to practice Social Work in. You may find that this specific type of Social Work far more fulfilling than you realized, but even if you don’t, once you complete the program, you will have gained broad skills that will help you no matter the field of practice you choose to enter into.
How Do I apply?
Visit the IBH page for more info here: https://socialwork.uky.edu/msw/integrated-behavioral-health-track-program/
Apply for the IBH track here: https://socialwork.uky.edu/msw/integrated-behavioral-health-track-application/
Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
Steven Adkins, MSW Advisor, Steven.Adkins@uky.edu
Lindsey Booth, Recruiter, Lindseybooth@uky.edu
Lynn Joyce Hunter, LCSW, Clinical Field Coordinator, Lynn.Hunter@uky.edu