UK College of Social Work Announces New Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship

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The University of Kentucky College of Social Work is pleased to announce the addition of the Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship to its academic offerings. The fellowship is part of the college’s ongoing commitment to workforce development in the social services space.

The Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Fellowship is designed to bolster the healthcare workforce by cultivating clinicians prepared to meet the complex healthcare needs of individuals experiencing co-occurring physical and behavioral health challenges. The fellowship is lead by the UK College of Social Work and offered in partnership with the College of Medicine, UK Healthcare Family Medicine (Turfland Clinic) and Center for Interprofessional & Community Health Education.

IBH Fellows will engage in a comprehensive, participatory training curriculum with five components designed to help them develop a holistic and practical workforce skillset. The components include academic courses on topics such as healthcare policy and communication technology, clinical simulation exercises, clinical field rotations, supervision from a trained and credentialed IBH professional, and a guided research experience.

The IBH Fellowship is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Social Work. Fellows will receive full coverage of tuition fees and healthcare for the one-year fellowship term and a $20,000 stipend. In addition, IBH Fellows will be eligible for additional funding support to attend trainings, conferences, and other relevant skills development initiatives.

For 85 years, the University of Kentucky College of Social Work (CoSW) has been a leader in social work education. As a college, we promote community and individual well-being through translational research and scholarship, exemplary teaching, and vital community engagement. We are committed to the people and social institutions throughout Kentucky, the nation, and the world. Like the University, CoSW is an organization that cultivates a diverse academic community characterized by interpersonal fairness and social justice. We are fiercely committed to developing outstanding social work professionals — leaders who will serve individuals, families, and communities through innovative and effective practices that are guided by cultural competency, systematic ethical analysis, and a keen and pragmatic understanding of the human condition.  

UK College of Social Work Announces New Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship