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 over 85 years, the College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky has been a leader in education. Our mission is clear: Through rigorous research, excellence in instruction, and steadfast service, the CoSW works to improve the human condition. Always, in all ways.

As the state’s flagship university, our mission is actualized through our deeds. Our faculty are renowned academicians dedicated to fostering the development of high-quality practitioners and researchers. 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.