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Integrated Mental and Behavioral Health Training Program- (IMBTP-2)

WVU School of Social Work Awarded Federal Funding to Expand the Integrated Mental and Behavioral Health Training Program (IMBTP-2)

September, 2014

The WVU School of Social Work has been awarded a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in conjunction with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The funds totaling $545,785 over a three year project period will support expansion of the Integrated Mental and Behavioral Health Training Program (IMBTP) originally funded by HRSA in 2012. The original IMBTP funding is used to support the training of 25 students between 2012-2015 in integrated mental and behavioral health with a focus on both children and military personnel, veterans, and their families. The newly funded project, known as the IMBTP-2, will support the training of an additional 40 students between 2014-2017 in integrated mental and behavioral health with a focus on practice with children, adolescents, and transitional age youth. The IMBTP-2 will emphasize prevention and clinical intervention with children, adolescents, and transitional age youth at risk for (or who have already developed) behavioral health disorders, with particular focus on integration with primary care, violence prevention, and family involvement in prevention and treatment. Trainees funded under the IMBTP-2 will receive $10,000 in stipend support for completing their advanced field placement within the WVU MSW program.

Contact IMBTP Program Director Carrie Rishel for more information.

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