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Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars Program

The Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Austin is an innovative cross-campus collaboration of Dell Medical School, the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, School of NursingDepartment of Psychology and Department of Educational Psychology. The program’s goal is to build a diverse and culturally competent behavioral health workforce with expertise in delivering integrated behavioral care, particularly to underserved Texans.

The program has two concentrations:

  • The Addiction and Recovery concentration places emphasis on prevention, screening, treatment and recovery for individuals with alcohol and/or substance use disorders, including opioid misuse.
  • The Youth and Family concentration is focused on training in integrated or community settings that serve children, adolescents and transition-age youth.

All IBH scholars participate in a competency-based curriculum focused on developing skills in integrated care, interprofessional practice and cultural humility. This includes hands-on field placement training alongside care providers throughout Central Texas.

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The Need for Integrated Behavioral Health Care

The IBH Scholars Program is committed to closing the behavioral workforce gap in Texas.

Program Details & How to Apply

UT Austin graduate students pursuing careers in mental health are eligible for the IBH Scholars Program.

Academic Partners

The IBH Scholars Program is a cross-campus collaboration among several colleges and schools.