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 Nursing, Department 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.