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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 the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Dell Medical School, the Steve Hicks School of Social WorkSchool of NursingDepartment of Psychology and Department of Educational Psychology. The program’s goal is to build a diverse and culturally responsive 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.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of awards totaling $3,676,127 under grant number M01HP31380 with 5% financed with non-governmental sources; $2,456,506 under grant number D40HP33374 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources; and $1,349,943 under grant number T98HP33429 with 4% financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

This program has also been supported in the past by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

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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.