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, Department of Educational Psychology and Texas Child Study Center. 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 tracks: the Standard IBH Scholars track and the Addiction and Recovery Scholars track. Students in the Addiction and Recovery Scholars track have a special focus on prevention, treatment and recovery for individuals with substance use disorder and opioid use disorder. All IBH scholars participate in a competency-based curriculum focused on developing skills in integrated care, interprofessional practice and cultural competence. This includes hands-on training alongside care providers in Central Texas.