Integrated Behavioral Health Certificate

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Increasing access to mental health services through primary care medical practices?

Impacting the behavioral and medical health outcomes for thousands of patients?

Delivering evidenced-based interventions in a transdisciplinary team?

Building relationships with local agencies aiming to meet client's behavoiral needs in a health oriented setting?

Tailoring your degree plan towards future plans to bring mental health services and integrated care to clients in a variety of settings?

Then Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) might be for you! A new certificate program beginning January 2017.

Program Goal

While the IBH model continues to grow in effectiveness and demand, there is a shortage of behavioral health providers to fill the role. The IBH certificate program at GSSW aims to equip psychologists and social workers to fill this role and practice at the highest level of their license in the unique context of primary care. The goal of this weekend training program is to equip clinicians to provide quality integrated behavioral services in primary care settings working with family physicians, pediatricians or geriatricians. Increasing the number of professionals trained to engage in high-level mental health and behavioral health work will increase access to medical and mental health treatment for the patients who most need services.

IBH Certificate

Four weekend sessions are offered throughout the Spring of 2017. In order to earn the certificate in IBH you must complete 3 of the 4 sessions on January 20-21, February 24-25, March 24-25, and April 28-29.In addition, this course is offered as an elective through Baylor Univeristy, allowing students to register for the course in order to receive class credit.

The training program will provide content and skill development in the following:

  • Professional roles in Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Ethics of transdisciplinary care
  • Treatment considerations for patients with chronic medical concerns
  • Behavioral health assessment and intervention in primary care
  • Psychopharmacology and other pharmacological considerations
  • CBT and Solution-Focused Therapy in the primary care setting
  • and more!

Upon completion of three of the four courses, students will receive their certificate.

For more information about this certificate program, please email Becky Scott at