Integrated Behavioral Health Certificate

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Are you interested in...

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! This program is open to both practitioners in the field and current Baylor students.

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 sessions are offered in this program. In order to earn the certificate in IBH you must complete 3 of the 4 sessions...

  • Online course #1 - Opens Dec. 15, 2017, and must be completed by Feb. 4, 2018, to continue on to Course #2
  • Course #2 - at Baylor University Feb. 16-17, 2018
  • Course #3 - at Baylor University March 16-17, 2018
  • Course #4 - at Baylor University April 20-21, 2018

In addition, the program is offered as an elective course through Baylor Univeristy, allowing BSW and MSW candidates to register 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 Becky_Scott@baylor.edu