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Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program: Preparing MSW students for the demands of populations who have unmet behavioral health needs.

In fall 2017, The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) School of Social Work, in partnership with the University of Missouri (MU) School of Social Work, received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to further develop and expand the behavioral health workforce serving populations across the lifespan, including persons in rural, vulnerable, and/or medically-underserved communities.

Integrated Health is fastly becoming a growing field for social workers. Students will be trained in effective behavioral health treatment modalities at interprofessional and team-based care field placement sites or through internships that are working toward or have instituted the integration of behavioral health and primary care.

For students who are starting their concentration practicum:

  • Integrated Health Scholars must be willing to commit 20 hours/week to an integrated health setting across 2 semesters of concentration-level practicum
  • Practicum stipend provided
  • Specialized training in integrated behavioral health at no cost


  • Practicum setting targeting the behavioral health
  • Commitment to training and networking activities
  • Full concentration practicum (6800 & 6850) commitment
  • Agreement with and signature on the BHWET commitment letter

For additional information, contact Riisa Rawlins-Easley, BHWET Coordinator.

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