Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program

Chang | Barrick | Griswold | Dermen | Elze | Janikowski | Austin-Ketch | Campbell-Heider
This project will train graduate students to provide empirically supported, team-based addictions prevention and treatment services in integrated behavioral health-primary care settings located in underserved Western New York communities.

UB students in the HRSA Behavioral Health/Substance Use Disorder (BH/SUD) Scholars Program will receive enhanced addictions education, including clinical placements in integrated care settings as well as comprehensive, interprofessional addictions and behavioral health training and workshops. Advanced training in empirically supported practices will be provided also to faculty and field supervisors associated with the project.  Graduate students from four professional programs will be invited to become HRSA BH/SUD Scholars: (1) Mental Health Counseling (MS degree); (2) Rehabilitation Counseling (MS degree); (3) Social Work (MSW degree); and (4) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree).

Principal Investigator
Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, RN, FGSA
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo

Co-Investigators
Christopher Barrick, PhD
Research Institute on Addictions 

Kim Griswold, MD
Department of Family Medicine
University at Buffalo

Kurt Dermen, PhD
Research Institute on Addictions

Diane Elze, PhD
School of Social Work
University at Buffalo  

Timothy Janikowski, PhD
Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
University at Buffalo

Tammy Austin-Ketch, PhD
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo

Nancy Campbell-Heider, PhD
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo

Funding Agency
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Grant Number
M01-HP31333

Dates
2017-2021