The National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work (NADD), in partnership with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), is working to develop and deliver a research-informed curriculum on competencies and roles of social workers in integrated behavioral health and primary care settings. This “Social Work and Integrated Behavioral Health Curriculum Project” will result in the creation of faculty teams that, over the course of the year 2012, will develop master’s-level curriculum materials for two courses and two course modules in Advanced Clinical Practice and Policy & Services.
Funding for this project has been provided by the SAMHSA and HRSA-funded Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) housed in the National Council for Community Behavioral Health. CIHS promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care provider settings. CIHS is funded jointly by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
The Center provides training and technical assistance to 90 community behavioral health organizations as well as to community health centers and other primary care and behavioral health organizations across the country. The PBHCI Grant program is part of an unprecedented push by Congress and the Health and Human Services Administration to help prevent and reduce chronic disease and promote wellness by treating behavioral health needs on an equal footing with other health conditions.
The Center website has information for clinicians, administrators, consumers of services, and researchers. You can access it here.
April 24, 2013 - We are pleased to announce that we have selected 28 schools for phase 3 of the Integrated Healthcare Social Work Curriculum Project (see list of awardees here). The orientation webinar has taken place on April 24, 2013 with representatives from schools and field agencies as well as selected students. Recording of the orientation webinar is available at the bottom of this webpage (download the video codec to view the file).
The focus of this project is on:
- Offering integrated care course content at the selected school in 2013;
- Creating an integrated care field placement for social work students; and
- Participating in Field Placement Learning Network activities in Fall 2013
October 4, 2012 - The curriculum materials have been submitted and are currently under review by SAMHSA and HRSA. The materials in draft format are available now. Please click below to access the materials in draft format.
Draft Curriculum - Clinical Practice
Draft Curriculum - Policy & Services
Advanced Clinical Practice Curriculum Development Team
- Marion Becker, University of Southern Florida
- Blake Beecher, Eastern Washington University
- Judith Anne DeBonis, California State University, North Ridge
- Mo Yee Lee, Ohio State University
- James J. Werner, Case Western Reserve University
Integrated Health Policy & Services Curriculum Development Team
- Roseanna McCleary, California State University, Bakersfield
- Shirley L. Porterfield, University of Missouri, St. Louis
- Victoria Stanhope, New York University
- W. Patrick Sullivan, Indiana University
- Cynthia M. Wiford
If you would like to discuss or learn more about the project, please contact Seol Han.