In addition to required concentration practice and policy/services courses and the training curriculum, behavioral health trainees are required to take specialized, online training modules that supplement content covered in each concentration. Modules are tied to the content of the integrative seminar and must be completed concurrently with the seminar. The number of required online modules will depend on the trainees’ concentration (seven maximum).

Field Education

As per the grant requirement, trainees must be in a field education placement in behavioral health practice with children, adolescents and/or youth (up to age 25).

Integrative Seminar

The integrative seminar is facilitated by the program field lead, Charlotte Sanders, MSW. The seminar is structured as a small group (about 12 students) and meets for a 2-hour, 50-minute session every other week across fall, winter and spring quarters during the 2015–16 academic year. Some EDP trainees will take the seminar in summer, fall, and winter). The seminar may be taken for academic credit.

Online Modules

Behavioral health trainees take specialized, online training modules that supplement content covered in each concentration. Modules are tied to the content of the integrative seminar and must be completed concurrently with the integrative seminar. The number of required online modules will depend on the trainees’ concentration (seven maximum).

Suicide Assessment and Prevention

Trainees must also take the in-person Suicide Assessment and Prevention workshop offered at the School or an approved alternative.

Letter of Commitment

Behavioral health trainees will sign a letter indicating their commitment to participate in the grant-sponsored program of study, complete the program requirements, and pursue a career serving children, youth, young adults and families providing behavioral health services after graduation.

Specific Social Work Courses

  • Assessment of Mental Health Disorders (SocW571) (This course may already be a concentration requirement.)
  • Graduate-level Chemical Dependency (for example, SocW572, SocW593 or equivalent.