The UB School of Nursing, UB School of Social Work, UB Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, UB Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions and the UB Department of Family Medicine have partnered to bring an bring an new and exciting fellowship program to the University at Buffalo. This fellowship focuses on providing advanced training to the next generation of behavioral health counselors, with a focus on integrated and team-base care and substance abuse counseling.
The Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Scholars Program is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)* funded workforce education and training program, which aims to develop and expand the behavioral health workforce serving populations across the lifespan, including rural and medically underserved areas, with a focus on substance abuse treatment. The program aims at closing the gap in access to behavioral health care services by enabling community partnerships and providing advanced training for students entering the fields of behavioral health and substance abuse.
The next generation of behavioral health counselors within this program consists of an interprofessional cohort of students – representing the fields of psychiatric mental health, social work, mental health counseling and rehabilitation counseling – who are interested in behavioral health and addictions services clinical practice in an integrated health setting.
To be eligible students for the fellowship, students must:
Students whom are a part of the BHWET program will:
For more information, please contact the BHWET Program Coordinator Joshua Altemoos, Project Director Yu-Ping Chang or your program coordinator:
*This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number M01HP31333 and title Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) program for $1,920,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.