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​Certificate of Graduate Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health

The rapid adoption of ‘healthcare home’ team-based models by primary care systems is an indication that collaborative, team-based, integrated physical and behavioral healthcare is rapidly emerging in Rhode Island.  Enrolled students will have to earn 15 credits in courses that are designed to enhance their understanding of how to function as part of an interprofessional team, understand social determinants of health, and develop competencies in engaging and supporting clients across a range of health conditions.   Students will complete 300 hours of internship each semester (600 total for the year) in a primary care setting functioning as a behavioral health clinician. 

This program is grant-funded and provides financial support to students admitted to the program.  For more information on funding, please click on the following link​.

Admission requirements for the CGS

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Advanced year enrollment in good standing in the MSW program. Awarding of the certificate for current students is to be accompanied by graduation from the MSW program.
  3. A current résumé.
  4. One reference letter.

Retention Requirements

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale

Course Requirements

SWRK 654: Clinical Practice in Integrated Healthcare  (3 credits)

SWRK 600: Field Seminar III (4 credits)

SWRK 601: Field Seminar IV (4 credits)

SWRK 644: Clinical evaluation and case consultation I (1.5 credits)

SWRK 646: Clinical evaluation and case consultation II (1.5 credits)

SWRK 690: Independent Study in Social Work (1 credit)

Total: 15 credits

For More Information

Jayashree Nimmagadda​
Interim Dean, School of Social Work

Page last updated: August 20, 2019