Full course description

Information will be provided in an interactive modality with opportunity to practice skills or apply learning to case studies.  Content covered in the Course 4:
  • Medications
  • Interventions in IBH including:
    • Sign posting common factors
    • Problem solving
    • Solution Focused
    • Behavioral Activation
    • Brief CBT
    • Mindfulness – stress reduction
Four weekend sessions are offered throughout the Spring of 2017.  In order to earn the certificate in IBH you must complete 3 of the 4 sessions.  Social Work CEUs are available for each weekend course (1.6 per weekend).

Instructors:
  • Becky Bell Scott, MSW, LCSW, Senior Lecturer at Baylor University
  • Lance Kelley, Ph.D., Psychologist, Faculty abd Director of Primary Care Behavioral Health Waco Family Medicine Residency Program
  • Jackson Griggs, M.D., Faculty and Director of Health Integration at Waco Family Medicine Residency Program

Why a Certificate in IBH?
The integrated behavioral health (IBH) model continues to grow in effectiveness and demand, there is a shortage of behavioral health providers to fill the role.  The IBH certificate program at GSSW aims to equip psychologists and social workers to fill this role and practice at the highest level of their license in the unique context of primary care. The goal of this weekend training program is to equip clinicians to provide quality integrated behavioral services in primary care settings working with family physicians, pediatricians or geriatricians.  Increasing the number of professionals that are trained to engage in high-level mental health and behavioral health work will increase access to medical and mental health treatment for the patients who most need services.

Prerequisites:
No prerequisite is required, however, if working towards the IBH certificate you will need to complete a minimum of three courses total.