Media advance behavioral health training program

The Penobscot Bay Pilot, The Piscataquis Observer and the Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release about researchers’ efforts to create a new training program for future behavioral health workers. The Rural Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care (RIBHPC) training program seeks to address the shortage of workers in mental health, addiction treatment, social work and other behavioral health fields in rural Maine. Researchers Sandra Butler, director of the School of Social Work, and Emily Haigh, director of clinical training for the clinical psychology doctoral program at UMaine, earned a four-year, $1.48 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to implement the program.