About Us

University of Maine’s Rural Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care  (RIBPHC) program was created with a grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its Behavioral Healthcare Workforce Education and Training grant program (BHWET). A collaboration between the School of Social Work and the Department of Psychology, the program builds on the strengths of two of UMaine’s established professional graduate programs: the Masters of Social Work and the Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Psychology. Both programs are accredited by their respective national associations and have strong records of graduating high quality clinicians and scientists. Over the four-year life cycle of the grant, RIBHPC will

  • support 80 MSW and 7 Clinical Psychology PhD students
    • 20 MSW students per year
    • 1 PhD in year one and 2 per year in years 2 through 4
  • develop one graduate course – Advanced Seminar in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare
  • offer eight continuing professional education through a series of workshops offered semi-annually