The Integrated Healthcare Certificate Program prepares graduate social work students specializing in direct practice with the knowledge and skills necessary to work with individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of institutional and community-based health-related settings. With a focus on leadership and advocacy, the goal of the certificate program is to increase the number of students focused on health and social work. Master’s level social work training (MSW), along with a Certificate in Integrated Healthcare, provides the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of integrated healthcare settings. Students completing the Integrated Healthcare Certificate Program will have a deeper understanding of the relationship between behavioral health (.e., mental health, substance use) and physical health. New opportunities abound in health care for social workers trained in an interdisciplinary approach who are prepared to bridge the gap between health care providers and patient needs within a coordinated system of care.
Students interested in integrated healthcare may also apply for the Edith Baker Behavioral Healthcare Fellowship, a competitive program that will provide successful applicants with stipends of $10,000 during their concentration field placement
For more information regarding this fellowship, please e-mail BHWET@pitt.edu. .