Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $44,821
Through this grant, the University of Montana Department of Psychology, with Partnership Health Center (PHC) of Missoula and the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana, developed a field placement experience for behavioral health graduate students to address critical workforce development needs in Montana. The project provides a structured, “hands-on” training experience for students interested in learning how to provide integrated behavioral health services, while simultaneously addressing key health needs (including managing chronic pain and promoting health behavior change) in PHC’s underserved and “at risk” patient population. The project built on a prior MHCF grant to the University to develop an integrated behavioral health curriculum.