Integrated Mental and Behavioral Health

Graduate Certificate in Integrated Mental and Behavioral Health

certificate code - cg33

Admission and Performance Standards

The goal of the program is to train students to become effective mental and behavioral health care providers. To be admitted to the Certificate program, applicants must demonstrate graduate student status at West Virginia University (either degree or non-degree) and be in good standing. The requirements for participation in the required Capstone course also impact admission criteria. The capstone course requires students to complete an individualized project that applies content learned in the certificate program to their target population of focus. In order to complete this capstone course, students must have access to field placement, clinical practicum, internship, or employment setting in which they have the ability for "hands-on" practice with the target population. Applicants will be asked to explain and document their anticipated access to this type of  experience at the time they would be completing the capstone course. To continue their progress in the Certificate program, students must maintain a grade of "B" or higher in certificate coursework.

Program Requirements:

The Graduate Certificate in Integrated Mental and Behavioral Health will consist of 15 credit hour:

Required Courses
SOWK 626Child Mental Health3
SOWK 627Advanced Clinical Practice in Integrated Healthcare3
SOWK 649Advanced Practice with Individuals and Families3
SOWK 650Families and Groups3
Select one of the following:3
Social Work with Groups
Brief Therapy
Social Work with Veterans
Substance Abuse
Family Victimology
Total Hours15