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Web-Based Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care

The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care (IBHPC) is designed for direct clinical practitioners -- social workers, nurses, care managers, psychologists, and physicians -- who deliver or plan to deliver integrated health services, and who serve populations often presenting with complex needs in physical health, mental health, and substance use. Participants will gain assessment, intervention, and consultation skills; will learn strategies to apply these skills in the workplace; and will link with a peer distance learning community to practice new skills and discuss ideas.

This distance-learning certificate offers:

  • 40 hours of continuing education over four months, consisting of
  • 32 hours of web-based live instruction, and
  • 8 hours of self-paced webinars and podcasts

The current cohort is active February 5, 2016 through May 6, 2016.

The certificate program in IBHPC is an interactive web-based learning experience. Participants connect from their home or work computer. Each course is a mix of web-based live interactive lectures, self-paced podcasts, and self-paced web modules. During all live sessions, participants will have instant access to faculty in real time for comments, questions, and discussions.

Participants require access to high-speed Internet and a computer with a camera and microphone. You do not need special skills to participate successfully in a distance-learning environment. We will provide detailed, user-friendly instructions and technical support. We have found user-friendly webcams with microphones for as low as $25.00.

Advisory Board and Faculty

The IBHPC instructional team is an interdisciplinary group of professionals committed to promoting and establishing integrated, culturally competent, and recovery-oriented systems of care. The instructional roster reflects expertise from many disciplines, including social work, nursing, psychology, and medicine, and is comprised of front-line clinical staff operating in real-world integrated health environments as well as nationally recognized scholars and academicians.

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  • Rebecca Cienki

    Rebecca Cienki

    Chief Operating Officer
    Michigan Primary Care Association
  • Chin Hwa Dahlem

    Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem

    RN, NP-C, PhD
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    University of Michigan School of Nursing
  • Danielle Furgeson

    Danielle Furgeson

    RDH, DHSc, MS
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry, Periodontics and Oral Medicine-Dental Hygiene
    University of Michigan School of Dentistry
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