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Brooke B. Buys

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Brooke B. Buys

Brooke Buys, MSW '13, PhD, focuses on innovative mental health care development, complex family systems and gender-responsive addiction treatment. Buys is the founder and CEO of BLND Health, a mental health care company located in Michigan and Colorado. The BLND team is composed of clinical social workers and psychologists serving individuals, families, couples, groups and organizations. Buys has worked within the social work field with individuals, and community engagement organizations for nearly 15 years. She completed a PhD in social work and psychology with her research focused on gender-responsive approaches to addiction treatment. Her career has been shaped early on by piloting reproductive health care services in Guatemala and serving as a home-based interventionist, medical social worker, school-based counselor and clinical therapist at a dual-diagnosis residential treatment program. Each experience offered reflective opportunities that eventually contributed to her business model, values and mission to deliver accessible, yet personalized mental health care services.

Contact Information

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bbbuys@umich.edu

Education

Year Degree   School
2022 PhD Psychology / Social Work Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
2014 MSW University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2002 BA Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo

Winter 2023

Course Catalog

Interpersonal Practice Interventions in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse (Children, Youth, Transitional Youth, and Families) SW603

Instructor: Brooke B. Buys
Time: Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 3752 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Advanced Evidence-Informed Interpersonal Practice with Families SW604

Instructor: Brooke B. Buys
Time: Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 2752 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Contexts of Life-course Development: Childhood, Adolescence, and Early Adulthood SW630

Instructor: Brooke B. Buys
Time: Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: 3752 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Past Term Courses

Fall 2022

Course # Section Course Name
SW590 011 Introduction to Social Work Practice View Course
SW604 003 Advanced Evidence-Informed Interpersonal Practice with Families View Course
SW606 801 Mental Health Disorders in Adulthood View Course
SW699 008 Social Work Capstone - Micro View Course

Spring / Summer 2022

Course # Section Course Name
SW604 002 Advanced Evidence-Informed Interpersonal Practice with Families View Course
SW607 001 Advanced Interventions with Substance Abuse Disorders View Course

Winter 2022

Course # Section Course Name
SW600 004 Behavioral, Psychosocial and Ecological Aspects of Health, Mental Health and Disease View Course
SW600 008 Behavioral, Psychosocial and Ecological Aspects of Health, Mental Health and Disease View Course

Fall 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW509 002 Essentials of Community and Organizational Practice View Course
SW605 001 Advanced Evidence-Informed Interpersonal Practice with Groups View Course

Winter 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW600 010 Behavioral, Psychosocial and Ecological Aspects of Health, Mental Health and Disease View Course

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