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Brooke B. Buys

LEO Intermittent Lecturer

Brooke B. Buys

Brooke Buys, MSW'13, focuses on innovative mental health care development and gender-responsive addiction treatment. Buys is the founder and CEO of BLND Health, a mental health care company located in Michigan, Colorado, Tennessee and offering services nationwide. The BLND team is comprised of clinical social workers and psychologists serving individuals, families, couples, groups and organizations. BLND Health serves as a state-licensed intensive outpatient program for substance use disorders. Buys has worked within the social work field with individuals, community engagement, organizations for nearly 15 years. She is completing 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 the BLND model, values and mission to deliver accessible, yet personalized mental health care services.

Contact Information



Year Degree   School
PH.D Western University
2014 MSW University of Michigan
2002 BA Kalamazoo College

Fall 2021

Course Catalog

Essentials of Community and Organizational Practice SW509

Instructor: Brooke B. Buys
Time: Tue 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: SEB2218
This course is not taught within the SSW building.
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Advanced Evidence-Informed Interpersonal Practice with Groups SW605

Instructor: Brooke B. Buys
Time: Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 1636 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Past Term Courses

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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