The University of Michigan School of Social Work is pleased to offer the Detroit Clinical Scholars Program. This scholarship program prepares MSW students to work with underserved racial and ethnic minority children, adolescents, and transitional age youth living with physical and behavioral health conditions. The SSW, in collaboration with the Detroit/Wayne County Mental Health Authority, will provide a specialized inter-professional behavioral health education and training program.
The Detroit Clinical Scholars Program addresses a critical need for more mental and behavioral health clinicians serving racial and ethnic minority children, adolescents and/or transitional age youth living in underserved, urban areas. Detroit Clinical Scholars will be uniquely prepared for positions in integrated behavioral health and primary care, mental health and behavioral health settings, hospitals, health departments, health agencies, schools, or nonprofit agencies.
Detroit Clinical Scholars concentrate in Interpersonal Practice and select the 16-month program. Scholars complete the following specialized coursework:
-an interdisciplinary team-based clinical decision-making course
-mini-courses on engagement and retention of racial and ethnic minority youth and families in behavioral health and primary care settings, an evidence-based practice
-course in working with in working with racial and ethnic minority transitional age youth living with behavioral health conditions and their families, and an course focusing on Latino youth and their families
-a specialized course on integrated behavioral health and primary care practice focusing on children, adolescents and transitional age youth and an integrated behavioral health and health policy course
-additional courses in substance abuse practice with racial and ethnic minority youth and families and interpersonal practice
-an integrative capstone seminar while in your field internship
The scholars also involves participate in the interdisciplinary psychotherapy training program in evidence-based practices offered at the Detroit/Wayne County Mental Health Authority in collaboration with the U-M SSW each term while in their field internship.
Each Clinical Scholar will complete a field placement in a mental or behavioral health agency in Detroit or a surrounding community that serves racial and ethnic minority children, adolescents and/or transitional age youth living with health and behavioral health problems.
For more information about the Detroit Clinical Scholars Program contact the Office of Student Services at (734) 936-0961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.