Are you interested in hosting a UNH master’s level student? Students bring positive energy, novel ideas and make significant contributions to community organizations. They are a core component of the “learning organization.”
We are looking for primary care and behavioral health organizations working on the integration of physical and behavioral healthcare services. We are interested both in organizations that are more advanced in their integration efforts as well as those just beginning this process.
PCBH students come with a solid foundation of clinical, research and policy skills in their respective fields. They can provide mental health assessments, brief interventions and group facilitation across a range of populations and behavioral health conditions. Our students come ready to help with integration efforts including participation on interorganizational teams, conducting needs assessments at the community and agency level, working on patient flow and IT projects and any other projects that would help advance your integration strategies.
Benefits for Providers
- Students work from 16-24 hours a week over 6-month (OT) and 9-month (SW) internships.
- Free CEU supervisor trainings that qualify toward the New Hampshire Social Work supervision certificate.
- Open invitation to the UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice Citizens Health Initiative Learning Collaborative, which trains and supports behavioral healthcare organizations together around the integration of physical and behavioral health services.
- Access to UNH faculty and students for current research and policy on PCBH.
- Opportunity to help shape the PCBH program as it further develops to respond to New Hampshire’s unique integration needs.
What Does Hosting a Student Involve?
Students generally need a licensed professional from their own profession to serve as a site supervisor. Supervisors orient, monitor and provide clinical supervision to students throughout the internship experience. Representatives from UNH will make two site visits to support the supervisor and student in the training process. In some instances, we are able to accommodate situations where licensed professionals from other fields serve as site supervisors.
- Social work students spend 24 hours per week over a period of 9 months at your site. Start times for social work students include the traditional September through May time period as well as 9-month internships that start in March, June or October through our Online program.
- Occupational therapy students complete their internships in two ways. The first option begins in April and runs to the end of September for 16-24 hours per week, depending on the type of internship arranged. A second option runs 16 hours per week from July through December.
If you are interested in learning more about the UNH PCBH program, please contact Will Lusenhop (SW) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Alexa Trolley-Hanson (OT) at email@example.com.