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In partnership with Salisbury University, BHIPP provides regionally specific social work co-location in select primary care practices in the Mid and Lower Shore and Western Maryland. The co-location component of BHIPP increases access to evidence-based behavioral health treatment services for patients at the host sites and contributes to the development of the local behavioral health workforce.
Master’s of Social Work (MSW) students are trained and placed in primary care offices to serve as co-located mental health providers. BHIPP collaborates with faculty from Salisbury University to provide training and host monthly consultation calls that allow each student to present a case to a BHIPP consultant for feedback. BHIPP also engages with and supports the host sites through practice visits conducted in partnership with Salisbury University faculty. In addition, BHIPP supports and trains the MSW students on the use of the telephone consultation service to enhance the PCPs’ experience.
For more information about BHIPP’s social work co-location program, please contact Teresa Simmons or Kelly Coble. Additional details on Salisbury University’s component of the program can be found on the Salisbury website.
BHIPP is supported by funding from the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration and operates as a collaboration between the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Salisbury University.
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