Recruiting Interprofessional Scholars for Excellence in Childhood, Adolescence, and Young Adulthood

What is RISE-CAY?

  • Collaboration between the University of Memphis and the UT Health Sciences Center.
  • Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health, Workforce Education, and Training-Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (BHWET-CAY) Program for Professionals.
  • Focus of the Grant
    • Integrated Behavioral Health
    • Cultural Humility and Competency
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences
    • Telehealth
    • Social Determinants of health
    • Rural & Underserved Communities

Four disciplines, seven degree programs

  • Social Work (MSW & DSW)
  • Counseling (MS School Counseling, MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling, PhD Counseling Psychology)
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry residents)
  • Occupational Therapy (MOT)

What's Involved?

  • Synchronous training sessions
  • Practicum, internship, or residency
  • Culminating case competition


  • $15,000 for MSW, MS Counseling, and MOT
  • $25,000 for DSW and PhD Counseling Psychology
  • $48,804 for psychiatry residents* (paid on 1099 and subject to taxes)

Learn more here



Apply here  by May 1, 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year.