Midsouth Integrated Behavioral Health Training Initiative (MIBH-TI)

What is MIBH-TI?

The Midsouth Integrated Behavioral Health Training Initiative (MIBH-TI) is a collaborative grant between the School of Social Work and Department of CEPR. MIBH-TI is funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Grant (M01HP31365). It is a training program and stipend that funds 30 master's level students per year, beginning in 2017 and ending in 2021. MIBH-TI is open to master's students in the fields of social work, school counseling, mental health counseling and rehabilitation counseling at the University of Memphis' Main and Lambuth campuses. MIBH-TI seeks to increase the number of master's prepared social workers and counselors who will increase the behavioral health workforce in the Memphis area and greater Midsouth region.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Master's students must be in the field of social work, school counseling, mental health counseling, or rehabilitation counseling.
  • Students must be in their final year of internship or practicum.
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Students must attend all training sessions and complete all assignments.
  • Students cannot accept any other form of federal funding (not including federal student loans).

Program Components

MIBH-TI trainees will receive a $10,000 stipend, attend six experiential-didactic training sessions, complete six competency-based assignments, and complete pre-test and post-test competency assessments. Field supervisors who support the program will receive training and compensation.

Focal Areas

MIBH-TI training sessions and assignments are based on the following focal areas:

  • Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health
  • Engagement with Families
  • Cultural and Linguistic Competency
  • Emerging Mental Health
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Evidence Based Practices


For applications, go to https://www.memphis.edu/socialwork/students/scholarships.php

For more information, contact mibhti@memphis.edu or call 901-678-4619.