The Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Program prepares Clinical Mental Health Counseling students for employment in medically underserved communities and provides them with specialized training in the fields of substance use disorders treatment and integrated behavioral health. Participating students receive a $10,000 stipend during their internship field placement at Moore Counseling and Mediation Services (MCMS). MCMS is one of the preeminent IBH treatment centers in Northeast Ohio, with a special focus on substance use disorder treatment. Students enrolled in the IBH Program are encouraged to complete the Substance Use Disorders Concentration as part of their course of study.

Prospective students may apply to participate in the IBH Program at the same time that they are applying for admission to John Carroll’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. To learn more about the IBH Program, please contact Dr. Nathan Gehlert, Program Director. The Department of Counseling funds the IBH Program through a $1.3 Million federal grant, which was awarded in September, 2017 and runs through 2021.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number M01HP31305, Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program, $1.3 million in total funding. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.