Jane Gray and Cindy Carlson have received a $1.1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Graduate Psychology Education Program. Gray is an assistant professor of practice and Carlson is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology.
“Interprofessional Training in Substance Use Disorders and Telehealth” is a three-year project focusing on training doctoral students in school, counseling, and clinical psychology in integrated behavioral health in underserved community clinics. The project is focused on training students in active collaboration across professions, as well as in evidence-based, and culturally sensitive approaches, with some focus on substance abuse and tele-health.
This initiative will prepare doctoral students in the APA accredited School, Counseling, and Clinical Psychology Programs at The University of Texas at Austin to provide culturally and linguistically competent, evidence-based behavioral health services in integrated care settings. This training embodies the spirit of the scientist-practitioner model by providing students exposure to areas that need more empirically-supported treatments.
Other collaborators include Lloyd Berg, co-investigator, and the Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Scholars Program, an interdisciplinary training program at Dell Medical School. Other colleagues from the IBH Scholars Program also have recently received HRSA funding to add to this enhanced training effort.