Clinical Mental Health Counseling students who are U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who posses a visa with resident status are eligible. Students must be willing to:
- Be open to the possibility of obtaining employment at graduation at either (a) an agency in a Medically Underserved Area, or (b) an agency that serves a Medically Underserved Population.
- During Internship B, work with the Project Director and John Carroll Center for Career Services for job search coaching. This may entail resume review and interview prep.
- Prospective students who have (a) not yet been accepted to John Carroll or (b) have been accepted but have not yet started taking classes, should apply to the IBH Specialization at the same time as they are applying for admission to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. This allows us to concurrently notify you of your acceptance to both John Carroll and the IBH Specialization. In addition to completing the online application (below), prospective students will be required to interview with MCMS (in addition to the standard John Carroll interview). Interviews with MCMS staff are scheduled on the same day as the John Carroll group interviews.
Students currently enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program may apply to the IBH Specialization during the same semester they are applying for practicum. The application deadlines are: November 1st for Spring semester Practicum start and April 1st for Fall semester Practicum start.
Please use the online application to apply for the IBH Specialization. Applicants will need to submit answers for the following essay questions:
- In 400 works or less, please address the issue of Medically Underserved Areas and Populations and your interest in working at an agency in a Medically Underserved Area.
- In 400 words or less, please describe your interest in receiving training in Integrated Behavioral Health.
Questions about the program may be directed to Dr. Nathan Gehlert, IBH specialization director.
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.