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Fellowship Programs 

The School of Social Work has two fellowship programs available to students: 
  1. The Professionals Ready to Integrate Care Specialty (PRI-Care) Fellowship Program
  2. The Professionals Ready to Integrate Care Speciality (PRI-Care-S) Fellowship Program

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Professionals Ready to Integrate Care (PRI-Care) Fellowship Program

The Professionals Ready to Integrate Care (PRI-Care) Program seeks to increase the number of Master degree graduates who receive training and experience to integrating behavioral health into primary care. The PRI-Care fellows will gain the knowledge and skills needed to qualify them for employment to integrating care in inter-professional settings with vulnerable populations in rural and underserved areas.

The four-year program will train 116 students who demonstrate a commitment to work with individuals with a behavioral health disorder in an integrative setting. The students will be drawn from the following programs: Master of Social Work (MSW), Master of Counseling (MC), and Master of School Counseling (MSC). 

Selected students will:

  • receive a $10,000 stipends for completing an internship in an integrative care setting.
  • receive specific experience and training in; advanced courses on substance use disorders, evidence-based practice interventions, and inter-professional skills 
  • will complete a collaborative, interdisciplinary PRI-Care Capstone Project on integrative health
  • receive internship experiences working with families, primary care and inter-professional teams, and people with substance use disorders.
  • receive career and professional development opportunities and the ability to participate in mentorship programs during the fellowship.

Professionals Ready to Integrate Care Specialty (PRI-Care-S) Fellowship Program

The Professionals Ready to Integrate Care Specialty (PRI-Care-S) Fellowship program seeks to increase the number of graduates who receive training and experience integrating behavioral health care into primary care and opioid and substance use disorder treatments, including medicated-assisted treatments. Further, fellows will gain the knowledge and skills to qualify them for employment integrating care in inter-professional settings with vulnerable populations in rural and underserved areas. 

This two-year program will train 20 Master of Social Work and Master of Mental Health Counseling students who demonstrate a commitment to work with individuals with substance use disorders in an integrative care setting. Training will include training in prevention and clinical interventions in evidence-based practices and interdisciplinary practice.

Selected students will:

  • receive a $10,000 stipends for completing an internship in an integrative care setting.
  • receive specific experience and training in; advanced courses on substance abuse, evidence-based practice interventions, and inter-professional skills
  • complete a PRI-Care-S Capstone Project on integrative health and substance use disorder
  • receive internship experiences working with families, primary care and inter-professional teams, and substance use disorders.
  • receive career and professional development opportunities and the ability to participate in mentorship programs during the fellowship program.

For more information about the fellowships, please contact Dr. Shauna Acquavita at 513.556.4619 or shauna.acquavita@uc.edu.

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School of Social Work
1515 French Hall
PO Box 210108
Cincinnati OH 45221-0108
Phone: 513-556-4615
Fax: 513-556-2077
Email: socialworkweb@uc.edu

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