Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals

Announcement Number:

Bureau of Health Workforce

Date(s) to Apply:
10/07/2020 to 01/21/2021

Estimated Award Date:

What is the program?

The BHWET Program for Professionals aims to increase the supply of behavioral health professionals while also improving distribution of a quality behavioral health workforce and thereby increasing access to behavioral health services.

A special focus is placed on the knowledge and understanding of children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth at risk for behavioral health disorders.

Are you eligible?

Eligible applicants include:

  • Accredited institutions of higher education or accredited professional training programs that are establishing or expanding internships or other field placement programs in
    • mental health in psychiatry,
    • psychology,
    • school psychology,
    • behavioral pediatrics,
    • psychiatric nursing (which may include master’s and doctoral level programs),
    • social work,
    • school social work,
    • SUD prevention and treatment,
    • marriage and family therapy,
    • occupational therapy,
    • school counseling, or professional counseling, including such programs with a focus on child and adolescent mental health, trauma, and transitional-age youth;
  • Accredited doctoral, internship, and post-doctoral residency programs of health service psychology (including clinical psychology, counseling, and school psychology); and
  • Accredited master’s and doctoral degree programs of social work for the development and implementation of interdisciplinary training of social work graduate students for providing behavioral health services, including trauma-informed care and substance use disorder prevention and treatment.

Contact Us

Isabel Nieto

Phone: (301) 443-2351

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