HRSA Project TeamUP

Training and Education Advancements in Mental Health for Underserved Populations

In Fall 2017, the Department of Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy (CMFT), in collaboration with the Hahn School of Nursing (HSON), was awarded a federal training grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) focused on addressing the growing behavioral health workforce shortages that exist in the United States. This funding allowed for the launch of Project TeamUP, an initiative aimed at increasing the number of behavioral health providers from diverse backgrounds equipped to provide effective care to communities in need. Project TeamUP provides financial assistance to a select number of students during their final year and seeks to improve and expand innovative interprofessional training to meet the growing needs of vulnerable, rural, and underserved populations in Southern California, with a particular focus on Latino families. Students enrolled in our Marital and Family Therapy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner programs benefit from enhanced training focused in multicultural/linguistic competence, integrated behavioral health, and evidence-based practices.

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Year 2 Project TeamUP Stipend Recipients

Congratulations to our Year 2 stipend recipients! This dynamic group of MFT, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner trainees are doing amazing work in the Greater San Diego community. Here are some of their practicum and fieldwork sites: 

  • Center for Community Solutions
  • Kickstart
  • High Tech High
  • Imperial County Behavioral Health
  • Neighborhood Health Center
  • South Bay Guidance Center
  • Southwest High School
  • St. Vincent de Paul Village
  • Sweetwater High School
  • UCSD Family Medicine
  • UCSD Outpatient Psychiatry 
  • YMCA Times

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