Student Financial Support

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Student Stipends

Students completing their practicum or fieldwork year are eligible for one of our $10,000 Project TeamUP stipends. Interested students can complete applications in early Spring and notification of awards are sent out in early May. Stipend recipients are required to participate in a series of trainings and professional development opportunities, spread out over their practicum/fieldwork year that specifically tailored to the priority area they fall into.

For Academic Year 2019-2020, we will be allocating 27 stipends across programs!

Stipend awards are distributed based on the following priorities:

First Priority: Students providing behavioral health services in an integrated care setting. Current practicum sites include:

  • Neighborhood Health Center
  • Imperial Beach Health Center
  • UCSD, Family Medicine
  • UCSD, Internal Medicine
  • UCSD, Reproductive Medicine
  • UCSD, Pediatrics

Second Priority: Students providing services in a language other than English to linguistically diverse populations. Current practicum sites that serve linguistically diverse populations:

  • Maria Sardinas Wellness Recovery Center
  • Rady Children's Hospital
  • San Diego Youth Services
  • Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC)
  • Sweetwater High School
  • Abraxas School

Third Priority: Students providing behavioral health services in a rural, medically underserved area, or to vulnerable populations. Current practicum sites:

  • Southern California American Indian Resource Center
  • South Bay Guidance Wellness Recovery Center
  • Veterans Village of San Diego

Student Professional Development

Every year, Project TeamUP provides financial assistance to students interested in attending professional conferences linked to current HRSA priority areas. Past students have used funds to attend the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association Annual Conference to learn more about integrated behavioral health in primary care. Others have traveled to Minneapolis, MN to participate in a Narrative Exposure Therapy Training, an evidence-based intervention for refugees and immigrant communities who have experienced trauma.

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MFT students, Dr. Lebensohn-Chialvo and Dr. Sudano at the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association Conference in Houston, Tx, Oct 2017.