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Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health

Program Overview

This program consists of five modules focused on transforming primary and behavioral healthcare systems resulting from the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Each module is led by experts in their respective fields. Online, in-person, and guest lectures will be included within each module. Each module is designed as a stand-alone learning experience, but taken together offer a comprehensive overview of the healthcare reform movement. Completion of each module will result in the award of a certificate in the area of concentration and a corresponding number of continuing education units. Completion of all five modules results in the award of the Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Reform. This program is designed for social workers and related health care professionals.

From the Director

Peter Campanelli

"This is a very exciting time of monumental change within the healthcare system which will impact the entire United States population. New insurance products are emerging; new service delivery systems are being developed and tested; new treatment interventions are emerging. In order to stay on the cutting edge of these developments, continuous training and development is needed. If Healthcare Reform is to be successful in meeting its goal of insuring more people at a lower cost, and improving health outcomes, the workforce must be sufficiently skilled to implement these new strategies as they emerge. The Advanced Certificate is designed to provide professionals with the skills necessary to be highly effective in the rapidly changing healthcare field."

-Peter Campanelli, PsyD, Director

Program Requirements

To receive the Advanced Certificate, students must complete all five learning modules consisting of 80 hours of instruction. Two modules will be offered each semester so that it is possible for a person to complete the Advanced Certificate requirements within three (3) semesters.

Classes will be a mix of face-to-face classroom and live, online sessions via Webex. All sessions are held on Mondays (see detailed schedule below). For Module 1, live class sessions will be two hours and twenty minutes, from 4:00pm-6:20pm. Online sessions will be 1 1/2 hours, from 4:00pm-5:30pm. For Module 5, live class sessions are two hours, from 4:00pm-6:00pm, and online sessions from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

Assignments include weekly readings and a final learning assessment in the form of a project or test.

Note: Module 1 (The Affordable Care Act) and Module 5 (The ACA: Providing Leadership through Times of Change) will be offered in the Fall of 2014.  

Program Highlights

  • Promoting primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
  • Developing high performance systems
  • Stress, health and trauma
  • Collaborative care
  • Integrating health and behavioral health
  • Peer support and rehabilitation
  • Measuring organizational accountability
  • Managing change

Continuing Education Units

80 CEUs will be awarded for this program.

Program Brochure

Download a program brochure by clicking here.

2014-15 Program Schedule

Module 1: The Affordable Care Act

Note: some class sessions conducted live, online via Webex (noted below)
  • September 15, 22 (online), 29
  • October 6 (online), 13

Module 5: The ACA: Providing Leadership through TImes of Change

Note: some class sessions conducted live, online via Webex (noted below)
  • October 20, 27
  • November 3 (online), 10, 17 (online), 24
  • December 1 (online), 8, 15 (online), 22

Apply Now

This program is comprised of 5 learning units/modules. To receive the certificate of completion students must complete all 5 modules. Applicants have the option of enrolling in any individual or all modules. In the Fall of 2014, the following modules will be offered:

  • Module 1 The Affordable Care Act
    • Fee (before any applicable discount): $750)
    • 10 hours/CEUs


  • Module 5: The ACA: Providing Leadership through Times of Change
    • Fee: (before any applicable discount): $1,200
    • 20 hours/CEUs




Applicants interested in applying to Module 5 only have until October 1, 2014 to apply.

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