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Certificates in Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health

Program Overview

Designed for social workers and related healthcare professionals, para-professionals, and peers, this program consists of six modules focused on transforming primary and behavioral healthcare systems resulting from the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Each module is designed as a standalone learning experience, but altogether, the modules offer a comprehensive overview of the healthcare reform movement.

How is this program structured?

The Advanced Certificate in Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health is awarded on completion of five of the six modules, comprising at least 80 hours of instruction.  Completion of each module results in the award of a certificate in the module's concentration and a corresponding number of Continuing Education (CE) contact hours.  It is possible to complete the Advanced Certificate program in one academic year; however, each module is an independent unit that can be taken at any time in any order.

Program outcomes:

  • Learn about new models for delivery care within a changing policy, regulatory, and funding context
  • Gain core competencies related: 1. Knowledge about the priorities of the ACA; 2. Integration of core competencies targeting enhanced health and mental wellness; 3. Person-centered care planning and service delivery; 4. Examining process of care delivery and multi-level outcomes; 5. Transformational leadership at all levels; and 6. Trauma-informed care
  • Learn about effective collaborative and interdisciplinary care models with health homes, medical homes, and other system partners

About the Faculty

Course modules are facilitated by leaders in their fields.  The faculty brings a combination of extensive practical experience and research in health/behavioral health.  It includes heads of agencies, policy experts, and practicing professionals.

How many Continuing Education (CE) contact hours will I earn?

Each modules carries 10 to 20 contact hours.  Please click the 'Certificate Modules' link to the right for more details.

Where can I obtain more information?

For program requirements, current schedules, and other details, contact integratedhealth@nyu.edu or go to mcsilver.nyu.edu/integrated-health

From the Directors: Interview with Mary McKernan McKay, MSW, PhD; and Peter Campanelli, PsyD

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Program Requirements

To receive the Advanced Certificate, students must complete five of the six individual certificates consisting of between 60 and 90 hours of instruction. 

Classes will be offered as a blend of: face-to-face classroom sessions; live, online sessions via Webex webinars; facilitated online meetings; and, podcast assignments. On-campus class sessions are two hours, from 4:00pm-6:00pm, and online webinar sessions from 4:00pm-6:00pm. See the module calendars below for specific meeting dates for each module.

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

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

Program Brochure

Download a program brochure by clicking here.

Continuing Education Contact Hours

  • 10 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for Module 1.
  • 20 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for Module 2.
  • 20 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for Module 3.
  • 10 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for Module 4.
  • 20 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for Module 5.
  • 20 NYSED-approved contact hours will be awarded for Module 6.

This organization (NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/15 - 11/11/16. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in the post-master's course will receive either 10 or 20 continuing education clock hours per module.

2016-17 Program Schedule

Module 1: Operational Impact of Healthcare Reform (Fall 2016)

September 14 - October 12

Wednesdays 11:30am - 1:30pm

Module 2: Social Determinants and Integrated Care (Fall 2016)

September 14 - November 9

Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:30pm

Module 3: Person-Centered Planning (Fall 2016)

September 19 - November 14

Mondays 4:00 - 6:30pm

Module 4: Promoting Systems and Organizational Accountability (Spring 2016)

January 23 - February 27

Mondays 4:00 - 6:00pm

Module 5: Leadership During Healthcare Reform (Spring 2017)

March 6 - May 8

Mondays 4:00 - 6:30pm


Module 6: Trauma-Informed Care (Fall & Spring)

This module will run twice during the 2016-2017 academic year, with an opportuinity to take in the Fall or the Spring

Fall: September 19 - November 14

Mondays 10:00am - 12:30 pm

Spring: January 23 - March 27

Mondays 10:00am - 12:30pm