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MSW Mental Health Training Program

Please note that on July 1st, 2016 the MSW Mental Health Training Program changed its name to Integrated Behavioral Health Stipend Program, at the state level, and SDSU will now be using the new title for the program.

2015 MHTP Cohort with SSW Instructor Candy Elson

2015 IBH Cohort with SSW Instructor Candy Elson

The Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Program (formerly called the MHTP – Mental Health Training Program) provides stipends for SDSU Master of Social Work (MSW) students who are planning careers in behavioral health services.

Through a competitive process, students are selected to receive a stipend in the final year of the MSW program.  Each student completes specialized courses and a field placement in a county-operated or county-contracted community-based mental/behavioral health agency.

Students may receive a total of $18,500 (if enrolled full-time). A student who receives a full-time stipend has a service obligation to work full-time for one calendar year in a county-operated or county-contracted behavioral health agency following graduation.