Reasons to Give for Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

student speaking into microphoneWhen Missouri’s leaders need solutions for the urgent issues facing our population – unemployment, health care, mental health services, education and victim assistance, for example – the School of Social Work is a valuable resource.

Faculty members serve on national, state and local boards and committees, providing expertise and knowledge. Research projects provide assistance to policy-makers and administrators.

The school also has been working with state officials to develop and implement leadership training for first-level, state-funded supervisors to assist with public work force development. Ideally, this initiative will serve as the foundation for similar programs to be administered through the school’s proposed Leadership Center.

New Graduate Certificate Program

Gerontological Social Work Certificate

  • Designed to expand the pool of administrative and clinical professionals qualified to work in settings with older adults and their families.
  • Focuses on administrative and clinical practice strategies of social work intervention from micro, mezzo, and macro perspectives.
  • Interdisciplinary focus.
  • Available both to students enrolled in the MU MSW clinical and PP&A concentrations as well as to MSW practitioners who wish to augment their knowledge and skills in this area.

Integrative Behavioral Health Clinic (IBHC)

IBHC is a student facilitated integrative behavioral health clinic whose mission is to address disparities in the availability of comprehensive mental health care for people who are uninsured or unable to afford healthcare in order to improve quality of life, reduce distressing symptoms, and increase access.

School of Social Work graduate students gain valuable real-world experience working with clients while under the direct supervision of licensed clinical social workers. While the IBHC has provided care to more than 90 individuals, it is in need of support so the clinic can become the truly integrative provider that our community needs.

The clinic seeks to implement new integrative components, including:

  • staffing of a behavioral health consultant;
  • collaborative telehealth with social work and nursing;
  • grand rounds with internal medicine, psychiatry, nursing, and social work;
  • dual provider psychoeducational groups (e.g., co-led group with social work and food/nutrition experts); and
  • on-site consultation with psychiatry.

With additional resources, IBHC will be equipped to establish a truly integrative approach where these health and social service providers work collaboratively.

IBHC Brochure