The Integrative Behavioral Health Clinic (IBHC) is a student-facilitated clinic located at the Family Impact Center (FIC). Our 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.
In response to the documented need for affordable mental health care in Missouri, MU School of Social Work faculty launched the IBHC in 2014. Since then, SSW graduate students and counseling psychology students have gained valuable real-world experience working with clients while under the direct supervision of licensed clinical social workers. These students have, in turn, provided direct care to thousands of clients who otherwise would not have received care.
- Comprehensive needs assessment
- Risk assessment screenings
- Brief and long-term therapy (e.g., motivational interviewing; cognitive behavioral therapy; cognitive processing therapy; solution focused therapy)
- Case management
An evaluation of services documents a reduction in anxiety and depression and improvements in quality of life for people completing services.
Support Our Efforts
Students: IBHC continues to run because of student interest in doing the work. This affords IBHC the ability to continue serving the community at no cost. If we don’t have students, we can’t operate. If you are interested in learning more about taking the course, doing a practicum placement, volunteering, or doing a project for the clinic, please contact Danielle Easter at O.Danielle.Easter@missouri.edu.
Donors: The IBHC is funded through various grants as well as individual donors. While we are fortunate for the funding received, often it is difficult to support new programs, increase student involvement, and to maintain basic operation costs every year. Please consider supporting the IBHC through a monetary gift to the Integrative Behavioral Health Gift Fund that supports the clinic.