BHWELL Requirements

  • Be accepted into the MSW program and maintain good standing;
  • Apply to the BHWELL scholars program and be selected;
  • Pursue the clinical concentration; all focus areas welcome to apply!
  • BHWELL scholars must take these courses (Spring semester before field):
    • SOCW553 Integrated Behavioral Health & Health Care (4 credits)
    • SOCW515 Integrated Health Care Policy & Services (4)
    • During 2-semester field placement:
    • SOCW561 BHWELL Field Seminar (1 credit each semester);
  • Participate in two Interprofessional Ed (IPE) trainings with College of Medicine;
  • Consider taking these recommended courses: SOCW 502 (MI/SBIRT) or 505 (CBT);
  • Successfully match with a BHWELL-approved rural or underserved site (request list at IL-BHWELL@illinois.edu);
  • Participate in online seminars during 2-semester approved BHWELL field placement, with emphasis on interprofessional, team-based, integrated health and behavioral health care;
  • Be committed to working in rural/underserved area after graduation for at least two to five years.