BHIPP

Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP) Program

The BHIPP Program is a partnership between Morgan State University School of Social Work, University of Maryland's School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, with funding from Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Morgan State University School of Social Work component of this partnership is to train, place, and supervise master level, social work interns, in pediatric primary care offices in Baltimore City.

Position Summary:


The Morgan State University School of Social Work B-HIPP MSW intern will be co-located in a pediatric primary care office 3 days per week, or 2 days extended placement, for their Concentration year of the MSW educational program. Potential placement locations include Mercy Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, and others. The field supervisor will be designated by the B-HIPP Morgan State University School of Social Work program.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide screenings and assessments for pediatric primary care patients as requested by primary care providers.
  2. Provide bridging counseling and brief interventions as requested by primary care providers and indicated through screening and assessment.
  3. Coordinate community referrals and linkages for pediatric primary care patients as requested by primary care providers and indicated through screening and assessment.
  4. Provide skills training (e.g. behavior management, stress reduction, limit setting, assertiveness, and parenting) as requested by the primary care provider and indicated through screening and assessment to the patients and their families.
  5. Provide crisis intervention services within the primary care office as requested by the primary care provider.
  6. Assist primary care providers as requested with the utilization of telephonic consultation support through the B-HIPP Maryland phone line.
  7. Maintain clinically appropriate documentation of all client contacts to be reviewed by the primary care provider and included in the patient's primary care record in accordance with the pediatric primary care office's policies and procedures.
  8. Participate in weekly on-site clinical supervision with the B-HIPP Morgan field supervisor, group supervision as scheduled by B-HIPP Intern Supervisor, and periodic training as scheduled.
  9. Participate in staff meetings, consultations, and inter-disciplinary case conferences as requested by the primary care providers.
  10. Maintain the highest level of patient confidentiality in all situations.
  11. Maintain the level of professionalism expected from a clinician practicing at a co-located agency.

Who is eligible?

MSW students who have a specific interest in urban children and their families in social work practice and who meet the selection criteria are eligible to apply.
Students must meet, at a minimum, the following conditions:

  • Be A U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the United States, with documentation.
  • Be a full-time student (registered for at least 9 credits)
  • Select Public Health or Urban Children, Youth, and Families as the concentration
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Be enrolled in a field practicum course at Morgan State University

Where is the placement located?

  • All student placements are located in Public Health or Urban Children, Youth, and Families agencies.

How much is the stipend?

Educational stipends are $5,000
The BHIPP Student stipend for the academic year is $2,500 per semester for a total of $5,000 per year for the MSW Specialized (ASP/Second Year), and/or Advanced Standing student.

Contact Dr. Laurens Van Sluytman at laurens.vansluytman@morgan.edu or 443-885-3901 for further information on Morgan State University School of Social Work's component of the BHIPP Program.

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