Behavioral Health Academy™

August 14, 2020 - Community Behavioral Health is welcoming a new class to the Behavioral Health Academy™. Community launched the Academy last year in collaboration with the MSW programs at Indiana University School of Social Work and the University of Indianapolis. This year, we have partnered with the Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center to provide students with career experience while working toward their graduate degree in social work. Graduates will become dually licensed to treat both substance use disorders and complex mental health issues at the same time. Instead of treating one problem at a time, this comprehensive approach helps patients with a quicker recovery.

The new students were welcomed at a virtual launch this week by Doug Huntsinger, Indiana Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment & Enforcement; George Hurd, VP-Behavioral Health Product Line, Community Health Network, and Dr. Ashley Overley, CEO, Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center.

Behavioral Health Academy welcome team

Would you like to be on the front line of Indiana’s effort to address the opioid epidemic? Would you like to earn your license in social work and addictions at the same time?

Community Behavioral Health, one of largest and most comprehensive behavioral health systems in Indiana, has developed a Behavioral Health Academy™ in collaboration with the MSW programs at the IUSSW (Indiana University School of Social Work) and the University of Indianapolis.

The MSW programs provide the specialized curriculum required for both the LCSW and LCAC. The Behavioral Health Academy will provide additional training, supervision and experience in treating co-occurring disorders in inpatient, outpatient, residential, schools and home-based settings.

Students in the Academy will learn Motivational Interviewing (MI) and have the opportunity to earn Community’s Endorsement in MI. In addition, students will receive training and exposure to several core evidence-based counseling approaches.

Academy students will receive a $5,000 stipend for the two semesters. Students who are hired by Community will receive another $5,000 when they earn both the LCSW and LCAC.

Admissions decisions to the MSW program are primarily based on a review of your previous undergraduate and graduate work, your experience in human services (paid, volunteer, research, and internship), references and written documentation you provide to our partnership universities. Learn more about our partners:

To learn more and let us know you're interested, please fill out the online interest form and someone from these programs will be in touch!

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