Name of Engagement
Behavioral Health Provider Shortage Addressed by JMU Program
Behavioral health providers in six counties in central Virginia will get a helping hand from 100 James Madison University graduate psychology students over the next four years.
With a $1.6 million grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, the master’s degree students will receive stipends as they train and provide assistance to community-based partners in Augusta, Greene, Page, Rockingham, Rockbridge and Shenandoah counties.
Project director Amanda Evans said the students will work as clinical interns in rural counseling centers and schools in the program she and co-directors Kelly Atwood, Tammy Gilligan and Michele Kielty dubbed Rural Interdisciplinary Service and Education: Unlimited Potential (RISE-UP).
Involves Faculty, Involves Students
JMU Campus Scope, Harrisonburg/Local/VA, Regional US Scope
One Time Only
Areas of Engagement
Community Engagement, Engaged Learning