Name of Engagement

Behavioral Health Provider Shortage Addressed by JMU Program

Contact Information

Eric Gorton

Contact Details

gortonej@jmu.edu

Description

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).

Web Presence

https://www.jmu.edu/news/2021/07/20-rise-up-grant.shtml

Involvement

Involves Faculty, Involves Students

Scope

JMU Campus Scope, Harrisonburg/Local/VA, Regional US Scope

Date

2021

Frequency

One Time Only

Engagement Attributes

Engagement Award

Zip Code/Location

22807

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Award

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