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Graduate Psychology Education Programs

Wayne State University, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, Children's Hospital of Michigan, University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan School of Psychology, HRSA

4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Psychology students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issue Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


Wayne State University received funding from HRSA to create a partnership with three doctoral programs in psychology (Wayne State University, University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan School of Psychology), The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan and the Children's Hospital of Michigan. The HRSA funding will be used to create 6 new 1000-hour, year-long practicum placements for advanced psychology trainees to serve on interdisciplinary primary care teams treating vulnerable and underserved youth in Detroit. Psychology trainees will provide trauma-informed services and substance use prevention in a culturally-sensitive and responsive manner. Trainees will also receive resilience training to help prevent against burnout. Ultimately, this psychology partnership hopes to increase the number of future psychologists who will continue to address the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations in integrated primary care settings.

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