Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training
The Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training
(BHWET) program aims to develop and expand the behavioral
health workforce through improved training and by
providing stipends to graduate level students in the
University of North Dakota (UND) behavioral health
programs. The goal is to support interdisciplinary
training, integration of behavioral health with primary
care, and increase the number of field placements and
internships with a focus on serving persons in rural,
vulnerable, and/or medically underserved communities.
Priority status will be given for trainees choosing
placement sites that are located in North Dakota and that
serve rural populations.
Who Is Eligible to Receive Stipends?
UND graduate students completing their final field
placements or internships, prior to graduation, in the
– Full-time field placements must be no less than six
months and no more than 12 consecutive months.
– Part-time students and interns are allowed to receive
stipends prorated at one-half of the fixed amount for no
more than 24 consecutive months.
How Much Are the Stipends?
Masters-level recipients may receive $10,000.
Doctoral-level recipients may receive $28,352.
– Payments are direct deposited on a monthly basis.
What Is Expected of Individuals Receiving the Stipends?
Each BHWET stipend recipient is required to:
Complete assigned activities in clinical placements
with rural, vulnerable, and/or medically underserved
Complete training and clinical work in telepsychology
services (as applicable);
Complete didactic training in interprofessional
healthcare (if not already demonstrated as part of the
Participate in practice activities that integrate
behavioral health and primary care;
Participate in the Interprofessional Consultation
Team sessions. These two-hour online videoconference
sessions occur in the evening, once a month throughout
Demonstrate cultural and linguistic competency as
measured by program competency assessments; and
Complete BHWET program evaluation and participate in
an interview with BHWET program staff upon completion of
the clinical experience.
How Do I Apply?
If you are interested in the BHWET stipend program,
complete the online
application. Once the application is received, your
program will collaborate with BHWET to determine if
awarded, and notify you as soon as possible.