Behavioral Health Workforce Education & Training Program (BHWET)

Providing Specialized Training in Trauma Informed Care and Interprofessional Behavioral Health While Increasing Service to Underserved Populations in New York City and the Surrounding Boroughs

The BHWET-Columbia program is expanding the behavioral health workforce through interdisciplinary training, integrating trauma informed behavioral health with primary care, and increasing the number of clinical and field placements focused on serving underserved populations in the New York City area.

BHWET-Columbia scholars receive a one-year training in the principles and best practices of interdisciplinary trauma informed care (TIC) by completing three semester long seminars, workshops, fieldwork, and clinical experiences.

Stipends are available through a federal grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and the United States Department of Health.


  • Specialized classroom and clinical training in TIC using interdisciplinary and culturally competent approaches.
  • Participation in research projects with funding to present at regional and national conferences.
  • Expert mentorship and career consultation through faculty and clinical supervisors.
  • Stipends
  • $10,000 for master’s level Occupational Therapy students
  • $26,000 for doctoral level Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student

Program Director