Our Goals
• Promote student behavioral health to positively impact student retention
• Expand campus service capacity, including the provision of culturally appropriate behavioral health resources
• Facilitate best practices dissemination, foster student leadership, and behavioral health workforce development

Our Approach
• Establish a national behavioral health network among HBCU institutions to facilitate collaboration between the 105 HBCUs
• Networking, mentoring, collaborating, and developing partnerships around behavioral health
• Continue to build and strengthen collaborative partnerships for the advancement of our HBCU-CFE goals

The HBCU-CFE will serve as a unique resource center designed to facilitate, develop, implement, and promote strategies and opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities to:

  • Promote behavioral health workforce development
  • Enhance behavioral health curriculum development
  • Expand behavioral health prevention and intervention strategies
  • Broaden knowledge base, interest, and exposure of students to evidence-based behavioral health initiatives

Curriculum Development Workshops

The following curriculum workshops were developed through the HBCU-NRC.The purpose of the HBCU-NRC Curriculum Development Regional Workshops was to facilitate the building of relationships between behavioral sciences, behavioral health, substance abuse, and mental health academics and members of the information technology departments on HBCU campuses in order to provide an atmosphere for institutional representatives to establish and achieve substance abuse and mental health curricula writing goals. The curriculum workshops were developed under the HBCU-NRC grant (TI-17165).



NAADAC Approved Continuing Education Provider Programs

NAADAC Approved Education Providers offer training and education for those who are seeking to become certified/licensed, for those who want to maintain their certification/license at the state or national level, for those who want to add to their education, and for those from other disciplines who want to learn more about substance use and co-occurring disorders. Find out more!


  • Ora L. Cooks, EdD, – Curriculum Development Consultant, Clark Atlanta University
  • Oliver J. Johnson, PhD – Department of Social Work, Fayetteville State University

Faculty Behavioral Health Curricula Manual


  • Scott Johnson, PhD – Virginia Tech University

Marriage and Family Therapy

Support Organizations: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resources for HBCU Institutions

  • Dawn Tyus, M.Ed. – Director SATTC

Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center

  • Boyce Williams, PhD – NCATE

NCATE Standards Overview

Institutional and Programmatic Accreditation, Licensure, and Certification

  • John “Jack” Culbreath, PhD

CACREP: Assuring High Quality for Counseling Programs

  • Don Osborn, MEd – NAADAC

Addiction Studies in Higher Education and the Impact on the Profession of Addictions Counseling

  • Ural Hill, PhD – American Counseling Association

The American Counseling Association: Value Added

Effective Approaches in Substance Abuse Curriculum Development

  • Yolanda Bogan, PhD – Florida A&M University

Integrating Distance Learning in Mental Health Courses

  • Velesta Jenkins, PhD – Wiley College

Infusing Substance Abuse and Mental Health Into The Sociology Curriculum

  • Tabia Akintobi, PhD, MPH – Morehouse School of Medicine

Program Assessment: Planning For Evaluation Now and In The Future

Didn’t find what you were looking for? For more Curriculum Development, please visit the SATTC.

Elearning & Web Conferencing

Elluminate Overview

Elluminate is a leading provider of live Web conferencing and eLearning solutions. The software enables participants to interact using virtual classrooms. The software has been used to facilitate experts in their fields providing timely information on substance abuse and mental health topics to HBCU faculty and staff, as well as organization leaders.

  • Eugene Herrington, PhD – HBCU-NRC, Morehouse School of Medicine

Ethics 101: Competencies for Mental Health and Addiction Practitioners

  • Professor Gladys Merrick – The Crisis Institute
  • Professor Terence McPhaul – Morris Brown College-PsychTV

Recognizing Substance Abuse as a First Sign of Stress and Trauma

  • Farzana Bharmal, MD – Associate Professor Morehouse School of Medicine

Pharmacology of Addiction: Alcohol-Related Disorders

  • Elleen M. Yancey, PhD – Director, Prevention Research Center Morehouse School of Medicine

Cultural Competence in Effective Care: One Size Does NOT Fit All

  • Professor Terence McPhaul – Morris Brown College – PsychTV

Part I – Barriers to HIV Prevention and Care Due to Consumer Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependence
Part II – Barriers to HIV Prevention and Care Due to Consumer Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependence

  • Dr. Tabia Akintobi – Prevention Research Center Morehouse School of Medicine

Program Assessment: Planning for Evaluation Now and in the Future