The Student Center is a major resource for students interested in educational and professional careers in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health field.

  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Internship and Fellowship Opportunities
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Professional Organizations
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Careers, Licensures and Certifications
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Graduate Programs and Other Student Related Information

February 20, 2018 is the Annual National HBCU Behavioral Health Awareness Day

The purpose of this day is to educate and raise awareness on behavioral health issues impacting the HBCU community. During this National Campaign, peer leaders play a vital role in raising awareness and understanding about behavioral health physiological challenges as well in promoting help seeking behaviors.
The Facts about Behavioral Health:

• Behavioral health refers to individuals at risk of, or suffering from, mental, behavioral,
or addictive disorders.
• College students (18-25 years old) are a demographic cohort with some of the highest
unmet behavioral health treatment needs and the lowest rates of help seeking
behaviors.
• Depression, co-occurring depression, anxiety and symptoms of eating disorders are all
associated with lower academic performance.
• Often students do not know how and where to access services.
* Sources: Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2010. Chapter 18 – Conference Ed. Mental Health and Mental Disorders.
Referenced on the SAMHSA Website. Terminology of Mental Disorders. www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/features/hp2010/terminology.asp.
www.who.int/substance_abuse/terminology/who_lexicon/en/index.html..

Contest Purpose:

To utilize the creative talents of HBCU students to produce an informative and educational
communication campaign to disseminate information and raise awareness about behavioral
health; to include signs and symptoms, its impact on the overall well-being of students and
associated impacts on academic performance, and encourage help seeking behaviors on college
campuses and in communities. The campaign should emphasize positive behaviors, benefits of
peer support and provide referral and or resource information. We hope you joined us for
additional Technical Assistance during our Webinar Thursday, November 7, 2017 at 2:00PM
EST (the presentation is available on our website at www.hbcucfe.net).
A successful media campaign will:

· Capture the viewer’s attention
· Present a clear and comprehensive message
· Inspire and motivate the viewer into action
· Inform the viewer
· Give a voice to individuals with behavioral health issues
· Convince the viewer that they can make a difference
· Encourage the viewer to promote positive behaviors of self and others

Getting Started:

Students may want to preview existing campaigns and materials for ideas about what Find out more!

Conferences

Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Behavioral Health Policy Academy
Thank you to all for attending the Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Behavioral Health Policy Academy, held March 13-15, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. The presentations and photos have been uploaded to the LEM Registration Website which can be below. Select your registration category and you will be able to view the files.
Click here for more information

Internships and Fellowships

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 Academic Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA – NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals is proud to announce the opening of the 2nd cohort of the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) for master’s level students in the last year of a graduate program with an
addiction/substance use disorder program or track. At least 36 students who commit to working with the needs of transition age youth and/or racial and ethnic minorities post-graduation will be provided tuition stipends of up to $20,000 per student, training, and mentorship.

Click here for more information

Behavioral Health Workforce Development Opportunity

The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, at Morehouse School of Medicine, Health Policy Fellowship Program is currently recruiting and seeking applications for the Health Policy Fellowship Program. For questions, please contact L. Lerissa Smith, MPH at healthpolicyfellowship@msm.edu

Click here for more information

Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors

Master’s Level Grant by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). All questions should be directed to Dr. Shafiq Qureshi, NMFP-AC Program Manager by email or phone at 703-741-7686 x114.

Click here for more information

The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University Center

Alcohol abuse and addictions research Brown Medical School, Center for alcohol and addiction studies

Click here for more information

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence

Educational Opportunities

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USA Jobs-Student Jobs

Federal fellowship and internship position for students.

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Upcoming Webinars

11/30 The Mental Health Needs of Black Millennials

1PM-2PM EDT:

Original Flyer

Presenter: Dr. Joy Bradford
Register Now!


10/26 Campus Behavioral Health Resources
2pm-3pm EDT
Active Minds, NAMI and Student Veterans


11/16 “Resilience: Reflect, Restore and Recover”
2pm-3pm EDT
Presenter: Dr. Phillip Dunston, Chairperson of Religion and Philosophy
Clark Atlanta University


12/6 “Tips for Safe and Sober Holidays”
2pm-3pm EDT
Presenters, Justin Strong and Nandi Edouard, Former Peer Leaders
Currently, Graduate Student & Educator


1/26 SATTC: Opioid Epidemic Series
2pm-3pm EDT
Presenters: TBA

Featured Program

12/1 Seeking Students for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program

Since 1977 the PMF Program has matched outstanding graduate students with exciting Federal opportunities.

This rigorous, two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs are hired by Federal Agencies and engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science, criminal justice, health, privacy, cybersecurity, and financial management, to name a few.

The PMF Program seeks eligible graduate students every year who want to make a difference through public service.

 

The selection process for the Presidential Management Fellows Program consists of the following:

1.Application

2.Submission of an Essay

3.On-Line Assessment

4.Finalist Selection

5.Agency Placement as a Fellow

 

Students May Apply by December 1, 2016 at:  https://apply.pmf.gov

 

There are a number of helpful resources on our PMF website for your institution at: https://www.pmf.gov/academia/resources.aspx

 

Academic Flyers for Campus: https://www.pmf.gov/media/99678/2017_pmf-110-d_11-10-16.pdf

 

Additional Helpful Webpages:

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela J. Maimer, Ph.D. 202-606-5215 or pamela.maimer@opm.gov ASAP.


Learning Today for Leadership Tomorrow

Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy at Morehouse School of Medicine

The Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy (UHSA) at Morehouse School of Medicine was created in response to the growing need for health care professionals in Georgia’s underserved urban and rural communities.

The program recruits current undergraduate students matriculating in the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC). Through STEM courses and other interventions, the academy’s goal is to add to Georgia’s healthcare workforce while also diversifying that workforce in the state and nation.

Objectives are to improve students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills, enhance standardized test preparation, and provide science-enriched coursework to foster new interest in medicine and health professions.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria by the application deadline:

  • Current enrollment at one of the AUCC institutions: Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College or Spelman College.
  • Completion of 12-24 credit hours of post-secondary education at time of application submission.
  • Declared a major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Mathematics with an expressed interest in health care or biomedical sciences.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Be nominated by a current faculty member.

Applications will be available on October 17, 2016. Please direct all inquiries to UHSA.MSM@gmail.com or call (404) 756-5728.

To learn more please click here


2nd annual Neuroscience Initiative to Enhance Diversity (NIED) Program 

Prospective junior and senior undergraduate students should submit their application to the Neuroscience Graduate Group by the January 15, 2016 deadline. Applications, transcripts, and letters may be mailed or emailed to Cristeta Rillera (cmrillera@ucdavis.edu). A committee of four faculty members and two graduate students will review all applications and invite ~30 students to attend the two-day event held on April 21-22, 2016. The UC Davis Neuroscience Graduate Program will provide for travel expenses, including airfare, lodging, and food.

Over the course of two days, attendees will be actively involved in lab tours, workshops, poster sessions and mini-lectures. They will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members and current graduate students in our graduate program. The overall goal of this event is to educate the students about the doctoral degree, graduate school and the admissions process. The hallmark of this program is the essential skill-biulding workshops that will help attendees succeed in applying to competitive graduate programs. Workshops will include mock interviews, how to identify and apply to graduate programs, how to write a personal statement, and preparing for the Graduate Record Exam. Most importantly, we aim to establish and foster strong working relationships with attendees and the undergraduate institutions that serve them.

If you have further questions or need additional information, please visit our website at http://neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/grad/outreach/index.html or contact Cristeta Rillera (530.757.8845 orcmrillera@ucdavis.edu

Conferences

Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Behavioral Health Policy Academy
Thank you to all for attending the Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell Behavioral Health Policy Academy, held March 13-15, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. The presentations and photos have been uploaded to the LEM Registration Website which can be below. Select your registration category and you will be able to view the files.
Click here for more information

Internships and Fellowships

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017 Academic Year
ALEXANDRIA, VA – NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals is proud to announce the opening of the 2nd cohort of the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) for master’s level students in the last year of a graduate program with an addiction/substance use disorder program or track. At least 36 students who commit to working with the needs of transition age youth and/or racial and ethnic minorities post-graduation will be provided tuition stipends of up to $20,000 per student, training, and mentorship.
Click here for more information

Behavioral Health Workforce Development Opportunity
The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, at Morehouse School of Medicine, Health Policy Fellowship Program is currently recruiting and seeking applications for the Health Policy Fellowship Program. For questions, please contact L. Lerissa Smith, MPH at healthpolicyfellowship@msm.edu
Click here for more information

Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors
Master’s Level Grant by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). All questions should be directed to Dr. Shafiq Qureshi, NMFP-AC Program Manager by email or phone at 703-741-7686 x114.
Click here for more information

The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University Center
Alcohol abuse and addictions research Brown Medical School, Center for alcohol and addiction studies
Click here for more information

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence
Educational Opportunities
Click here for more information

USA Jobs-Student Jobs
Federal fellowship and internship position for students.
Click here for more information

Minority Fellowship Program: Application Deadlines
Grantee Organization
Application Period for the MFP Traditional PhD Program
Application Period for the MFP- Masters Level Youth Focused Program
Application Period for the MFP- Masters Level Addictions Counseling Focused Program
Application Link
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
11/7/2016 – 1/17/2017
11/7/2016 – 1/17/2017
N/A
American Nurses Association
4/30/16 4/30/17
Applications Open Until all vacancies filled
N/A
American Psychiatric Association
10/31/2016- 1/30/2017
N/A
N/A
American Psychological Association
10/1/2016 –1/15/2017
10/1/2016 –1/15/2017
N/A
Council on Social Work Education
12/2016 – 2/28/17
Spring 2017
N/A
National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates
9/1/2016 – 10/31/2016
9/1/2016 – 10/31/2016
9/1/2016 – 10/31/2016
NAADAC: the Association for Addiction Professionals
N/A
N/A
9/30/2016 – 8/1/2017 Note: This application cycle will be an open “rolling application” period.

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Washington Internship Program
The Washington Internship Program – a combination of work and study – places undergraduate and graduate students, or college graduates, in our nation’s capital for a semester.
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YEAR LONG INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Mental Health America
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FEDERAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Click here for more information

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence Educational Opportunities
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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Careers, Licensures and Certifications

SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services & Information
State of the Art information on mental health
Click here for more information

Addiction Technology Transfer Centers
The ATTC Network transmits the latest knowledge, skills and attitudes of professional addiction treatment practice
Click here for more information

Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center
A Morehouse School of Medicine and HBCU-NRC internal partner that services the states of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina’s addiction treatment practices
Click here for more information

SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma (ADS)
Section on center on mental health
Click here for more information

Active Minds
National peer-to-peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students
Click here for more information

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Campus
Information about student run campus affiliates
Click here for more information

The Jed Foundation
Non-profit focusing on college student mental health and suicide prevention
Click here for more information

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Graduate Programs and Student Orientation Information

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

About.com’s Surviving and Succeeding in Graduate School
About.com’s guide to everything you need to know about Graduate School
Click here for more information

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Chronicle Careers
Jobs and important information about succeeding in higher education
Click here for more information

The Council for Opportunity in Education
An organization that helps provide equal educational information for postsecondary education
Click here for more information

The Graduate Game Plan
A guide for students through the primary stages of graduate education. Compiled by the University of British Columbia
Click here for more information

Mentor Net
Need a mentor? Here is a great place to start. And be sure to come back shortly to the HBCU-NRC to find out more information about our mentoring program.
Click here for more information

Surviving Graduate School
A National Institute of Health website that provides information for potential graduate students
Click here for more information

Ph.D Life: Surviving the Early Years
A heart-felt article about an African American single mother pursing a Ph.D.
Click here for more information

STUDENT ORIENTATION INFORMATION

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA)
Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center)
Click here for more information

Active Minds
A national peer-to-peer organization dedicated to the mental health of college students
Click here for more information

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Campus
Information about student run campus affiliates
Click here for more information

The Jed Foundation
Non-profit focusing on college student mental health and suicide prevention
Click here for more information

Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association)
Mental health information including depression in college students
Click here for more information

The U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention
Up-to-date information on model programs on campuses
Click here for more information

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Research, information, resources, news, and events: An excellent site for comprehensive, evidence-based information.
Click here for more information