The majority of the grant will go to students who are in clinical training to be clinical mental health counselors, school counselors, clinical psychologists and school psychologists. The work that students perform in their clinicals will meet the learning requirements for licensure in their respective fields while giving them a broader understanding of their local community recourses.
The funds are provided by the American Rescue plan and will allow the university to place 120 mental health students at clinical sites in higher need and higher demand areas over four years. The program will also bolster recruitment of students to careers in their desired mental health and research fields.
The four-year initiative begins July 1.
For more information, contact Meredith Montgomery, assistant professor and clinical coordinator in the UD Department of Counselor Education and Human Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.