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Residency and Traineeship

The Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Residency and Training Program funds the training of mental health professionals, including psychiatric residents and students of psychology, nurses, social workers and others to serve adults and children in Ohio's public mental health system. The program recruits and retains highly qualified mental health professionals and promotes linkages to local systems and stakeholders.

Residency and Training Program grant funds are used primarily to support faculty in providing training relevant to public mental health. There is an expectation that applicants will obtain collaborative financial support by engaging community stakeholders and others (e.g., supplemental salary from boards and community agencies and/or grants from public and private foundations). Priority is given to applicants who seek to develop self-sustaining and enduring programs within their colleges and universities.

View the current Residency & Training Program priorities.

Ohio Curriculum for Public Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)

The OhioMHAS Integrated Clinical Care section has responsibility for the Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) program for mental health service providers in Ohio. Applicants are encouraged to consider opportunities available through HPSA to provide support and assistance to trainees that pursue practicum experiences and employment opportunities in underserved communities (see HPSA map).

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