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Integrated Behavioral Health

Help Others Overcome Mental and Behavioral Health Issues

Mental and behavioral health issues are a growing concern among healthcare communities and throughout society. The need for compassionate counseling professionals with the expertise and credentials to make a difference in the treatment of mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders has never been greater. If you’re ready to pursue—or elevate—your career in this vital health service area, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) is here to help.


The Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) is designed to give you the tools you need to help counsel people more effectively and thoroughly as they battle the substance use, mental, behavioral, and co-occurring disorders that prevent them from leading healthy, fulfilling lives. This program gives you a strong theoretical and practical foundation in integrative treatment modalities, clinical skills, professional and ethical responsibilities, and client advocacy. 

Plus, upon completion, you will have met the Minnesota Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MNLADC) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) educational requirements.

Program Snapshot


credit hours

Case-based learning taught by counseling pros and clinicians

Integrated curriculum addresses substance use and mental health disorders

Coursework in addition studies, applied psychopharmacology, motivational counseling, family dynamics, mental health, integrative behavioral health, and more

Youth Specialization

Pursue a career in youth counseling with a specialization that adds competencies in psychopathology and resilience to help meet the needs of youth, families, and communities. As part of the specialization, you will also earn a graduate minor in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. 

Specialization Snapshot

Youth-focused internship (background check required)

Additional coursework beyond IBH minimums required

Earns a graduate minor in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Steve Wicks, Enrollment Advisor
Together, we’ll go over your options, answer questions, and help you get off to the right start.

Advance Your Counseling Career in IBH

Make a difference for your patients, young and old, with a master’s in integrated behavioral health with the option for a youth specialization.

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