PRIME: Promoting Rigorous & Interdisciplinary Mental Healthcare Education

The purpose of the PRIME program is to develop and enhance clinical training opportunities for graduate students in the MSW and Clinical Psychology programs to improve the distribution and supply of the behavioral health workforce in high-need and high-demand areas and with underserved populations. Students interested in participating in the training are eligible for a $10K stipend during their last year in their respective program when they complete the sponsored specialized training opportunities and an internship/field placement at a site approved by Millersville University and PRIME.

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PRIME Program Highlights

Learn about the PRIME program from Dr. Karen Rice, and hear from a grant recipient and field instructor.

The PRIME program offers specialized interdisciplinary training opportunities in the following areas:

  • Cultural competency,
  • Integrating technology into clinical services (such as telehealth), and
  • Working with children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth at risk for behavioral health disorders.

Training information

“Treating Trauma with Evidence Based Practices via Telehealth”
presented by Dr. Kimberly D. Ernest, Ph.D., LPC
Friday October 20, 2023 from 10am-12pm
Hybrid training held via Zoom and at Stayer 106.

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“Promoting Mental Health in the Refugee/Immigration Community: Challenges and Opportunities”
presented by Kate Daneker, Jeanne Martin-Sczechowicz, Samickshya Subedi, and Saurab Bhandari
Friday November 3, 2023 from 1pm-4pm
Hybrid training held via Zoom and at Stayer 106.

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“Utilizing the Community Resiliency Model (CRM®): Supporting the Mental Health of Workers and the Community”
by Dr. Kat Walsh, LCSW
Friday February 9, 2024 from 1pm-4pm
Hybrid training held via Zoom and at Stayer 106.

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“An Introduction to Using Interactive Biblio-Poetry Therapy”
presented by Nancy Scherlong, LCSW
Friday April 5, 2024 from 1pm-3:30pm
Virtual training held via Zoom.

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Contact Us

If you would like more information regarding the PRIME stipend or our programs, please email

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1.9 million. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

Download PRIME program sheet (PDF)