UMFS Partnership with Bon Secours
May 25, 2017
Since 2014, UMFS has partnered with Bon Secours by providing mental health clinicians in several primary care offices and at one hospital in order to explore and implement an integrated health pilot. The benefit of an integrated health approach for children and adults is to identify and treat mental health related needs more quickly, thus decreasing the number and severity of chronic health related issues later in adulthood. This partnership not only increases access and resources for families in our community, but provides education and support to the medical community –improving the system as a whole.
Kyle McCall is a new Behavioral Health Technician with the integrated health program between UMFS and Bon Secours. Hear from Kyle how the program was a perfect match for him:
“During my internship, I dedicated myself to providing mental health services to surrounding communities in Lubbock, Texas. As I ventured to the East Coast, the “need” seemed to grow as I worked in community-based and in-home counseling. There, I learned the need would never go away, but some of us just needed to commit. Since then, I have become dedicated to provide services to those whom the rest ignore. As I worked in Community-Based Counseling, I found myself working with individuals on the UMFS Campus. Being exposed to the magnificent teamwork presented with the passion and drive for the individuals seeking assistance was enough to entice me to seek employment. Three years later, an integrated position flashed up on the job-board; having researched the many benefits of this model during my three “wandering years,” I jumped at the opportunity. Finally, the perfect marriage of Patient Care was available to me in career form; UMFS and Bon Secours.”
Texas Tech University, BS, Human Development and Family Studies, Focus in Marriage and Family Therapy
Texas Tech University, MEd, Counselor Education, Dual-focus in Clinical and School Counseling
Residency in Rural Psychiatric Hospitals, Community-Based Counseling, and Outpatient Clinics for Trauma and Abuse Patients