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Hodson, Charley

MHIP Coordinator,  School of Social Work

E-mail
charles.hodson@sjsu.edu
Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
I AM NO LONGER AVAILABLE at the phone number listed.
(408) 924-5809

Office Hours
Please contact the new MHIP Coordinator, Dr. Jacky Bloom, via the email noted below (not by phone please), Dr. Jacky Bloom regarding the MHIP stipend program. I am on leave this academic year.


MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR MSW STUDENTS

THIS STIPEND IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO FINAL YEAR PLACEMENT STUDENTS. THE ORIENTATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS IS DURING FALL OF THE YEAR PRECEDING YOUR FINAL YEAR INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT.

Attention all MSW students who will be entering their final year of field placement in the coming summer or fall:

The MHIP at the School of Social Work is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (implementation of Prop 63 approved November '04 by California voters). It works much the same as the Title IVE Program but is only for one year and only 7 students are admitted for the 2014-2015 AY cycle and only 6 students in the 2015-2016 AY cycle which will be the final year of the stipend. Typically, we receive about 25-35 applications for the stipend.

A 3.5 GPA is required during the first 4 required courses of the MSW program is required in order to apply for this stipend.

PROGRAM SPECIFICS:

* MHIP includes a $18,500 stipend for 10 MSW students during their final year of placement and involves specific requirements while in the MSW program related to required coursework and attendance at seminars outside of your other courses and field requirements.

* You must be signed up in the Health/Mental Health area of concentration. You easily change your concentration early in Fall Semester to Health/Mental Health with the permission of the Field Education Office.

* You must be in good academic standing and maintain good academic standing: 3.0 GPA. Due to tight competition for this stipend, all applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in the first four MSW program graded courses.

* Once awarded in early February, a placement must be obtained in a county mental health department or in an agency contracting with a county mental health department in a program within the agency specifically funded by county mental health.

* Placements in inpatient psychiatric units or in jail settings, juvenile hall settings are not qualifying placements.

* Following graduation, MHIP participants are required to work full time in a county mental health or county mental health contract agency for one calendar year (2,080 hours) somewhere in the state of California even if this means relocating somewhere within the state.

* The MHIP application window will be early January. Those with the highest scoring on the application will be advanced to the oral interview process in latter January. Notification of acceptance will not happen until late January. The selected awardees for the MHIP will be expected to obtain qualifying final year internship placements during the February/March placement search season with consultation and guidance from the MHIP Coordinator, Dr. Jacky Bloom.

All MHIP information regarding the application process will be distributed via the MSW List Serv. Applications are not given out until this announcement goes out in late December.

With funding changes in the final two years of stipend availability, administration of the MHIP stipend program has been transferred to Dr. Jacky Bloom in the Office of Field Education and Student Advisement.

Please email (do not phone) Dr. Bloom, for further information AFTER viewing the one hour You Tube video referenced below:

jacky.bloom@sjsu.edu

Prior to contacting Dr. Bloom, interested persons should watch the entire MHIP Orientation Video on You Tube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uLzNVqdU-g

The dates of applying and access to the application have been changed to January as noted above, so please ignore the dates noted in the You Tube video.

Education

  • Master of Social Work. Univ Of Washington, 1982
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    Univ Of Cal-Santa Cruz, California, United States, 1980