Online IBH Practice Facilitator Training

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Applications for Fall 2022 Program Now Open!

Interested course participants should submit an application

New Deadline: September 16, 2022


The purpose of this training is to provide foundational knowledge and professional skills practice as preparation for individuals delivering integrated behavioral health (IBH) practice facilitation at primary care sites.

Course Participants:   

Behavioral Health Clinicians (Psychologists, Therapists, Social Workers, Nurses) interested in helping organizations and primary care teams develop their skills and processes to integrate behavioral health services into their practice environment are encouraged to apply. The course is ideally designed for any clinician or nurse who has worked in a behavioral health setting and has experience integrating behavioral health within primary care that wishes to advance their career to become an integrated behavioral health practice facilitator.

Next Course Start Date: October 3, 2022


  • Applications due: Sept 16—fill out application here
  • Applicants notified*: September 9
  • Course runs: Oct 3—Oct 28; weekly calls with Dr Nelly Burdette will be held each Friday, 12:00-1:00pm

        *Course space is limited. CTC-RI also reserves the right to defer applicants to the fall course if there is not enough interest to fill a spring group.


"The course really solidifies and celebrates the role of the practice facilitator.  The resources are current and dedicated to the adult learner. You will find the experience engaging and it will expand your professional base."

-Jayne Daylor RN MS.

Instructor: Nelly Burdette, Psy.D.

Senior Integrated Behavioral Health Program Leader, Care Transformation Collaborative-Rhode Island (CTC-RI). Dr. Nelly Burdette has more than 15 years’ experience within integrated behavioral health clinical and leadership positions. She has created Integrated care programs at federally-qualified health centers, community mental health centers, and the Veteran’s Administration for pediatric, family medicine and adult populations. From positions in senior leadership to providing clinical services embedded within medical practices, she has provided integrated behavioral health training and supervision to interdisciplinary medical teams. In her current roles, Dr. Burdette is the Associate Vice President of Integrated Behavioral Health at Providence Community Health Centers, the largest federally qualified health center in Rhode Island and serves in both a leadership and clinical role. She has also been serving as a senior content expert and integrated behavioral health practice facilitator for CTC-RI for the past 7 years. Dr. Nelly Burdette received her doctorate degree in Health Psychology from Spalding University and completed her internship at Cherokee Health Systems, focusing on behavioral health services within a primary care safety net population. Her post-doctorate was completed at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Primary Care Psychology.


Foundational Course Components: 5 online modules for self-study with reading and homework between modules:

Module 1:
Overview of IBH Practice Facilitation and Core Competencies
Module 2:
The Primary Care and IBH Landscapes
Module 3:
The How-Tos of IBH Practice Facilitation
Module 4:
Evaluation in IBH Practice Facilitation
Module 5:
Strengthening Your Approach to Sustainable, Evidence Based Integrated Care


Additional Course Components:

  • Participants will receive a virtual reference manual with course readings

  • Module post-tests to help participants understand level of comprehension

  • Four consecutive weekly calls with Dr. Burdette, CTC’s Senior IBH program leader and course Instructor

  • Continuing social work education credits, approval by NASW for 8 CEU credits

  • Approximately 24-hour time commitment


Course Fee: $700

Interested course participants should submit an application.  You will be notified of your acceptance and provided further instructions within 7 days of receipt.

Please note, this training program is not for learning how to do integrated behavioral health. There are other courses that cover this topic, such as this one.


Our Mission

The mission of CTC-RI is to support the continuing transformation of primary care in Rhode Island as the foundation of an ever-improving integrated, accessible, affordable, and equitable health care system.  CTC-RI brings together critical stakeholders to implement, evaluate and spread effective multi-payer models to deliver, pay for and sustain high-quality, comprehensive, accountable primary care.