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Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP)
July 7, 2017 at 12:00 am EDT
Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) began in Indiana and is now offered in multiple states with more to come. It is a collaborative program launched through the efforts of the Indiana National Guard, the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI), the Center for Deployment Psychology, the National Guard Bureau Psychological Health Program and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.
SBHP’s primary goal is to be a resource for service members and their families. The SBHP website serves as a vehicle to help them locate behavioral health professionals with specialized training in understanding and treating military service members and their families. SBHP provides behavioral heath providers with a series of trainings that are intended to make them better able to understand, assess and counsel military members. Once the professionals have completed these trainings and fulfill certain other criteria, they become eligible for listing in the SBHP database, which service members and their families can access. Please note: The database does not replace clients responsibility to do all they can to ensure that a behavioral health provider is a good match for them and their particular situation (learn more here.)
Learn more about the program and its benefits at the SBHP website. 2016 training dates can be found there as well.