Welcome to the Program for the Integrated Training of Counselors in Behavioral Healthcare!
The Department of Counseling at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and UTHealth San Antonio are collaborating under the HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce and Education grant to offer specialized training and internship placements in integrated primary care. The Program for the Integrated Training for Counselors in Behavioral Healthcare (PITCH) was designed to train clinical mental health counselors to provide services to rural, vulnerable, and/or medically underserved communities surrounding the San Antonio area.
UTSA is located in Bexar County, the second most populated county in the state of Texas
About 25% of Bexar County households earned less than $25,000 annually
Bexar County adults (23%), when compared to all adults in Texas (20%), experienced five or more days of poor mental health in 2011
Hospitalizations for mental disorders in Bexar County reveal that the rate of hospitalization for disorders was 6 per 1,000 people in 2011.