Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Integrated Behavioral Health Psychology Track

The application of psychological services, in a primary care setting, to physical and mental health problems experienced by individuals and their families over the lifespan.

A Model for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration.

The goal of the Integrated Behavioral Health track at American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia (ASPP/NVA) is to provide doctoral students in clinical psychology with the coursework and practical training necessary to pursue successful careers in integrated health environments. Students in the track obtain generalist clinical psychology training (rooted in a practitioner-scholar model), supplemented with a variety of didactic and practicum experiences designed to provide advanced training in multidisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based, integrated practice.

Argosy University is a NON-PROFIT institution.

We are committed to providing students with accessible, affordable, relevant, and purposeful education that prepares them to make an impact in their lives and the lives of those around them.

Bringing integrated behavioral health services to under-served populations in Washington, DC

In a pilot project with the American Psychological Association (APA), pre-doctoral interns from the Mid-Atlantic Internship Consortium and ASPP/NVA will bring integrated behavioral health services to underserved Medicaid populations in Washington, DC. The project will place interns in primary care physician (PCP) offices, help build a pipeline of highly-qualified psychologists to fill the extraordinary need for these services, and develop a model for replication in other states. Students in the Integrated Behavioral Health track will have the opportunity to apply to MAIC for internship.

Integrated Behavioral Health Psychology Track at Argosy University

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Integrated Behavioral Health track at ASPP/NVA provides didactic and training experiences over and above the core curriculum that all ASPP/NVA students follow. The goal of the track is to provide students with additional training that will enable students to function as effective members in integrated settings. This training is partially guided by the APA Competencies for Psychology Practice in Primary Care (APA, 2015).

Students will enroll in core courses taken by all students in the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program, as well as additional track-specific courses. Students will complete their Clinical Research Project (CRP) on a behavioral health-related topic and will take a required monthly didactic seminar over the course of their three resident years in the program. Students will have the opportunity to complete practicum trainings at integrated behavioral health locations.

The Doctor of Psychology program is committed to maintaining the Clinical Psychology Program Competencies (i.e., training practitioner scholars in an integrative approach to clinical psychology) within the Integrated Behavioral Health track. As such, students in the track will fulfill the same requirements as ASPP/NVA students who are not in this track:

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