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Megan OBanion

Program Dean

Areas of Focus: Program Development and Design

Phone: 510-217-4737

Email: mobanion@argosy.edu

Degrees

  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute
  • B.A. Psychology and Social Behavior, The University of California, Irvine

Biography

Dr. Megan O’Banion’s clinical service and research experiences range from Seneca Center to UCSF Langley Porter Institute’s Department of Psychiatry. Her training lead her to an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship and APPIC-member Fellowship at Sharp Healthcare where she specialized in assessment, youth and family treatment, clinical team management, and evidence-based program development/evaluation within an acute-care setting.

Post licensure, Dr. O’Banion has been Director of two Intensive Day Treatment programs (Elementary and Middle School) serving Severely Emotionally Disabled youth, as well as a Director of Clinical Training (DCT) for doctoral programs in California. Dr. O’Banion joined the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area (APA accredited) in 2014 as their DCT.

Dr. O’Banion also remains a passionate advocate for socially just, culturally competent, local, community-based mental health services, doctoral training and education. She is dedicated to promoting such excellence and innovation locally with the Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC), regionally with her established commitment to the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC), and nationally with her involvement with the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). Her commitment and passion for inclusive, culturally competent, efficacious, and accessible psychological services is evident in her long standing involvement, public representation and advocacy in behalf of CAPIC since 2012, as well as in her current role as Chair of the CAPIC Board. Nationally, Dr. O’Banion has been the Chair for NCSPP’s Women’s Issues Committee (WIC) which has given her the opportunity to be a member of the NCSPP Executive Committee and to perform as a liaison to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP). She is currently the President-Elect for NCSPP while she continues to serve as a consultant for Residential and Day Treatment programs for youth in California regarding staff training in risk management and specialized program development.

Expertise

  • Program Development and Design
  • Empirically-Based Treatment for Children, Adolescents and Families
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Professional Psychology Education and Training

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association

Selected Presentations

  • O’Banion, M.G., Collier, C.S., Carlos, M., Howell, G. & Perl, R. (January 2017). In ally-ance with women across identities: Teaching, mentoring, and modeling intersectional ally competency development towards social action. Presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Mid-Winter 2017 Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Lytle, P. & O’Banion, M.G. (2016, August). Teaching psychopathology to graduate students through the lens of social justice training. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
  • O’Banion, M.G. & Glaser, D. (2015, January 21). Mentoring through clinical training and remediation: A developmentally and culturally responsive model. Presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Mid-Winter 2015 Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • del Prado, A., O’Banion, M.G & Pizer, B. (2015, January 21). Are you my mentor? Fostering positive mentoring experiences for women in professional psychology programs. Presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Mid-Winter 2015 Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Sacks, D.B., O’Banion, M.G., Johnson, K., Lopez, B. & Pinnell, C. (2015, January 22). Alumni as mentors to current students: Various ways to give back. Presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Mid-Winter 2015 Conference, Atlanta, GA.

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