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on September 1, 2017
Dr. Megan O’Banion, dean and director of clinical training at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | San Francisco Bay Area, was named the 2017 President-Elect of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.
The National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) was founded in 1976 to enhance the quality of graduate training in professional psychology. NCSPP is an organization composed of delegates from member programs and schools of professional psychology.
Dr. O’Banion obtained her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She completed her APA accredited doctoral internship and her postdoctoral fellowship at Sharp Healthcare’s Child and Adolescent Acute Inpatient Program. Dr. O’Banion has engaged in neuropsychological research exploring neurocognitive endophenotypic markers in youth identified as ultra-high risk for schizophrenia with a UCSF Langley Porter and the San Francisco Veteran’s Administration collaboration. Her specialization with highly acute multi-stressed youth and their families propelled Dr. O’Banion into an early career as a director of elementary school and middle school day treatment programs.
Additionally, she has also maintained a practice focused on clinical consultation for child and adolescent residential and day treatment program where she specializes in staff development, risk assessment, treatment planning, and milieu management.