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The DBH program has opened many doors of opportunity for me. I currently work with several Primary Care Physicians in a large healthcare system. I love working beside physicians and enjoy the respect I have earned because of my training as a DBH. The Biodyne Model fits well into the fast-paced setting of Primary Care and I am proud to be a DBH.
Dr. Teresa S. Harper, DBH, MSW, LCSW
The “four questions” of the refocused psychotherapist [in the Biodyne Model] and the concept of the “onion/garlic” psychodynamic enabled me to not only conceptualize a case and plan treatment more rapidly, but to rise to a new level of professional confidence in meeting the behavioral care needs of my patients.
Dr. Gayle Cordes, DBH
The education and training I received [in the Biodyne Model] prepared me for leadership in integrated primary behavioral health care.
Dr. Thomas D. Barrett, DBHAVP Operations at Adventist Behavioral Health and Wellness-Rockville
As a member of the first cohort of the DBH program, I wondered where this new and innovative program would take me. The motivating address given by Dr. Nicholas Cummings at student orientation confirmed my decision to take this leap of faith at my mid-stage of life. The program was loaded with substantive content, engaging on-campus intensive courses, and faculty support. After graduating in May 2012, I began the long and arduous journey toward psychologist licensure. The Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners carefully considered my application packet while my post-doctoral hours were completed at High Desert State Prison where I was employed as “Psychologist 2.” Subsequent to the board’s approval, I sat for the state and national exam and was licensed on March 24, 2014. The unique information [I] learned in the DBH program has made me a more well-rounded clinician; one who is fluent discussing medical needs as well as behavioral health needs of patients with an integrated treatment team.
Dr. Christine S. Moninghoff, DBHLicensed Psychologist (NV), Sage Behavioral Health
The DBH program has been life-changing for me and has brought great value to the patients I serve. I work with a diverse population of patients in a 400+ bed Hospital to improve overall health outcomes. I love working with other medical providers to help patients improve their wellness and quality of life. I collaborate with the medical team to treat behavioral and psychological components of COPD, CHF, Diabetes, weight loss, stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, IBS, substance abuse issues, and more. The DBH program’s focus on brief interventions in medical settings is valuable, timely, and effective.
Dr. Katarina Olea, DBHBehaviorist, Director of Behavioral Medicine Family & Community Medicine Residency Yuma Regional Medical Center