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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership


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Today’s healthcare system demands behavioral health leaders who can manage the delivery of quality behavioral health and mental health services in an increasingly integrated care setting. Students in this professional doctoral program in leadership are prepared to meet this need. Students in this nonlicensure program can gain cross-disciplinary knowledge, business and management skills, and practical experience that can be used to help shape the rapidly changing integrated healthcare landscape.

Learning Outcomes


Graduates of the PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership program will be able to:

  1. Articulate the foundation of behavioral health leadership.
  2. Develop a personal orientation to the practice of behavioral health leadership that is theoretically and empirically anchored..
  3. Produce an applied practice-based project exploring a behavioral health practice issue or problem.
  4. Assess behavioral health behavior in broad cultural, social, political, and/or economic contexts.
  5. Evaluate the delivery of psychological services of behavioral health programs for diverse populations.
  6. Develop leadership skills for the management of mental health delivery systems.
  7. Evaluate relevant ethical principles in managing products and delivery of services in behavioral health work settings.
  8. Describe how legal and regulatory policies in behavioral healthcare impact individuals, communities, and society.
  9. Promote positive social change through evidence-based behavioral health leadership practices.
  10. Demonstrate the ability to apply principles of behavioral health leadership in diverse mental health delivery settings.

Specializations


Degree Requirements


  • 80 cr. total or 95 cr. with specialization
  • Courses (60 cr.)
  • Doctoral Study (20 cr.)
  • Optional Specialization Courses (15 cr.)
  • Consulting Skills Intensive Retreat (Residency 1)
  • Doctoral Project Development (Residency 2, virtual)

Curriculum


Optional Specialization Courses (15 cr.)


See each specialization for specific courses.

Residencies


Residency 1: Consulting Skills Intensive—4 days, take during Quarter 2 or 3.

Residency 2: Doctoral Project Development—4 days (virtual), take in Quarter 4 or Quarter 5.

Doctoral Research Project Courses


Course Sequence


Quarter Course Credits
1 PBHL 8002 - Foundations of Graduate Study   3 cr.
PBHL 8012 - Behavioral Health Management   5 cr.
2 PBHL 8214 - Consulting for Organizational Change  OR PSYR 8214 - Consulting for Organizational Change * 5 cr.
Eligible to take Residency 1, Consulting Skills Intensive
2** RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦   5 cr.
3** PBHL 8200 - Behavioral Health Social Entrepreneurship and Advocacy   5 cr.
PBHL 8600 - Governance, Law, and Policy for Healthcare Leaders or Behavioral Healthcare   5 cr.
Must have completed Residency 1, Consulting Skills Intensive to move forward with enrollment in next courses; eligible to take Residency 2, Virtual Doctoral Project Development
4*** PBHL 8755 - Leadership and Leader Development   5 cr.
RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦   5 cr.
5*** PBHL 8300 - Healthcare Financial Management and Economics   5 cr.
RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦   5 cr.
Must have completed Residency 2, Virtual Doctoral Project Development to move forward with enrollment in next courses
6 PBHL 8465 - Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination   5 cr.
PBHL 8900 - Doctoral Research Project Lab   5 cr.
7 PBHL 8315 - Program Evaluation  OR PBHL 8207 - Grant Writing   2 cr.
Specialization Course (Optional) 5 cr.
8 Specialization Course (Optional) 5 cr.
Specialization Course (Optional) 5 cr.
9–12+ PBHL 9001 - Doctoral Research Project   20 cr. (5 cr. per term for at least four terms)

* Blended Course Option

** Residency 1: Consulting Skills Intensive—4 days, must take in Quarter 2 or 3.

***Residency 2: Doctoral Project Development—4 days (virtual), must take in Quarter 4 or 5.

Program Data


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