Dr. Megan O’Banion has joined the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions as associate dean for health professions. Dr. O’Banion is a seasoned university administrator, faculty member, and clinician. Her most recent role was dean of the American School of Professional Psychology (APA-accredited) at Argosy University, where she also previously served as faculty and director of clinical training. Before this position, she taught and held leadership positions in university and clinical settings throughout California educating and training Health Service Psychologists across integrated healthcare treatment settings.
Dr. O’Banion’s academic and clinical work spans a wide range of areas within the health professions, with particular expertise in evidenced-based adolescent psychology, trauma-informed care, support for underserved populations, program development, neuropsychological assessment, and community outreach. Her commitment to education and training is evident in numerous elected positions within the field.
She is currently the president (2018 – 2019 term) of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), a training council that is dedicated to developing psychology as a socially responsible science that has a “central role in improving our society.” Dr. O’Banion has also been an executive council member for the California Psychology Internship Council Board of Directors (CAPIC). She is currently an editorial board member (September 2015-present) for the Journal of Clinical Case Reports in the International Journal of Psychology & Behavior Analysis, a member of the Council of Chairs of Training Councils, and a liaison to the American Psychological Association’s Board of Education Affairs.
Her latest presentation, “Power and privilege in today’s classroom: Faculty perspectives” was presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Mid-Winter 2018 Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
She holds advanced degrees in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute (APA-accredited) in Berkeley.
Dr. O’Banion is not only committed to excellence in higher education and the health professions but also to preparing leaders who leverage their expertise in service of at-risk and high-needs populations.
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