Dr. Susan Keane (Psychology) received continuation of funding from the Department of Health and Human Services for her project “Behavioral Health/Primary Care Integration: Reducing Barriers to Care in Underserved Populations.” The project prepares doctoral students for careers as behavioral health specialists in primary care settings. In this grant cycle, 24 doctoral trainees will participate in experiential and didactic opportunities designed to impact their career trajectories in the field. Students will be placed within six primary care locations, each of which targets a vulnerable population. These populations include: children, geriatric patients, socioeconomically deprived and homeless individuals, the chronically ill, culturally and linguistically diverse individuals, and veterans. The goal is to equip trainees to provide culturally competent, interprofessional, collaborative care.
Keane is director of clinical training for the UNCG Psychology Clinic. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Purdue University, and since 1983, she has graduated over 30 PhD students who hold positions at universities, medical centers and mental health agencies across the nation. She is licensed as a Practicing Psychologist/Health-Services Provider in the State of North Carolina.