Date of Award


Document Type

Doctoral Research Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)



First Advisor

Kristi S. Van Sickle

Second Advisor

Richard T. Elmore Jr.

Third Advisor

John Deaton

Fourth Advisor

Mary Beth Kenkel


In the current healthcare system, the need for collaborative care is higher than ever. With current reforms in reimbursement and healthcare policies, it is becoming increasingly necessary for psychologists and other practitioners to break ranks with their traditional roles and to participate as a part of a multidisciplinary team that works in collaboration with other healthcare professionals. This study aims to look at the health counseling behaviors of psychologists and graduate psychology students from an APA accredited clinical psychology graduate program. It aims to examine the relationships among health counseling training variables and time spent engaging in health counseling, highest intensity of training completed, confidence in ability to provide health counseling, and perceived importance of health counseling. The intention of this study is to expand on the growing literature on training in health counseling.


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