Megan O’Banion, Psy.D.
Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor
ASPP Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area
Dr. Megan O’Banion’s clinical service and research experiences range from Seneca Center to UCSF Langley Porter Institute’s Department of Psychiatry. Her training lead her to an APA-accredited Doctoral Internship and APPIC-member Fellowship at Sharp Healthcare where she specialized in assessment, youth and family treatment, clinical team management, and evidence-based program development/evaluation within an acute-care setting.
Post licensure, Dr. O’Banion became Director of two Intensive Day Treatment programs (Elementary and Middle School) serving Severely Emotionally Disabled youth. She successfully redesigned each treatment program to integrate educational services and intensive family-based interventions using wraparound philosophy and empirically supported treatment models.
In July of 2011, Dr. O’Banion joined The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) as the Director of Clinical Training (DCT) for the Clinical Psychology Program in Los Angeles. At TCSPP, she quickly fostered a higher standard of quality training, collaboratively expanded practicum training opportunities into integrated health and forensic systems, early remediation and developmental evaluation. In August of 2014, Dr. O’Banion became the DCT for American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area (APA accredited). She continues to promote and develop competency-based curriculum and training for both practicum and internship levels of practice. She operates collaboratively with her community partners to uphold standards and promote excellence in health service psychology training and the mental health services offered across the Bay Area’s diverse communities.
Dr. O’Banion remains a passionate advocate for socially just, culturally competent, local, community-based mental health services, doctoral training and education. She is dedicated to promoting such excellence and innovation locally with the Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC), regionally with her established commitment to the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC), and nationally with her involvement with the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). She has been honored to be a Sothern California Academic Program Representative since 2012. Her commitment and passion for inclusive, culturally competent, efficacious, and accessible psychological services is evident in her long standing involvement, public representation and advocacy in behalf of CAPIC since 2012, as well as in her current role as Chair of the CAPIC Board. Dr. O’Banion continues to serve as a consultant for Residential and Day Treatment programs for youth in California regarding staff training in risk management and specialized program development. She also engages in public speaking, community focused trainings, as well as pro bono clinical supervision and consultation services for local psychologists and doctoral students in training.