The Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) Clinical degree is designed for students ready to seize the opportunity in healthcare reform to design, implement and evaluate integrated care delivery systems. The program curriculum is unique in combining healthcare management, models of evidence–based and cost–effective interventions, accountability for clinical and cost outcomes, and entrepreneurship designed to meet the emerging demand for disruptive innovation.
The DBH Clinical Concentration is an 84–credit doctoral degree (students receive 30–credits towards the program based on their master’s degree) offered through ASU Online that prepares graduates to be future leaders in integrated care. The curriculum includes ASU Online courses that include synchronous (live) chat with instructors and students, internship training with live streaming video consultation with experts in the field, and a culminating research project that includes a business plan specific to the students’ professional career interests.
The curriculum is focused on healthcare interventions and management for integrated behavioral health programs. The core courses are based on the three pillars of:
Students may choose from a wide variety of elective courses based on their unique professional aspirations. DBH clinical elective courses build upon the core courses with specialization in specific patient populations or interventions. Students may also take additional elective courses from the DBH Management Concentration. This flexibility offers students the opportunity to develop a highly specialized plan of study best suited to their professional situation.
**Please note that until elective courses have been offered 1–2 times, they are listed in the Course Catalogue under the DBH Omnibus number, IBC 780. This has a default heading listing these courses as practicum courses; however, none of these courses have a practicum component. Once courses have been offered 1–2 times and approved by ASU’s University–wide curriculum committee, they will be listed under a new and unique course number. These numbers will be updated on this page accordingly as time progresses**