Introducing PsyD Faculty Member Dr. Sandy Blount
The PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England is very pleased to announce the hiring and appointment of Dr. Alexander (“Sandy”) Blount to our core faculty as Professor of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Blount is highly accomplished and very well-known as one of the founders of integrated primary care, a service delivery system in which many clinical psychologists will be employed in the future. Dr. Blount will teach a variety of courses in the PsyD program, and will supervise doctoral students in our department’s Psychological Services Center next year. He will add dissertation supervising the following year.
In addition, Dr. Blount will be developing a concentration in primary care behavioral health, including teaching health psychology and primary care behavioral health practice. He will also be working to expand our options for practice experience in primary care so that our graduates will be ready to take the many positions opening up in primary care behavioral health integration.
Dr. Blount’s bio is printed below. We are very excited to welcome Dr. Blount to AUNE.
Dr. Alexander “Sandy” Blount received his Doctor of Education (EdD) degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and completed his APA approved internship at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut. Dr. Blount is new to Antioch this fall. He comes to us from a position as Director of the Center for Integrated Primary Care and Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, and Director of Behavioral Science in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. At UMass Medical School, he taught physicians the psychosocial skills of primary care practice and established the postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology in Primary Care. He directs the Certificate Program in Primary Care Behavioral Health, a training program for practicing mental health professionals who want to learn to work in primary care. He is a member of the council of overseers of the National Academy for Integrating Mental Health and Primary Care sponsored by the U.S. Agency for Health Research and Quality. His books include Integrated Primary Care: The Future of Medical and Mental Health Collaboration, published by W. W. Norton and Knowledge Acquisition, written with James Brulé, published by McGraw-Hill. He is Past President of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, a national multidisciplinary organization promoting the inclusion of mental health services in medical settings and he is Editor of Families, Systems and Health, a the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare. Dr. Blount is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.