$1.1M grant to expand behavioral care for underserved youth, Latinx immigrants, refugees in Richmond
September 21, 2017
The grant will increase the number of psychology doctoral students who work with the Primary Care Psychology Training Collaborative, a VCU program that provides pro bono treatment for a variety of behavioral health and mental health issues in primary care clinics.
Jones attends NIH grant writing boot camp
July 7, 2017
The Society for Research in Child Development has selected Heather Jones, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical psychology, and Fantasy Lozada, Ph.D., assistant professor of developmental psychology, as two of its 10 recipients of a competitive award to participate in the National Institutes of Health Grant Writing Boot Camp this summer.
Corona and Jones receive outstanding faculty awards
May 22, 2017
The VCU Department of Psychology recognized Rosalie Corona, Ph.D., and Heather Jones, Ph.D., at its annual student and faculty awards ceremony with awards for outstanding community-engaged research and teaching, respectively.
Radcliff to receive VCU interprofessionalism award
May 2, 2017
Zachary Radcliff, a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program (child/adolescent concentration), is the 2017 recipient of the Student Excellence in Interprofessionalism Recognition Award from the VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care.
Perrin wins APA Division 12 award
April 4, 2017
The American Psychological Association's Society of Clinical Psychology has awarded Paul Perrin, Ph.D., associate professor of counseling and health psychology, the Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology.
VCU features Safety Net Collaborative in 2017 annual report
January 10, 2017
"When there’s a 'yes,' partnerships strengthen. Better together is an understatement to what has happened when we partner with the communities we serve. People are healthier. Education soars. And eyes open to the future."
Integrating services is 'breaking down barriers'
December 19, 2016
The magazine for alumni and friends of Virginia Commonwealth University, Shafer Court Connections, published a recent feature on the Primary Care Psychology Training Network's provision of free bilingual mental health services to underserved Latino patients.
Nearly $1M grant expands pro bono mental health services to underserved populations in Richmond
June 28, 2016
Professor of Clinical Psychology Bruce Rybarczyk, Ph. D., has received a nearly $1 million grant to expand a program that provides training to doctoral students studying clinical and counseling psychology and embeds them in Richmond-area primary care clinics to provide pro bono mental and behavioral health services to underserved populations.
Safety Net Collaborative a win-win for VCU and Richmond
November 19, 2015
When three safety net primary care clinics in Richmond found they could not fully meet the mental health needs of their patients, they knew they had to find a solution to provide these critical services to the city’s most vulnerable populations. With over half of all patients receiving substandard or no mental health care, the clinics needed to provide thousands of behavioral care sessions to their patients. But where to find a group psychologists willing to contribute hundreds of hours of work at little or no cost?
VCU chosen again for national ‘Hot Spotting’ initiative
October 23, 2015
Once again, Virginia Commonwealth University is among only a handful of institutions selected to participate in the national 2015 Hot Spotting Collaborative. The project, which involves students from a variety of disciplines, aims to identify and serve the small percentage of patients who account for almost half of total health care expenses in the United States.
White House Office of Management and Budget visits Hayes Clinic
October 4, 2015
Dr. Bruce Rybarczyk and his Primary Care Psychology Training Collaborative welcomed officials from the White House Office of Management and Budget to the newest member clinic of the collaborative of integrated behavioral health safety-net clinics, the VCU Hayes E. Willis Health Center.
Primary Care Psychology Training Collaborative receives highest community engagement award at VCU
May 7, 2015
The award for exemplary partnership in outreach went to The Safety Net Primary Care Psychology Collaborative, a collaboration of the Fan Free Clinic, The Daily Planet, the Department of Internal Medicine, the Department of Psychology and the Ambulatory Care Center.
Career-changing funds for psychology
April 1, 2015
"When Benjamin Lord started his clinical psychology doctoral program at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007, he had no idea that working in a medical setting as a psychologist was even a possibility. 'I knew I wanted to be a psychologist,' he says, 'but I only knew one way of doing that: long-term psychotherapy.'"
Federal grant expands trainee-delivered behavioral health for safety net primary care clinics
June 20, 2014
Federal grant funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration have enabled Bruce Rybarczyk, Ph.D., to expand trainee-delivered behavioral health services to two additional safety net primary care clinics: Fan Free Clinic and The Daily Planet.
Innovative training is priming students for primary care
March 1, 2011
"Psychology doctoral students at Virginia Commonwealth University are part of a forward-looking practicum program where they’re learning how to navigate the fast-paced world of primary care and work with patients with high levels of medical and mental health needs."