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Local doctor receives service award

North Central resident Dr. Robert Bohanske has received a 2017 Service Award From the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). The award was presented during ASPPB’s annual meeting in October.

Bohanske is the chief of Clinical Services and Clinical Training at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services and received this honor in recognition of his contributions to the promotion of psychologists’ licensure in Arizona.

Bohanske currently is serving a second term as chairperson of the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. Board members are appointed by the governor of Arizona for five year terms, subject to confirmation by the State Senate.

“Dr. Bob, as he is affectionately referred to here at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, has made many contributions not only to the Board but to our organization, as well,” said Jeff Jorde, SB&H president and CEO. “His innovations in psychology have significantly impacted the shortage of internship and postdoctoral training sites available in Arizona.”

Beginning in 2001, he established a psychology training program including pre-internship, internship, and postdoctoral fellowship that is now the largest APA training program in public health.

He has been a vocal advocate of temporary licensure in the State of Arizona and serves as a delegate from Arizona to the ASPPB and as a clinical consultant to the National Health Service, England.

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