RICHMOND, Va. - March 27, 2023 - PRLog -- Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) is thrilled to announce the graduation of two new Doctors of Behavioral Health. Dr. Ellen Fink-Samnick, DBH, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, CCM, CCTP, CRP and Dr. Ebony Watson, DBH, LCSW, MSW, completed the requirements for the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) program. On 1/12/23 the new graduates were celebrated at the DBH Commencement Ceremony in Tempe, AZ. We are honored to have worked with them during their studies.
Dr. Ellen Fink-Samnick, DBH, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, CCM, CCTP, CRP
Dr. Ellen Fink-Samnick is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board-certified Case Manager, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She always aimed to attain a terminal degree but never found the right fit for her interdisciplinary lens until she discovered CGI's Doctor of Behavioral Health program. Dr. Fink-Samnick is a clinical supervision trainer and instructor for the National Association of Social Workers of Virginia and Metro DC, lead for Rise Association's Social Determinants of Health Community, moderator of Ellen's Ethical LensTM on LinkedIn, author of Ellen's Interprofessional Insights, and faculty at the University of Buffalo School of Social Work, George Mason University's School of Public Health, and most recently Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies.
Dr. Fink-Samnick's DBH Culminating Project entitled Advancing the Wholistic Health Equity Quality Roadmap: Integrated Care's Quality Quotient explores how the wholistic health equity determinants (WHED) of social determinants of health and mental health, systemic racism, and overall traumas contribute to poor clinical outcomes and fiscal losses at each touchpoint of care, especially for vulnerable and marginalized populations.
Dr. Ebony Watson, DBH, LCSW, MSW
Dr. Ebony Watson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years of experience working in integrated healthcare. She was drawn to the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree program due to its clinical practice focus and incorporation of the Biodyne Model. Dr. Watson graduated Summa Cum Laude with her (DBH) from Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies.
Dr. Watson's culminating research project entitled "Preventing Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Amongst African American Women" focused on the impact of supportive doula services throughout the perinatal process and the effect on adverse outcomes.
Each new DBH graduate brings a unique perspective on improving healthcare as a Doctor of Behavioral Health. CGI looks forward to seeing how our graduates will improve healthcare delivery and patient care.
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies is a nonprofit, DEAC-accredited, online post-graduate institution of higher learning offering post-graduate education and training in the field of integrated behavioral healthcare. CGI is focused on meeting the healthcare industry's need for a highly skilled workforce to support an integrated approach to addressing patients' needs. To learn more about CGI, visit, https://cgi.edu/.
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