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New Behavioral Health Residency for Family Therapy

This summer, The Family Medicine Center at Southern Regional AHEC will host a pilot behavioral health residency program. According to Dan Marlowe, director of applied psycho-social medicine, the program is for doctorate-level medical family therapists. The residency offers experience in behavioral science, where the resident sees a full patient load.

Scott Michaels, who is finishing his PhD at East Carolina University, will be the first resident of the program. As part of residency requirements, Michaels will help with development and evaluations. He will also assist Marlowe with curriculum development and teaching the residency program.

The intent is to grow the program to offer three residency slots by 2015.