Summit Talent Group Completes Placement for Integrated Behavioral Health Director

August 2022 – Summit Talent Group is pleased to announce the placement of Dr. Sarah Dewane, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist board certified in Clinical Health Psychology, as the new Director of Integrated Behavioral Health for the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

Sarah previously served as the Director of Behavioral Health for the Providence Family Medicine Center. Dr. Dewane helped to facilitate the Behavioral Medicine Curriculum, including resident education, scholarly activities, and Interprofessional service provision learning opportunities. She oversees the integrated behavioral health services at PFMC. She is the Co-Director of Training for the APA-accredited Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium. She had also served as the Director of Behavioral Science at the Alaska Family Medicine Residency in Anchorage.

Sarah earned her doctoral degree from the University of Alaska (UAA), Doctoral Program in Clinical-Community Psychology with a Rural, Indigenous Emphasis. Her dissertation, entitled Medical Providers’ Perceptions about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Alaska, explored knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs related to the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Alaska.

Sarah has over 25 years of clinical experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and families in outpatient, residential, and primary care settings. She specializes in health behavior change and integrated behavioral health care in primary care settings. In her previous position, Sarah served for 9 years as a project manager and research professor at UAA focusing on mental health and substance abuse research implementation, program evaluation, and behavioral health training.  In 2012, she completed the Behavioral Science and Family Systems Educator Fellowship, administered by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and in 2021, Dr. Dewane received the STFM Deborah Taylor Mid-Career Award for her contribution to the role of behavioral science within family medicine.

Sarah serves on the Alaska Psychological Association Board as the Early Career Psychologist and Member-at-Large. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, American Psychological Association, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and National Association of Rural Mental Health. Sarah has lived in Alaska for over 20 years and enjoys spending time in the outdoors, hiking, and biking with her family and friends.