Sarah Dewane, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Dewane, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist board certified in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychologists (ABPP), serves as the Director of Behavioral Health for the Providence Family Medicine Center (PFMC) and an Associate Program Director for the Alaska Family Medicine Residency (AKFMR) in Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Dewane oversees the integrated behavioral health, social work, and health navigation services at PFMC. As a behavioral science faculty member in the family medicine residency, Dr. Dewane helps to facilitate the Behavioral Medicine Curriculum, including resident education, scholarly activities, and interprofessional service provision learning opportunities. She is also the Co-Director of Training for the APA-accredited Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium. Dr. Dewane earned her doctoral degree from the University of Alaska (UAA), Doctoral Program in Clinical-Community Psychology with a Rural, Indigenous Emphasis. She has over 20 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 services in primary care settings. In her previous position, Dr. Dewane served as a project manager and research professor at the UAA Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services, focusing on mental health and substance abuse research implementation, program evaluation, and behavioral health training. She has completed the following: PCORP Scholar Program through the University of Washington; Behavioral Science and Family Systems Educator Fellowship administered by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM); Graduate Certificate in Mediation (Emphasis in Healthcare) through Colorado State University; and Certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health through the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Dewane has served in leadership roles for Alaska Psychological Association Board and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, American Psychological Association, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. She has lived in Alaska for over two decades and enjoys spending time in the outdoors, hiking, and biking with her family and friends.