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Cummings Graduate Institute For Behavioral Health Studies

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Founded in 2015, the Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies is one of a handful of universities worldwide that grant the distinguished Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree and is the only university that exclusively focuses on the growing field of integrated healthcare. Cummings Graduate Institute credits its origins to the work of Nicholas Cummings, Ph.D., Sc.D (1924 -2020), an American psychologist, author, and former president of the American Psychology Association (1979).

As Chief of Mental Health for the Kaiser Permanente Health System (1959-1979), Dr. Cummings was a trailblazer in the healthcare industry who developed an entrepreneurial model of psychology-driven behavioral health, known as the Biodyne Model. Characterized by patient-centered, whole-person healthcare created through collaboration amongst medical practitioners, the Biodyne Model is a time-tested, successful approach to integrated healthcare.


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