developmental psychopathology | family systems | integrative care | preventative interventions | women's health
Current Clinical Training
Duke Tummy Pain Study
Nancy Zucker, Ph.D.
- Treatment aim: develop and pilot an intervention for Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) using a ten session intervention with children ages 5-8
- My role: provide family treatment, teaching parents and children through interoceptive exposure for child abdominal pain
Duke Psychology Clinic
Ron Batson, M.D.
- Treatment aim: provide short- and long-term individual psychotherapy for adults seeking treatment for a range of psychological difficulties (e.g. depression, anxiety, inattentiveness/hyperactivity, self-esteem, eating concerns, relationship difficulties, adjustment, and coping with stressors)
- My role: conduct individual therapy integrating principles from multiple evidence-based practices (e.g. CBT, psychodynamic, interpersonal, motivational interviewing)
The Girls Club
John Curry, Ph.D.
- Treatment aim: provide mentorship and interactive learning experiences to marginalized female students in the Durham Public School system
- My role: coordinate services and follow-up for mental health-related issues that arise during group sessions; attend weekly group meetings, advise mentorship activities, and shape group facilitation
Specialized Trainings and Didactics
- Case Formulation, Ronald Batson, M.D.
- Universal Aspects of Psychotherapy - The Evidence-based Therapeutic Relationship, Tim Strauman, Ph.D.
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Carolina Clancy, Ph.D.
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A); Adrienne Banny, Ph.D.
- Multisystemic Therapy (MST); Lisa Reiter-Lavery, Ph.D.
Previous Clinical Training
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Section on Affective Developmental Neuroscience (SDAN)
Daniel Pine, M.D.
Erin Berman, Ph.D.
- Treatment aim: utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychopharmacology, and novel computer-based therapeautics to treat children and adolescents with clinical anxiety
- My role:
- Observe and assist with with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for youths and adults with anxiety
- Administer novel computer-based attention bias modification training (ABMT) to supplement CBT
- Administer and score behavioral assessments, clinical questionnaires, and the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI) to youths and adults
- Conduct phone screen interviews with healthy adults and adults at risk for anxiety disorders
- Observe administration of structured diagnostic interviews (K-SADS for youth and SCID for adults)
Research & Outcomes
Raymond Kotwicki, M.D.
- Treatment aim: utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat individuals who have extreme emotional reactions to everyday stress, intense relationships, impulsive or self-injurious behaviors, and frequent suicide attempts.
- My role: observe and assist with DBT group therapy sessions for individuals in residential or day treatment