[CLINICAL TRAINING]

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Clinical Interests

developmental psychopathology | family systems | interpersonal relationships | women's health


Current Clinical Training

institute

Duke University

 

group

Duke Tummy Pain Study

 

supervisor

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

institute

Duke University

 

group

Duke Psychology Clinic

 

supervisor

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)

Institute

Duke University

 

GROUP

The Girls Club

 

supervisor

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

INSTITUTE

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

 

group

Section on Affective Developmental Neuroscience (SDAN)

 

advisors

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)

institute

Skyland Trail

 

GROUP

Research & Outcomes

 

advisors

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