developmental psychopathology | family systems | integrative care | preventative interventions | women's health
Current Doctoral Practica
Psychosocial Treatment Clinic
Kyla Machell, Ph.D.
Treatment aim: provide short- and long-term evidence-based interventions with children, adolescents, and families presenting with psychological symptoms and disorders (e.g., GAD, MDD, ADHD, ODD, SAD, SocPh)
My role: train in empirically-supported interventions including: cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavioral exposure and response prevention, habit reversal, parent training, and motivational interviewing, as well as provision of psychoeducation to children and families about psychological distress and treatment
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 and provide 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
Previous Doctoral Practica
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)
Specialized Trainings and Didactics
CBT for Depressed Children and Adolescents, Instructor: David Goldston, Ph.D.
Motivational Interviewing, Instructor: David Goldston, Ph.D.
CBT for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Instructor: Christian Mauro, Ph.D.
Exposures with Children, Instructor: Christian Mauro, Ph.D.
Child Focused Treatment of Anxiety, Instructor: Christian Mauro, Ph.D.
Case Coordination with Medication Management, Instructor: Marla Wald, M.D.
CBT Case Formulation & Functional Analysis, Instructor: Christian Mauro, Ph.D.
Risk Assessment & Safety Planning with Children/Adolescents, Instructor: David Goldston, Ph.D.
Cognitive Restructuring & Cognitive Defusion, Instructor: Kristin Wyatt, Ph.D.
Mindfulness & Distress Tolerance, Instructor: Noga Zerubavel, Ph.D.
Functional Analysis & Chain Analysis, Instructor: Nancy Zucker, Ph.D.
Case Formulation & Developmental History, Instructor: Ronald Batson, M.D.
Universal Aspects of Psychotherapy, Instructor: Tim Strauman, Ph.D.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Instructor: Carolina Clancy, Ph.D.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A), Instructor: Adrienne Banny, Ph.D.
Multisystemic Therapy (MST), Instructor: Lisa Reiter-Lavery, Ph.D.
Pre-doctoral 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
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