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Resumé

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, August 2000
    Major Area: Adult Clinical
    Dissertation: A nonlinear dynamical theory of generalized anxiety disorder: EEG evidence and a neural network simulation.

  • Master of Science, Psychology

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, May 1997
    Thesis: Neural network classification of hypnotic susceptibility using EEG spectral theta and fractal dimensionality.

  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology

    Duke University, December 1995
    Magna cum Laude
    Graduation with Distinction in Psychology

Clinical Experience

  • Christian Psychologist (September 2005 - present)

    Private Practice - Waltham & Norwell, Massachusetts
    Providing individual, couples, and family psychotherapy to adults, children, and adolescents with issues including mood, anxiety, and substance-related disorders, relationship difficulties, bereavement, and religious/spiritual concerns.

  • Post-Doctoral Outpatient Clinician (April 2001 - August 2004)

    Advocates Community Counseling - Framingham, Massachusetts
    Provided individual and couples psychotherapy to adults with issues including mood, anxiety, dissociative, psychotic, substance-related, and personality disorders, relationship difficulties, trauma, and religious/spiritual concerns (16 hours weekly).

  • Pre-Doctoral Intern (August 1999 - August 2000)

    University of Massachusetts at Amherst Mental Health Services
    Interned in APA-accredited internship at university counseling center; provided brief individual and couples psychotherapy to undergraduate and graduate students with issues including mood, anxiety, and personality disorders and relationship difficulties; attended regular seminars on short-term psychodynamic therapy, multiculturalism, crisis intervention, behavioral medicine, and hypnosis; provided on-call crisis services.

  • Staff Therapist (July 1998 - June 1999)

    Pennsylvania State University Psychological Clinic
    Received competitively-awarded clinical position in Department of Psychology's training clinic; provided short- and long-term treatment to adults with mood, anxiety, personality, dissociative, eating, and psychotic disorders.

  • Neuropsychological Evaluator (June 1998 - May 1999)

    Pennsylvania State University Psychological Clinic
    Conducted assessments for learning disorders and ADHD.

  • Practicum Therapist (January 1997 - June 1998, January - May 1999)

    Pennsylvania State University Psychological Clinic
    Provided short- and long-term treatment, with emphasis on individuals with personality disorders; received training in object relations, self psychology, and humanistic-existential modalities; performed structured diagnostic interviews.

  • Protocol Therapist (June 1997 - June 1999)

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park
    Conducted manualized brief cognitive-behavioral treatment for panic disorder.

Selected Workshops and Presentations

Affiliations & Certifications