Education

lic. no. PSY 30624, california

lic. no. PSY 30624, california

2014
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Pre-doctoral Internship: Health Psychology Track, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

2011
Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

2006
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology / B.S. Child Learning and Development (summa cum laude)
The University of Texas at Dallas


Clinical Training & Positions

2017 - present
Addiction Research Program, San Francisco VAHCS / UCSF
Clinical Research Psychologist / Data Analytic Consultant
**focus on MI and CBT for substance use disorders, smoking cessation, and behavioral health mobile apps for veterans with PTSD.

2016 - 2017
National Center for PTSD / VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Research Health Science Specialist
**focus on mental health services for female veterans within the VA, including those with PTSD.

2014 - 2016
Women’s Clinic, San Francisco VAHCS / UCSF
Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s Health
**foci in transgender health and complex trauma/PTSD.

2013 - 2014
Department of Behavioral Sciences, Rush Univ. Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Clinical Psychology Resident, Health Psychology Track
**
foci in trauma/PTSD, depression, emotional eating, psychosocial oncology, and geriatric + rehabilitation psychology.

2009 - 2013
Anxiety Research & Treatment Program, SMU, Dallas, TX
Protocol Therapist / Diagnostic Assessor
**foci in PTSD and social anxiety disorder.

2011 - 2013
Behavioral Health Center, Baylor Regional Medical Center, Plano, TX
Clinical Coordinator and Psychotherapist
**foci in weight loss and bariatric patient assessment, and psychosocial oncology.

2011 - 2013      
Dallas CBT, PLLC, Dallas, TX
**focus on adolescent anxiety disorders (exposure-based CBT)

2009
Weight and Eating Disorders Research Program, SMU, Dallas, TX
**focus on body image interventions for college women.

2008
Eating and Weight Concerns Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
**focus on body image interventions for college women.

2006, 2007, 2008
Wediko Children’s Services, Summer Program, Windsor, NH
Residential Counselor / Athletics Instructor / Research Coordinator
**focus on group-based treatment for adolescents with severe emotional/behavioral disorders.

2006 - 2007     
Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, TX
Milieu Therapist
**focus on eating disorders.


Additional Intensive
Clinical Training & Certifications

Motivational Interviewing (MI) for substance use and behavioral addictions. (Wikipedia)

Prolonged Exposure (PE) for trauma/PTSD. (APA info)

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma/PTSD. (APA info)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for depression, grief/loss, role transition, and relationship difficulties. (PsychCentral)

FromCancerToHealth (C2H), a biobehavioral stress management and coping intervention. (Barb Andersen)