Counseling Center • AUG 2019 – Present

College of The Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Predoctoral psychology extern • Fourth Year Practicum
  • College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective and reputable, four-year, undergraduate, liberal arts institution. The Counseling Center plays a vital role in campus life by offering a wide range of services to members of the community.
  • Supports students and their transition into adulthood who encounter a variety of challenges, such as depression, stress, adjustment difficulties, substance abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, and eating disorders.
  • Utilizes psychotherapeutic models to provide individual therapy (brief and long term), crisis intervention, and consultation for adults ages 18 to 21 years old.
  • Draws from various treatment modalities including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, feminist, and integrative therapy.
  • Consulted with clinicians regarding treatment planning and recommendations.
  • Completed appropriate paperwork including individual intake and therapy notes.
  • Attend, facilitate, and run training seminars that consisted of selected topics to discuss, such as issues of diversity, college mental health, psychotherapy with student athletes, grief and loss, spirituality, and more.
  • Attend and present in case conferences to discuss and receive feedback from clinical cases and undergraduate students of concern.
  • Participated in outreach programming for the student body, such as international student orientation and resident assistant/orientation leader training.
  • Attended weekly staff meetings involving basic administrative tasks.
  • Works with individuals of all ethnicities, cultures, ages, sexual orientation, gender expressions, abilities, national origins, spiritual practices, socioeconomic backgrounds, and life experiences.
  • Receiving a monthly stipend.
  • Supervisors: Dr. Adriana DiPasquale, Psy.D. and Dr. Matthew Elliott, Ph.D.

Walker • SEP 2018 – MAY 2019

Walker Special Education School, Needham, Massachusetts, USA

Clinical Intern • Third Year Practicum • Research Assistant
  • Residential group home and therapeutic school that provides educational and psychological services for children facing complex emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges, including autism, complex trauma, failed adoptions, and psychiatric hospitalizations in residential, community-based acute treatment, and therapeutic school settings
  • Utilize a recovery-oriented, therapeutic crisis intervention model to provide individual, duo, group, and family therapy for children ages 5 to 12 years old
  • Conduct a weekly social skills group for children with various social-emotional and behavioral diagnoses
  • Draw from various treatment modalities including CBT, DBT, TF-CBT, and Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Administer, score, and interpret integrated psychological assessments including the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Projective Drawings, Rorschach, and Roberts Apperception Test for Children, in accordance with IEP revaluation regulations
  • Write integrated testing reports summarizing results and recommendations for treatment at family and treatment team meetings and foster care reviews
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, teachers, social workers, and milieu staff for treatment planning and client consultation
  • Complete appropriate paperwork including individual and group therapy notes
  • Participate in group supervision and seminars that consists of topics, such as psychopharmacology, social thinking, and psychological assessment
  • Work with children who are diverse in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, intellectual functioning, psychological functioning, and lifestyle
  • Supervisor: Dr. Asimina Burbridge, Psy.D.

Brown Center for Children and Families • SEP 2017 – MAY 2018

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Clinical Fellow • Second Year Practicum • Research Assistant
  • Children who come to the Brown Center are referred for testing in autism spectrum disorders, cognitive developmental delays, speech/language delays, and other global developmental disorders
  • Gained intervention experiences with children who have autism spectrum disorders, global developmental delays, and other behavioral and emotional challenges. Individual and family therapy formats include: JASPER therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, emotion regulation therapy, play therapy, and other behavioral therapy techniques
  • Administered and gained experience in a variety of neuropsychological tests, such as: The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-3, the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-IV, the Child Behavior Checklist, the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, and other behavioral observation techniques
  • Write integrated testing reports summarizing results and providing appropriate treatment recommendations for children and their families
  • Complete appropriate paperwork including individual and family therapy notes
  • Attended grand rounds at the Women and Infants Hospital where doctors, professors, and researchers from all over the United States presented their studies and research
  • Attended Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART) meetings to help advance science and bring awareness and help to thousands of Rhode Islanders affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Worked with children and their families who are diverse in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, intellectual functioning, psychological functioning, and lifestyle
  • Supervisors: Dr. Cynthia Loncar, Ph.D. and Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf, Ph.D.