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Completed PhD dissertations with Dave Haaga

2013

David Neale-Lorello
Dr. Neale-Lorello is a staff therapist as Chase Brexton Health Services, Inc. His doctoral dissertation investigated mindfulness as a moderator of distress in response to life events.

David McDonald
Dr. McDonald is currently a staff psychologist at an outpatient community mental health center in McPherson, KS, affiliated with Prairie View Hospital. His doctoral dissertation was on concerned the relevance of anxiety vulnerability models to cigarette smoking behavior.

 

2011

Melissa Tanner
Dr. Tanner is now working as a clinician at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her internship (2011) at Lehigh University, with a special interest in sport psychology. Her dissertation was about the effectiveness of differing clinical supervision formats.

 

2010

Meaghan Leddy
Dr. Leddy is currently an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University. Her research interests include, serious mental illness, psychosocial recovery and rehabilitation, Veteran mental health, and Women's mental health. She completed her dissertation, Obstetrician-Gynecologists’ Practices, Knowledge and Decision-Making Regarding the Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression and Psychosis, conducted as part of her position as a research associate at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and went to the Rockland Psychiatric Center for her pre-doctoral internship (2010-2011).

 

2008

Deborah Glasofer
Dr. Glasofer is an Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and a Clinical Researcher with the Eating Disorders Research Unit at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She has been involved in a variety of research studies for eating disorders in adults, including eating behavior and treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Within Columbia's Department of Psychiatry, she provides instruction and supervision in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adults with anxiety, mood, and eating disorders.


Emily Bauman
Dr. Bauman is a Licensed Psychologist in two private group practices in the DC metropolitan area. At Christine A. Courtois, PhD & Associates,PLC (www.drchriscourtois.com )in Friendship Heights, she specializes in treating adults with complex posttraumatic and dissociative conditions and conduct individual and group psychotherapy. At Full Circle Neuropsychiatric Wellness Center in Reston, VA (www.cblanchfieldmd.com), she conducts individual psychotherapy with adults diagnosed with serious mental illness.

 

2006

Amy Pettit

 

2004

Dara Friedman-Wheeler
Dr. Friedman-Wheeler is an associate professor of psychology at Goucher College. Her interests include, emotion regulation, addiction and substance use, mood disorders, and health outcomes. Before Goucher College, she completed postdoctoral fellowships at UCSF Clinical Psychology Training Program, San Francisco General Hospital and the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Unit at the University of Pennsylvania.


Frances P. Thorndike
After receiving her PhD, Dr. Thorndike completed a three-year fellowship at the University of Virginia Health System. She is now an Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Health & Technology program area at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her research interests include the development and evaluation of Internet interventions for various medical and behavioral health problems, including insomnia, post-traumatic stress, encopresis, and diabetes. She has been a co-investigator on multiple National Institutes of Health-funded studies utilizing technology to increase access to treatment. Dr. Thorndike has also published several papers in these areas, and given talks to both national and international audiences.

 

2001

Ann Cartledge Hoff
Dr. Hoff is living in Roanoke with her husband and 5 beautiful children.


Rachel Wernicke
Dr. Wernicke runs a private practice focusing on treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. She specializes in working with anxiety disorders and depression, grief and loss, relationship and identity development concerns, and adjustment to identity and role transitions (e.g., adjustment to college, career changes, transitioning to parenthood). In the past, she worked at teaching hospital and the American University Counseling Center.


Michelle Yarmus Pearlman
Dr. Pearlman is a clinical psychologist in independent practice in New York and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her work is focused on helping individuals of all ages through times of grief and loss, trauma, stress, and transition. She recently published a book entitled Grief in Childhood, which presents a new model for helping bereaved children and their families.


Joan Roth
Dr. Roth is currently licensed to practice psychology in the state of New York I currently consult to the department of psychology at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale. After receiving her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in Washington DC at American University, Dr. Roth joined the staff of the department of psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical School as a full-time faculty member. After several years at Downstate, she accepted a faculty position in the department of psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In both of these positions, her focus was on anxiety disorders, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder with survivors and emergency response providers of 9/11.


Cindy Brody
Dr. Brody is now a clinical psychologist at the Center for Motivation and Change in New York.

 

2000

Dana Rabois Holohan
Dr. Holohan is currently the Director of Training for Psychology at Salem VA Medical Center.


Robert Colnes
Dr. Colnes is living in New Jersey and conducting research on program evaluation.


Lindsey Kirk Sachs
Dr. Sachs is working at a psychologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute


Heather Hartman-Hall
Dr. Hartman-Hall is the Director of Intern Training at the Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, Maryland. Her clinical work includes assessment, consultation, and individual/group therapy with people who have serious mental illnesses, forensic issues, and/or a history of significant psychological trauma. She also does individual therapy and assessment with older adults in nursing home and hospital facilities with a group private practice.

 

1999

Diana Roscow Terrill
Dr. Terrill has a private practice Towson, Maryland, where she conducts individual therapy with those dealing with relationship issues, depression and mood disorders, women's issues, grief and loss, self-esteems, issues of identity, and anxiety. She works with clients through all stages of adulthood, from college-age teens through seniors


Elisha Tarlow Friedman
Dr. Friedman maintains a private practice in Bethesda, Maryland providing psychotherapy and assessment services to children and adolescents. She works largely within a cognitive behavioral framework to treat anxiety and mood disorders, as well as a range of behavioral problems. Other services provided include parenting support and school consultation.


John Chamberlain
Dr. Chamberlain specializes in in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, and other anxiety problems using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). I also help people suffering from depression, trichotillomania (hair-pulling), and relationship concerns (including working with couples). Dr. Chamberlain was voted a Top Therapist in Washingtonian Magazine's most recent (2009) survey of DC practitioners.


Sarah Hubbard
Dr. Hubbard is a clinical psychologist working at Center for Change, a specialized eating disorder treatment center. Before joining the staff at Center for Change she worked at the center for eating disorders at Sheppard Pratt, in Baltimore, MD. She is particularly interested in Integral Psychotherapy, and thus utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based strategies, and psychodynamic approaches in treatment.

 

1998

Mark Nelson
Dr. Mark L. Nelson is Associate Professor of Psychology at Harrisburg (PA) Area Community College, in the Division of Social Sciences. His doctoral dissertation addressed personality traits and genetic factors in smoking behavior


Giao Tran
Dr. Tran is an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati and a clinical psychologist who focuses on research and treatment of anxiety and alcohol disorders. Dr. Tran has taught several graduate and undergraduate courses related to clinical psychology, health psychology, and research methods.

 

1997

Ari Solomon
Dr. Solomon is a research associate in the Department of Psychology at Williams College. His areas of expertise included, adult mood disorders of anxiety and personality, cognitive and behavioral theories and therapies, and diagnostic systems.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded him a research grant for his proposal to research ways of defining clinical depression in 2004.

 

1995

Jennifer Fine McDermut
Dr. Jennifer McDermut is working as a psychologist in Tenafly, New Jersey. She specializes in treating those who have experienced trauma (recent or past) and those who struggle with eating/body image issues and disorders.

 

1994

Wilson McDermut
Dr. McDermut is Associate Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University in New York. He has conducted research on addictions and cognitive factors in anxiety and depression.

 

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Completed Master’s Theses with Dave Haaga

2012 Maria Banis
2010 Emily Farr
2008 Michael Greenfield
2004 Amy Nguyen
1998 Rhonda Parker
1993 Martha Gillis