Jennifer is a predoctoral intern (2013-2014) at the Durham VA Medical Center. Her dissertation, Empathic Accuracy in Therapists, completed in 2013, explores empathy and compassion fatigue in a sample of trainee clinicians. Her clinical interests are mood and anxiety disorders within veteran populations.
Kate received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University in 2007. She entered the Ph.D. program in 2010, after completing the Masters program in our department. She has served as Project Director of our study on stepped care in the treatment of trichotillomania, and her dissertation focused specifically on the efficacy of Internet-based self-help for trichotillomania. Kate is currently a clinical extern (2013-
2014) at Loyola University Maryland’s Counseling Center.
Martha's primary clinical and research interests are in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. She completed her master's thesis in 2013, which focused on exploring predictors of relapse following treatment of trichotillomania. Her doctoral dissertation is a pilot study of the Comprehensive Behavioral Model in treating trichotillomania.
Before entering the Ph.D. program in 2013, Leslie received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degree in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her clinical and research interests include the effects of mood and anxiety disorders on health behaviors, specifically smoking cessation.
Lia received her Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University in 2012. Her clinical interests include alternative approaches to PTSD treatment, specifically exploring the impact of rumination on the development of coping mechanisms. Her thesis explores the convergent validity and utility of empathic accuracy assessment tools.