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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Current Interns: 2016-17 Academic Year

Adult Specialization

David Eisenach

Aaron Breslow
Teachers College, Columbia University

Aaron Samuel Breslow is a fifth year doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. His clinical work has largely focused on HIV prevention and psychiatric care, as well as mitigating the effects of psychosis and severe mental illness on multiply marginalized populations. Aaron's work is grounded in psychodynamic theory alongside behavioral modalities, and is grounded in social justice, feminism, and queer theory. His research interests occur at the intersections of stigma, minority stress, and community-led intervention. He is applying this foundation to complete his dissertation on the psychological impact of HIV criminal policy in the United States.

Bryan Kutner

Alexandra Greenfield
Drexel University

Alexandra is a fifth year clinical psychology doctoral student at Drexel University. She has extensive experience implementing evidence-based treatments to improve coping among individuals with chronic medical illnesses, as well as military service members and veterans. Her research focuses on how people resolve stressful problems and the development of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Alexandra's dissertation proposes a model in which social problem solving mediates the relationship between executive functioning deficits and suicide-related outcomes.

Jessica Rosenthal

Kasey Siegel
Yeshiva University

Kasey Siegel is a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. Kasey has extensive experience implementing evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), in her work with individuals and families from a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds in diverse treatment settings. Kasey's dissertation research involves exploring visual system processing deficits in multiple sclerosis through the use of visually evoked potentials, electroretinography, and neuropsychological assessment. She has presented her research at national and international psychology conferences and is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Kristin Szuhany

Christopher Stults
New York University

Christopher Stults, MS, LMHC, is a Doctoral Candidate in the Counseling Psychology program at NYU. Chris's research and clinical interests focus on the mental and physical health concerns of LGBTQ people, including: intimate partner violence, HIV/AIDS, consensual non-monogamous (CNM) relationships, and collective trauma and resilience following the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting. His past clinical training experiences include: Harlem Hospital Center, Barnard College, Baruch College, The Maesk Group, and Florida International University. Additionally, Chris was recently awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award by the Department of Applied Psychology at NYU.

Child and Adolescent Specialization

Ryan DeLapp

Carolyn Spiro
Rutgers University

Carolyn Spiro is a fifth-year clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Rutgers University. Carolyn has extensive experience implementing evidence-based treatments including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) to treat anxiety and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Carolyn's research focuses on the prevention of adolescent depression in high-risk youth. Specifically, Carolyn is interested in identifying and addressing family factors that affect intervention outcomes. Carolyn has published her work in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored a book chapter, and presented at professional conferences. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Courtney Santucci

Rachel Terry
Yeshiva University

Rachel Terry is a doctoral student in the Combined Clinical Psychology and School Psychology Program at Yeshiva University. She has extensive experience helping children, adolescents, and adults across a variety of settings, including community mental health clinics, hospitals, and schools. Her research interests focus on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for youth in underserved communities. Additionally, Rachel enjoys contributing to projects that aim to help families coping with medical challenges. She has presented at numerous national conferences and is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the American Psychological Association.

Combined Specialization

Phoebe Durland

Adella Nikitiades
New School for Social Research

Adella Nikitiades is a fifth year doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology conducting research at the Center for Attachment Research, at the New School for Social Research. Her interests focus on the intergenerational transmission of trauma and the identification of parent-child specific relational patterns under the context of dual exposure to domestic violence and other adverse childhood experiences, using observational and quantitative measures. Adella has been trained in the Attachment Organization and Disorganization Strange Situation Paradigm at University of Minnesota and in Coding Interactive Behaviors (CIB coding system) by Ruth Feldman.

Delana Parker

Lillian Polanco
The Graduate Center, City University of New York - City College

Lillian Polanco is a 6th year doctoral student in clinical psychology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York - City College. Her interests are in the development of mood disorders and suicidal behaviors among racial/ethnic minority adolescents and emerging adults, and how cultural experiences may impact risk. Overall, she is interested in combating racial/ethnic disparities in mental health and treatment outcomes. Her dissertation examined the underlying mechanisms in the relation between racial/ethnic discrimination and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among emerging adults.