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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Current Interns: 2016-17 Academic Year

Adult Specialization

David Eisenach

David Eisenach
Long Island University – Brooklyn

David Eisenach is a fifth year clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Long Island University – Brooklyn. His primary clinical interest involves integrating cognitive-behavioral, relational, and recovery-based approaches with individuals experiencing serious mental illness, psychosis, and/or extreme states, and he has extensive experience working with this population in both hospital and community settings. He is also interested in cognitive, personality, and neuropsychological assessment, and is currently completing his dissertation on brief interventions to reduce the impact of stereotype threat in cognitive testing.

Bryan Kutner

Bryan Kutner
University of Washington

Bryan Kutner has worked in public health for over fifteen years to develop training programs in harm reduction, supportive housing, and HIV prevention in the U.S., the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa. His primary interest is the implementation of evidence-based practices among lay workers in resource-constrained environments. In 2015, Bryan was awarded an STD/AIDS Research Training Predoctoral Fellowship (NIH T32AI07140) to examine the effects of stigma toward anal sex on HIV prevention among sexual minority men. Bryan completed an MPH in Epidemiology at Columbia University in 2012, is a fifth year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

Jessica Rosenthal

Jessica Rosenthal
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University

Jessica Rosenthal is a fifth year graduate student in the clinical psychology program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She has extensive experience tailoring evidence-based treatments to meet the needs of adults across the lifespan. Jessica has trained in a variety of clinical settings, including community mental health clinics, an academic medical center and a city hospital. Her clinical interests include depression and anxiety disorder treatment and the integration of physical and behavioral healthcare. Jessica's dissertation examines coping and cognitive risk factors for suicidal ideation in young adults seeking primary care services. 

Kristin Szuhany

Kristin Szuhany
Boston University

Kristin Szuhany is a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at Boston University. Kristin has extensive experience implementing evidence-based treatments for adults, including of cognitive-behavioral therapy and behavioral activation. Her dissertation examines the efficacy of an exercise augmentation added to brief behavioral activation treatment for adults with depression. Her research interests include examining the efficacy of exercise interventions for anxiety and mood disorders, exploring the psychological and biological mechanisms of change involved in treatment response, and identifying factors that promote behavioral change. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and the Society for Behavioral Medicine.


Child and Adolescent Specialization

Ryan DeLapp

Ryan DeLapp
University of Louisville

Ryan DeLapp is a fifth-year doctoral student at the University of Louisville. His clinical interests has largely focused on the treatment of mood and anxiety in children and adolescents of varying socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. His research interests include the culturally-sensitive assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders and the influence of perceived discrimination and coping behaviors on the psychological well-being of African Americans. Ryan has published several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and has presented his work at national conferences. He is interested in further understanding how to meet the needs of youth of various sociocultural backgrounds during this internship year. 

Courtney Santucci

Courtney Santucci
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Courtney Santucci is a 5th year clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Courtney has extensive experience implementing evidence-based treatments, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with children, adolescents, and families. Her research focuses on family factors that influence literacy development with a particular focus on the effect of parental self-efficacy on the relationship between parental stress levels and shared reading frequency. Courtney has presented her research at numerous psychology conferences and is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the American Psychological Association.


Combined Specialization

Phoebe Durland

Phoebe Durland
GSAPP, Rutgers University

Phoebe Durland is a fifth year graduate student in the clinical psychology program at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. She has extensive experience implementing evidence-based treatments including CBT and DBT with children, adolescents, and adults in various treatment settings. Phoebe also has interest and experience in neuropsychological assessment with adults and children. Phoebe's research is focused on mechanisms of change in CBT for youth anxiety disorders. She has presented her research at national and international psychology conferences and is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Delana Parker

Delana Parker
University of California, Los Angeles

Delana Parker is a 6th year doctoral candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her clinical practice emphasizes evidence-based treatment, including CBT, DBT, and ACT. Delana enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She values a collaborative treatment approach that builds upon clients’ existing strengths to increase resilience and fulfillment. Her clinical interests include adjustment to chronic illness, and treatment of depression, trauma, and chronic suicidal ideation. Her dissertation research focuses on how family relationships shape long-term psychological and biological coping resources.