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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Current Interns: 2014-15 Academic Year

Adult Specialization

Stacey Blasé

Stacey Blase
Yale University

Stacey Blase is a sixth year clinical psychology graduate student at Yale University in Connecticut. Her clinical interests include the application of evidence-based treatments, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She is also interested in the integration of medical and mental healthcare. Her dissertation examined the role of patient expectancies in the use, dissemination, and success of nontraditional treatment interventions. Stacey is also a member of APA, APS, and ABCT.

Tanya Farber

Tanya Farber
GSAPP, Rutgers University

Tanya Farber is a fifth year graduate student in the clinical psychology program at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Her clinical interests include utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of trauma and associated problems, including substance use. She is particularly interested in working with veterans and the LGBTQ community. Her dissertation examines the impact of Motivational Interviewing on the cognitive-behavioral treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with veterans. She is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the American Psychological Association.

Dahlia Mukherjee

Dahlia Mukherjee
University of Pennsylvania

Dahlia Mukherjee, M.Phil., M.A., is a 7th year clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical interests include evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety disorders, including PTSD, OCD, social anxiety, panic, phobias and generalized anxiety. Dahlia’s research interests include decision-making in cross-cultural and clinical populations. Her dissertation examines value-based decision making in clinical depression. She is also a member of the Society for Neuroeconomics, APS and ABCT. Aside from work, she enjoys exploring different cultures through food and travel.

Erica Rosenthal

Erica Rosenthal
New School for Social Research

Erica Rosenthal is a 5th year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at The New School for Social Research. Her clinical interests include the psychodynamic treatment of anxiety, mood, and Personality Disorders in individual and group contexts. Her dissertation investigates the relationship between adult attachment, parenting stress, and limit-setting behaviors in both clinical and nonclinical populations. She has presented at numerous psychology conferences and is a member of the American Psychological Association.

Child and Adolescent Specialization

Matthew Liebman

Matthew Liebman
Long Island University – Post

Matthew Liebman is a 5th year clinical psychology doctoral candidate at Long Island University, Post in Brookville, NY. He has had intensive training in CBT, DBT, and Psychodynamic interventions, as well as neuropsychological assessment with children, adolescents, and adults. He has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and families experiencing myriad acute medical traumas and chronic illnesses. Matt has also taught courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. His dissertation is a clinical trial focusing on the impact of fast-paced television on children with ADHD. 

Blair Morris

Blair Morris
Fordham University

Blair Morris is a sixth year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. Blair has extensive experience using evidence-based treatments including DBT and CBT with children, adolescents, and adults. Her research focuses on the role of emotion dysregulation in high-risk behaviors including non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), suicidal behaviors, and eating disorders. Blair has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at international psychology conferences. She is a member of ABCT, ISSS, AED, and APA (Divisions 12 and 53).

Combined Specialization

Naomi Azar

Naomi Azar
Long Island University - Brooklyn

Naomi Azar is a doctoral candidate at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York.    She has worked both domestically and abroad on issues related to poverty, early childhood development, and the intergenerational transmission of trauma.  She is interested in working with families and parent-infant dyads in support of developing secure attachment and healthy relationships.  Her dissertation examines parentification in terms of shame-proneness and the influence of parentification on the capacity for emotion regulation.  Naomi has presented at APA Division 39, Long Island University’s Case Presentation Award, and for CARE International and Save the Children.  

Traci Maynigo

Traci Maynigo
GSAPP, Rutgers University

Traci Pacita Maynigo, M.Ed., Psy.M., is a 5th-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Specializing in Multicultural Psychology, she has expertise in the cross-cultural treatment of minority youth, adults, couples, and families, as well as in the areas of reproductive psychology and sexual trauma. Traci has also received advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), a highly empirically supported attachment-based couples approach, and her dissertation investigates the implementation of EFT with intercultural couples. She has published in scientific books and journals on issues related to cross-cultural treatment of diverse couples and families, and she is also the author of A Girl's Guide to College: Making the Most of the Best Four Years of Your Life (Blue Mountain Press, 2011).