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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Current Interns: 2020-21 Academic Year

Adult Specialization

Badreddine

Dalal Badreddine, MA
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Dala is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her primary clinical interests involve working with underserved marginalized populations and individuals from diverse socio-demographic backgrounds. She has extensive clinical experience working with immigrant and undocumented populations across the lifespan in New York City. Dala integrates cultural and socio-political elements into her clinical work and focuses on providing patients a space to feel heard. Her dissertation focuses on identifying early life adversity profiles and drinking motives that contribute to problematic drinking post-college. Dala also holds a BA in Psychology from the American University of Beirut, an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is a native Arabic speaker.

Chen

Yun Chen, MA
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Yun is a sixth-year clinical psychology doctoral candidate in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s. His primary clinical and research interests involve translating and developing evidence-based practice for underserved population both within the United States and in foreign countries such as China. Under the mentorship of Dr. Stacey B. Daughters, the founder of behavioral activation treatment for substance use, Yun has received extensive training in the treatment of substance use and mood disorders. Yun is fluent in Mandarin and has expertise in meeting clients’ mental health needs in both individual and couple contexts.

Dougherty

Bernadette Dougherty, MA
La Salle University

Bernadette is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at La Salle University, pursuing a concentration in health psychology. Her clinical and research interests involve understanding the complex interactions between physical and psychological health, particularly as they relate to treatment utilization and engagement in high-risk behaviors such as substance use, suicidality, and non-suicidal self-injury. Bernadette has experience providing evidence-based treatments for adults across the lifespan, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Problem-Solving Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT). She has worked extensively treating adolescents and adults with chronic pain conditions. In her clinical practice, Bernadette strives to integrate client values into treatment. She is passionate about providing evidence-based care to under-resourced communities and advocating for increased access to mental health treatment. Outside of her clinical and research work, Bernadette enjoys hiking, spending time outdoors, attending concerts, and baking.

Limowski

Anne Limowski, MA
Hofstra University

Anne is a fifth-year doctoral student in Hofstra University's Clinical Psychology PhD program. Her clinical experience has included working with adults with obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders. She is trained in a variety of evidence-based treatments including CBT, DBT, and IPSRT. Anne has worked across multiple settings, including community mental health centers, outpatient specialty clinics, and inpatient units. Her research interests include sleep, emotion regulation, and transdiagnostic processes that contribute to the onset and maintenance of psychopathology.


Child and Adolescent Specialization

Laurine

Christine Laurine, PsyM
Rutgers University – GSAPP

Christine is a sixth-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. Christine has extensive experience delivering evidence-based treatments (EBT), such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), to youth, young adults, and families across a range of treatment contexts, including outpatient and community mental health, schools, and psychiatric inpatient settings. Her primary clinical interests focus on the treatment of youth anxiety and depression, trauma, emotion dysregulation, and suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury. Her research focuses on the use of community-partnered interventions to increase access/utilization of mental health services among underserved and marginalized communities, as well as the dissemination and implementation of EBTs in community and school settings. Christine is also an active member of several professional organizations, most notably the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

Palitz

Sophie Palitz Buinewicz, MA
Temple University

Sophie is a sixth-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at Temple University.  Sophie has experience implementing evidence-based practices with youth, adults and families in a range of environments, including outpatient, hospital-based and pediatric primary care settings.  Her primary clinical interests include working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contexts, seeking to tailor treatment to each individual's needs and circumstances.  Sophie's research focuses on mechanisms of change in cognitive behavioral therapy, particularly in the exposure component of the therapy, and optimizing treatment for youth with anxiety disorders.


Combined Specialization

Kucer

Audrey Kucer, MA
The New School for Social Research

Audrey Kucer is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at The New School and conducts research at the Center for Attachment Research. Her research focuses on enhancing parent-child relationships and child development in high-risk families using an attachment-focused, trauma-informed intervention called Group Attached-Based Intervention (GABI). Specifically, she is interested in how such intervention influences parenting strategies and children’s developing self-control during toddlerhood. Audrey has completed clinical experiences with individuals across the lifespan and has a continued interest in working with children, adolescents and adults. Her approach to treatment is integrative, rooted in psychodynamic and attachment theory and research and informed by relational, systemic and emotion-focused approaches, as well as evidence-based treatments, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Audrey’s clinical work is shaped by her consumption of and contribution to research, as well as the cultural and social context of those she works with.

Willis

Henry Willis, MA
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Henry Willis is a sixth-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His current interests include exploring the relationship between online and offline racial discrimination and mental health outcomes, understanding sociocultural protective factors (i.e., racial identity) and how they impact psychopathology (i.e., obsessive-compulsive disorder) within African Americans, creating cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments, and utilizing mobile-health technology to increase access to mental health treatments for underserved populations. Mr. Willis defended his dissertation, “Developing Culturally-Adapted Mobile-Health Interventions: A Multi-study Mixed Methods Approach”, in November 2019.