Internship Faculty

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Internship faculty represent a broad range of backgrounds and areas of expertise:

 

Name: NANCY BLOOM

Degree: Psy.D.

Date of Degree: 2001

Granting Institution: Rutgers University, The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology

Current Clinical Role or Title: Supervising Psychologist, Mount Lucas site

Primary Theoretical Orientation: Integrated psychotherapeutic approach to treatment informed by cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic theories.

Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Substance abuse, mood/anxiety disorders, women's issues, parenting and family concerns, adolescent psychopathology, sport psychology.

Research Interests: Treatment outcome, family intervention, motivational enhancement.

Selected Professional Publications:

Boyd-Franklin, N. & Bloom, N. L. (1999). A case example of the multisystemic approach. In N. Boyd-Franklin & B. H. Bry, Reaching Out in Family Therapy: Home-Based, School, and Community Interventions. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Morgenstern, J., Nakashian, M., Woolis, D. D., Gibson, F., Bloom, N. L., & Kaulback, B. G. (2003). CASAWORKS for Families: A new treatment model for substance abusing parenting women on welfare. Evaluation Review.

Other Professional Accomplishments: Visiting faculty - Rutgers, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP); Clinical supervisor for GSAPP doctoral students; Development and implementation of the first of its kind in NJ special needs residential treatment program for incarcerated adolescents; Mental health training for Juvenile Justice Commission youth workers; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Training Grant Fellow.

Anything else: I look forward to our internship program as I truly enjoy working with and helping students to develop and grow. I am a former educator and I believe that teaching will always be an inherent part of who I am. 

Name: NATALIE EDMOND

Degree: Psy.D.

Date of Degree: 2003

Granting Institution: Wright State University School of Professional Psychology

Current Clinical Role or Title: Associate Executive Director, Outpatient Services; Director, Women's Programs

Primary Theoretical Orientation: Integrated (relational/cultural and cognitive behavioral)

Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Women's issues, treatment of trauma, multicultural issues (particularly race, gender, and sexual orientation) and their integration with psychotherapy, group therapy, treatment of co-occurring disorders

Other Professional Accomplishments: Presentations to professional staff and in the community on issues such as:  emotional eating, stigma of seeking mental health services in minority communities, treatment of Katrina victims, cognitive behavioral therapy, treatment of women who have experienced trauma, racial issues in treatment, special considerations when working with LGBT population, and challenges in the treatment of co-occurring disorders.

Name: LUCILLE ESRALEW

Degree: Ph.D.

Date of Degree: 1999

Granting Institution: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University

Current Clinical Role or Title: Testing supervisor

Primary Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Neuropsychological/psychological testing, geropsychology, health psychology; delivery of mental health services to non-traditional populations, group therapy

Research Interests: Models of effective service delivery, intervention outcomes

Other Professional Accomplishments:  

Helped in development of four unique mental health programs: 1) Ft. Washington Houses Senior Center Social Respite - one of the first municipally funded programs for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease in NY, 2) Integrated Service Delivery Team- intensive case management team for developmental disabled adults with mental health diagnoses, 3) Statewide Clinical Consultation and Training - statewide team that confers with screening centers and mental health providers regarding services for developmentally disabled adults with mental health diagnoses, 4) 2D unit - only 10-bed unit in NJ outside the state hospital system dedicated to the psychiatric inpatient treatment of developmentally disabled/mental ill adults.

Healthcare Professional of the Year: 2002 Hudson Milestones

Personal Comments: I maintain a part-time private practice in Princeton. I live in the area with my husband and teenage daughter; my older daughter works for US Geological Survey as a hydrologist and is pursuing a master's at UPenn.

Name:  ELIZABETH FRENKEL

Degree:  Ph.D.

Date of Degree:  2002

Granting Institution:  Miami University of Ohio

Current Clinical Role or Title:  Supervising Psychologist, Eating Disorders Program

Primary Theoretical Orientation:  Interpersonal/Family Systems

Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise:  Eating Disorders, Trauma, Women's Issues, Child/Adolescent Psychopathology

Research Interests:  Eating Disorders, Trauma

Selected Professional Publications:

Frenkel, E., & O'Dougherty Wright, M.  (2002). Factors predicting revictimization and resilience in incest survivors.  In D. Roth (Ed.), New research in mental health, Vol. 15.  Columbus, OH:  Ohio Department of Mental Health.

Frenkel, E. A., & Wright, M. O.  (2001). The cumulative impact of abuse across the life span:  Child sexual abuse and adult revictimization.  In K. Franey, R. Geffner, & R. Falconer (Eds.), The cost of child maltreatment:  Who pays?  We all do (pp. 75 - 86).  San Diego, CA:  The Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute.

Other Professional Accomplishments: Presentations to professionals and the community on the identification, intervention and treatment of eating disorders; presentations to professionals on issues in the treatment of trauma; TAKE HART (Healing and Recovery after Trauma):  project coordinator for prevention program for children and families exposed to community violence, group facilitator for pilot program and community interventions after 9/11.

Name: JONATHAN KREJCI

Degree: Ph.D.

Date of Degree: 1993

Granting Institution: University of New Mexico

Current Clinical Role or Title: Director of Clinical Programs, Training & Research; Internship Training Director 

Primary Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic/client-centered; CBT

Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Motivational interviewing, training, smoking cessation, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, integrating mental health and substance abuse treatment

Research Interests:
Therapy development and outcome; motivation/stages of change; smoking in substance abuse and mental health treatment settings

Selected Professional Publications:

Hecht, J., Dunn, E., Krejci, J. (in press): Group Motivational Interviewing with Eating Disorders. In Wagner, C. and Ingersoll, K., Eds.: Motivational Interviewing in Groups NY: Guilford Press.

Interian, A., Martinez, I., Rios, L., Krejci, J., & Guarnaccia, P. J. (2010). Adaptation of a Motivational Interviewing Intervention to Improve Antidepressant Adherence among Latinos. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16, 215-225.

Krejci, J., Margolin, J., Rowland, M., Wetzell, C. (2008). Integrated Group Treatment of Substance Abuse and Trauma. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery.

Ziedonis, D.M., Day, E., O'Hea, E.L., Krejci, J., Berman, J.A., Smelson, D. (2008). Treatment of Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders: In Silk, K & Tyrer, P (Eds.): Handbook for Effective Treatments in Psychiatry, Cambridge University Press.

Krejci, J, Steinberg, M, Violette N, Ziedonis, DM (2006). Anxiety and motivation to quit smoking in substance abusing outpatients. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 2(4), 3-18.

Steinberg, M., Brandon, T., Krejci, J., Ziedonis, D. M. (2004). Motivational Interviewing with Personalized Feedback: A Brief Intervention for Motivating Smokers with Schizophrenia to Seek Treatment for Tobacco Dependence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72(4), 723-728.

Krejci, J., Foulds, J. (2003). Engaging Clients in Tobacco Dependence Treatment: Assessment and Motivational Techniques. Psychiatric Annals, 33, 436-444. 

Ziedonis, D. M. & Krejci, J. (2003). Dual Recovery Therapy: Blending psychotherapies for depression and addiction. In J. J. Westermeyer, D. M. Ziedonis & R. D. Weiss (Eds.), Integrated Treatment for Mood and Substance Disorders. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Additional Professional Accomplishments: Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; several professional publications and presentations; trained motivational interviewing trainer; co-investigator on several NIH therapy development grants; Editorial Board, Advances in Dual Diagnosis and Addiction Research and Theory.

Personal Comments: I have a passion for training and for integrating client-centered approaches and principles into substance abuse treatment. I live in Princeton with my wife, my daughter, two delightful dogs and one (slightly less) delightful cat.

Name: JUDITH MARGOLIN

Degree: Psy.D.

Date of Degree: 1994

Granting Institution: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Current Clinical Role or Title: Consulting Psychologist

Primary Theoretical Orientation: Cognitive-behavioral

Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Women's issues, including sexual abuse trauma, life transitions, menopause, marital therapy.

Research Interests:  Interpersonal trauma

Selected Professional Publications:  Margolin, Judith A. (1999).  Breaking the Silence - Group therapy for childhood sexual abuse: a practitioner's manual.   New York:  Haworth Press, Inc.

Additional Professional Accomplishments: Visiting faculty -Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology; Forensic evaluator, Custody and Visitation; PHCS Women's Conference Speaker; Member: NJ Psychologist Publication Committee.

Name: GHISLENE MEANCE

Degree: Psy.D.

Date of Degree: 2005

Granting Institution: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Current Clinical Role or Title: Supervising Psychologist, Women's Program

Primary Theoretical Orientation: Rogerian

Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: DBT, CBT-I, Cultural competency/cultural integration

Research Interests: Dissertation was on Comparing Vodoo Healing and Psychotherapy

Additional Interests: Cultural responses to HIV in Third World countries; immigration and acculturation/integration;  cultural competency; refugees and trauma; family systems

Other Professional Accomplishments: Published author: "Du sang dans ma culotte" a book about adolescents' experience of puberty and the impact on their academic performance.

Personal Comments: I am also a journalist and worked as a such at Radio Galaxie, Haiti for 5 years before starting graduate school in the USA. I also enjoy using my voice in making radio commercials. I think psychology and journalism are similar but psychology creates more room for change while the journalist can only report about the change or the need for it.

Name: MELINDA PARISI

Degree: Ph.D.

Date of Degree: MSEd, August 1991; PhD, September 1997

Granting Institution: University of Pennsylvania (MSEd); Fordham University (PhD)

Current Clinical Role or Title: Program Director, Eating Disorders Program

Primary Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic/cognitive-behavioral

Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Eating disorders, trauma, women’s issues, ethnic and cultural identity

Research Interests: Prevention and treatment of eating disorders

Additional Professional Accomplishments: Current faculty appointment at The College of New Jersey; previous faculty appointments at Chestnut Hill College and Immaculata University; recipient of YWCA Princeton’s "Tribute to Women" award (2004); recipient of grants from Princeton HealthCare System Foundation and the Princeton Area Community Foundation Fund for Women and Girls to implement an eating disorders prevention program in Princeton-area schools

Name: LAWRENCE PERVIN

Degree: Ph.D.

Date of Degree: 1962

Granting Institution: Harvard University

Current Clinical Role or Title:  Consulting Psychologist

Primary Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic

Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Psychodynamically oriented treatment

Research Interests: Personality theory and research, problems of volition, individual-environment interaction

Selected Professional Publications:

Pervin, L.A., Cervone, D., & John, O.P. (2005). Personality: Theory and research (Ninth Edition). New York: Wiley.

Pervin, L.A. (2001). Current controversies and issues in personality (Third Edition). New York: Wiley.

Pervin, L.A., & John, O.P. (Eds.) (1999). Handbook of personality: Theory and research (Second Edition). New York: Guilford.

Pervin, L.A. (2003). The science of personality (Second Edition). New York: Oxford.

Pervin, L.A. (1983). The stasis and flow of behavior: Toward a theory of goals.  In M.M. Page (Ed.), Personality: Current theory and research (pp.1-53). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. (1982 Nebraska Symposium on Motivation)

Additional Professional Accomplishments: Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University. Author of major personality textbook; author of a number of books in the personality area, one or another translated into 8 foreign languages; member of grant review panel NIMH; founding editor of journal Psychological Inquiry; fellow Division of Personality and Social Psychology (APA) and the American Psychological Society. Member of Editorial Board Psychological Review (1984-1988) and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (1985-1991).

Name: PETER THOMAS

Degree: Ph.D.

Date of Degree: 1990

Granting Institution: DePaul University

Current Clinical Role or Title: Executive Director, Outpatient Services

Primary Theoretical Orientation: Systems, Psychodynamic

Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Child/adolescent, families; disruptive behavior/mood disorders in children/adolescents; strategic planning, program development, organizational management

Research Interests: Quantitative methods for program development /expansion; treatment outcomes