EVMS Clinical Psychology Internship Program - Supervisors & Faculty

1. Administrative Personnel

  • The Co-Directors of the Clinical Psychology Internship Program at EVMS are Serina Neumann, Ph.D. and Richard Handel, Ph.D.
  • The Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship Program Coordinator is Ms. Elaina Lettieri.

2. Psychology Internship Training Committee

The major administrative body for the EVMS Clinical Psychology Internship Program is the Psychology Internship Training Committee. The committee meets once every two months to review the policies and procedures of the internship program, to make necessary and appropriate modifications and develop new policies as needed, and to review Intern progress and performance. The composition of the Psychology Internship Training Committee consists of the Director of the Internship Program, the supervisors from major-rotation training sites, and an intern class representative.


3. Core Supervisors

  • Melissa Bennett, Ph.D. (University of North Dakota), serious mental illness
  • Maria Burke, Psy.D. (Carlos Albizo University), forensics, suicide assessment
  • Jennifer Flaherty, Ph.D. (Illinois Institute of Technology), neuropsychology, interplay between medical/neurological conditions and neuropsychological performance
  • Richard W. Handel, Ph.D. (Kent State University), Internship Co-Director; cognitive behavioral therapy, anxiety disorders, objective personality assessment research
  • Kathrin Hartmann, Ph.D. (Pacific Graduate School of Psychology), child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy, immigration and minority issues
  • Carolyn Hersh, M.A.  (St. Mary’s University, Duke University) eating disorders (age 10 and above)
  • Kristen A. Hudacek, Psy.D., CSOTP (Florida School of Professional Psychology) Director of Psychology and Pretrial Services, Eastern State Hospital, Evaluation of Competency to Stand Trial, Competency Restoration Programming, Criminal Justice and Mental Health Policy, Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT), Female Offenders
  • Allison Knight, Ph.D. (University of Virginia), learning processes, psychological assessment, psychology in medical education, attachment theory, and positive psychology
  • Nicole Kreiser, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech), clinical child psychology/neurodevelopmental disabilities, comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessments for toddlers, children and adults with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), cognitive behavioral therapy, social skills training, and parent-child interaction therapy.
  • Serina A. Neumann, Ph.D. (University of Maryland), Internship Co-Director; cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, chronic stress, depression, anxiety disorders, behavioral medicine, neuro- and biofeedback
  • James Paulson, Ph.D. ( University of North Carolina at Greensboro), pediatric behavioral medicine
  • Alexandra Price, Psy.D., ABPP (Florida Institute of Technology), Acute SPMI, Pretrial Forensics, and (Meta)Supervision
  • Diana Schofield, Psy.D. (Baylor University), child clinical psychology, trauma and attachment disorders, gender identity, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), psychological assessment
  • Michael Strunc, M.D. (St. Louis University), pediatric neurology and sleep disorders
  • Takeshia Williams, Ph.D. (Virginia Consortium in Clinical Psychology Program), child clinical psychology, psychological assessment, consultation liaison
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4. Additional Faculty (if affiliated with EVMS, the department is listed; Specialty for the internship is listed after the faculty member's name)

  • Karen Armstrong, Ph.D., geriatrics
  • Kathy Babel, Psy.D., cognitive behavioral therapy
  • J. D. Ball, Ph.D., supervision
  • Daniel Bluestein, M.D. Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, integrated care
  • Stephen I. Deutsch, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, cognitive neurosciences reading series
  • William J. Duane, Ph.D., suicide assessment and prevention
  • Katie Duncan, Psy.D., surviving in private practice
  • Stephanie Eppinger, Psy.D., treatment of veterans
  • Lisa Fore-Arcand, Ed.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, balancing family and career
  • Laura Forman, Psy.D., individual, family and marital therapy
  • Michael Kohn, Psy.D., forensics
  • Paula Markham, Psy.D., treatment considerations for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Skye M. Ochsner Margolies, Ph.D. physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • David Spiegel, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, consultation liaison