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Doctoral Internship Training/Behavioral Psychology and Neuropsychology

Training Faculty

Training Leadership

Jennifer L. Crockett, Ph.D., BCBA Director of Training (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Clinical and research interests: Childhood behavior problems, parent training. Background: Ph.D., Auburn University; Postdoctoral fellowship at JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and the KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Certified PCIT Therapist, Licensed Psychologist.

Michael F. Cataldo, Ph.D. Director, Department of Psychology (Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHUSOM). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics and behavioral medicine, applications of behavioral procedures in pediatric neurology, and assessment of hospital environments. Background: Ph.D., University of Kansas; Doctoral work with Donald M. Baer and Todd R. Risley.

E. Mark Mahone, Ph.D. Director, Department of Neuropsychology (Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Developmental issues in attention and executive function; preschool manifestations of ADHD. Background: Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany; Doctoral Internship, Bethesda Naval Hospital; Postdoctoral Fellowship with Jane Holmes Bernstein, Ph.D., Neuropsychology, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Licensed Psychologist.

Louis P. Hagopian, Ph.D. Chief Psychologist (Program Director, Neurobehavioral Unit; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, drug-behavior interactions, behavioral inhibition, anxiety. Background: Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Doctoral work with Tom Ollendick; Doctoral Internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Jennifer Zarcone, Ph.D. Director of Postdoctoral Training (Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Unit Rotation). Senior Behavior Analyst, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems, repetitive behavior, and the behavioral effects of psychotropic medication. Background: PhD., University of Florida, Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM and Kennedy Krieger Institute; Licensed Psychologist.

Training Supervisors

Adrianna Amari, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation) Associate Director, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program and Outpatient Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, developmental disabilities, behavioral assessment and intervention to enhance coping and recovery in youth with pain, chronic illness, functional disability, and brain injury. Background: Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Doctoral and Postdoctoral work, Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Jaime L. Benson, Ph.D., NCSP (Supervising Psychologist for Behavior Management Rotation). Research interests: Prevention and early intervention of childhood behavior problems, parent and teacher training; behavioral pediatrics; multi-systems collaboration; integrated behavioral health care. Background: Ph.D., Lehigh University; Doctoral Internship at the Munroe Meyer Institute (Nebraska Consortium of Professional Psychology); Postdoctoral Fellowship at JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Nationally Certified School Psychologist; Licensed Psychologist.

Lindsay Cirincione, Psy.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation). Medical Subspecialty Clinics Coordinator; Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic. Research Interests: Behavioral Pediatrics, behavioral intervention in youth with chronic and posttraumatic headache, cognitive behavioral treatment of post-concussive symptoms; impact of brain injury on school functioning, transition to adult care in Sickle Cell Disease, Pica in Sickle Cell Disease, Non-Accidental Head Injuries in infants. Background: Psy.D., Georgia School of Professional Psychology; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Aila Dommestrup, Ph.D., BCBA-D. (Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit Rotation). Research interests: assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders in children and adolescents, parent training, generalization and maintenance of behavior plans to home, school, and community settings. Background: Ph.D., University of Georgia; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst Licensed Psychologist; 

Peter A. Girolami, PhD., BCBA-D (Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Feeding Disorders Rotation). Program Director/Case Manager, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program; Assistant Professor, Dept. Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences, JHUSOM. Research interests: treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, relation between biological/environmental variables and onset/maintenance of feeding disorders, caregiver adherence to treatment recommendations. Background: Ph.D. West Virginia University. Doctoral Internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.

Nancy Grace, Ph.D, BCBA-DD (Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Developmental Disorders Rotation) Director, Developmental Disorders Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: Assessment and treatment of behavior disorders within a brief managed care outpatient format, evaluation of parental and patient variables which predict treatment outcome, accuracy of parental report. Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Doctoral Internship: Brown University School of Medicine; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.

Nicole L. Hausman, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Unit Rotation). Senior Behavior Analyst, Neurobehavioral Unit; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, compliance with medical procedures, pediatric obesity. Background: Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore County; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.

Leanna Herman, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation). Case Manager, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic. Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, medical adherence, behavioral management of chronic medical conditions and chronic pain. Background: Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

John Huete, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit Rotation). Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders in young children, early intervention, parent training. Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Brian Jobe, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Child and Family Therapy Rotation).  Psychologist, Child and Family Therapy Clinic. Background: Ph.D. University of Maryland Baltimore County, Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Kristen Kalymon, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Developmental Disorders Rotation). Clinical Director, Howard County Developmental Disorders Clinic. Research interests: Assessment and treatment of behavior disorders within a brief managed care outpatient format; Application of mediator-based (parent and teacher) treatments for the prevention and treatment of childhood problems; Autism spectrum disorders; diagnosis, etiology and intervention. Background: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.

Alison M. Kozlowski, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Feeding Disorders Rotation). Case Manager; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Research interests: assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, caregiver adherence to treatment, and generalization of treatment effects. Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.

Megan Kramer, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Rotation). Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Department of Neuropsychology. Research interests: Measuring and predicting outcomes following pediatric brain injury. Background: Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Doctoral Internship, Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Patricia F. Kurtz, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit Rotation). Director, Neurobehavioral Outpatient Services; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, autistic disorders, parent and teacher training. Background: Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School; Doctoral work with Marjorie H. Charlop; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Steven Lindauer, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Developmental Disorders Rotation). Assistant Director, Developmental Disorders Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: Assessment and treatment of behavior disorders within a brief managed care outpatient format, attention maintained problem behaviors, problem behaviors displayed by children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Angelmans Syndrome, and Tuberous Sclerosis. Background: Ph.D., University of Kansas; Doctoral internship, Developmental Disabilities Center at KUMC; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Developmental Disabilities Center at KUMC; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.

Allison Lundahl, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP (Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Feeding Disorders Rotation). Behavior Analyst II/Outpatient Case Manager, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program: Research Interests: Assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders in outpatient settings, generalization of treatment effects, caregiver treatment integrity. Background: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.

Leena Mohapatra, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Deafness Rotation). Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Clinic Head for Genetics/Congenital Disorders Clinic, Department of Neuropsychology. Clinical specialty populations: children, adolescents, and young adults with neurodevelopmental conditions, genetic disorders, oncological conditions, and/or additional medical conditions. Background: Ph.D., University of Miami; Doctoral Internship, University of Minnesota Medical Center; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Licensed Psychologist.

Julia O'Connor, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit Rotation). Director, Day Treatment Services, Neurobehavioral Unit Outpatient Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, autistic disorders, parent and teacher training. Background: Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton; Doctoral work with Raymond G. Romanczyk; Doctoral internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Valerie Paasch, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation). Training and Research Coordinator, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program; Director of Behavioral Sleep Services, KKI Sleep Disorders Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, procedural preparation, assessment and intervention to promote coping and recovery in youth with brain injury, pediatric sleep. Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Susan Perkins-Parks, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Behavior Management Rotation). Director, Behavior Management Clinic; Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: Parent and teacher training, ADHD, assessment and treatment of pre-school behavior problems. Background: Ph.D., University of Maryland; Doctoral work with Neil Hoffman; Postdoctoral Fellowship with Edward Christopherson (Children's Mercy Hospital) and University of Kansas Medical Center UAP; Certified PCIT Therapist; Licensed Psychologist.

John Persampiere, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Child and Family Therapy Rotation). Associate Director, Child and Family Therapy Clinic. Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, application of family-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for childhood behavior problems; Background: Ph.D. University of Maryland Baltimore County, Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Jennifer Reesman, Ph.D. ABPP. (Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Deafness Rotation).  Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Clinic Head, Deafness Related Evaluations and More [DREAM] Clinic, Department of Neuropsychology; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: development and validation of accessible assessment tools for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and improving access to psychological services. Background: Ph.D., Gallaudet University; Doctoral Internship, Kennedy Krieger Institute and JHUSOM; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Children's National Medical Center. Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology, Board Certified Sub-Specialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology; Licensed psychologist

Gina Richman, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Child and Family Therapy Rotation). Director, Child and Family Therapy Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, parent training, assessment and treatment of family variables influencing child behavior problems. Background: Ph.D., Child Clinical and School Psychology Florida State University; Doctoral internship, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist.

Cynthia F. Salorio, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Rotation). Pediatric Neuropsychologist; Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, JHUSOM. Research interests: Predictors of cognitive and functional outcomes after rehabilitation, particularly in children following traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic pain conditions and pediatric epilepsy. Background: Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis; Doctoral Internship, University of California, San Diego and VAMC San Diego; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Jonathan Dean Schmidt, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Supervising Psychologist for Neurobehavioral Unit Rotation). Senior Behavior Analyst, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems, functional communication preferences, brief experimental analysis, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Background: Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Doctoral internship at The May Institute; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Licensed Psychologist.

Emily Shumate Ph.D., BCBA-D (Supervising Psychologist for Behavior Management Rotation) Psychologist, Behavior Management Clinic. Research interests: clinical behavior analysis, behavioral parent training, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Teacher-Child Interaction Therapy, parents with intellectual disabilities, and behavioral pediatrics. Background: Ph.D., University of Kansas; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship at the JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certified PCIT Therapist; Licensed Psychologist.

Keith J. Slifer, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Pediatric Consultation Rotation). Director, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, JHUSOM; Affiliate Medical Staff, JHH. Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, preparation for medical procedures, developmental disabilities, behavioral consequences of chronic illness. Background: Ph.D., Florida State University; Doctoral Internship, Medical College of Pennsylvania; Certified School Psychologist; Licensed Psychologist.

Beth S. Slomine, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Rotation) Director of Postdoctoral Training, Department of Neuropsychology; Coordinator, Inpatient Neuropsychology Service; Department of Neuropsychology; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: Assessment and recovery following neurological injury in children, neuropsychology of emotion. Background: Ph.D., University of Florida; Doctoral Internship, Brockton Veteran's Administration Hospital/Harvard University; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Philadelphia Geriatric Center; Licensed Psychologist.

Rachael Yates, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Deafness Rotation). Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Deafness-Related Evaluations and More [DREAM] Clinic, Department of Neuropsychology; Center for Autism and Related Disorders [CARD]). Clinical specialty populations: children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders; deaf or hard-of-hearing children with neurodevelopmental disorders and/or additional medical conditions. Background: Ph.D., Gallaudet University; Doctoral Internship, Children's Hospital Colorado; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Kennedy Krieger Institute and JHUSOM. Licensed Psychologist. 

T. Andrew Zabel, Ph.D. (Supervising Psychologist for Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Rotation). Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Clinical Director of Neuropsychology Program; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM. Research interests: Neuropsychological sequelae of pediatric brain tumors, spina bifida, & ADHD. Transition of adolescents with developmental disabilities into adulthood. Background: Ph.D., Drexel University; Doctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.