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University of Washington
Psychology Internship Program

Current Residents


Rena Fukunaga
E-mail: fukunaga@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Indiana University
Clinical/Research Interests: My research applies functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine how impaired risk signaling in the medial prefrontal cortex and subcortical areas may play a critical role in increased risk-taking behaviors in both healthy and clinical populations. Currently, I am expanding my research interests to include global mental health research, health services/systems, and implementation sciences.

Blair Kleiber
E-mail: bvk@uw.edu
Graduate Program: University of Colorado
Clinical/Research Interests: My research focuses on the development and examination of psychological interventions for depression for underserved populations throughout the lifespan. More specifically, I am interested in treatments for acute onset and prevention of depression, especially in the postpartum period. I am also interested in the prevention and treatment of suicidal behaviors.

Kimberly Nelson
E-mail: knelson6@uw.edu
Graduate Program: University of Washington
Clinical/Research Interests: Clinically I am interested in health psychology and evidence-based psychosocial interventions for minority populations; my research is in the development of culturally appropriate HIV prevention interventions


Katrina Blomquist
E-mail: katrina.blomquist@seattlechildrens.org or kpblom@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Duke University
Clinical/Research Interests: Positive (same-sex and cross-sex friendship) and negative (relational aggression, jealousy) peer relations and their effects on adjustment and well-being, developmental psychopathology.

Christine Brady
E-mail: christine.brady@seattlechildrens.org or cbrady2@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Ohio University
Clinical/Research Interests: My research focuses on the development, evaluation, and use of evidence-based assessment, primarily in the domain of social functioning. I am also interested in the use of assessment to monitor treatment outcomes aimed at alleviating social impairment. Clinically, I am interested in working with adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders.

Joshua Kellison
E-mail: joshua.kellison@seattlechildrens.org or jkelliso@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Arizona State University
Clinical/Research Interests: Kellison's research interests have primarily focused on two populations, Hispanic and lesbian and gay (LG) headed families. This has included family dynamics and ecodevelopmental issues as they relate to minority mental health and health disparities, and the development of culturally-relevant parenting preventive-interventions. Additionally, Kellison has research interests in the critical study of gender identity, gender roles, and intersex populations as they relate to clinical intervention and psychopathology.

Ashley Maliken
E-mail: ashley.maliken@seattlechildrens.org OR amaliken@uw.edu
Graduate Program: University of Washington
Clinical/Research Interests: My research interests are focused on the development of emotion regulation in children and adolescents, and the role of parental emotion socialization practices and psychopathology in these processes. I'm also interested in the impact of emotion regulation in psychopathology more broadly, as well as intervention development and dissemination.


Leah Adams
E-mail: ladamse@uw.edu
Graduate Program: George Mason University
Clinical/Research Interests: Behavioral medicine and brief interventions; adjustment to chronic illness (especially HIV, Hepatitis); enhancing treatment adherence; motivational interviewing Research: Interplay of individual and community level factors on risk for HIV/AIDS; Positive psychology and coping with illness; Program evaluation; Longitudinal design; Methodology and statistics

Sharon Hsu
E-mail: hsus@uw.edu
Graduate Program: University of Washington
Clinical/Research Interests: Relapse and relapse prevention; mindfulness-based interventions; Motivational Interviewing; stress and coping model of substance use; cultural influences on substance use and emotional regulation; ethnic minority mental health with a focus on Asian Americans

Renee Madathil
E-mail: rm43@uw.edu
Graduate Program: University of Montana
Clinical/Research Interests: The majority of my clinical work has been inpatient psychiatric, rural/underserved, and neuropsychological populations. My research interests include examining non-neurological factors that affect performance on neuropsychological measures, the assessment of adult ADHD, and improvement of mental health systems/service delivery.

Joshua McKeever
E-mail: jdm324@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Drexel University
Clinical/Research Interests: neuropsychology, memory, executive function, ecologically valid assessment, behavioral medicine, cognitive remediation, mindfulness. Populations: Memory disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, brain injury

Chad Sanders
E-mail: cjs47@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Washington State University
Clinical/Research Interests: My clinical experience has mostly involved working in outpatient settings (VA and university medical centers, community psych clinic, university counseling center) with adult populations. Interventions have included individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, cognitive rehabilitation, and neuropsychological evaluation. My research interests have included examining the relationship between planning ability and normal aging (as well as MCI) using ecologically valid task paradigms; traumatic brain injury and the influence of secondary factors on functional outcome and recovery; cognitive rehabilitation and group-based interventions for individuals with MCI.

Cory Secrist
E-mail: csecrist@uw.edu
Graduate Program: University of Washington
Clinical/Research Interests: Historically, I have been interested in therapist adherence to empirically supported treatments and the global dissemination and implementation of effective treatments. While I retain an interest in readily available and effective treatments, in recent years, I have become increasingly interested in studying the details of behavioral methods for managing chronic pain and understanding the mechanisms that allow for positive outcomes in those methods. I'm particularly interested in mindfulness vs. distraction as methods of pain management, and a syntheses of these two competing strategies. I am also interested in the implementation of modern technology to promote the advancement and affordability of psychological treatments.