Resident Life: Resident Directory

2021 - 2022 INTERNSHIP COHORT

If you would like to speak to interns who have completed the program please email psychsom@uw.edu.

GENERAL ADULT PSYCHOLOGY

Kelly Correa, MA

Kelly Correa, MA

E-mail: jkcorrea3@uw.edu
Graduate Program: University of Illinois - Chicago
Clinical/Research Interests: My research focuses on utilizing multi-method assessments to further our understanding of how transdiagnostic constructs, including sensitivity to uncertain threat, contribute to the vulnerability for, and maintenance of, internalizing and co-occurring psychopathologies. Clinically, I enjoy using evidence-based practices, including cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques, for the treatment of internalizing and co-occurring psychopathologies.



Jennifer Pearlstein, MS

Jennifer Pearlstein, MS

E-mail: jpearlst@uw.edu
Graduate Program: University of California - Berkeley
Clinical/Research Interests: My program of research uses multilevel methods to address how and why stress relates to development, maintenance, and treatment of psychopathology. I aim to (a) understand the cognitive, affective, and biological effects of stress in relation to psychopathology; (b) apply basic stress science to improve treatment; and (c) investigate the effects of identity-related stress on mental health. My clinical work is informed by cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and is driven by the use of individualized case formulation and a hypothesis-testing approach.


AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Anthony Osuna, MS

Anthony Osuna, MS

E-mail: aosuna@uw.edu
Graduate Program: University of California-Santa Barbara
Clinical/Research Interests: I am currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He is originally from San Diego, CA where he was raised by a single mother of three. In 2015, he was the first in his family to graduate from college, finishing at UCLA with a degree in psychology and a minor in applied developmental psychology. As a graduate student, his research developed an online social skills intervention called SELFI, which helps individuals with ASD safely and effectively navigate social media. His long term-goal is to research the intersection of mental health, social media, and treatment interventions to support those most socially vulnerable. When he's not conducting research or engaged in clinical work, Anthony is probably online posting pictures of his two dogs, Pavlov and Maslow.


BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE

Mike Pugh, MS

Mike Pugh, MS

E-mail: pughm2@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Virginia Commonwealth University
Clinical/Research Interests: I am a PhD Candidate in the Counseling Psychology program at Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in Rehabilitation Psychology. His interests include cultural sensitivity of neuropsychological assessment, diagnosis, and rehabilitation procedures, mental health and adjustment to disability among underserved populations, and dismantling socially based oppression domestically and internationally. Mike also incorporates interpersonal therapy interventions into injury adjustment and rehabilitation, at individual, group, and family levels, using culturally informed strengths-based approaches. Outside of clinical and research duties, Mike is a home baker and enjoys all types of comic book entertainment.


Tyler Toledo, MA

Tyler Toledo, MA

E-mail: ttoledo@uw.edu
Graduate Program: University of Tulsa
Clinical/Research Interests: MMy research focuses on the modulation of pain and nociception via supraspinal phenomena such as emotion and emotion regulation. My research interest often informs my clinical interest in the realm of health and rehabilitation psychology as I seek to understand and provide care for those with chronic illness. Broadly, I employ cognitive-behavioral perspectives and motivational interviewing to cultivate an environment where my clients can pursue treatments and strategies that are aligned with their values and goals in behavioral health.


Jonathan Tsen, MS

Jonathan Tsen, MS

E-mail: jtsen@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Illinois Institute of Technology
Clinical/Research Interests: My research focuses on psychosocial adjustment and cross-cultural issues facing individuals of minority backgrounds including ethnic and migrant minorities, people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, and caregivers. Clinically, I have enjoyed using cognitive and functional assessments in tandem with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based techniques to help patients meet their goals and improve quality of life.



Marcus Wild, MS

Marcus Wild, MS

E-mail: mgwild@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Vanderbilt University
Clinical/Research Interests: My primary research and clinical interests stem from a desire to ameliorate the negative psychosocial impacts of chronic medical conditions. My research interests have two primary avenues. First, I am interested in the ways in which individuals differ in their typical social performance, and have worked to validate a construct called social-emotional expertise (SEE). Second, I am interested in the impact of social factors, such as SEE and positive affect, on patient-provider interactions, patient engagement in health behaviors, and mitigation of health outcome disparities in chronic disease. Clinically, I am interested in effective applications of a biopsychosocial conceptualization of disease to patients coping with psychopathology in the context of chronic medical conditions. I have experience providing short-term, cognitive-behavioral interventions for pain and mood disorders to patients coping with medical comorbidities, and am excited to expand my repertoire of evidence-based approaches.


Casey Wright, MS

Casey Wright, MS

E-mail: caseydw@uw.edu
Graduate Program: West Virginia University
Clinical/Research Interests: My clinical and research interests are broadly in the area of health psychology, with a focus on understanding biopsychosocial mechanisms of chronic disease. In particular, I'm interested in multidisciplinary research in the areas of pain, oral health, and digestive diseases. Clinically, I have experience working with various populations, including behavioral medicine settings. I work from a primarily cognitive-behavioral framework as well as a background in motivational interviewing. Outside of work, I love being with my family and friends enjoying the outdoors, skiing, golfing, basketball, and yardwork.


Juan Zapata, MS

Juan Pablo Zapata, MS

E-mail: jpablo@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Marquette University
Clinical/Research Interests: Juan Pablo is currently a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology, PhD program at Marquette University. His primary area of research has focused on the prevention of HIV with biomedical technologies in the Latinx population. Juan is also interested in documenting psychological, quality of life and resilience outcomes after injury and detecting acute risk for poor outcomes, as well as identifying psychosocial targets for early intervention to prevent distress and PTSD after trauma. Juan is involved in research project(s) with the Milwaukee Trauma Outcomes Project and with the University of Puerto Rico. Juan will be completing his clinical residency at the University of Washington and will continue to expand on his research and clinical experiences.


GENERAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

McKenna Parnes, MS, MSE

McKenna Parnes, MS, MSE

E-mail: mparnes3@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Suffolk University
Clinical/Research Interests: My research focuses on promoting positive development for youth who are placed at risk due to various structural inequities. I am particularly interested in developing and evaluating interventions that may leverage the power of supportive relationships and empower young people, both within the United States and in global mental health contexts. Clinically, I take a collaborative approach to working with youth and families, and enjoy supporting youth who are affected by co-occurring psychological and physical health diagnoses. Ultimately, I hope to improve access to evidence-based care for youth and families who experience barriers to receiving mental health services.


Tina Schweizer, MA

Tina Schweizer, MA

E-mail: tinahsch@uw.edu
Graduate Program: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Clinical/Research Interests: My research seeks to understand the development and interplay among transdiagnostic psychosocial risks predicting depression and co-occurring disorders during adolescence. For instance, I have examined antecedents and normative growth of cognitive risk (e.g., rumination), and investigated common and specific links between cognitive risk and psychopathology among youth. I am passionate about prevention and improving mental healthcare accessibility and equity by optimizing predictive models of psychopathology and developing evidence-based programs within schools. Clinically, I enjoy working with youth and caregivers facing a variety of difficulties including depression, anxiety and trauma-related distress. I use evidence-based interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused-CBT, interpersonal psychotherapy, and mindfulness approaches.


Emma Whitmyre, MA

Emma Whitmyre, MA

E-mail: ewhitmyr@uw.edu
Graduate Program: George Mason University
Clinical/Research Interests: My clinical and research interests focus on improving the mental health of high-risk youth, and implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices (EBPs). I am interested in how service systems impact feasibility of implementation of EBPs and access to services for youth and families. More specifically, my interests focus on: 1) high-risk behaviors in the adolescent population, primarily in suicidality; 2) improving access to services for youth and families within integrated mental health settings (e.g., pediatric medical/hospital, integrated primary care); and 3) understanding the complexities of working with electronic systems to expand clinicians’ abilities to implement evidence-based assessment and intervention within multidisciplinary settings (i.e., use of EHR for Measurement-Based Care and safety planning).


Alisa Zhao, MS

Alisa Zhao, MS

E-mail: alisazh@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Florida International University
Clinical Interests: My research focuses on increasing efficacy, access and use of mental health information and care. I am particularly interested in identifying internet-based opportunities, leveraging technology and utilizing big data algorithms to understand and reach underserved youth and their families. Clinically, I enjoy working with ethnoculturally diverse youth and their families. Three lines of empirical and theoretical evidence inform my approach to delivering person- oriented evidence-based practices: (1) transdiagnostic cognitive and behavioral approaches, (2) help-seeking models, and (3) Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems.


REHABILITATION NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Rebecca Williams, MS

Rebecca Williams, MS

E-mail: rw82@uw.edu
Graduate Program: Drexel University
Clinical/Research Interests: My interests include understanding the factors which contribute to the quality of life following neurological illness or injury. Clinically, I am interested in both assessment and intervention for those with cognitive compromise, particularly in rehabilitation settings. My therapeutic interests include utilizing ACT and DBT therapies to aid in adjusting to and coping with long-term disability, as well as addressing acute concerns related to pain, sleep, and mood dysfunction in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My research investigates novel approaches to exploring and understanding functional deficits following acquired brain injury (ABI), as well as the factors which impact wellness in caregivers for neurological populations. My dissertation aims to elucidate the internal and external factors which contribute to perceived stress and outcomes in the caregivers of individuals with ABI. In both clinical and research settings, I hope to utilize a holistic approach to understanding and improving outcomes for individuals coping with the functional and emotional complexities of cognitive impairment.



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