Student Trainees

Sandy Dempsey (she/her) is a graduate student in University of Washington’s School of Social Work, specializing in clinical social work for young children and their families. She is currently engaging in a practicum with the On-Time Autism Intervention (OTAI) team at the UW Autism Center.
Lauren Perovsek is a current a practicum student working under Dr. Greenson at UWAC and a student at SPU in the clinical psychology doctoral program. Lauren received her bachelors’ degrees in psychology and biological sciences in 2019 at Ohio University. Since then, she has enjoyed working in both clinical and research aspects of psychology. During her free time, she loves doing any outdoor activities, such as paddle boarding, hiking, and skiing!

Amber Peterson is a clinical psychology doctoral student and training at our Tacoma clinic. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology from the UW and her master of arts in clinical psychology from Antioch University. Amber loves working with children and in her free time, she and her daughter enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Cale Smart is a graduate student studying Counseling Psychology at Northwest University. He is excited to be participating at UWAC as a graduate student trainee. He is fascinated by human development and how each person develops uniquely along their own arch. Outside of school and work, Cale loves being a father to his son, Oliver, and going on hikes with his family and their dog Maisie.
Alexxia Woods is a graduate student in the Counseling Psychology program at Northwest University. Alexxia received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington, and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University. She is currently completing a practicum at the UW Autism Center.

Post-Doctoral Trainees

Dr. Kate MacDuffie is a post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington Autism Center. Her research interests are in the field of neuroethics, with a specific focus on the ethical use of predictive neuroimaging in pediatric disorders.See her personal website here!

Former UWAC Trainees