Faculty and Fellows

Faculty and Fellows

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Faculty

Additional faculty information may be found in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences faculty listing.

Bailey, Elaine T., Ph.D. (University of Arizona, 2006) UVaHS/ Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Health & Technology & Behavioral Medicine Center.  Clinical activities focus on treating insomnia and other sleep disorders in both adults and children.  In addition, they include cognitive-behavioral interventions for patients experiencing a variety of other medical and psychiatric problems (e.g. pediatric encopresis, diabetes, gastric bypass, anxiety and depressive disorders). Research and scholarly interests include increasing the accessibility of sleep treatments through the use of the Internet.  Specifically, project focusing on insomnia treatment through the Internet for adult cancer survivors.

Barth, Jeffrey T., Ph.D. (George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1976.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychology Assessment Lab. Clinical activities include neuropsychological assessment and consultation with respect to a wide variety of neuropathological and psychopathological conditions, with specialty in mild TBI and concussion in sports and combat blast injury. (ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychology.)

Baum, Lora D., Ph.D. (California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles, 1994.) UVaHS/Cancer Center, Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. Clinical activities include individual and group psychotherapy to patients with cancer and their family members, cancer support groups (breast, gynecological-oncology), and consultation to staff. Treat side effects of cancer (e.g. nausea, insomnia, and pain) with self-regulation training in relaxation, guided imagery, and clinical hypnosis. Research and scholarly interests include designing psychological interventions for alopecia; group psychotherapy for adjusting to sexual issues following gynecologic cancer; and psychological sequelae of cancer survivorship.

Bender, Scott D., Ph.D. (University of North Texas, 2000.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neuropsychology Assessment Lab. Clinical activities include neuropsychological assessment and consultation on various neurobehavioral disorders, consultation with rehabilitation teams. Forensic assessment and consultation involve both criminal (e.g., mental status at time of offense, competency) and civil (e.g., personal injury, worker's compensation) issues.  Scholarly and research interests encompass neuropsychological aspects of sports concussion, post-operative cognitive dysfunction, malingering, and neurodegenerative dementia.  (ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychology.)

Broshek, Donna K., Ph.D. (George Mason University, 1996.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychology Assessment Lab. Clinical activities include neuropsychological assessment of patients with epilepsy, mild head injury, sports-related concussion, other neurological disorders or general medical conditions, and candidates for organ transplant.   Scholarly and research interests include epilepsy and sports concussion.

Caillouet, Beth A., Ph.D. (Sam Houston State University, 2009).  WSH Neuropsychology Laboratory.  Clinical activities include psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment of patients with comorbid neurological and psychiatric illness; consultation with staff, family and patients; and management of cognitive rehabilitation treatment for hospital-wide psychosocial rehabilitation program.  Research and scholarly interests include neuropsychological assessment and treatment of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness, utility of neuropsychological assessment in criminal forensic settings (e.g., competence to stand trial, mitigation, mental status at time of offense).  (ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychology).

Cox, Daniel J., Ph.D. (University of Louisville, 1976.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine Center and the Virginia Driving Safety Laboratory. Clinical activities include assessment and treatment of driving competence for those recovering from a CNS insult, or determining competence for drivers dealing with a progressive CNS disorder.  Research and scholarly interests include diabetes, ADHD, and medical conditions and treatments that can potentially impair or improve driving competency. (ABPP, Clinical Psychology.)

De Marco, Anthony P., Psy.D. (Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2010.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychology Assessment Lab, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Clinical activities include neuropsychological assessment and consultation of patients diagnosed with epilepsy and nonepileptic events, traumatic brain injury, sports-related concussion, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, and other neurobehavioral disorders or general medical conditions.  Scholarly and research interests include memory functions and mood disorders within epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, nonepileptic events, and sports-related concussion.

Freeman, Jason R., Ph.D. (George Mason University, 1998.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychology Lab. Neuropsychological assessment of neurological disorders for adults, including assessment of head injury and concussion, and assessment of cognitive and psychological factors involved in end stage organ disease.  Sport psychology and psychotheray with University student-athletes for performance enhancement, adjustment disorders, performance anxiety, depression, relationship stress, and psychological impact of injury and medical conditions.   Research and scholarly interests include neuropsychological assessment and neurophysiological aspects of sports-related concussion, recovery of function in mild to moderate head injury, and cognitive dysfunction secondary to medical illness or psychiatric disorder for adults, including assessment of head injury and concussion.

Gonder-Frederick, Linda, Ph.D. (University of Virginia, 1985.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine Center, Outpatient Psychiatry. Clinical activities include Behavioral Medicine Center outpatient services, Outpatient Psychiatry Cognitive-Behavioral Clinic, gastric bypass surgery psychological assessment, consultation services to Diabetes Community Network Nursing Staff, supervision of psychology and psychiatry residents.

Marcopulos, Bernice A., Ph.D. (University of Victoria, 1986.) James Madison University. Clinical activities include psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment of patients with comorbid neurological and psychiatric illness; consultation with staff, family and patients.  Research and scholarly interests include diagnosis of dementia in geriatric patients and rural elders with low levels of education; assessment and remediation of cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia, treatment implications of neuropsychological dysfunction in mentally ill, chemically addicted patients; assessment and treatment of TBI survivors with severe psychiatric and behavioral sequelae. (ABPP, Clinical Neuropsychology.)

Daniel Murrie, Ph.D. (University of Virginia, 2002). UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. Clinical duties involve forensic evaluation and consultation to the legal system.  Scholarly and research interests involve improving practice and policy related to forensic assessment, violence risk assessment, and assessment in the juvenile justice system.

Penberthy, J. Kim, Ph.D. (Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998; MA, Experimental Psychology, Wake Forest University, 1991) UVaHS/ Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Center for Addiction Research and Education (CARE), Division of Neurobiology.  Clinical activities include conducting and supervising psychological assessments and treatments via cognitive behavioral, motivational enhancement, mindfulness based therapies and interpersonal therapy including the use of Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for chronic depression, and bipolar disorders, as well as treatment of anxiety disorders, ADHD (adult and child), OCD, PTSD, personality disorders, and alcohol, substance dependence and co-morbid disorders.  Research interests include using evidence based treatments such as CBT, CBASP, MBCT, MBRP, and MBSR to treat a range of disorders, including chronic depression and ADHD.  Major research focus on combination of medications and therapies for co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders; physician-patient therapeutic alliance and transference; nonspecific and placebo effects of treatment; and mechanisms of action of effective treatments as well as tailoring treatments to the individual.

Phillips, Jeff, Ph.D.  (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1986),  WSH Director of Psychology.  Clinical activities include personality and behavioral assessment, treatment planning and implementation, individual therapy, behavioral consultation, and psychosocial rehabilitation.  Research and scholarly interests include the assessment and treatment of individuals with severe mental disorders.

Rawls, David, Ph.D. (University of Southern Mississippi, 1980.) WSH/Forensic Admissions Unit. Clinical activities include inpatient and outpatient forensic evaluations; inpatient therapy, treatment planning. Research and scholarly interests include forensic psychology topics.

Ritterband, Lee M., Ph.D. (University of South Florida, 1998.) UVaHS/ Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Health & Technology. Research and scholarly interests include the development and evaluation of Internet health interventions (e.g., insomnia, pediatric encopresis, and diabetes). Other interests include creating and utilizing current technologies in behavioral medicine research.

Shepard, Jaclyn A., Psy.D. (ASPP-Washington, DC/Argosy University, 2009.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine Center. Clinical activities include specialized evaluations and outpatient psychotherapy for youth with chronic medical conditions, including gastrointestinal disorders and organ transplantation. Research and scholarly interests include psychobehavioral factors and use of technology in the management of pediatric chronic illness, including type 1 diabetes, asthma, and gastrointestinal disorders.

Showalter, Gerald R., Psy.D. (Florida Institute of Technology, 1998) Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center.  Clinical activities include neuropsychological assessment and interdisciplinary team consultation for adults with various forms of acquired brain injury.  Cognitive-behavioral and supportive psychotherapy with clients and families.  Consultation emphasizes issues related to adjustment to disability, cognitive rehabilitation, independent living, driving, and vocational rehabilitation.

Stewart, Herbert L., Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin, 1986.) WSH/Medical Acute Care Unit.  Clinical activities include behavioral assessment and therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation, and forensic assessment.  Research and scholarly interests include topics in behavioral medicine (e.g., smoking cessation), risk assessment, and professional issues.

Thorndike, Frances, Ph.D. (American University, 2004)  UVaHS/ Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Health & Technology.  Research and scholarly interests include use of technology to develop more accessible treatments, including Internet interventions (e. g., treatment of insomnia).

Warren, Janet I., D.S.W. (University of California at Berkeley, 1982.) UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. Clinical activities include conducting forensic evaluations of defendants charged with serious felonies such as rape, armed robbery, murder, and capital murder. Research and scholarly interests include juvenile adjudicative competence; crime scene analysis of serial rape; sexually sadistic murder; Cluster B character pathology among female prison inmates; and workplace violence.

Fellows

Andersen, Virginia C., Ph.D. (Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2013; Health Psychology Fellow). Clinical activities include assessment and interventions with individuals diagnosed with HIV-AIDS, assessment of cognitive and psychological factors involved in end stage organ disease, consultation and therapeutic interventions with patients diagnosed with epilepsy and nonepileptic events, and interventions aimed at minimizing barriers to driving competence. Research interest includes emerging strategies in promotion of mental health and harm-reduction in individuals with HIV.

Boyd, Sara E., Ph.D. (University of Kentucky, 2013; Forensic Psychology Fellow.) Institute for Law, Psychiatry, & Public Policy; Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include forensic psychological evaluations, consultation, and training, with special interest in evaluating individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and trauma survivors. Research and scholarly interests include the assessment of general personality and personality disorder in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and relations between self-regulation, aggression, and sexuality.

Poler, Joseph E., Psy.D. (Adler School of Professional Psychology, 2010; Behavioral Medicine Fellow).  UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine Center. Clinical activities: short and long-term individual psychotherapy with psychological and medical disorders, evaluations for presurgical gastric bypass, encopresis/enuresis, and insomnia. Research and scholarly interests: cognitive-behavioral treatment/interventions for anxiety, depressive, and obsessive-compulsive disorders, neuropsychological sequealae from traumatic brain injury and sports related concussion, and the career decision making process of young adults.

Reno, Ashley Jones, Psy.D. (Wright State University, 2013; Neuropsychology Fellow). UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neurocognitive Assessment Lab and Western State Hospital. Clinical activities include neuropsychological evaluation of patients with various medical, neurological, and psychiatric disorders.  Clinical interests include neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebrovascular disorders, epilepsy, and comorbid neurologic and psychiatric illnesses.  Research and scholarly interests include ecological and convergent validity of commonly used neuropsychological measures, dementia, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Sherer, Carolyn M., Psy.D. (University of Indianapolis, 2013; Neuropsychology Fellow.) UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neuropsychology Assessment Lab. Clinical activities include neuropsychological assessment and consultation on various neurobehavioral disorders, and consultation with rehabilitation teams. Clinical and research interests include the assessment of effort, assessment and rehabilitation of cerebrovascular disorders, and neuropsychological aspects of substance use.

Splaun, Allison B.K., Ph.D. (The New School for Social Research, 2012; Behavioral Psychology Fellow).  Clinical activities include short and long term outpatient therapy with adults and children, short-term individual and group inpatient psychotherapy, and behavioral consultations for medical and psychiatric issues.  Research and scholarly interests include play-based assessments of attachment for school aged children, psychotherapy process and outcome research, and studying the efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Williams, Benjamin, D.  Ph.D.  (Texas Tech University, 2012; Neuropsychology Fellow).  UVaHS Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neurocognitive Assessment Lab and Western State Hospital.  Clinical activities include neuropsychological evauation of patients with various medical, neurological, and psychiatric disorders.  Clinical interests include neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI), aphasia, epilepsy, and psychiatric illnesses.  Research interests include the influence of psychiatric illness on both neurodegenerative disorders and mild TBI. 

Wood, Sarah, J.D., Ph.D., LL.M  (Golden Gate University School of Law, 2009, 2011; Palo Alto University, 2012).  UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Neuropsychology Assessment Lab; WSH Neuropsychology Laboratory.  Clinical activities include neuropsychological and psychological assessment of patients with brain injury, dementia, cerebrovascular disorders, and developmental disorders, as well as comorbid neurological and psychiatric illness.  Research and scholarly interests include neuropsychological assessment in civil and criminal forensic settings.

Yasuhara, Kento, Ph.D. (Drexel University, 2012; Forensic Psychology Fellow).  UVaHS/Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy; Western State Hospital.  Clinical activities include forensic evaluation and consultation to the legal system in both an outpatient and inpatient setting.  Scholarly and research interests involving forensic assessment and violence risk assessment, specifically the use of assessment instruments created for such purposes.