2017-2018 Training Opportunities
For the training year beginning in July of 2017, the internship will offer two intern positions in the Neuropsychology track and one intern position in the Adult Psychology Track.
The Neuropsychology Track will offer two positions for the 2018-2019 training year. The Neuropsychology Track position offers opportunities for the intern to conduct neuropsychological assessments at New Hampshire Hospital (NHH) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). During their 6 month NHH rotation, interns in the Neuropsychology track will assess inpatients with a variety of psychiatric disorders, as well as evaluate for changes associated with dementia, traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders such as MS and Huntington's disease. During their 6 month rotation at DHMC, the interns will receive exposure to a wide variety of clinical presentations associated with neurologic, psychiatric and medical disorders, including acquired brain injuries (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury), neurodegenerative disease and movement disorders, learning and developmental disorders (e.g., ADHD), epilepsy, and comorbid psychiatric and psychosocial impairment. Additionally, the interns will spend 1-2 days per week providing initial assessments, diagnostic evaluation of inpatients and provide individual interventions at NHH, where they will work closely with an interdisciplinary medical team. Interns will participate in the multidisciplinary Epilepsy Surgical Planning Conference and the Healthy Aging and Brain Care clinic (a geriatric memory disorders clinic), and will have the opportunity to observe intracarotid sodium amobarital procedures (Wada tests). Specific neuropsychology didactics are offered in conjunction with the Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency Program at DHMC.
Adult Psychology Track
The Adult Psychology Track will offer one position for the 2018-2019 training year. The intern works within the Outpatient Clinic of the Department of Psychiatry at DHMC, and our community-based specialty clinic, Hanover Psychiatry. The Adult Psychology Track provides extensive training and supervision in the areas of individual and group therapy and in psychological assessment of adults. Interns work with a variety of presenting psychiatric disorders and have extensive opportunities to observe and work alongside professionals functioning as clinicians, researchers, administrators, and program developers. Interns deliver direct clinical services through the Anxiety Disorders Service and Behavioral Medicine Service through the DHMC Outpatient Clinic. The Anxiety Disorders Service specializes in diagnostic evaluation and delivery of cognitive and behavioral therapies for anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. The Behavioral Medicine Service serves specific patient populations such as weight management, bariatric surgery, and sleep medicine. Interns will also get experience working with patients with chronic medical illness (e.g., cardiovascular disease). In addition to the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy, interns can also get training in CBT-I, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Training experiences at Hanover Psychiatry include psychological assessments and delivery of individual and group therapies for a variety of psychiatric disorders among a community patient population that includes members of the Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock faculty, student, and staff communities. The intern in the Adult Track will spend the majority of their experience in clinical services, though opportunities for collaborative research are also available.
Psychology Training Faculty
Robert Brady, PhD (University of Arkansas) – Dr. Brady joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine in 2014. He serves as the Training Director of the Psychology Internship, co-Director of the Anxiety Disorders Service and Associate Director of the Psychology Training program. His clinical specialty is the delivery of cognitive and behavioral therapies for anxiety and related disorders. He conducts research in the development and implementation of brief, scalable psychotherapies for anxiety and related disorders for delivery in nontraditional mental health settings.
Wai Zhe Chan, PhD (Indiana University) – Dr. Chan joined the faculty of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine in 2017. She specializes in delivering cognitive behavioral therapy for primary insomnia or insomnia comorbid with medical or psychiatric illnesses. Her research interests include evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of sleep interventions in medical and psychiatric populations and identifying mechanisms and moderators of change in the treatment of insomnia. She also conducts research on the relation between sleep and obesity, with an emphasis on understanding the role of self-regulation in mediating and moderating this relation.
Laura Flashman, PhD, ABPP (Emory University) – Dr. Flashman has been a faculty member at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine since 1994. She became a Professor of Psychiatry in 2011 and the Director of the Neuropsychology Program in 2008. She also serves as the Administrative Supervisor of the Neuropsychology Track. Her area of specialty is Clinical Neuropsychology, and she has been board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology since 2001.
Mark Hegel, PhD (Georgia State University) – Dr. Hegel joined the Department of Psychiatry in 1988 and serves as the Director of Outpatient Psychotherapy Services and Administrative Supervisor of the Adult Track. His primary practice focus is treating mid-life and older adults with mood disorders and facilitating healthy adaptation to aging. Dr. Hegel’s research has focused on the treatment of depression in non-traditional settings and using technology assisted models of care.
Keri Height, PsyD (University of Hartford) – Dr. Height has been a faculty member at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine since 2014. Her areas of expertise are in evidence-based psychotherapies for addictions, personality disorders, developmental disorders, stress related conditions, and eating disorders, as well as psychological testing. She is the Clinical Director of Hanover Psychiatry.
Kim Pike, PsyD (Antioch University New England) – Dr. Pike has been employed as a staff psychologist at New Hampshire Hospital since 2002. She works with adults with acute mental problems and chronic mental illness and personality disorders. She has supervised clinical psychology and neuropsychology doctoral interns since 2010.
Sivan Rotenberg, PhD (Concordia University) – Dr. Rotenberg joined the faculty of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine in December of 2016. She serves as the Director of the Behavioral Medicine Service. Her area of specialization is Health Psychology with an emphasis on weight management interventions and coping with cancer and other medical conditions. At Dartmouth-Hitchcock, she provides embedded services through the Weight and Wellness Center and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
Robert Roth, PhD, ABPP-Cn (Concordia University) – Dr. Roth joined the faculty of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and Geisel School of Medicine in 2001. He is an associate professor of psychiatry and serves as Director of the Adult Neuropsychological Service at DHMC and Director of Neuropsychology at Hanover Psychiatry. He is a clinical neuropsychologist with particular interest in psychiatric, neuropsychiatric, and movement disorders. His research is primarily focused on executive functions and motivation (e.g., apathy, reward) in psychiatric and neurological disorders and test development. He also collaborates with other faculty in areas such as cognition in epilepsy.
Christopher Spofford, PhD (University of Massachusetts) – Dr. Spofford has been a faculty member at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine since 2016. He completed his post-doctoral training at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2012. In addition to his clinical responsibilities at Hanover Psychiatry and clinical supervisor in the internship program, Dr. Spofford also teaches cognitive-behavioral therapy to both psychology interns, post-doctoral fellows and psychiatry residents.