2019-2020 Training Opportunities
For the training year beginning in July of 2019, the internship will offer two intern positions in the Neuropsychology track, one intern position in the Adult Psychology Track, and one position in the Child Psychology Track.
The Neuropsychology Track will offer two positions for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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 within 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 receive 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 extensive opportunities for collaborative research are also available.
Child Psychology track
The Child Psychology track will offer one position for the 2018-2019 2020 training year. The intern provides services in several outpatient settings including the Outpatient Clinic of the Department of Psychiatry at DHMC, our community-based specialty clinic, Hanover Psychiatry, and Pediatric Specialty Clinics (pediatric weight management and interdisciplinary care for transgendered youth clinic). These opportunities provide training in individual and group interventions, family therapy, and parent-management training for youth with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, ODD, elimination disorders, trauma-related disorders, and sleep problems. Training includes guidance on providing evidence-based interventions, e.g., behavioral therapy, CBT, ACT, mindfulness-based interventions, parent training, family systems therapy, and functional family therapy. They also participate as integral members of an interdisciplinary team of psychologists and psychiatrists to provide brief evaluations, CBT, and consultations for medication management to youth ages 2-19. This opportunity will allow interns to work side-by-side with a psychiatrist to provide care to individuals and families. A team consisting of an intern, psychiatry fellow, and the supervising psychologist meet following each clinical evaluation to discuss the patient’s needs and then present treatment options to the patient using a shared decision making model. Finally, the Child Psychology Track intern provides outpatient therapy and assessment services to the Hanover, NH community through Hanover Psychiatry. This is a unique opportunity to work within a community-based outpatient clinic that serves the Dartmouth community through individual and group interventions and comprehensive psychological evaluations to youth in the community. Child track interns also have the opportunity to collaborate on ongoing research projects.
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 and Fellowship Programs and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Service. 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 Sze 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.
James T. Craig, PhD (University of Arkansas) – Dr. Craig joined the faculty of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine in 2017. Dr. Craig uses behavioral and cognitive-behavioral approaches to treat a wide range of presenting concerns in children and adolescents including conduct-related disorders, ADHD, sleep disorders, elimination disorders, anxiety, OCD, and depression. He specializes in the treatment of aggressive, defiant, and disruptive behaviors in children and adolescents. Dr. Craig’s research interests are in the areas of peer victimization, bullying prevention, and innovative treatments for children with aggressive and defiant behaviors that can be applied outside of traditional mental healthcare settings.
Sarah Craig (Bujarski), PhD (University of Arkansas) – Dr. Craig joined the faculty at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine in 2017. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral approaches to the treatment of anxiety and its commonly co-occurring disorders. She has a particular interest in treating co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorders and has a history of NIAAA funding aimed at understanding and improving evidence-based treatments for this type of comorbidity. She is a current supervisor in the internship program and provides guest presentations at CBT-focused didactics for psychology interns and psychiatry residents.
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.
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.
Mary K. Jankowski, PhD (University of Vermont) - Dr. Jankowski has been a member of the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry for more than a decade. Her research interests involve improving care for traumatized children, youth and families and children affected by parental substance use disorders, implementing system change in large child serving sectors including children's behavioral health, child welfare and juvenile justice, and implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of trauma-informed care. Clinically, she specializes in treatment of trauma related disorders across the lifespan and teaches and supervises interns, postdoctoral fellows, and child psychiatry fellows.
Mirella C. Maggi, PhD (The Pennsylvania State University) - Dr. Maggi joined the faculty at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Geisel School of Medicine in 2018. Dr. Maggi treats children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns. She specializes in treating children and adolescents with complex trauma histories. Dr. Maggi uses cognitive-behavioral approaches including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Child-Parent Psychotherapy to work with her patients. Dr. Maggi's research interests broadly include how children learn to regulate their emotions in homes in which they are exposed to high levels of anger. Her past research has included investigating the neural network that is recruited when children hear angry voices.
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, MA (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.