Friday, July 1, 2011
Kavita Joshi, a Ph.D. candidate at CPS, accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the pediatric track in the Primary Care Family Psychology Fellowship Program at the University of Rochester. Ms. Joshi is currently completing her internship at the University of Florida Health Science Center in the Medical/Health Psychology track.
Posted by Center for Psychological Studies at 9:23 AM
Alumna Jennilee Abolafia (Psy.S. 2001) has been nominated for the Phil Seat Award by the Broward Association of School Psychologists. The award is given in memory of Phil Seat, a well-respected consultant and school psychologist in Broward County.
Sue Warshal (Ph.D. 1999) recently accepted a position as Executive Director at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy located in New York, NY where she will supervise the provision of post-graduate training as well as mental health treatment to the community.
Colonel Robert Stewart (Ph.D. 1996) is the Chief of the Department of Behavioral Health at Ft. Lee, VA. He has had multiple deployments over the past 8 years and has developed effective strategies for treating the combat PTSD/Traumatic Brain Injury populations.
Captain Tracy Mayfield, USAF (Psy.D 2008) recently returned from Afghanistan where she was the only SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) psychologist there. She handled the reintegration of service personnel who are captured by the Taliban (or other local factions), are shot down, etc. and had to survive on their own prior to rescue by friendly forces. CPS alumni, Captain Erin Johns, USA (Ph.D. 2010) is now serving in Iraq.
Ivette Cruz (PhD 2010) has accepted a faculty position at the University of Miami. Dr. Cruz will be working in conjunction with the Cochlear Implant Team where she will be involved with pre-implantation evaluations, assessment of cognitive and academic functioning, and supportive therapy for children with hearing impairments and their families. She is also conducting NIH funded research on the effects of cochlear implantation on cognitive, emotional and social development at the Ear Institute in the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Cochlear Implant Family resource Center.