University Health Services

Training

The UHS Counseling Center serves as a site for clinical psychology trainees affiliated with the UMass Boston Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.  The UMass Boston Clinical Psychology Program has been accredited since 1995 by the American Psychological Association

The program places special em­phasis on educating students to serve underserved popula­tions by ensuring that they are knowledgeable about and skilled in develop­mentally and culturally compe­tent research and clinical practice.  Trainees are closely supervised by licensed psychologists and social workers and are bound by the same confidentiality and privacy laws as senior staff members.
 

2014-2015 Clinical Psychology Practicum Trainees

 

Brad Chapin, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student

Special Psychotherapy Interests: The role of stigma on transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay and queer identified individuals, those living with mental illness, and survivors of abuse and sexual assault.  I'm also interested in empirically supported treatments for adjustment, mood and anxiety disorders, as well as those targeting health behaviors and physical health. I'm particularly interested in the reciprocal relationships between the mind and body as they related to mental health well-being and health-related behaviors such as substance use, eating behaviors, and sexual risk taking.

Jacqueline Hargrove, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student

Special Psychotherapy Interests: Child and adolescent development; family systems; trauma and resiliency; empowerment; contextual factors; academic achievement; and motivation/engagement.

Cara Herbitter, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student

Special Psychotherapy Interests: Working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning clients on coming out, identity development, and coping with discrimination and related stress; addressing individual struggles within a larger social context; exploring and processing difficult emotions; recognizing and building upon personal strengths.

Carol Lee, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student

Special Psychotherapy Interests: Behavioral and cognitive-behavioral-based approaches to mental health; anxiety; stress management; depression; substance use issues; self-esteem; body image.

Ethan Lu, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student

Special Psychotherapy Interests: Identity development, particularly Asian American and LGBT identities; humanistic approaches; mindfulness-based approaches; culturally competent interventions; and therapeutic communities.

Jennifer Martinez, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student

Special Psychotherapy Interests: Acceptance-based approaches to mental health; Cognitive-Behavioral therapy; anxiety; depression identity development; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender issues; race-related stress; adjusting to life transitions.

Juliana Neuspiel, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student

Special Psychotherapy Interests: Social and emotional development; identity development; transition and adjustment; family systems and interpersonal relationships; parenting/caregiving; stress management and learning effective study skills; anxiety and depression; and learning/developmental disabilities.

Max Wu, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student

Special Psychotherapy Interests: Adjustment issues and life transitions; depression; interpersonal relationships; identity development; strengths-based interventions.