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.
 

2015-2016 Clinical Psychology Practicum Trainees

 

Natalie Arbid, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student
Special Psychotherapy Interests: Mindfulness and acceptance based behavioral approaches to mental health; anxiety, depression and mood related disorders; transition and adjustment issues; stress management; family and interpersonal relationships; developing goals and meaning. 

Bryan Balvaneda, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student
Special Psychotherapy Interests: Young adults and role adjustments, relationship difficulties - especially romantic concerns, and anxiety and depression. Fluent in English and Spanish.

Samantha Burton, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student
Special Psychotherapy Interests: Adolescent mental health and development; mood and anxiety disorders; interpersonal relationships; risk and resilience.

Samantha Duterville, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student
Special Psychotherapy Interests: issues experienced with immigration for 1st and 2nd generation college students; acculturation and enculturation issues; Depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders; Mental health stigma Identity development and intersectionality; Coping with trauma; Religion and spirituality; family systems; Family functioning and interpersonal relationships; Conversational in Haitian Creole. 

Mayte Forte, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student
Special Psychotherapy Interests: Acceptance and Mindfulness-based approaches to mental health; Cognitive-Behavioral therapy; Motivational Interviewing; stress management; adjustment and life transitions; trauma and resiliency; anxiety and depression, substance use issues; learning and developmental disabilities; working with immigrant families; providing culturally competent neuropsychological services to meet the needs of ethnic minority clients

Lauren Grabowski, MA Clinical Psychology Practicum Student
Special Psychotherapy Interests: Family and other interpersonal relationships; college and concerns during transition to adulthood; women’s issues; strength-based interventions; motivation, goals, and meaning; individuals coping with housing insecurity and severe economic hardship.

Hamish Gunn, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student
Special Psychotherapy Interests: Depression; anxiety; identity development; interpersonal relationships; LGBTQ issues; adjustment issues and life transitions.

Thanh Nguyen, MA, Clinical Psychology Practicum Student
Special Psychotherapy Interests: Family systems; interpersonal relationships; anxiety and stress management; social skills; autism; developmental/learning disabilities; issues relating to immigration and culture; issues relating to being a first-generation college  student. Bilingual in Vietnamese.