Training in Professional Psychology: Training Faculty

Michael F. Cataldo, Ph.D. (Director, Department of Psychology, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, JHUSOM). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics and behavioral medicine, applications of behavioral procedures in pediatric neurology, and assessment of hospital environments. Background: Ph.D., University of Kansas; Pre-doctoral work with Donald M. Baer and Todd R. Risley.

Jennifer L. Crockett, Ph.D., BCBA (Director of Training, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research Interests: Prevention and early intervention of child maltreatment, childhood behavior problems, parent training. Background: Ph.D., Auburn University; Post-doctoral fellowship at JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and the KKI Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Jennifer Abraham, Ph.D. (Psychologist, Behavior Management Clinic). Research Interests: Behavioral parent training, ADHD, childhood anxiety disorders, school-home collaboration, and toileting concerns. Background: Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi; Pre-doctoral Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Adrianna Amari, Ph.D. (Training and Research Coordinator, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, developmental disabilities, behavioral assessment and intervention to enhance coping and recovery in youth with pain, chronic illness, functional disability, and brain injury. Background: Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Pre- and Post-Doctoral work, Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist

Jaime L. Benson, Ph.D., NCSP (Psychologist, Behavior Management Clinic). Research interests: Prevention and early intervention of childhood behavior problems, parent and teacher training; behavioral pediatrics; multi-systems collaboration; integrated behavioral health care. Background: Ph.D., Lehigh University; Pre-doctoral Internship at the Munroe Meyer Institute (Nebraska Consortium of Professional Psychology); Post-doctoral Fellowship at JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Nationally Certified School Psychologist; Licensed Psychologist.

R. Justin Boyd, Ph.D. (Psychologist & Behavior Analyst II, Neurobehavioral Outpatient Clinic in Columbia, MD) Background: B.A. (Psychology) in 2004, West Virginia University; M.S. degree (Special Education) in 2010 & Ph.D. (School Psychology) in 2011, University of Oregon; Pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowships with NBU inpatient and outpatient programs (2010 – 2013). Research Interests: (1) assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior exhibited by individuals with intellectual disabilities and (2) methods of enhancing the transfer of stimulus control (i.e., generalization) to increase the durability and sustainability of clinically-developed behavioral treatment programs (e.g., via treatment design and parent training).

Ximena Celedon, Psy.D. (Staff Psychologist; Case Manager; Pediatric Pain Services; Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, preparation for medical procedures, adherence with medical regimens, developmental disabilities, behavioral assessment and intervention to enhance coping and recovery in youth with pain, chronic illness, and functional disability. Background: Psy.D., Nova Southeastern University; Pre-doctoral Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Caroline DuCoin, Psy.D. (Psychologist, Child and Family Therapy Clinic;). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, parent training, assessment and treatment of family variables influencing child behavior problems. Background: Psy.D., Nova Southeastern University; Pre-doctoral Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Peter A. Girolami, PhD., BCBA (Assistant Program Director/Case Manager, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program; Assistant Professor, Dept. Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences, JHUSOM). Research interests: treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, relation between biological/ environmental variables and onset/maintenance of feeding disorders, caregiver adherence to treatment recommendations. Background: Ph.D. West Virginia University. Pre-doctoral Internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology. Licensed Psychologist.

Melissa Gonzalez, Ph.D. (Behavior Analyst II, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program). Research interest: Assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders, problem behavior, and parent training. Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Pre-doctoral internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship: JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Nancy Grace, Ph.D. (Director, Developmental Disorders Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Assessment and treatment of behavior disorders within a brief managed care outpatient format, evaluation of parental and patient variables which predict treatment outcome, accuracy of parental report. Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Pre-doctoral internship: Brown University School of Medicine; Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Louis P. Hagopian, Ph.D. (Program Director, Neurobehavioral Unit; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, drug-behavior interactions, behavioral inhibition, anxiety. Background: Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Pre-doctoral work with Tom Ollendick; Pre-doctoral internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Melissa Hendricks, Ph.D. (Pediatric Subspecialty Service Coordinator, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic; Assistant Professor, Dept. Psychiatry/Behavioral Sciences, KKI; Affiliate Medical Staff, JHH). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, disease self-management and medical adherence, evaluation of behavioral consultation services to inpatient pediatric medical units and outpatient subspecialty clinics. Background: Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University; Pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Leanna Herman, Ph.D. (Case Manager, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, medical adherence, behavioral management of chronic medical conditions and chronic pain. Background: Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Pre-doctoral Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Tana Hope, Ph.D. (Psychologist, Child and Family Therapy Clinic; Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, parent training, clinical assessment of children and adolescents, assessment and treatment of family variables influencing child behavior problems. Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Pre-doctoral internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

John Huete, Ph.D. (Case Manager, Neurobehavioral Unit Outpatient Clinic; Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders in young children, early intervention, parent training. Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Pre-doctoral Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Lisa A. Jacobson, Ph.D., NCSP (Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Department of Neuropsychology; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research Interests: developmental issues in attention and executive function, psychometrics, and sequelae of oncology treatment. Background: Ph.D., University of Virginia; Pre-doctoral internship, Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL; Post-doctoral fellowship: Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Neuropsychology/JHUSOM Department of Psychiatry. Licensed Psychologist.

Kristen Kalymon, Ph.D. (Clinical Director, Howard County Developmental Disorders Clinic.) Research interests: Assessment and treatment of behavior disorders within a brief managed care outpatient format; Application of mediator-based (parent and teacher) treatments for the prevention and treatment of childhood problems; Autism spectrum disorders; diagnosis, etiology and intervention. Background: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Pre-doctoral internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Reagan Kinnear, Ph.D., NCSP (Psychologist, Behavior Management Clinic). Research interests: Parent and teacher training, ADHD, assessment and treatment of pre-school behavior problems, Anxiety disorders, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Teacher Child Interaction Therapy (TCIT), treatment acceptability of behavior interventions. Background: Ph.D., Oklahoma State University; Pre-doctoral internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Nationally Certified School Psychologist; Licensed Psychologist.

Megan Kramer, Ph.D. (Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Department of Neuropsychology). Research interests: Measuring and predicting outcomes following pediatric brain injury. Background: Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Pre-Doctoral Internship, Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Post-Doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology. Licensed psychologist.

Patricia F. Kurtz, Ph.D. (Director, Neurobehavioral Outpatient Services; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, autistic disorders, parent and teacher training. Background: Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School; Pre-doctoral work with Marjorie H. Charlop; Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Stephanie Lee, Psy.D. (Behavior Analyst/Case Manager, Behavior Management Clinic). Research interests: Parent and teacher training, Anxiety Disorders, assessment and treatment of child and adolescent behavior problems. Background: Psy.D., Rutgers University; Pre-doctoral Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Steven Lindauer, Ph.D. (Assistant Director, Developmental Disorders Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Assessment and treatment of behavior disorders within a brief managed care outpatient format, attention maintained problem behaviors, problem behaviors displayed by children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Angelmans Syndrome, and Tuberous Sclerosis. Background: Ph.D., University of Kansas; Pre-doctoral internship, Developmental Disabilities Center at KUMC; Post-doctoral Fellowship, Developmental Disabilities Center at KUMC; Licensed Psychologist.

Allison Lundahl, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP (Behavior Analyst II/Outpatient Case Manager, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program): Research Interests: Assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders in outpatient settings, generalization of treatment effects, caregiver treatment integrity. Background: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Pre-doctoral internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

E. Mark Mahone, Ph.D. (Director, Department of Neuropsychology; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Developmental issues in attention and executive function; preschool manifestations of ADHD. Background: Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany; Pre-doctoral internship, Bethesda Naval Hospital; Post-doctoral Fellowship with Jane Holmes Bernstein, Ph.D., Neuropsychology, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School; Licensed Psychologist.

Julia O'Connor, Ph.D. (Director, Neurobehavioral Unit Outpatient Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, autistic disorders, parent and teacher training. Background: Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton; Pre-doctoral work with Raymond G. Romanczyk; Pre-doctoral internship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Valerie Paasch, Ph.D. (Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic; Affiliate Medical Staff, JHH). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, procedural preparation, assessment and intervention to promote coping and recovery in youth with brain injury, pediatric sleep. Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Behavioral Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Theodosia Paclawskyj, Ph.D. (Case Manager, Neurobehavioral Unit Outpatient Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Predictor variables of successful behavioral treatment outcome; assessment and treatment of individuals with dual diagnosis. Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Pre-doctoral work with Johnny Mason; Pre-doctoral internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology, Licensed Psychologist.

Susan Perkins-Parks, Ph.D. (Director, Behavior Management Clinic; Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Parent and teacher training, ADHD, assessment and treatment of pre-school behavior problems. Background: Ph.D., University of Maryland; Pre-doctoral work with Neil Hoffman; Post-doctoral work with Edward Christopherson (Children's Mercy Hospital) and University of Kansas Medical Center UAP; Licensed Psychologist.

John Persampiere, Ph.D. (Psychologist, Child and Family Therapy Clinic). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, neurocognitive aspects of anger, hostility, and aggression, application of family-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for childhood behavior problems; Background: Ph.D. University of Maryland Baltimore County, Pre-doctoral Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Kristi Phillips, Psy.D. (Psychologist, Child and Family Therapy Clinic). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, assessment and treatment of family variable influencing child behavior problems, parent training, disruptive behavior disorders. Background: Psy.D. Argosy University, Washington, DC; Predoctoral internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Jennifer Reesman, Ph.D. (Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Clinic Head, Deafness Related Evaluations and More [DREAM] Clinic, Department of Neuropsychology; Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: development of accessible assessment tools for children who are deaf or hard of hearing; recovery from mild TBI in young children; females and concussions. Background: Ph.D., Gallaudet University; Pre-Doctoral Internship, Kennedy Krieger Institute and JHUSOM; Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Children's National Medical Center. Licensed psychologist.

Gina Richman, Ph.D. (Director, Child and Family Therapy Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, parent training, assessment and treatment of family variables influencing child behavior problems. Background: Ph.D., Florida State University; Pre-doctoral internship, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Cynthia F. Salorio, Ph.D. (Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Rehabilitation Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, JHUSOM; Psychologist). Research interests: Predictors of cognitive and functional outcomes after rehabilitation, particularly in children following traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic pain conditions and pediatric epilepsy. Background: Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis; Pre-doctoral internship, University of California, San Diego and VAMC San Diego; Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Jonathan Dean Schmidt, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Case Manager, Neurobehavioral Unit). Research interests: assessment and treatment of severe behavior, functional communication preferences, & social acceptability. Background: Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Pre-doctoral internship at The May Institute; Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Keith J. Slifer, Ph.D. (Director, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, JHUSOM; Affiliate Medical Staff, JHH). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, preparation for medical procedures, developmental disabilities, behavioral consequences of chronic illness. Background: Ph.D., Florida State University; Pre-doctoral internship, Medical College of Pennsylvania; Certified School Psychologist; Licensed Psychologist.

Beth S. Slomine, Ph.D. (Director of Training, Department of Neuropsychology; Coordinator, Inpatient Neuropsychology Service; Department of Neuropsychology; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Assessment and recovery following neurological injury in children, neuropsychology of emotion. Background: Ph.D., University of Florida; Predoctoral Internship, Brockton Veteran's Administration Hospital/Harvard University; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Philadelphia Geriatric Center; Licensed Psychologist.

Tessa Taylor, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Behavior Analyst II, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program). Research interests: Assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders and problem behavior; Pediatric Feeding Disorders Consortium. Background: Ph.D., Louisiana State University; Pre-doctoral internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship: JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Veronica Tilden, Psy.D. (Psychologist, Child and Family Therapy Clinic). Research interests: Assessment and treatment of family variables influencing a child’s behavioral and emotional functioning; parent training; school-home collaboration; and childhood obesity. Background: Psy.D., Nova Southeastern University; Pre-doctoral Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Cynthia Ward, Psy.D. (Inpatient and Pain Services Coordinator, Pediatric Psychology Consultation Service and Outpatient Clinic; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Behavioral pediatrics, preparation for medical procedures, developmental disabilities, behavioral consequences of chronic illness, chronic pain management, and behavioral rehabilitation of youth with functional disability. Background: Psy.D., Argosy University at Atlanta; Pre-doctoral Internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

T. Andrew Zabel, Ph.D. (Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Outpatient Neuropsychology Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM; Psychologist). Research interests: Neuropsychological sequelae of pediatric brain tumors, spina bifida, & ADHD. Transition of adolescents with developmental disabilities into adulthood. Background: Ph.D., Drexel University; Pre-doctoral internship and Post-doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM Department of Pediatrics and Kennedy Krieger Institute Department of Psychology; Licensed Psychologist.

Jennifer Zarcone, Ph.D. (Senior Behavior Analyst, Neurobehavioral Unit, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, JHUSOM). Research interests: Assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems, repetitive behavior, behavioral effects of psychotropic medication, and Prader-Willi syndrome. Background: PhD., University of Florida, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, JHUSOM and Kennedy Krieger Institute; Licensed Psychologist.