1. Dr. Julie A. Schumacher-Coffey – Professor, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Psychology and Human Behavior
2. Dr. Monica Sutton – Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
3. Dr. Scott Coffey – Professor and Vice Chair for Research Director of Division of Psychology
4. Dr. Dustin Sarver – Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
5. Dr. Sarah Cunningham – Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Psychology and Human Behavior
6. Dr. Cynthia Karlson – Director of Inpatient Pediatric Psychology, Department of Psychiatry Clinical Psychology Internship
7. Dr. Kristen Alston – Clinical Health Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UMMC
1. Work with patients whose diagnoses include borderline personality disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, chemical sensitivity, social phobia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder using several different treatment modalities including: an Emotion Regulation manualized therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT);
2. Co-lead a weekly DBT skills training group and participate in weekly DBT team meetings. UMC recently created a Behavioral Specialty Clinic, where I see patients and collaborate with staff members and residents of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior;
3. Assist with several research projects dealing with the efficacy of Behavioral Activation in asthma and urticaria patients with depression, emotion regulation avoidance strategies of persons with PTSD, the use of self-harm as an emotion regulation strategy and the use of mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments in decreasing the symptoms of asthma and urticaria.
4. Assist with research that focuses on identifying and validating warning signs (e.g., acute substance use and interpersonal life events) for recent suicide attempts among psychiatric inpatients, as well as the interrelations among serotonergic genes, facets of impulsivity (using behavioral tasks), and suicide attempts;
5. Administer, scored, interpreted and provided feedback to parents of children with empirically-supported instruments specialized for this population (e.g., Bayley-III, K-BIT-2, WISC-IV);
6. Utilize empirically supported treatments (cognitive-behavioral therapy and behavioral therapy);
7. Participate in a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates medical, psychological and social components was used to evaluate each child’s medical well-being, cognitive ability, and psychosocial issues;
8. Participate in individual supervision, comprehensive integrative treatment planning tailored to the individual and his or her family, consulting with a multidisciplinary team and participating in weekly individual and group supervision;
9. Co-facilitating two therapy/intervention groups for patients diagnosed with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder and High Functioning Autism/Asperger’s Disorder (4 sessions co-facilitated for each group);
10. Conducted comprehensive psychological tests to assess cognitive functioning, attention and hyperactivity symptoms, and memory deficits among pediatric cancer population;
11. Prepared integrated assessment reports and provided intervention/treatment plans to caregivers;
12. Conduct psychological evaluations in a community-based residential substance abuse treatment program (Harbor House);
13. Provide evidence-based treatments of mood and anxiety disorders;
14. Provide treatment for PTSD using prolonged exposure
15. Utilize motivational interviewing to improve treatment retention and treatment outcomes with substance use disorder and dual disorders;
16. Lead behavioral activation and dialectical behavior therapy skills groups.
1. Dr. Dustin Sarver – Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Mission: The Magnolia Scholars program in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare is a clinical training program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce and Education Training program (BHWET).
Magnolia provides specialty training in integrated behavioral healthcare to select doctoral-level psychology students at UMMC across four clinics that integrate medical and behavioral care and range from primary to specialty settings (CAY Clinic, UMMC High Risk Follow-up Clinic, Children’s Cancer Clinic, and Batson’s Kids Clinic). Magnolia scholars provide brief consultation and intervention to providers and families seen at the Batson Kids Clinic. Other sites provide integrated care services alongside licensed psychologist faculty in the assessment and intervention of mental health needs in the respective clinics. Some telehealth services are available. Magnolia clinician scholars are competitively selected from PhD programs in clinical, counseling, and educational psychology for this 6-12 month intensive training program dedicated to serving children and families from underserved or rural Mississippi.
1. Receive in integrated multi-disciplinary training sites serving underserved and rural children and families.
2. Learn about conducting integrated primary care.
3. Learn infant assessment, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and serving in chronic medical health clinics (oncology, genetics, neonatal follow-up)
4. Participating in the Center for Integrated Health
Dr. Shannon Moore
1. Exposure and training in providing different evidence-based treatment modalities (e.g., Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain, Motivational Interviewing, Five A’s of Integrated Health)
2. Network with multidisciplinary providers to learn the benefits of treating the whole person.
3. Provide individual, couple, and/or group therapy
4. Administer and complete comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations
5. Training and supervision in providing forensic evaluations
6. Receive weekly supervision from a Licensed Clinical Psychologist
7. Exposure to administrative side of operating a private psychological practice
8. Make career connections and strengthen their network
9. Apply skills learned from their studies to responsibilities relevant to psychological practice.
1. Dr. Jennifer Giambrone – Staff Psychologist
2. Dr. Joseph Griebler – Director of Psychology
3. Dr. Mary Angelo, Training Director
4. Dr. Amanda Gugliano – Staff Psychologist
5. Dr. Vicki Prosser – Staff Psychologist
6. Dr. Jenise Kohnke – Staff Psychologist
Students can participate in any of the following nine rotations where, in general, patient care services are divided into receiving/acute, intermediate care/IDD, and continued care treatment units. Within each of these settings, the specific activities assigned to each practicum student may differ widely across rotations, and in consideration of each student’s prior clinical experiences.
Dr. Alyssa Killebrew
1. Administer, score, and interpret integrated psychological test results, which may include cognitive functioning, memory, personality characteristics, treatment recommendations, and some neuropsychological screenings.
2. Conduct various therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-Informed, Prolonged Exposure, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness, and
3. Conduct suicide
4. Provide services to Adolescents with a co-occurring mental illness (addiction and mood disorder) may also benefit from these services.
5. Participate in a multi-disciplinary treatment team approach to manage and improve mental health diagnoses.
6. Write integrative psychological reports.
7. Co-facilitate weekly DBT group therapy sessions with adults.
Dr. Kathy Crockett
1. Provide individual and group psychotherapy in interdisciplinary community health center
2. Engage in behavioral health assessments, diagnosis, case consultations, and CBT-focused treatment planning for LGBTQ and ethnically diverse adults.
3. Teach patients’ skills to improve health behaviors, including care engagement, medication adherence.
4. Integrate interventions to treat patients diagnosed with substance use disorders, PTSD, and anxiety, depression, adjustment, and cognitive disorders
Dr. Criss Lott and Dr. Naome Kobayakawa
1. Conduct disability evaluations which include cognitive assessments, achievement, malingering and occasionally mental status assessments.
2. Conduct clinical interviewing of disability evaluations.
3. Conduct individual therapy related to EAPs.
4. Conduct ADHD evaluations (full battery of several assessments).
5. Conduct evaluations of competency to stand trial and sanity at time of offense.