Campus Representatives

Centenary University:  TBD

College of Saint Elizabeth: Alicia Maldonado [email protected]

Fairleigh Dickinson University (PhD Program): Sharron Spriggs  [email protected]
Sharron Spriggs is a second-year PhD student at Fairleigh Dickinson University, pursuing a career in clinical psychology with a special interest in police psychology. Sharron's research interest includes topics related to portrayals of police officers on social media. Sharron received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Coppin State University and a Master's degree in clinical psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. In her free time, Sharron enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and cooking.

 

 

Fairleigh Dickinson University (PsyD Program):  TBD

Felician University:  Amy Reinhart  [email protected]
Pronouns: she, her
Amy Reinhart is in her third year at Felician University located in Lodi, New Jersey where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Psychology Degree (PsyD) and is expected to graduate in May 2022.  Amy holds a Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Felician University. She is currently at her externship working with HIV patients diagnosed with a mental illness at The Institute for Family Health in NYC. She is particularly interested in working with the LGBTQI+ and is doing her dissertation with the population.

Felician University:  Brad Ahern  [email protected]
Currently, I am a member of The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) and in my 2nd year in the Doctorate program at Felician University. I am also doing my second externship at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in Neuropsychology. Before that I have had experiences working in with kids with Autism and working with general education in counseling and school psychology.  I am in the process of interviewing for next year's externship and my long term goal is to work in school districts in school psychology as well as private practice.  

Ferkauf:  Malka Sears, MA [email protected]

 

 

 

  

Kean University: Dominique Reminick  [email protected]
Dominique Reminick, MA, is a second year graduate student in the Combined School-Clinical Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Program at Kean University in Union, NJ. As a doctoral assistant, she manages Kean Psychological Services, an outpatient community clinic integrated into the Kean PsyD program. She is also active in many local organizations: she serves as the president of the Kean Psychology Graduate Council, the Student Representative for the New York City Chapter of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science, and the Member-at-Large for the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion for the New Jersey Psychological Association for Graduate Students. Currently, Dominique is interning with the Belleville Special Services Out-of-District Child Study Team in Belleville, NJ, to support the educational, psychological, and behavioral needs of students with disabilities; she also provides evidence-based therapy and psychoeducational assessment for both adults and adolescents at Kean Psychological Services. Her research interests include implementing mindfulness practices in school-settings and increasing access to trauma-informed care approaches for school psychologists, and she has presented her work at conferences both nationally and abroad, including APA, NASP, and ACBS. [email protected]

Marywood University:  Victoria Kelly  [email protected]
Victoria Kelly is a fourth-year doctoral student at Marywood University's Clinical Psychology PsyD program in Scranton, PA. She earned her BS in psychology from Seton Hall University. Victoria's primary research interests lie in substance use disorders and the many factors that can bolster treatment efficacy and contribute to the understanding of the needs of this population. Her current research is on spirituality, locus of control, and self-efficacy in members of Alcoholics Anonymous. She has an interest in pursuing experience working with adults with substance use disorders, trauma, and co-morbid mental health diagnoses. Victoria has worked in a variety of treatment settings including inpatient, residential, and outpatient facilities in both NJ and PA.  Victoria joined NJPA in 2016 and utilized many of the networking and professional opportunities the organization has to offer including workshops, continuing education seminars, and networking events. NJPA played a key role in her professional growth and continues to provide her with opportunities to grow as a developing clinician. In her downtime, Victoria enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her nieces and nephews, travelling, and going to the movie theater.  Email: [email protected] 
 

Montclair State University:  Tanya Singh  [email protected]
Tanya Singh is a third-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at MSU. She earned her Master’s degree in Psychology in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in the Spring of 2015. During her training, Tanya assisted in research specializing in the areas of suicide prevention, depression, psychotic disorders, substance use and global mental health. Her current research interests include examining the role of early life experiences, as well as individual and cultural differences governing risk and resilience factors to mental health problems, particularly suicidal thoughts and behaviors among young adults. Simultaneously, Tanya's research focuses on using technology to train clinicians in evidence-based treatments, and using such treatments to facilitate mental health in globally underserved populations. In conjunction with her research and clinical training, Tanya is a steadfast advocate for women’s rights, the LGBTQ community, and mentoring minority and underserved youth. 
 

Montclair State University:  Jill Del Pozzo   [email protected]
Jill Del Pozzo, MA is a third-year PhD student in clinical psychology, with a forensic concentration, at Montclair State University (MSU). She is also an adjunct instructor at MSU and teaches psychology and law to undergraduates. Jill received an MA in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in 2012 and a BA from Seton Hall University in 2010. Her research interests include serious and persistent mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia and first episode psychosis), risk factors for psychosis, trauma, aggression, and violence risk assessment. Her clinical interests include serious mental illness, consultation, forensic assessment and evaluation, expert testimony, and competency to stand trial. Jill is currently an extern in the Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP) at the VA New Jersey Health Care System in East Orange, NJ. She is also an extern at a private practice working with high-risk adolescents and young adults, as well as with police and other public safety members. Prior to MSU, Jill was a Research Teaching Specialist for the Division of Schizophrenia Research at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care for four years where she worked on several research projects. Jill is also actively involved in both community and professional service, including working at a soup kitchen, serving as a counselor at Camp Sunshine in Maine, reviewing for academic conferences and journals, and serving on several student committees at MSU, the Society for Research in Psychopathology, and the American Psychology-Law Society. In her (not so) free time, Jill enjoys playing ice hockey, spending time with her golden retriever Riley, baking, reading, traveling, and binge watching tv shows.

Rutgers (GSAPP):  Laura Betheil  [email protected]
Laura Betheil is a second year student in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University. Laura's clinical interests are in trauma treatments and community mental health. She enjoys working with families and clients across the lifespan. Laura holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Political Science from Vassar College and a Master's Degree in Special Education from Hunter College, CUNY.

 

 

 

 

Rutgers (GSAPP):  Gabriella John  [email protected]
Gabriella John is a second year School Psychology Doctoral Student at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers the State University, in Piscataway, New Jersey. Her clinical interests are serving children and families who have experienced trauma and working with ethnic minority populations. Currently, Gabriella is an extern at the Foster Care Counseling Project (FCCP) where she provides evidence-based trauma treatment including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) models to children and adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, and/or neglect. In this role, she works collaboratively on a multidisciplinary team to meet the individual needs of the families that FCCP serves. In addition, Gabriella is working at West Orange High School conducting psychological, educational, social-emotional, and behavioral evaluations and delivering individual and group therapies to students with socioemotional concerns. Her research is focused on studying the association between trauma symptoms and health behaviors in the children and adolescents within the foster care system. 
 

Rutgers University PhD Program:  Hannah Brinkman  [email protected]
I am a 1st year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, studying under the direction of Dr. Teresa Leyro. My interests include studying mechanisms related to the etiology and maintenance of comorbid substance use and psychiatric disorders. I am particularly interested in examining the role of affective vulnerabilities in perpetuating maladaptive coping behaviors with consideration for how stressful life experiences can moderate this relationship and influence an individual’s response to treatment interventions. My passion for this area of study stems from an array of clinical and research opportunities I pursued throughout my undergraduate academic career at Umass Amherst and post-baccalaureate employment experiences at Fordham University and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Trauma and Resilience Program.

 

Rutgers University PhD Program:  Kai Kellerman  [email protected] 
Kai is a first-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Rutgers University studying under the direction of Dr. Evan Kleiman. His primary research interests focus on proximal suicide risk factors and the cognitive mechanisms by which they contribute to increases in suicidal thoughts over short time frames. Additionally, he is interested in the development of suicide risk factors among vulnerable adolescent populations, including sexual and gender minority youth.





 

Seton Hall (PhD): 
Katherine Finklestein, MA  
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Megan Ingraham  [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Widener University: TBD

William Paterson University: 
Alyson Harden [email protected]

I am a 3rd year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Program (PsyD) at William Paterson University. During my time at William Paterson, I have become the lab director of the Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Psychotherapy Lab. We research the efficacy and benefit of yoga and mindfulness interventions for individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and those experiencing high levels of stress. My roles include data analyses, managing and creating Qualtrics surveys, and drafting manuscripts with the opportunity for upcoming publications. In terms of clinical practicum experience, I am an extern at Rockland Psychiatric Center. This is a shift from the Counseling Health and Wellness Center at William Paterson working with college aged students to an adult population of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.

  &  Sekinat Kuku  [email protected]

Yeshiva University:  Leah Respler  [email protected]


Advisors:
Peter Economou, PhD

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Director of Academic Affairs:  Francine Conway, PhD
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