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Clinical Psychology Training Programs- Meet the Staff

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Our PVAMC staff members are scientist-practitioners of psychology. Staff roles include delivery of clinical service, research, consultation, trainee supervision, and administration. Many are on the OHSU faculty.

 
  David W. Greaves, Ph.D., Chief of Psychology, Administrative Director of the Mental Health & Clinical Neuroscience Division, and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.  
  David W. Greaves, Ph.D., Director of Training for the Psychology Service, and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU Dr. Greaves received his doctorate from Brigham Young University in 1991 and completed his internship at the Portland VAMC. Over the years Dr. Greaves has worked as a clinician and program manager in multiple clinical settings at the Portland VA, as well as being a past Director of Training. He currently provides supervision to postdoctoral fellows in the Palliative Care program. His professional interests include psychotherapy outcome studies and treatment programs for those with chronic medical illnesses.  
  Elizabeth Goy, Ph.D., Director of Training for the Psychology Service, Clinical Geropsychologist, and Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.   
  Elizbeth Goy, PHD Dr. Goy obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University, and pursued her internship and Geropsychology postdoctoral work at PVAMC. She completed a VA Health Services Research & Development Career Development Award in 2011 and is affiliated with the PVAMC Portland Center for the Study of Chronic, Comorbid Mental and Physical Disorders. She directs the Internship and Psychology Fellowship (Residency) Programs and is the lead supervisor of the VA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Palliative Care Psychology. Her clinical practice is focused on mental health interventions for patients with chronic or life-limiting illness. Her research interests include psychiatric and psychological aspects of end-of-life care, with an emphasis on neurological disorders. Her research includes: documenting the prevalence of mental disorders in hospice patients at the end of life; treatment strategies for depression in hospice and palliative care patients; identification of early predictors of dementia in Parkinson’s Disease; family and patient experiences with and views on dying in Oregon; documenting the end-of-life trajectory for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, and investigating mental health diagnostic covariates of nonepileptic seizures.  
 

Darin Bergen, Psy.D., Assistant Director of Postdoctoral Training, Staff Psychologist for General Medicine Psychiatry

Dr. Bergen received his doctorate in from George Fox University after completing his internship at the Salt Lake City VA in 2007. He completed advanced training in medical psychology and geriatrics in the Palliative Care fellowship at PVAMC. He then worked as an evaluator in Compensation and Pension as well as consulting at assisted living facilities and nursing homes before joining PVAMC as a staff psychologist. He currently conducts brief, evidence-based psychotherapy in the East primary care clinic as part of the General Medicine-Psychiatry service. He has interests in delivering evidence-based psychotherapy (particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and working on interdisciplinary teams.

 
  Marilyn Huckans, Ph.D., Practicum Coordinator for the Psychology Service, Neuropsychologist for the Mental Health Clinic, and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.   
  Marilyn Huckans, PhD After receiving her doctorate in clinical psychology at George Mason University in 2004, Dr. Huckans completed postdoctoral training in health psychology research and clinical neuropsychology at PVAMC. Dr. Huckans’ clinical practice currently focuses on cognitive rehabilitation for Veterans with mild cognitive impairments, as well neuropsychological assessment and consultation services through the Neuropsychology Clinic at Portland VAMC. Dr. Huckans is Co-Director of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Program and an investigator in the Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center at PVAMC and Oregon Health & Science University. Her National Institutes of Health (NIH) and VA funded research projects focus on neuroimmune mechanisms contributing to neuropsychiatric symptoms and the discovery and development of novel treatments for psychiatric disorders, including immunotherapies for addiction and compensatory cognitive training for mild cognitive impairment. Dr. Huckans also coordinates doctoral student practicum placements at PVAMC.  
   
  Christopher F. Anderson, Ph.D., Program Co-Manager for the Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and the PTSD Clinical Team (PCT).   
  Christoper F. Anderson, Ph.D Dr. Anderson received his doctorate from Auburn University and completed his internship at Portland VAMC in 2006, after which he joined the SATP staff. Dr. Anderson consults with the Regional Liver Transplant Program, performing pre-transplant evaluations to determine candidate's risk of relapse post transplant surgery. Dr. Anderson's current research interests include examining factors that predict patient's status on the liver transplant wait list and examining programmatic factors that increase retention in substance abuse treatment programs.  
 

Matt A Coopersmith, PsyD., Clinical Psychologist for the Substance Abuse Treatment Program, PVAMC Vancouver Division. 

Dr. Coopersmith received his doctorate degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed his internship at Pacific University’s, Psychological Service Center in Portland.  Upon completion of internship, he began working at Oregon State Hospital where he completed his post-doctoral licensure requirements.  Dr. Coopersmith joined the Substance Abuse Treatement Program (SATP) staff in January 2013 and provides individual and group psychotherapy, case management, and psychological assessment services.  His clinical interests include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy.

 
  Bret Fuller, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the Mental Health Clinic, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health & Preventative Medicine at OHSU.   
  Brent Fuller, Ph.D. Dr. Fuller attained his doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Counseling Psychology and completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in addiction studies at the University of Michigan. He spent six years at Oregon Health & Science University where he published in the areas of substance abuse treatment, methadone policy, and smoking cessation. Currently, he is a member of the Northwest Hepatitis C Resource Center.  
 

Jed P. Grodin, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the PTSD Clinical Team.

 
  Jed Grodin, Ph.D.  Dr. Grodin received his doctorate from the University of Southern California, where he conducted research on motivational interviewing and behavior change in psychotherapy. He completed his internship at the Long Beach VAMC and then completed a fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at Harbor-UCLA. Before joining the PTSD Clinical Team at the Portland VAMC, he served as the Behavioral Medicine consultant to the Department of Family Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.  
 

Daniela Hugelshofer, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for PTSD Clinical Team, and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.

 
  Daniela Hugelshofer, Ph.D.  Dr. Hugelshofer received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Washington State University in 2006, after completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Portland VAMC. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship specializing in general mental health, PTSD, and substance abuse treatment at the Kansas City VAMC in 2007, and was pleased to re-join the Portland VAMC as a staff psychologist. Her clinical work has most recently focused on the assessment and treatment of military-related PTSD. She has clinical expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy, with particular emphasis upon the delivery of evidence-based treatments for PTSD, such as Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).  
 

Elizabeth Latty, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, PTSD Clinical Team, co-Chair Multicultural and Diversity Committee. 

In 2009, Dr. Latty completed her internship at the Vanderbilt University/TVHS Veterans Affairs Consortium in Nashville and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University, where her research focus was evaluating sex differences in sexual orientation and sexual arousal. In 2010, she completed her fellowship in Mental Health/Primary Care Integration at PVAMC, and then returned to the VA in Nashville for two years on their Psychology Clinical Team (PCT). She rejoined PVAMC in 2012 as a PCT psychologist based in Portland, but also does Post-Deployment Health Clinic evaluations weekly in Vancouver. Dr. Latty is a VA-certified provider of several Evidence-Based Practices, including Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT), Prolonged Exposure, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). She is also pursuing certification by AASECT as a sex therapist, and enjoys utilizing these skills with individuals and/or couples whenever possible in an effort to satisfy more comprehensive treatment goals.

 
 

Travis Lovejoy, Ph.D., M.P.H., Staff Psychologist for the Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP), and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.

Dr. Lovejoy received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Ohio University in 2011 and completed his internship and health psychology post-doctoral fellowship at the Portland VAMC. He joined the Portland VAMC staff in 2012, and provides clinical services within Substance Abuse Treatement Program (SATP). Dr. Lovejoy has an active line of research that focuses on the treatment of chronic pain in patients with substance use disorders. Other research interests include the use of motivational and behavioral interventions to reduce HIV transmission risk behaviors in HIV-seropositive persons.

 
  Kevin F. Mallon, Ph.D., Staff Neuropsychologist for General Medicine Psychiatry, and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.   
  Kevin F. Mallon, Ph.D.  Dr. Mallon received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1992, completing his internship at the VA Northern California Health Care System in Martinez, as well as pre- and post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology. He worked as a senior psychometrist at the University of California, San Francisco, and as a neuropsychologist at a rehabilitation hospital, before returning to the VA Northern California HCS in 1995, where he worked in primary care mental health, behavioral medicine (with a focus on pain management), and supervision of neuropsychology trainees. In 2007, he came to the Portland VAMC to work in the primary care setting. His interests include psychological and neuropsychological assessment, behavioral medicine, brief therapies, EMDR, and the application of positive psychology interventions to clinical problems.  
 

Katie McCall, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (RRTP) and General Medicine Psychiatry.

Dr. McCall received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas in 2008. She completed her internship at the Portland VAMC and remained to complete a two-year polytrauma postdoctoral fellowship working within the Neuropsychology and PTSD clinics. Dr. McCall became a staff psychologist in 2011 working within PVAMC’s new Residential Rehabilitation Treatement Program (RRTP) program and in General Medicine psychiatry. Her clinical work involves program development and is focused on providing assessment, treatment, and case management for Veterans within both the residential and outpatient care settings. Additionally, Dr. McCall serves as the Local Evidence Based Psychotherapy Coordinator for the Portland VAMC.  Her professional interests include neuropsychological assessment, treatment of PTSD, and the application of acceptance and mindfulness based interventions to clinical problems.

 
  Benjamin Morasco, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.   
  Benjamin Morasco, Phd Dr. Morasco received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University in 2003. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology at Hartford Hospital and a research fellowship in addictive behaviors at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He joined the Portland VAMC in 2005 and provides clinical services in the Substance Abuse Treatment Program, focusing on patients with comorbid medical or psychiatric disorders. He is a funded investigator examining issues of chronic pain in patients with substance use disorders. Other research interests include pain treatment for patients with hepatitis C, use of opioid medications for chronic pain, and the assessment and treatment of pathological gambling.  
  Adam Nelson, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist for the Neuropsychology Service, and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.   
  Adam Nelson, Ph.D. Dr. Nelson received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, California, in 2005. He completed his clinical psychology internship at the Portland VA in 2004/2005 and then completed a two-year post-doctoral residency in Neuropsychology at the VA Northern California Health Care System in Martinez. Currently, he is a staff member of the Neuropsychology Service at PVAMC and has been focusing on evaluating the neuropsychological functioning of Veterans returning from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Dr. Nelson also has strong clinical and research interests in geriatric neuropsychology.  
  Gina L. Ortola, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the Mental Health Clinic and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.  
  Gina L. Ortola, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the Mental Health Clinic and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU Dr. Ortola received her doctorate from Washington State University in 1996 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in geropsychology at PVAMC. She enjoys incorporating mindfulness-based interventions into her work and has a personal mindfulness practice as well. She has been a member of a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Team for several years and is currently Co-Coordinator for the team.  
  Douglas J. Park, Ph.D., is a Staff Psychologist and the Local Recovery Coordinator for the Portland VAMC.   
  Before joining the Portland VAMC in 2007, Dr. Park worked for almost 20 years in community mental health. While there, he held a variety of clinical and management positions, with particular emphasis on Crisis Services and Time-limited Psychotherapy. As Recovery Coordinator, Dr. Park works to promote an orientation and clinical practices that focus on helping veterans with Serious Mental Illness develop a meaningful life of their choosing in the community.  
  Jane Plagge, PsyD., Staff Psychologist, Comorbid Chronic Pain and PTSD  
  Dr. Plagge earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology from Pacific University in 2009. She completed a Medical Psychology track internship at the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas. Her postdoctoral fellowship was in Health Psychology at the Portland VAMC. Subsequently, she joined PVAMC as a staff psychologist specializing in the treatment and research of comorbid chronic pain and PTSD. Her professional interests include health psychology, chronic pain, PTSD, CBT, motivational interviewing, and program development.     
  Irene G. Powch, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the PTSD Clinical Team, and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.   
  Irene G. Powch, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Clinical Team (PCT) and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU

Dr. Powch completed her internship at the Seattle VA and received her doctorate from the University of Kansas in 1995. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pacific Center for PTSD/VA National Center for PTSD in Honolulu in 1996. She has advanced evidence-based treatments for PTSD related to combat and military sexual trauma. She was a site investigator for the VA Cooperative Study that brought recognition within VA to Prolonged Exposure Therapy and was trained in this therapy by Edna Foa, Ph.D. in 2001. She integrates object relational/attachment, emotion-focused/gestalt, and feminist/social learning approaches into her work and is on the forefront of exploring complementary approaches to PTSD treatment. Her research interests include acupuncture as an adjunct to cognitive processing therapy for PTSD.

 
 

Melissa Ranucci, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the Community Living Center (CLC).

 
  Melissa Ranucci, Ph.D. 

Dr. Ranucci received her doctorate from the University of North Texas in 2008 after she completed her internship at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland Consortium. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Palliative Care at PVAMC. Dr. Ranucci strives to help Veterans in the hospice, palliative care, rehabilitation, and long-term care units improve quality of life by increasing psychological flexibility with an emphasis on values-based living. Her professional interests include end-of-life processes (with special interest in young adults), psycho-oncology, posttraumatic stress disorder, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

 
 

Veronica Rodriguez, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the Substance Abuse Treatment Program.

 
  Veronica Rodriguez, Ph.D. 

Dr. Rodriguez received her doctorate from Arizona State University and completed postdoctoral training in health psychology at the Portland PVAMC. In 2009, she became a staff psychologist in the Substance Abuse Treatment Program, where she provides evaluation and mental health treatment to veterans 65 years of age and older. Dr. Rodriguez’ clinical work focuses on Veterans with comorbid substance-related, medical, and psychiatric disorders. Her clinical interests include motivational interviewing, mindfulness interventions, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also consults with the PVAMC Liver Transplant Program, performing substance-abuse-focused assessments to determine patients' suitability for organ transplant.

 
  James M. Sardo, Ph.D., Program Co-Manager for the Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and the PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.  
  James M. Sardo, Ph.D., Program Co-Manager for the Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and the PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU

Dr. Sardo received his doctorate from SUNY Binghamton in 1998 and completed advanced training in PTSD at the Portland VAMC in 1999. As the Co-Manager of the SATP and PCT, he performs administrative duties and provides individual and group services for the treatment of substance abuse. Dr. Sardo consults with the Regional Liver Transplant Team. His research interests include both the etiology and treatment of Alcohol Dependence and the efficacy of skill-based management of PTSD. Dr. Sardo serves in the United States Air Force Reserve and has completed two deployments to Iraq, where he provided a range of mental health services while attached to 332nd EMDG. He completed a third deployment to Afghanistan in 2013.

  Daniel Storzbach, Ph.D., Head of the Neuropsychology Section, Research Psychologist, and Assisociate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at OHSU.  
  Daniel Storzbach, Ph.D., Head of the Neuropsychology Section, Research Psychologist, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at OHSU

Dr. Storzbach received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and completed his postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at the Portland VAMC. He is the head of PVAMC’s Neuropsychology Clinic and the primary supervisor for neuropsychology training. Dr. Storzbach’s research interests focus on the effects of combat stressors, both psychological and physical, on neuropsychological function. He is currently the principal investigator for a VA-funded study, a multisite investigation of group cognitive rehabilitation outcome. Dr. Storzbach also collaborates on other research with VA and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) investigators, particularly at PVAMC’s PTSD Clinical Team, PVAMC’s Imaging Service, PVAMC’s Epilepsy Center of Excellence, PVAMC’s National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR), and OHSU’s Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology.

 
 

Sarah Súñiga, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the PTSD Clinical Team and the Substance Abuse Treatment Program.

 
  Sarah Suniga, Ph.D.  Dr. Súñiga received her doctorate from Kent State University in Clinical Psychology with a Health Psychology emphasis. She completed her internship at the Portland VAMC in 2007 and remained to complete postdoctoral training in PTSD. Dr. Súñiga became a staff psychologist in 2009, focusing on PTSD and comorbid Substance Use Disorders, working with both the PTSD Clinical Team and Substance Abuse Treatment Program. Her clinical work is focused on providing assessment and treatment of comorbid PTSD/SUD. Additionally, Dr. Súñiga is a Prolonged Exposure consultant for the National Center for PTSD, providing consultation to mental health providers throughout VA to implement PE. Her clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD, particularly PE and Cognitive Processing Therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  
 

Malinda Trujillo, PhD., Staff Psychologist for the PTSD Clinical Team and CRRC, co-Chair Multicultural and Diversity Committee. 

 
    Dr. Trujillo received her doctorate from Colorado State University in 2008 after completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Greater Los Angeles VA Ambulatory Care Center. After receiving her degree she completed her postdoctoral training in PTSD at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System in 2009. Dr. Trujillo joined the Portland VA Medical Center in 2009. She is currently a staff psychologist for the Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) and the PTSD Clinical Team, where she develops programs, provides evaluation, mental health , substance abuse, and PTSD treatment. Her clinical interests include evidence based treatment for PTSD,  PTSD and comorbid substance abuse, dual diagnosis treatment,  primary care and mental health integration, homeless mental health/advocacy,  Latino  psychology, and multicultural psychology. She serves as co-chair of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee at PVAMC and on the Oregon Psychological Association’s Diversity Committee. Additionally Dr. Trujillo serves on PVAMC Disruptive Behavior Board.  
 

Saw-Myo Tun, Ph.D., Research Psychologist, Neuropsychology Service and PTSD Clinical Team.

 
  Saw-Myo Tun, Ph.D.  Dr. Tun received her doctorate from Michigan State University and completed her internship and a two-year polytrauma postdoctoral fellowship at PVAMC. Her clinical and research interests include the psychological and cognitive effects of blast exposure, cognitive rehabilitation for Veterans with mild TBI, individual and couples treatment of veterans with comorbid PTSD and cognitive difficulties, and geriatric neuropsychology.

 

 
  Lynn M. Van Male, Ph.D., Director of the Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) Program for VA Central Office, and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.   
  Lynn M. Van Male, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Clinical Team (PCT) and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU Dr. Van Male received her doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2000 after completing her pre-doctoral internship at Portland VA Medical Center (1999-2000). She served for over nine years as a Staff Psychologist on the PTSD Clinical Team at PVAMC. In addition to her national work with the PMDB program, Dr. Van Male maintains a clinical role on the PTSD Clinical Team, serves on the PVAMC’s Disruptive Behavior Board, and is a member of the Threat Assessment Team at PVAMC and at Oregon Health & Science University.  
  Amy Wagner, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the PTSD Clinical Team, and Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.  
  Amy W. Wagner, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist Dr. Wagner received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Washington in 1995 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for PTSD, Women’s Division, at the Boston VAMC in 1997. Since that time she has held faculty positions at the University of Wyoming and the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Wagner joined the Vancouver division of the Portland VAMC in September 2005. She has clinical expertise in cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD and anxiety disorders more generally, as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has research interests in treatment development and evaluation, emotion regulation, and treatment dissemination. Through a VA Merit grant she is currently examining the effectiveness and acceptability of Behavioral Activation Therapy for the early treatment of PTSD and depression among Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan  
  Mark F. Ward, Ph.D., Patient Care Line Manager of the Footsteps to Recovery Day Treatment Program, Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program, the Oregon Rural Mental Health Initiative, and General Medicine Psychiatry programs; and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU.   
  Mark F. Ward, Ph.D., Patient Care Line Manager of the Day Treatment Program, Intensive Psychiatric Community Care and General Medicine Psychiatry programs, and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU Dr. Ward is a 1980 graduate of the University of Utah clinical psychology program and served his internship at PVAMC. He has extensive experience in community-based outpatient and day treatment programs for patients with serious and persistent mental illness. Dr. Ward has specialized in psychotherapy of severe personality disorders, neuropsychological assessment, and adult attention deficit disorder. His Rural Initiative is delivering psychotherapy services to rural Oregon via tele-video. His current research activities involve diagnosis and treatment of adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the neuropsychology of schizophrenia, and methodologies for screening for cognitive deficits in a variety of psychiatric disorders.  
  Kate Woodside, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, Rural Mental Health Team, Psychology Training Committee.  
  Dr. Woodside received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2008. Her postdoctoral training with the VAMC Baltimore, Maryland was focused to treating Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. She joined PVAMC in 2009 to help establish the Rural Mental Health program and expand access to VA care for underserved Veterans through the use of tele-health and electronic innovations.  Dr. Woodside is involved in research projects and partnerships which emphasize clinical application and accessibility of technology, with special focus to meeting the mental health needs of Veterans and their families through evidence-based psychotherapies delivered via webcam into Veterans’ homes. Dr. Woodside also serves on PVAMC’s Psychology Training Committee, Women’s Behavioral Health Advisory Committee, and Military Sexual Trauma Task Force.  

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