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Clinical Psychology Training Programs- Meet the Staff

 

   

Staff members are scientist-practitioners of psychology. Staff roles include delivery of clinical service, research, consultation, trainee supervision, mentorship, and administration. The majority are also OHSU faculty.

 
  David W. Greaves, Ph.D., Chief of Psychology, Administrative Director of the Mental Health & Clinical Neuroscience Division, PVAMC. Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, 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 Ph.D. from Brigham Young University in 1991 and completed his internship at PVAMC. Over the years Dr. Greaves has worked as a clinician and program manager in multiple clinical settings at PVAMC, as well as being a past Director of Training. He currently provides supplemental 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.  
  Marilyn Huckans, Ph.D., Director of Training for the Psychology Service, Staff Psychologist and Neuropsychologist for the Mental Health & Clinical Neuroscience Division, PVAMC. Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, OHSU.  
 

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 currently serves as the Director of Training for the Psychology Service at PVAMC and oversees the psychology practicum and internship programs. 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 Service at PVAMC. Her translational research program integrates human, animal, and in vitro experiments to investigate the neuropsychiatric effects of medical, psychiatric, and substance use disorders, with a particular focus on the development and discovery of novel treatments for these conditions.  Her VA and NIH funded projects have utilized neuropsychological assessment, neuroimaging, and immunological techniques to evaluate clinical outcomes in the context of traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), depression, hepatitis C, and substance dependence, with projects primarily aimed at the development of immunotherapies for addiction and cognitive rehabilitation interventions for mild cognitive disorders.  She is currently an investigator in the NIDA- funded Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center (MARC) in Portland, Oregon, and she is a developer and author of several cognitive rehabilitation treatment manuals.  Her interest in serving Veterans was inspired in part because her two grandfathers served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 

 

 
 

 

 
  Elizabeth Goy, Ph.D., Director of Postdoctoral Fellowship Training for the Psychology Service, PVAMC. Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, OHSU.  
  Elizbeth Goy, PHD

Dr. Goy 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. Dr. Goy is currently the Director of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs for the Psychology Service at PVAMC. 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: investigating correlates of psychogenic seizures, 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; and documenting the end-of-life trajectory for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

 
   
  Christopher F. Anderson, Ph.D., Program Co-Manager for the Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and the PTSD Clinical Team (PCT), PVAMC.  
  Christoper F. Anderson, Ph.D

Dr. Anderson received his doctorate from Auburn University and completed his internship at PVAMC 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.

 
 

Darin Bergen, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist for General Medicine Psychiatry, PVAMC.

Dr. Bergen received his doctorate from George Fox University after completing his internship at the Salt Lake City VAMC 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 a consultant for assisted living facilities and nursing homes before joining PVAMC as a staff psychologist. He currently serves as the Behavioral Health Consultant in the East primary care clinic as part of the General Medicine Psychiatry Service. He has interests in integrated primary care, delivering evidence-based psychotherapy (particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and working on interdisciplinary teams. He is the primary supervisor for the Mental Health/Primary Care Integration emphasis postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Bergen grew up bringing his grandfather, a WWII Veteran, to PVAMC and has had a passion for serving Veterans ever since.

 
 

 Megan Ensley, Psy.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist and Research Psychologist for the Neuropsychology Service, PVAMC.

Dr. Ensley received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington DC in 2012. She completed her internship and a two-year polytrauma postdoctoral fellowship at PVAMC. Her clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation for Veterans with comorbid mTBI and PTSD, and treatment of PTSD. Dr. Ensley’s research interests include the psychological and cognitive effects of polytrauma, cognitive rehabilitation for Veterans with comorbid mTBI and PTSD, and interventions for healthy brain function and improved quality of life.

 

Bret Fuller, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the Mental Health Clinic, PVAMC. Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health & Preventative Medicine, 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 and 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, PVAMC.

 
  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 PVAMC, he served as the Behavioral Medicine consultant to the Department of Family Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

 
 

Daniela Hugelshofer, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist and Program Manager of the Vancouver Mental Health Clinic (V-MHC), PVAMC. Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, 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 PVAMC. 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 PVAMC thereafter 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 on the delivery of evidence-based treatments for PTSD, such as Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

 
 

Elizabeth M. Latty, PhD., Staff Psychologist for the PTSD Clinical Team, PVAMC. Co-Chair of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee, PVAMC. In 2009, Dr. Latty completed her internship at the Vanderbilt University/TVHS Veterans Affairs Consortium in Nashville, TN, 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 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), PE, and 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), PVAMC. Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, 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 PVAMC. He joined PVAMC staff in 2012, and provides clinical services within 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. Dr. Lovejoy is actively involved in health psychology and behavioral medicine professional associations and currently serves as Chair of the Early Career Professionals Council for Division 38 (Health Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

 
 

Kevin F. Mallon, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for General Medicine Psychiatry, PVAMC. Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, 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 Martinez (California) VA Medical Center (now part of the VA Northern California Health Care System), 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 PVAMC 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, PVAMC.

Dr. McCall received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas in 2008. She completed her internship at PVAMC and remained to complete a 2 year polytrauma postdoctoral fellowship working within the Neuropsychology and PTSD clinics. Dr. McCall became a staff psychologist in 2011 working within PVAMC’s new RRTP program and in GM 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 PVAMC.  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, PVAMC. Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, 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 Harford Hospital and a research fellowship in addictive behaviors at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He joined PVAMC in 2005 and provides clinical services in the Substance Abuse Treatment Program. He receives grant funding from NIH, VA, and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to examine issues related to improving the safety and effectiveness of chronic pain treatments, with a focus on patients with comorbid substance use disorders.

 
 

Adam Nelson, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist for the Neuropsychology Service, PVAMC. Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, 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 Clinic at PVAMC, and has been focusing the majority of his time 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.

 
 

Maya O’Neil, Ph.D., Research Psychologist, Neuropsychology Service, PVAMC. Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, OHSU.

Dr. O’Neil received her doctorate from the University of Oregon and completed her internship at PVAMC. She is an Investigator with the Evidence Synthesis Program and Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality Effective Healthcare Program Scientific Resource Center. She also provides supervision related to neuropsychological research and conducts neuropsychological assessments with the neuropsychology service. Her clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment and treatment of comorbid PTSD and TBI. Her research interests focus on statistics and systematic review methodologies, cultural competence assessment and training, and the psychological and cognitive effects of blast exposure and TBI.

 

 

 
  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, PVAMC. Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, 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. When not working as a psychologist, she enjoys cooking, watching the food network, and being outdoors when it’s not raining.

 

 
  Douglas J. Park, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist and Local Recovery Coordinator, PVAMC.     
 

Dr. Park received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1990.  Dr. Park worked for almost 20 years in community mental health, with a particular emphasis on time-limited psychotherapy and crisis services.  He joined PVAMC in 2007. As Recovery Coordinator, Dr. Park works to promote a client-centered approach to care that emphasizes strengths, client empowerment, and living a meaningful life.  While utilizing a variety of theoretical paradigms, he particularly attempts to incorporate ACT in his clinical work.  Dr. Park is himself a Veteran, having served aboard two ships in the U.S. Navy from 1973-1976.

 
  Jane Plagge, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist, PTSD and Pain, PVAMC.   
 

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, TX. Her postdoctoral fellowship was in Health Psychology at PVAMC. 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 Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Clinical Team (PCT) and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at OHSU

Irene G. Powch, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the PTSD Clinical Team, PVAMC. 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 in 2001. She is a certified PE and CPT therapist, and when indicated, integrates object relational/attachment, emotion-focused/gestalt, and feminist/social learning approaches into her work. She 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-Soll, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the Community Living Center (CLC), PVAMC.

 
  Melissa Ranucci, Ph.D. 

Dr. Ranucci-Soll 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 the Portland PVAMC. Dr. Ranucci-Soll 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, PVAMC.

 
  Veronica Rodriguez, Ph.D. 

Dr. Rodriguez received her doctorate from Arizona State University in 2008 after she completed her predoctoral internship through the Southwest Consortium Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship (SCPPI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She completed her postdoctoral training in Health Psychology at the PVAMC. In 2009, she joined the Substance Abuse Treatment Program where she provides substance/mental health treatment among older adults. Her clinical work focuses on Veterans with comorbid health/medical problems, substance related concerns, and psychiatric disorders. Her clinical interests include motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based interventions, and intersection between chronic pain and substance use disorders. She also consults with the PVAMC Liver Transplant Program, performing substance abuse focused assessments.

 
  James M. Sardo, Ph.D., Program Co-Manager for the Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and the PTSD Clinical Team (PCT), PVAMC. Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, 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 PVAMC 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 three deployments to Iraq, where he provided a range of mental health services while attached to 332nd EMDG

  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

Daniel Storzbach, Ph.D., Head of the Neuropsychology Service and Research Psychologist, PVAMC. Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, 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 PVAMC. 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 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, and OHSU’s Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology. He enjoys travel, hiking, and dining with his family in the Pacific Northwest.

 

 
 

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

 
  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 PVAMC 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, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the Vancouver Mental Health Team, PVAMC. Co-Chair, Multicultural and Diversity Committee, PVAMC.

 
   

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 (VA-LAACC). 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 PVAMC in 2009. She is currently a staff psychologist for the Vancouver Mental Health Team.  Her areas of interest include evidence based treatment for PTSD, dual diagnosis treatment, primary care and mental health integration, Latino psychology, and multicultural psychology.  She serves as Co-Chair of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee and is a VA Regional Trainer for Unconscious Bias. In addition, she serves on the Oregon Psychological Association’s Diversity Committee.

 
 

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

 
  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.  Her non-work interests include exploring the Pacific Northwest, reading good books, and learning to rock climb. 

 
  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

Lynn M. Van Male, Ph.D., Director of the Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) Program, VA Central Office. Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, OHSU.

Dr. Van Male received her doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2000 after completing her pre-doctoral internship at PVAMC (1999-2000). She served for over nine years as a full-time Staff Psychologist on the PTSD Clinical Team at PVAMC prior to becoming the first national Program Manager for VHA’s Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behavior (PMDB) employee education program.  As of 2011, Dr. Van Male serves as the national Director for VHA’s Workplace Violence Prevention Program.  She is a past Vice-President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, Northwest Chapter; a member of numerous national Task Forces, Integrated Project Teams, and Workgroups addressing Workplace Violence Prevention, Sexual Assault Prevention, Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Prevention, Assault/Disruptive Behavior data tracking and analyses, Public Law implementation, regulatory agency response and compliance, and internal policy development.

 

 
  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

Amy Wagner, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist for the PTSD Clinical Team, PVAMC. Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, OHSU.

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 PVAMC 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

Mark F. Ward, Ph.D., Patient Care Line Manager of the Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery Center, Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program, the Oregon Rural Mental Health Initiative, and General Medicine Psychiatry programs, PVAMC. Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, 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, PhD., Staff Psychologist for Rural Mental Health Initiative, PVAMC.  
  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 Posttraumatic 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 telehealth 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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