Ph.D. Psychology Faculty & Staff


Deidre Anglin

The social epidemiology of psychosis: the relationship between race/ethnicity and endorsement of psychotic-like symptoms in both clinical and non-clinical populations; the stigma of mental health service utilization in African American populations and explanations for underutilization.

Eric Fertuck

Cognitive neuroscience of social psychopathology.

Benjamin Harris

Child Psychopathology and Treatment, Supervision & Consultation; Community Psychology; ADHD; Adolescent development; Role of colleagues in clinical training.

Elliot Jurist

Mentalization and the role of emotions and emotion regulation in psychotherapy; the relation between emotions and agency; addictions; ethics.

Sarah O'Neill

Predictors of symptom severity and adaptive functioning among children and adults with ADHD; how neuropsychological factors interact with environmental factors to affect trajectories of ADHD over time.

Diana Punales

Clinical experience in the areas of: Multicultural/Latino psychology; Psychology of women; Immigration trauma and acculturation, Severe psychopathology and medical illness.

Margaret Rosario

Identity, particularly sexual and gender identity, their etiology, development, and consequences for mental and physical health and other adaptational outcomes, as well as the moderating and mediating influences of psychosocial exigencies for understanding the relations between identity and outcomes.

Sasha Rudenstine

Manifestation of psychopathology over the life course with a particular focus on urban marginalized populations, psychological repercussions of cumulative trauma, patterns of psychiatric symptomatology, and how to apply a life course framework to clinical interventions.

The assessment of representations of self and other, and the affects and defense mechanisms stimulated by such representations in children, adolescents and adults; the links between such assessments and the adaptive use of psychotherapy in clinical populations; the utility of projective methods, most especially the Rorschach Inkblot Method and the Thematic Apperception Test, to studies of psychotherapy outcome.
Integration of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, systemic, and experiential/emotion-focused approaches to therapy; applications of psychological theory and research to issues of race relations, materialism, inequality, and climate change; vicious/virtuous circles and reciprocal causal processes in personality, psychopathology, and psychotherapy; implications of the findings of behavioral economics for understanding of personality dynamics.
The psychoanalytic process and psychoanalytic technique, specifically the measurement of changes in linguistic structures such as pronoun use, repetition, and metaphor as indicators of modifications in psychological structure during therapy.

Associated Faculty

Adriana Espinosa

The role of identity, emotional intelligence, self-confidence, and parent-child relations on the health and adaptation of marginalized groups; the role of self-confidence in mathematics performance, and the impact of emotional intelligence on psychological well-being; the precursors of parental behaviors such as child abuse, and history of arrest linked to negative heath and adaptation of minority and immigrant children.

Susan Bodnar

I maintain a general adolescent and young adult clinical practice utilizing dynamic and behavioral strategies. My research and writing interests examine how larger scale social forces - for example, cultural, environmental, and economic processes - intersect with the construction of an individual's psyche. 

Henry Kronengold

Children and adolescent psychotherapy; psychotherapy integration; developmental psychology; the role of play in therapy and development

Tzachi Slonim

In addition to his work as a psychotherapist, Dr. Slonim is also engaged in scholarly writing. He has written about the clinical applications of neurobiological research, about the ways in which depression and anxiety impact descriptionsof emotional events, and more recently about the use of playfulness in group supervision. 



Esther Lee, Ph.D.


 Kari Gray, Ph.D.


Santos Vales, Ph.D.


Clinical Program Staff

Melissa-Myers Morris
Ph.D. Program Administrator

Jennifer Clotaire
Admin Coordinator at the Psychological Center
Michelle Sandin 
Admin Coordinator at the Psychological Center
Lynda Carreno
Admin Coordinator at the Psychological Center

Kat McNeal
Clinical Program Admissions Coordinator