|Brian Chu, Director
Brian C. Chu, Ph.D., is Director of the YAD-C and Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University. He is recent recipient of the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Young Investigator Award to support development of behavioral activation programs in middle schools. He is co-editing a book, Transdiagnostic Mechanisms and Treatment Approaches to Youth Psychopathology (Guilford) reviewing the science and treatment of basic processes underlying much of youth pathology. He is co-authoring a practitioner-oriented book designed to guide clinicians in everyday evidence-based practice: Treatment Plans and Interventions: Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Translating Evidence-Based Treatments into Personalized Therapies). He is the incoming Associate Editor of Cognitive & Behavioral Practice and has published in the areas of youth internalizing disorders, treatment development and evaluation, mechanisms research, and dissemination/implementation.
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The YAD-C is an official practicum training site for students in the GSAPP clinical and school psychology programs and for the Clinical Ph.D. program at Rutgers University. Interested students can apply by contacting the director, Brian Chu.
Christine is a Clinical Psychology Psy.D. student. Her clinical interests involve providing evidence-based treatments for youth anxiety disorders and childhood trauma. Her research interests focus on mechanisms of change for youth anxiety disorders, as well as family-level factors influencing the development and maintenance of youth anxiety. She is also interested in improving access and utilization of services in underserved populations.
Phoebe is a clinical PsyD student. My clinical interests include evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents and adults with anxiety and mood disorders. My primary research interests include mechanisms of effective treatments as well as the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based assessments and treatments for anxiety and mood disorders.
Denise is a Clinical Psychology PsyD student. Her clinical and research interests focus on evidence-based treatment for youth and adults with anxiety and mood disorders. Prior to coming to GSAPP, Denise was a Care Manager at Montefiore Medical Center, where she helped adults with co-morbid medical and mental health diagnoses manage their health.
Christina is a Clinical Psychology PsyD student. Her clinical and research interests focus on evidence-based treatments for youth with anxiety disorders and how familial-level factors, including parent-child interactions and parental mental health, impact the development of psychopathology in youth. Prior to coming to Rutgers, she worked as a program assistant at the Child Mind Institute, where she helped deliver behavior interventions for children with selective mutism. Christina also worked at Weill Cornell Medical College as a research assistant and was involved in multiple studies examining the effectiveness of interventions for adults with depression.
Kathleen Daly is an undergraduate research assistant at YAD-C. She is a senior in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University majoring in Psychology. She is currently interning at the Child Therapeutic Day School in the UBHC building on Busch Campus. She is also working on an independent project in the YAD-C lab. She is interested in clinical psychology and plans to pursue a career working with children with mood disorders.
Alicia is a post-bac research assistant at YAD-C. She graduated this past June from Princeton University, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. Alicia is very passionate about clinical psychology, specifically in the area concerning the etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders. She is interested in further elucidating the mechanisms of change that lead to efficacious outcomes during cognitive behavioral therapy for those with anxiety disorders as well as the moderators and mediators that influence the effectiveness of treatment. Furthermore, she is interested in investigating novel methods for improving the dissemination of evidence-based treatment in the community. In the future, Alicia plans on pursuing a PhD. in Clinical Psychology.
Anusha Kumar is currently in her junior undergraduate year at Rutgers University. She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Human Resource Management. She has worked as a student assistant in the Alexander library for the past two years, been a Research Assistant in the Social/Organizational Psychology Lab for an year and a Teaching Assistant for a semester. She is currently in the Aresty Research Assistant Program for the YAD-C working on a project. She lived in India for the latter part of her life which was an amazing experience! Her research interests include working with adolescents and in particular focusing on depression and other illnesses that affect the youth. She plans to finally attain her PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Kelsie is an undergraduate student in the School of Nursing at Rutgers University. She is a research assistant for YAD-C through the Aresty Research Assistant Program at Rutgers. Kelsie hopes to work with children and adolescents in a research setting as a Nurse Practitioner in the future.
Graduate Students & Therapists
Entry year: 2011
Entry year: 2010
Entry year: 2009
Alison Staples Lindner
Sofie Talbott Crocco
Entry year: 2008
Suzannah Ferraioli Iadarola
Alexandra Ho Wiltshire
Entry year: 2007
Katie Bannon Taylor
Entry year: 2006
Entry year: 2005-2006
Lisa Pugh House
Post-bac Research Assistants (By Entry Year)
Kristin Toffey (2013)
Mike Wang (2012)
Melissa Martin (2011)
Sarah Kennedy (2011)
Petra Esseling (2010)
Jessica Dahan (2009)
Kelly Pugh (2008)
Undergraduate Research Assistants (By Last Name)