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    CPMC Faculty, Supervision and Training Curriculum

    Supervision Philosophy  |  Internship Faculty  |  Training Curriculum

    Supervision Philosophy

    Supervision is one of the strongest elements of the CPMC Psychology Internship Program. Drawing from a large, dedicated group of faculty, supervisors and instructors, CPMC interns benefit from six or more hours of supervision each week. We offer a blend of supervisor styles, from hospital-based staff to private practice providers, and from former interns to highly regarded experts with decades of experience. From a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic foundation, supervision integrates biopsychosocial, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, existential, systems, and other perspectives, while mixing a variety of modalities (e.g., individual, group, case conferences, assessment/consultation, administration, etc.). Additional supervisors can be added to individualize our approach, to develop clinical or professional competencies, or to tailor our approach to the intern’s needs and interests.

    Our supervision philosophy reflects our values and beliefs about psychology training. We emphasize quality training and supervision and seek to provide a well-organized and coordinated program. Interns work closely with the primary caseload supervisors (Dr. Bornstein for the Adult Track and Dr. Fahrner for the Child and Adolescent Track), receive supervision from experienced psychologists and psychiatrists with specialized knowledge and skills relevant to the intern’s track or concentration, and are assigned adjunctive clinical supervisors from a large group of volunteer faculty practicing in the local community. This abundance of individual and group supervision is intended to provide broad-based training, to promote mentorship and professional development, and to strengthen identified areas of knowledge and skill. Process notes or audio/video recordings may be used to enhance the learning process. Select cases may be followed by one supervisor for weeks or months. Feedback is solicited from interns, supervisors, and instructors throughout the training year to maintain a culture of openness, collaboration, and continuous quality improvement. Our faculty and clinical supervisors are committed to preparing the next generation of psychologists by maintaining an intellectually challenging yet supportive learning environment.

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    Internship Faculty

    • Jeremy E. Bornstein, Ph.D.
      Director, Psychology Training Programs
      CPMC Department of Psychiatry
      Chief Psychologist
    • Kathleen Fahrner, Ph.D.
      Training Director, Child and Adolescent Psychology Training
      CPMC Department of Psychiatry
      Psychologist, Kalmanovitz Child Development Center
    • Suzanne Giraudo, Ed.D.
      Clinical Director and Supervising Psychologist
      Kalmanovitz Child Development Center
    • Joe Gumina, Ph.D.
      Supervising Psychologist and Training Lead
      Kalmanovitz Child Development Center
    • Adam Blum, Psy.D.
      Supervising Psychologist and Psychotherapy Coordinator
      CPMC Psychology Internship Program
    • Lynn Shaughnessy, Psy.D.
      Director of Neuropsychology
      Ray Dolby Brain Health Center
    • Janos Zahjaszky, M.D.
      Director, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
      CPMC Department of Psychiatry
    Hospital-Based Supervisors (CPMC)
    • Paul Chin, M.D. (Inpatient Psychiatry)
    • Whitney Clarke, Psy.D. (Peds Consult Service)
    • Samantha Powell, M.D. (Director, Women's MH Program)
    • Stephanie Wilson, M.D. (Director, Inpatient Psychiatry)
    Assessment Supervisors
    • Brianna Coffino, Ph.D. (Child)
    • Lisa Lavaysse, Ph.D. (Child)
    • Robert Riddell, Psy.D. (Adult)
    Case Conference Supervisors
    • Audrey Dunn, L.C.S.W. (Child)
    • Maureen Murphy, Ph.D. (Adult)
    • Juli Fraga, Ph.D. (Multicultural)
    • Catherine Mallouh, M.D. (Women's MH)
    Seminar Instructors
    • Lindsey Brooks, Ph.D.
    • Jonathan Dunn, Ph.D.
    • Genie Dvorak, Ph.D.
    • Bram Fridhandler, Ph.D.
    • Stéphanie Gay Moss, Psy.D.
    • Scott Lingen, Psy.D.
    • Maria Longuemare, M.D.
    • Catherine Marreiro, M.D.
    • Paula Mandel, Ph.D.
    • Shelley Nathans, Ph.D.
    • Norman Postone, M.D.
    • Steven Reidbord, M.D.
    • Mark Sexton, Ph.D.
    • Helen Schoenhals Hart, M.D.
    • Neil Talkoff, Ph.D.
    • Sydney Tan, Psy.D.
    • Marc Wallis, L.C.S.W.
    • Joe Zamaria, Psy.D.
    Current Psychotherapy Supervisors
    • Linda Bartlett, Ph.D.
    • Walter Beckman, Ph.D.
    • Meryl Botkin, Ph.D.
    • Danielle Dunchok, Psy.D.
    • Audrey Dunn, LCSW
    • Gary Grossman, Ph.D.
    • Jack Giuliani, Ph.D.
    • Mojgan Jelveh, Ph.D.
    • Phyllis Kempner, M.D.
    • Bronwen Lemmon, MS, LMFT
    • Leigh Lyndon, Psy.D.
    • Romi Mann, Ph.D.
    • Michael Pastor, MFT, Ph.D.
    • Sue Saperstein, MFT, Psy.D.
    • Peter Straus, Psy.D.
    • Laura Tabak, Ph.D.
    • Sydney Tan, Psy.D.
    • Michael Guy Thompson, Ph.D.
    • Deborah Weisinger, Ph.D.
    • Alexander Zinchenko, Ph.D.
    Recent Psychotherapy Supervisors
    • Martine Aniel, Ph.D.
    • Susan Boxer, Ph.D.
    • German Cheung, Psy.D.
    • Genie Dvorak, Ph.D.
    • Juli Fraga, Psy.D.
    • Julie Friend, L.C.S.W.
    • Michael Genhart, Ph.D.
    • Francisco Gonzalez, M.D.
    • Alan Kubler, Ph.D.
    • Maureen Kurpinsky, Ph.D.
    • Karen Lovdahl, Ph.D.
    • Mark Sexton, Ph.D.
    • Beth Steinberg, Ph.D.

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    Training Curriculum

    Consistent with our approach to supervision, the CPMC Psychology Internship Program offers a unique educational curriculum that meets or exceeds APA accreditation requirements. Interns spend approximately 10 hours per week developing their knowledge base and refining their clinical skills through an array of seminars, case conferences, and other classes that vary in length and scope. Although the curriculum changes each year and the number and type of classes varies by track, the following courses are being offered during the current training year:

    Psychotherapy Trainings (all interns)

    • Beginning Treatment
    • Couples Therapy
    • Deepening Therapeutic Interactions
    • Structural Approach to Intervention
    • Making Therapeutic Contact
    • Psychotherapy Termination

    Advanced Analytic Theory Courses (adult interns)
    • What is Psychological Work?
    • Freud’s Critical Concepts
    • Relational Psychoanalytic Models
    • Bion’s Theory of Thinking
    • Winnicott’s Theory of Aggression

    Clinical Case Conferences
    • Evaluation Conference
    • Psychiatry Grand Rounds
    • Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Case Conference

    Track-Specific Trainings
    • Child Therapy Seminar
    • Neuropsychology Seminar
    • Women’s Mental Health Seminar
    • Health Psychology Seminar
    • Psychotherapy with the Medically Ill

    Track-Specific Case Conferences
    • Child Therapy Case Conference
    • Neuropsychology Case Conference
    • Inpatient Psychiatry Case Conference
    • Women’s Mental Health Case Conference

    Special Topics (all interns)
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Clinical Emergencies
    • Substance Abuse
    • Eating Disorders
    • Child Abuse Reporting
    • Critical Thinking in Ethics
    • Standardized Screening in Mental Health Clinics
    • Assessment and Consultation in Medical Settings

    Multicultural Training (all interns)
    • Multicultural Counseling
    • Culture and Systems
    • LGBT Issues in Counseling

    Professional Practice (all interns)
    • Clinical Supervision
    • Program Evaluation Projects
    • Professional Development

    Weekly Schedule

    Although there are some differences for the various positions, a typical weekly schedule for CPMC interns is as follows:

    Direct Service:
    • 2 hours of triage / chart review
    • 2 hours of consultation / intake evaluations
    • 14 hours of intervention / testing and report writing
    18 hours total

    Training and Supervision:
    • 4+ hours of individual supervision
    • 2-4 hours of group supervision
    • 10 hours of seminars and trainings
    16-18 hours total

    Administrative Activities:
    • 3 hours of documentation / treatment planning
    • 2 hours of preparation for supervisions and trainings
    • 1 hour of administrative meetings / paperwork
    6 hours total

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