Core Psychology Training Faculty

Lindsay Brauer, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., University of South Florida) will join our faculty in October, 2013. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in the provision of cognitive-behavioral therapy to adults with mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders.  Her research examines cognitive, affective, and motivational deficits underlying psychopathology, and the development of cognitive-behavioral interventions to address these deficits.  Dr. Brauer will be actively involved in the pre-doctoral internship, contributing to seminars and outpatient supervision

Tina Drossos, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology) is a pediatric psychologist on faculty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, where she co-directs the Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service. Dr. Drossos specializes in consultation and liaison with pediatric medical services concerning the psychosocial needs of children and their families. She also provides diagnosis and intervention services in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, with particular expertise in treating mood and anxiety disorders using cognitive and behavioral interventions.

Joseph Fink, Ph.D., ABPP/CN (Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is a clinical neuropsychologist with interests in medical neuropsychology, the neurocognitive sequelae of electrical trauma, neuropsychological detection and characterization of neurodegenerative conditions, and investigation of various classes of memory disruption and their neural substrates. Dr. Fink is the director of the Department’s satellite neuropsychology clinic at St. Mary’s Hospital in Hobart, IN, in addition to co-directing the neuropsychology component of the Memory Disorders Clinic.

Andrea Goldschmidt, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis) is a key member of the Eating Disorders program.  Her research interests concern the etiology, psychosocial correlates, and treatment of pediatric binge eating and obesity, with the ultimate goal of developing interventions for problematic eating in overweight and obese youth.

Scott J. Hunter, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience, & Pediatrics; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago) is the Director of Neuropsychology and Director of the Pediatric Neuropsychology Service. His clinical practice and research emphasize the neuropsychological sequelae of developmental, medical, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents, specifically autism spectrum disorders, pediatric movement disorders, cancer, epilepsy, neurofibromatosis, and HIV/AIDS. He also consults on neurocognitive issues relevant to Pediatric Consultation-Liaison, and provides individual and family based interventions for pediatric behavioral and mood disorders, utilizing cognitive-behavioral, systems, and interpersonal modalities.

Sarah Keedy, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciene; Ph.D., Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) is a licensed clinical psychologist who is primarily engaged in research activities on the cognitive neuroscience of major psychotic disorders (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar disorder) and is specifically interested in the neurobiology and phenomenology of hallucinations. Dr. Keedy is also Director of the Cognition Emotion Neuroscience Laboratory which provides support to other faculty working on EEG or fMRI clinical research studies.

Andrea King, Ph.D. (Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of addictions. Her research focuses on the biological and psychosocial factors involved in the predisposition to substance abuse, and in mechanisms of alcohol and drug reinforcement. Dr. King provides training and supervision in the use of empirically supported approaches to treating addictive behaviors. 

Maureen Lacy, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology) is a clinical neuropsychologist with interests in the cognitive aspects of neurologic diseases, with a special interest in caring for individuals with Hydrocephalus, brain tumors, Movement Disorders, and Epilepsy.  Dr. Lacy is primarily based at the Medical Center, where she sees referrals from Neurology, Psychiatry, Oncology, Primary Care, and Surgery.  She also co-directs the neuropsychology component of the Memory Disorders Clinic.

Daniel le Grange, Ph.D. (Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., University of London) is a licensed clinical psychologist and grant supported researcher who specializes in the treatment of adolescent eating disorders, using a family based approach.  Dr. le Grange is a well recognized expert on the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia, and directs the Department’s program in Eating Disorders.

Lisa Medalie, Psy.D., CBSM (Clinical Associate, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, Medicine & Pediatrics; Psy.D., Argosy University, Washington D.C.) is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in adult and pediatric behavioral sleep medicine.  Her clinical work in the Sleep Disorders Center involves multidisciplinary patient care amongst as part of a team including pulmonary, neurology, and pediatric providers.  Dr. Medalie’s expertise is with patients suffering from insomnia and poor CPAP compliance.  Patients with nightmares, night eating, and inadequate sleep hygiene are also treated in her clinics.

Megan Scott, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., George Mason University) has expertise in neurocognitive issues related to prematurity and low birth weight as well as learning disorders and ADHD. 

Amy Siston, Ph.D. (Clinical Associate, Psychiatry, Behavioral Neuroscience, & Medicine; Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology) is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychosocial oncology and behavioral medicine.  She collaborates with the Adult Consultation/Liaison service on assessment and treatment of psychosocial needs in patients with cancer and other hematological concerns.

Shona Vas, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago) is the Director of Clinical Psychology Training. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Vas specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders using cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavior therapy modalities. Dr. Vas also has broad interests in health psychology. She consults to the Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Service in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology where she provides brief evaluations and treatment for psychological distress associated with multiple miscarriages and fertility treatments. She also provides a psychological presence in the Section of Endocrinology's Weight and Metabolism clinic where patients are evaluated and treated for behavioral factors that impact management for metabolic disease. Additional interests involve multicultural competence and the provision of culturally sensitive services in socially and ethnically diverse populations.

Christina M. Warner-Metzger, Ph.D. (Clinical Associate, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University) is a licensed clinical psychologist within the Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has expertise in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) as a Certified Master Trainer. Dr. Warner-Metzger specializes in evidence-based treatments for children with primary and secondary disruptive behavior disorders, as well as assessment and interventions for children with developmental disabilities. Her additional interests include barriers to treatment participation, dissemination efforts, and trauma-informed systems.

Julia Wernke, Ph.D. (Clinical Associate, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Ph.D., University of Cinncinnati) is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating adults using cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness-based modalities. She has a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders and provides supervision for interns’ outpatient psychotherapy cases. 

 

Pending budgetary approval, the Department hopes to recruit two to three additional clinical psychologists in the next academic year.