Alumni (Doctoral Program)
Erica England, PhD
Erica completed her internship at the Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta, Maine, where she is also completing a post-doctoral fellowship. Her research and clinical interests include treatment outcome for anxiety disorders, acceptance-based therapy, and other evidence-based treatments. She enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, Zumba, studying in coffee shops, and good food and wine.
Elizabeth Goetter, PhD
Elizabeth Goetter, PhD obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology at Drexel University in 2012. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of California, San Diego/San Diego VA. She is currently completing a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders in Boston. Research and clinical interests surround the effectiveness and dissemination of cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety disorders. Other interests include music, cooking, cycling, and running.
Kimberly Hoffman, PhD
Kimberly Hoffman, PhD obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology at Drexel University in 2010. She was awarded the Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Social Sciences by the Graduate Student Excellence Committee. She completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Kimberly is a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania and maintains a private practice in Center City, Philadelphia.
Arwa Ibrahim, MS
Arwa is from Ewing, New Jersey. She received her Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. Previously, she provided preventive and crisis intervention services to Arab immigrants in New York City. She also worked alongside a team of Iraqi and American coordinators to provide medical relief to Iraqi refugees in Jordan. Her research interests include post traumatic stress in immigrant and refugee populations and the role of culture in psychopathology. Arwa enjoys writing, traveling, and spending time with family.
Ethan Moitra, PhD
Ethan is from Cleveland, Ohio and received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia. After completing pre-doctoral internship at West Virginia University Medical Center, he joined the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University as a post-doctoral fellow. His interests include adherence behaviors; social anxiety; chronic medical conditions, such as HIV and chronic pain; and integrating mental health care into the primary care setting. Ethan enjoys cooking, watching movies, attending live music events, and having fun with his wife and baby.
Peter Yeomans, PhD
Peter graduated from Drexel’s Clinical Psychology program in 2008. His dissertation was funded by multiple sources and used an experimental design to explore the effect of PTSD psychoeducation in a rural and indigent Burundian sample. He received an award at graduation for “showing the most promise” among doctoral students in the social sciences. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in traumatic stress at the San Francisco Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. He currently works as a staff psychologist at the Philadelphia VAMC focusing on PTSD and SUD. His interests include cultural influences on psychopathology, exposure therapies for PTSD, couples and family therapy, and the current rise of acceptance and mindfulness-based therapeutic frameworks. Peter is a proud husband and father of three children.
Angela Gorman, PhD
Angela A. Gorman, PhD received her BA in psychology from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX in 2000, her MA in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Cleveland State University in 2002, and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University in 2006. She completed her clinical internship at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA in 2006, and completed her post-doctoral fellowship in child psychology in December 2008. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry Department at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/College of Medicine. In addition to her faculty appointment at the HMC/COM, she is the Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Unit at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI, a product of the partnership between HMC and Pinnacle Health systems). At the PPI, she has established a CBT-based clinical program for inpatient youth, and a CBT inpatient training program for psychiatric residents and medical students. She also maintains an outpatient caseload at the PPI outpatient child and adolescent clinic. Her areas of child/adolescent-focused clinical and research interest include: multicultrally sensitive models of CBT for inpatient youth, PTSD, ADHD, and anxiety disorders. Her hobbies include: hiking, going to the beach, and home renovation. She currently resides in the Hershey, PA area with her husband and son.
Meagan Parmley, PhD
Meagan Carleton Parmley, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist originally from Connecticut. She graduated from Clark University in Worcester, MA in 2000 and then attended Drexel University where she was mentored by James D. Herbert, PhD She graduated in 2006 and went on to complete her post-doctoral training at The Cognitive Behavioral Institute in Albuquerque, NM. Her interests include mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, acceptance based cognitive therapies and working with diverse patient populations. She continues to work at The Cognitive Behavioral Institute and now also works part time at the New Sunrise Regional Treatment Center, a residential treatment program for Native American adolescents in Acoma, NM. She enjoys running and hiking with her dogs, skiing, traveling and spending time with friends.
Kristy Dalrymple, PhD
Kristy received her BA from Hope College in Holland, MI, and her PhD from Drexel in 2005. She completed her clinical internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School in Providence, RI. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Medical School, and a Staff Psychologist at Rhode Island Hospital. She conducted a preliminary trial on ACT for social phobia for her dissertation, and she has continued this line of research by developing an acceptance-based behavioral treatment for individuals with comorbid depression and social phobia. She has received funding from NARSAD: The Mental Health Research Association and she currently receives funding from the National Institute of Mental Health to study this treatment. For more information see: http://www.research.brown.edu/research/profile.php?id=1225989228
LeeAnn Cardaciotto, PhD
After graduating from Drexel in 2005, LeeAnn completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Delaware, and subsequently joined UD's Department of Psychology faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2006-2007 academic year. She was then appointed to the faculty at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA, where she is the Director of Field Placement for the MA Program in Clinical-Counseling Psychology. Her research and clinical interests focus on constructs related to psychological wellness, including mindfulness, acceptance, defusion/decentering, and self-compassion. Her work in this area began with the development of the Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale (PHLMS; Cardaciotto et al., 2008), and she hopes to explore other ways of measuring mindfulness and related constructs that go beyond self-report.
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Elizabeth Nolan, PhD
"Becky" Mintzer Nolan graduated from Drexel’s Clinical Psychology Program in 2005. Her dissertation research, completed under the mentorship of James Herbert, PhD, focused on the long-term effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety disorder. Becky completed her predoctoral internship at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, focusing on the delivery of services for individuals with mood, anxiety, and eating disorders. Upon graduation, Becky accepted a post-doctoral fellowship at the University Counseling Center at Villanova University. Becky has been working in private practice for the past two years and is interested in the use of evidence-based treatments in her work. She is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania with offices in Rosemont and King of Prussia. Becky resides in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young children.
Brandon Gaudiano, PhD
Brandon Gaudiano, PhD obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology at Drexel University in 2004 under the mentorship of James Herbert, PhD. He completed his predoctoral clinical internship at Brown University. Following graduation, he stayed at Brown to complete a National Institute of Mental Health-funded postdoctoral research fellowship under the mentorship of Ivan Miller, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Gaudiano works at Brown-affiliated Butler Hospital, where he conducts research as a faculty member in the Psychosocial Research Program. He currently receives grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and NARSAD: The Mental Health Research Association to study new treatments for patients with severe mood disorders.
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Kia Crittenden, PhD
Kia Crittenden, PhD received her BS in psychology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1998 and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Drexel University in 2004 under the mentorship of James D. Herbert, PhD. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Department where she remained as a post-doctoral fellow. During her fellowship, Crittenden continued to perform duties on the consultation-liaison service, while also serving as the psychology fellow with the Henry Ford Hospital Organ Transplant Institute and as house psychology resident within the Henry Ford Hospital Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Following the completion of the fellowship in 2005, Dr. Crittenden joined the MedAvante, Inc. team, where she continues to work as a clinical interviewer for pharmaceutical company sponsored CNS clinical trail research.
Ian Sharp, PhD
Upon completion of the PhD program in 2003, Ian spent two years as an NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Psychopathology Research Unit in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania with Aaron T. Beck and Greg Brown. In 2005, he joined a small start-up company, MedAvante, as a clinician/trainer and research scientist. MedAvante provides centralized clinical assessments via telephone and videoconferencing for pharmaceutical trials. His current research interests at MedAvante include telepsychiatry, rating scale development and evaluation, and the assessment of suicidality in clinical trials.
Valerie Myers, PhD
Valerie Harwell Myers received her BS from Louisiana State University, and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University in 2003. She completed her predoctoral internship at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Charleston, WV. After completing a two year postdoctoral fellowship at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA , she was promoted to faculty status. Her current research interests focus on behavioral factors in weight loss and maintenance, and translational research for use in primary care settings with a focus on obesity and people with diabetes. Other interests include chronic disease prevention and management, and behavior change maintenance research for at-risk populations with a particular focus on environmental and psychosocial influences maintaining maladaptive health behaviors.
Erica Yuen, PhD
Erica graduated from Drexel University's Clinical Psychology PhD program in 2011. Her research interests include PTSD, anxiety disorders, treatment outcome, CBT, ACT, and utilization of technology for treatment delivery. She completed her internship at the Charleston Consortium. She is currently completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC and Medical University of South Carolina.
Adrienne Juarascio, PhD
Adrienne is currently completing a post-doctoral fellowship with Evan Forman in the Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, her doctoral degree from Drexel University in 2012, and recently completed a post-doctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Adrienne’s research interests are focused on identifying risk and maintenance factors among patients with eating and weight disorders and creating innovative treatments that directly target maintenance factors. Currently she is evaluating the efficacy of acceptance-based behavioral therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for patients with eating disorders and is working on developing an acceptance-based behavioral treatment for Anorexia Nervosa. Her work on evaluating a transdiagnostic acceptance-based group treatment for eating pathology was recently published in Behavior Modification.
Stephanie Rabin, PhD
Stephanie earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Drexel University in 2013. She completed her internship at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. She is completing her post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Emotional Health in Cherry Hill, NJ. Her research interests include improving implementation of evidence-based psychotherapies, clinician decision-making, and treatment outcome. Her clinical interests include exposure therapy and acceptance-based behavioral therapy. Other interests include movies, music, and travel.
Alumni (Masters Program)
Christina Goodwin, MS
Christina completed her masters degree in 2010. Her thesis evaluated the initial efficacy of an ABBT-based intervention for increasing adherence to heart-healthy lifestyles in cardiac patients. Christina is currently at Ohio State University working towards a PhD in Clinical Psychology (health concentration) and plans to continue her research with cardiac patients.
Kara Blacker, MS
Kara completed her masters degree in 2009. Her thesis combined her interests in human pain and neuroimaging with the Herbert-Forman lab's interest in acceptance-based therapies. She assessed an acceptance- and a control-based pain management strategy using the cold pressor test and by measuring EEG to determine differential neural mechanisms exhibited in the two types of strategies. This study showed promising results and she hopes to publish in the near future. She is now working towards a PhD in the Brain, Behavior, and Cognition program at Temple University.
Jessica Collins, MS
Jessica completed her masters thesis in 2009. Her thesis investigated the interrelationships among BMI, dietary restraint, physical activity, and body image satisfaction in a sample of college freshman women. Jessica is now working towards her PsyD at La Salle University where she continues to explore her interests in dietary restraint, mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies, and the adolescent population. She anticipates graduation in 2013. She also enjoys running, studying in coffee shops, good food and wine.
Amanda Feinstein, MS
After working in the Forman-Herbert lab for two years, Amanda completed her masters degree in 2008. Her thesis combined her interests in acceptance and mindfulness with her primary focus of pediatric health psychology (pain management/coping, in particular). Collecting data at a local Philadelphia children's hospital, Amanda found some interesting and significant results in her thesis titled Acceptance as a Moderator of Functional Variables in Adolescents with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, which she hopes to publish in the near future. She is now working towards a PhD in clinical psychology at Georgia State University continuing to integrate her interests in ACT and pediatric pain. Amanda also teaches Therapeutic Yoga to children and adults.
Lori Tuscan, MS
Lori completed her masters degree in 2012. Her thesis examined the effects of social anxiety on frontal brain asymmetry during interaction tasks as measured by functional near-infrared spectroscopy, and the study was published in 2013. She became credentialed as a Certified IRB Professional in 2010 and is currently working as an IRB Analyst at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She plans to apply to psychology PhD programs in the near future in order to pursue her clinical and research interests.