News of Clinical Psychology Graduates

Karen Zimmerman (2007) is now licensed in Massachusetts as a Psychologist and certified as a Health Service Provider. She is currently working at Tewksbury Hospital in Tewksbury, MA.

Samantha Sweet, PsyD (2006) has passed her licensure exam in New York. She has been working in an outpatient mental health setting in Syracuse, where she helped start a one-of-a-kind screening program in NYS for early signs of mental health problems in preschool children. She is pleased that the agency is accomplishing its goal of integrating primary care and mental health into one system of care that addresses all of a child’s needs. She is now working on program development and evaluation.

Catherine Carney Brodeur, PsyD (2006) has attained her licensure in Massachusetts. She will be working at North Star Guidance Center in Chelmsford Mass, and setting up her own practice in Maine.

Christine Frick, PsyD (2007) was hired recently with Full Time status at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center working as a Health Psychologist on their Spinal Cord Injury Unit. Louis Stokes VA is a Center of Excellence in Spinal Cord Care – one of 22 in the United States.

Corey Arranz, PsyD (2006) passed his licensure exams in Georgia.

Jordanna L’Esperance, PsyD (2006) passed her licensure exams in Massachusetts.

Shoshana D. Kerewsky, PsyD (1998) presented at a poster session: Bringing It Home: Transforming International Learning Experiences into Lesson Plans at the 2007 Annual conference of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Samantha H. Rukert, PsyD (2006) presented at a poster session: Professional Psychology Trainees’ Perspectives on Poverty and the Poor at the 2007 Annual conference of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Marcie Hebert, PsyD (2003) is starting a new job this fall as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Framingham State College where she will be teaching Developmental Psychology to undergraduate students.

Terry Ruthrauff, PsyD (2003) and Barbara Landon, PsyD (2003) were recent presenters at a workshop on Gender-Based Violence at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. The workshop was organized by Terry Ruthrauff, Director of SGU Counseling and Psychological Services. It was co-sponsored by the Legal Aid and Counseling Clinic and Grenadian National Organization of Women. Dr. Ruthrauff contextualized GBV by presenting international data. Elaine Henry-McQueen, director of GNOW, focused on violence against women specifically in Grenada. Jackie Sealy-Burke of the LACC described related legal problems and local women’s programs. Dr. Landon’s talk, entitled Victims, Violence, and Executive Functions, addressed treatment and prevention. The workshop was attended by approximately 65 persons including those from the Grenadian police force and governmental ministries, local therapists, Peace Corps Volunteers, and school officials. This was the first in a series of workshops to promote feminism and social justice in the West Indies. For more information please contact Terry Ruthrauff or Barbara Landon via email.

Linda Bolle, PsyD (2005) has accepted a position with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, specializing in Interdisciplinary Pain Management. In her role as Clinical Psychologist, Linda will be working with patients referred from Internal Medicine, Neurology, Ob/Gyn, and other disciplines, providing individual and group therapy, hypnosis, and biofeedback. She will also play a key role in revitalizing Harvard Vanguard’s Pain Management Program.

Christina Tempesta, PsyD (2004) has accepted a position as an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department at Rivier College in Nashua.  She will be teaching two courses in Spring of 2008.

Corey Arranz, PsyD (2006) has accepted a job as a Staff Psychologist and Crisis Coordinator at Georgia State University in Atlanta. In addition to the general roles of a university psychologist, he will also be involved in designing/revamping their crisis policies, as well as training their graduate trainees and conducting regular practice sessions with other staff members on these procedures. He also passed the EPPP.