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WSU Psychology Clinic People

Administrative Staff

Walt Scott, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology Clinic
Most recently, I have been interested in applying personality science, particularly social cognitive theory, to such clinical topics as case conceptualization and personality assessment. I am also interested in the role of cognitive self-regulation (e.g., goal representations, values, self-efficacy) and temperament in depression, as well as other forms of psychopathology. Finally, I am interested in social cognitive aspects of memory performance.

Dr. Scott’s webpage
Cornelia Kirchhoff, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Psychology Clinic, Assessment Services Coordinator
Associate Professor Career track
Cornelia Kirchhoff is a clinical faculty member of psychology at Washington State University. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from WSU in 2015, her M.Ed. in counseling psychology from University of Massachusetts, Boston and her diploma in psychology from the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
Besides administrative duties, her main responsibility is the training of graduate students through teaching and supervision. Cornelia Kirchhoff has an integrative approach to supervision, using a variety of treatment approaches such as cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, motivational interviewing, and emotion-focused treatment interventions. She teaches clinical skills and personality assessment and oversees ADHD/LD evaluations and assessments for DSHS, as well other assessments.

Cornelia Kirchhoff’s department web page.
Rachelle Simons
Program Specialist II
Job Responsibilities and Duties
Assist the Director.
Provide clerical support to clinical faculty, graduate students and clinical assistants.
Manage daily operations of the Clinic.
Welcome clients, schedule and confirm therapy/assessment appointments and order office supplies.
Maintain appointment calendar, client records, key inventory and test/assessment materials.
Prepare client billing statements and accounts for collections.
Maintain revenues, receipts, and deposits of income.
Act as honest broker for clinic research projects.
Train Clinical Assistants and second year graduate students in clinic procedures and HIPPA policies.
HIPPA Privacy Officer.

Faculty Supervisors

Masha Gartstein, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Training
Dr. Gartstein’s research addresses social-emotional development, primarily in early childhood, with an emphasis on identifying typical trajectories of temperament development, as well as risk and protective factors relevant to the development of psychopathology. In addition, parental contributions to both temperament development and the emergence of symptoms/behavior problems continue to be examined. She has been fortunate to collaborate with a number of wonderful colleagues abroad, who contributed to another area of research she is involved in, namely cross-cultural study of temperament development and developmental psychopathology. Dr. Gartstein has also maintained a part-time private practice with the Educational and Psychological Services in Moscow, Idaho for the past 10 years, providing a variety of clinical services to children and families.

Dr. Gartstein’s web page
Chris Barry, Ph.D.
Dr. Barry’s research addresses risk and protective factors related to child and adolescent behavioral problems. This work has a particular focus on adolescent self-perception. In addition, Dr. Barry has published in the area of evidence-based assessment of child and adolescent personality and behavior. He has over 10 years of experience in supervising therapy and assessment services conducted by doctoral students with children and adults.

Dr. Barry’s web page

Student Clinicians

Emma S., M.S.
Emma is a third-year graduate student in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She is originally from Kailua, Hawaiʻi, and earned her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Seattle University in 2019. After graduating, Emma worked as a research assistant and coordinator at the University of Washington Harm Reduction Research and Treatment (HaRRT) Center. Emma is passionate about substance use treatment and prevention, harm reduction approaches, and community-based participatory research. She is also interested in working with marginalized and indigenous populations both in clinical and research endeavors.
Mac M., M.S.
Mac is a third-year graduate student in Clinical Psychology. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania and received her Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Dartmouth College in 2015. After graduating, she spent a few years working in finance before transitioning to psychology. Her research interests focus on externalizing behaviors in adolescents, quantitative methodologies, and using virtual reality to improve ecological validity of behavioral studies. Mac enjoys working with adolescents and their families around concerns related to neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism, trauma, and antisocial behaviors as well as conducting neuropsychological assessments across the lifespan.
Callie M., M.A.
Callie is a third-year graduate student in WSU’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She is originally from Michigan and received her B.S. in Psychology with a Cognitive Science minor from Michigan State University in 2017. She also has her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University. Before beginning her doctoral studies, she worked as a lab manager at The Family Institute at Northwestern University managing research centered on translating research findings into evidence-based interventions to reduce aggression among couples and families. Her clinical interests are working with a wide range of adult clients through neuropsychological assessment and evidence-based therapeutic treatments.

Nicole W., B.S.
Nicole Whiteley is a third-year graduate student in the WSU Clinical Psychology PhD program. Nicole previously graduated from Seattle University with a B.S. in Psychology and later worked at UC San Diego and the San Diego VA Healthcare System as a lab manager. Their research interests include executive function and self-awareness in older adults, both with and without cognitive difficulties, and how this relates to everyday function. Nicole's clinical interests include working with adults and older adults, particularly through neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation.
Samina R., B.S.
Samina is a third-year graduate student in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She is originally from Texas and completed her B.S. in psychology with a minor in biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. After graduating, she worked as a research assistant in the Cognitive Neuropsychology of Daily Life lab at the University of Houston. Samina’s research interests focus on individual characteristics that promote healthy lifestyle behaviors as well as cognitive and everyday functioning within the context of aging.
Magen L., B.S.
Magen is a third-year graduate student in WSU’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She is originally from Florida and received her B.S. in Psychology and Family & Child Sciences from Florida State University in 2018. Before beginning her doctoral studies, she worked as a lab manager at the Risk for Anxiety and Depression Lab at Florida State University managing research studies focused on neurophysiological risk factors and biomarkers for mood and anxiety disorders across the lifespan. Her clinical interests are working with children and their families through various concerns regarding mood and anxiety disorders as well as conducting neuropsychological assessments.
Delaney A., B.S.
Delaney is a third-year student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. She received her B.S. in Psychology at Washington State University. Her research interests include trauma and stress-related conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), how traumatic events and PTSD symptoms relate to personality change and interpersonal relationships, and therapeutic interventions for PTSD.
Keira M., B.S.
Keira L. Monaghan is a third-year graduate student in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She is originally from Wales and received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Her research interests focus on “dark personality” traits, such as psychopathy and sadism, and exploring the psychological and emotional underpinnings of such traits. Keira’s clinical interests include working with adult clients through evidence-based treatments/interventions and neuropsychological assessments.
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