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Administrative Team

Walt Scott, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology Clinic
Professor
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.
Assistant Director, Psychology Clinic
Assistant Professor
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

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
Tammy D. Barry, Ph.D.
Dr. Barry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training for the clinical psychology doctoral program. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Alabama in 2000. Dr. Barry has taught courses and supervised doctoral students’ clinical work at four institutions before joining Washington State University in Fall 2016. Dr. Barry’s research focuses on biologically-based and contextual correlates of child externalizing behaviors, including ADHD, aggression, and disruptive behaviors associated with autism. Factors examined in Dr. Barry’s Child Externalizing Behaviors Lab include neuropsychological functioning/endophenotypes, child temperament, parental psychopathology/stress, parenting practices, SES/neighborhood characteristics, and individual difference factors—all from a developmental psychopathology perspective through both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. A second line of Dr. Barry’s research also focuses on the measurement and latent structure of externalizing behavior disorders, such as ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder.

Dr. Barry’s web page
Masha GartsteinMasha Gartstein, Ph.D.
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
Paul KwonPaul Kwon, Ph.D.
Paul Kwon is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Washington Stae University and is a former director of the Psychology Clinic (1997–2003). He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1996. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Kwon has been supervising the clinical work of doctoral students in the clinical Ph.D. program at WSU since 1997. His approach to clinical work is based on the idea that the therapeutic approach that is most effective depends on the particular client and the goals of the client. Thus, he trains students to think about clinical work from an integrative perspective, using theories from emotion-focused, cognitive, and interpersonal approaches.
Dr. Kwon is also an adjunct faculty member of the Washington Institute of Mental Health and Research and has conducted numerous workshops for mental health professionals on issues of cultural diversity.
Dr. Kwon conducts research on cognitive and personality variables that are related to depression, again taking a theoretically integrative perspective.

Dr. Kwon’s web page
David marcusDavid Marcus, Ph.D.
Currently, Dr. Marcus’ primary research interests include: (a) psychopathy and other externalizing disorders; (b) interpersonal factors in psychopathology and psychotherapy; and (c) cognitive factors in health anxiety. Much of his research on psychopathy has used Meehl’s taxometric method to examine whether psychopathy and related disorders (e.g., antisocial personality disorder, conduct disorder) exist along a continuum or are discrete, qualitatively distinct conditions. In other words, this research is interested in the question of whether there are “psychopaths” who are uniquely different from others or whether psychopathy is a dimensional construct. He is also interested in the behavioral correlates of psychopathic personality traits, such as the association between psychopathy and risky sexual behavior.

His second line of research has involved applying David Kenny’s Social Relations Model to study interpersonal perception and processes in clinical areas such as individual and group psychotherapy. Finally, his research on health anxiety has focused on how dysfunctional beliefs and a ruminative cognitive style contribute to health anxiety.

Dr. Marcus’ web page
Maureen Schmitter-EdgecombeMaureen Schmitter-Edgecombe, Ph.D.
Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Washington State University. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with specialized training in neuropsychology from the University of Memphis in 1994. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Schmitter-Edgecombe has been conducting research and supervising and training students in the area of clinical neuropsychology for the past 14 years. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and the primary supervisor for students conducting adult learning disability, ADHD, and other neuropsychological evaluations (e.g., traumatic brain injury, dementia, multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular accidents) in the Psychology Clinic.

Under Dr. Schmitter-Edgecombe’s careful supervision, students use a flexible battery approach to answer a variety of referral questions, including questions related to diagnosis, the consequences of cognitive impairment, management and treatment planning, and treatment effectiveness.

Dr. Schmitter-Edgecombe’s clinical work is influenced by her strong research programs in the area of clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation. Her research with traumatic brain injury and dementia populations has been funded by the National Institute of Neurological and Strokes Disorders, the National Institutes of Health, and the Life Sciences Discovery Fund.

Dr. Schmitter-Edgecombe’s web page

Student Clinicians

Aurora Brinkman, B.A.
Aurora is originally from San Francisco, California and is currently a second-year in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She received her B.S.A. in Biology and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. Aurora is particularly interested in working with children with developmental disabilities and is passionate about reducing disability and mental health stigma.
Katelyn Brown, M.A.
Katelyn is a fourth-year student in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program with a special focus in Neuropsychology. She received her B.S. in Psychology at Florida State University in 2013 and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Central Florida in 2016. Katelyn primarily works with older adults, studying the effects of pathologic versus non-pathologic aging on the brain. Her primary research interests are planning abilities, everyday functioning, and compensatory strategies. She is especially passionate about neuropsychological assessment and plans to have a career in Clinical Neuropsychology.
Allegra Campagna, B.S.
Allegra is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and is currently a third-year in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D program at WSU. She received duel B.S. degrees in Psychology and Biology from Arizona State University in 2017. Her professional interests are in working with children and adolescents in areas related to anxiety and mood disorders, stress management, and life transitions.
Julie Chrysosferidis, M.S.
Julie is currently a third-year doctoral student. She completed her B.S. and M.S. in Experimental Psychology at Georgia Southern University. She is primarily interested in working with LGBTQA individuals, survivors of trauma, and military veterans and their dependents. Her research interests center around examining the psychosocial impairments of disorders. This informs her clinical work by assessing the social, work, and/or academic functioning of her clients and how those factors are impacted by their current struggles.
Robyn Herbert, M.S., LMHCA
Robyn is originally from Wichita, Kansas and is currently a fourth-year student in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She received her B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Kansas and her M.S. in Clinical Psychology at WSU. Robyn primarily works with children, adolescents, and their parents. She is particularly interested in working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Steven Hobaica, M.S.
Steven is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and is currently a fifth year in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2015 and M.S. from WSU in 2017. Steven primarily works with adolescents and young adults, and is passionate about researching and providing therapy to underrepresented groups (e.g., LGBTQ individuals, ethnic minorities).
Hannah Levy, B.A.
Hannah is originally from Long Beach, California and is currently a second-year student in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Dance and Performance Studies from Stanford University. Hannah is particularly interested in working with student athletes, children, and first-responders.
Becca Lindsey, M.S.
Becca is originally from Moore, Oklahoma and is currently a fifth-year student in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2013 and her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from WSU in 2017. Becca primary works with children, adolescents, and their parents. She is particularly interested in working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.
Austin Lau, B.S.
Austin’s hometown is in Alhambra, California – near Los Angeles and in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego with his B.S. in Clinical Psychology, receiving departmental and Latin honors. He is a third-year student in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program and is working toward his M.S. Austin’s clinical interests include management strategies for externalizing or internalizing behaviors, and working with children with autism spectrum disorder or affiliated neurodevelopmental disorders.
Jennifer MatteraJennifer Mattera, B.S.
Jennifer is originally from Cranston, Rhode Island and is currently a second-year in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She received her B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Psychology from Providence College. Jennifer is particularly interested in working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Katrina McDougall, M.S.
Katrina is originally from Calgary, Canada and is currently a fourth-year student in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Calgary in 2015. Katrina primarily works with children, adolescents, and their parents.
Madeline Nagel, B.A.
Maddy Nagel is a third-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double B.A. in Psychology and Chinese Language and Literature from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Her research focuses on psychopathic personality disorder, but also forensic assessment, racial and gender bias in measurement, and how bias might impact the legal system. She works with clients with a range of concerns and is interested in how personality traits can both negatively influence mental health and foster resilience.
Alyssa Neumann, M.S., LMHCA
Alyssa earned her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University in 2017, and she is currently a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the program. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2014 with a B.S. in Psychology and Pre-Med and a minor in Biology. Previously, Alyssa has worked in crisis response and with families who experienced domestic abuse and were recovering from complex trauma histories. She currently specializes in child/adolescent therapy and assessment and is especially interested in neurocognitive and developmental disorders as well as blended families and stress in the parenting role.
Stephen Paup, B.S.
Stephen is originally from Washington State and is currently a third-year student in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. He received his B.S. in Psychology and his B.A. in Anthropology from Washington State University in 2016. Stephen works primarily with adults and is especially interested in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders.
Erinn Savage, B.S.
Erinn is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and is currently a third-year student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at WSU. She received her BS in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Alabama in 2013. Erinn is interested in working with both children and adults and can see Spanish speaking clients for assessments when needed.
Jacob Zimmerman, M.S.
Jacob is from Madison, Wisconsin and is a sixth-year student in the WSU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Temple University, and following graduation he worked for two years as a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. Jacob earned his M.S. in Clinical Psychology at WSU in 2017. He works with adults at the WSU Psychology Clinic, and is interested in both research and clinical practice.
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