WPIC Psychology Interns

Department Welcomes 2014-2015 WPIC Psychology Interns

The Department of Psychiatry and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC (WPIC) are pleased to welcome the new WPIC Psychology Internship Class of 2014-2015.  The WPIC Psychology Internship Program is an American Psychological Association-accredited internship program in clinical psychology and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.  

The program is led by Michele Levine, PhD, Director, and Tina Goldstein, PhD, Co-Director, and has established a national reputation for quality training in clinical psychology and career development. Ms. Katlin Bentley provides administrative support to the program.

The WPIC Psychology Internship is based on a ?clinical science? model of training and professional development which emphasizes the integration of research and clinical training and a commitment to empirically informed approaches to clinical work. The program offers rotations in both inpatient and outpatient settings; individual and group supervision in adult and child assessment and intervention; clinical and didactic seminars; and an opportunity to pursue clinical research activities.

Please join us in welcoming the new class of interns:

Rachel Bachrach, MS, MA (University of Buffalo). Ms. Bachrach's interests include understanding the etiology of alcohol use and its consequences in college-aged populations.  Her research evaluates individual and social factors that contribute to the co-occurrence of PTSD and problematic alcohol use, and incorporates the use of ecological momentary assessment (EMA) methods.   



Lindsay Bodell, MS (Florida State University). Ms. Bodell's primary research interests include the etiology and pathophysiology of eating disorders, and the link between eating disorders and suicidality.  Her research has included the evaluation of neural correlates of decision-making deficits in patients with anorexia nervosa, and biological correlates of binge eating behaviors.     




Amy Byrd, MS (University of Pittsburgh).  Ms. Byrd is focusing on increasing our understanding of the mechanisms that influence the development and persistence of disruptive behavior disorders in youth, using multiple levels of analysis.  Specifically, her interests center on examining genetic and neurobiological mechanisms that increase risk for disruptive behavior disorders, and the interaction between child-specific and environmental factors.




Luis Flores, BA (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign).  Mr. Flores' is interested in emotional and interpersonal factors in depression.  Specifically, he has developed and tested a model of interpersonal emotion regulation, using experimental and daily diary methods, including the evaluation of emotional memory in interpersonal contexts.






Rachel Kolko, MA (Washington University).  Ms. Kolko's research interests include developing, refining and implementing empirically-supported treatments for obesity and eating disorders.  Specifically, she is interested in creating both in-person and on-line training programs that can be disseminated across diverse settings, and evaluating the sustainability of treatment implementation.