WPIC Welcomes Clinical Psychology Intern Class of 2018-2019

Front Row: Michele Levine, PhD (Co-Director), Andrea Wieckowski, Caroline Hoyniak, Karen Jakubowski
Back Row: Elizabeth Fyne (Administrator), Katherine Foster, Kathryn Fox, and Tina Goldstein, PhD (Co-Director)

The Clinical Psychology Internship program has welcomed a new class of talented students from across the country to Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. This year, more than 3,100 applicants were matched to internship positions in North America, and our pre-doctoral internship program attracts some of the most gifted students. The incoming class includes interns with a wide range of scientific and clinical interests (see below).
Co-directors of the internship program are Tina Goldstein, PhD, and Michele Levine, PhD, both Associate Professors of Psychiatry and Psychology. The program integrates research and clinical training, emphasizing empirically informed approaches to clinical work. The program is also recognized for the variety of clinical experiences it offers. Interns rotate within inpatient and outpatient settings and work with patients of all ages and their families. The robust research environment in the Department of Psychiatry also provides interns with numerous opportunities to pursue clinical research activities. 

Please join us as we welcome the following interns to Pittsburgh: 

Katherine Foster (University of Michigan)
Interests: Alcohol use disorders and the application of advanced statistical modeling to understand the associations between internalizing symptoms and alcohol use problems across the lifespan.

Kathryn Fox (Harvard University) 
Interests: Risk factors for the onset and maintenance of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors across development.     

Caroline Hoyniak (Indiana University-Bloomington) 
Interests: The neural underpinnings of self-regulatory development in children.  

Karen Jakubowski (University of Pittsburgh) 
Interests: The roles of trauma and sleep in the development of cardiovascular disease.  

Andrea Wieckowski (Virginia Tech) 
Interests: Applying a developmental social neuroscience perspective to understand emotional expression among with autism spectrum disorders.