About Us

The Psychology Internship Program is led by Co-Directors, Tina Goldstein, PhD and Michele Levine, PhD. Administrative support is provided by Elizabeth Fyne.

Clinical Psychology Internship Co-Directors Drs. Tina Goldstein & Michele Levine

Dr. Goldstein is a licensed psychologist and The Pittsburgh Foundation Endowed Professor of Psychiatry Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She also serves as the Director of the NIMH-funded postdoctoral training program in child mental health, Director of Psychotherapy Training in Pediatric Mood Disorders, and Co-Director of the Services for Teens at Risk (STAR) Center and Child and Adolescent Bipolar Spectrum Services (CABS). Dr. Goldstein’s clinical and research interests focus on understanding the etiology and treatment for youth with, and at-risk for, mood disorders and suicide, with a particular focus on pediatric bipolar disorder. 

Dr. Levine is a licensed psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry,  Psychology, and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on the health and mental health of individuals during pregnancy and the postpartum period. For example, ongoing research is designed to increase our understanding of perinatal mood and eating problems,  and to develop and evaluate interventions to promote wellness and decrease cardiovascular disease risk in an effort to address health disparities across the preconception, prenatal and postpartum periods. Together with Dr. Goldstein, she directs the NIMH-funded postdoctoral training program for clinical psychologists and is involved in the training and clinical supervision of graduate students and other postdoctoral trainees. 


Psychology Internship Class of 2023


Iulia BanicaIulia Banica (McGill University)
Interests: Neural markers of risk for anxiety and depressive disorders



SStephanie Goncalvestefanie Goncalves (George Mason University)
Interests: Neural mechanisms of affect and substance in use in adolescents



April HighlanderApril Highlander (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
Interests: Mechanisms of externalizing disorders and risk factors related to disparities in care



Shabnam HosseinShabnam Hossein (Emory University)
Interests: Network neuroscience and computational psychiatry




Danielle Iverson-ChapaDanielle Iverson-Chapa (University of Kansas)
Interests: Ecological momentary assessment of behavioral factors linked to eating disorder