Faculty and Staff

Director
Erica H. Wise, Ph.D., Clinical Professor and Director of Psychological Services

Clinic Manager
Dick Clark, MBA, MSIS

Graduate Student Therapists and Postdoctoral Fellow

Our Clinic is staffed by Ph.D. level psychologists and doctoral students in clinical psychology who work under the supervision of faculty supervisors. Our postdoctoral fellow for 2016-2017 is Kate Ramsdell, Ph.D. In addition, we offer training to a limited number of clinical social work masters students. As much as possible, we try to match patients to therapists and supervisors with particular skills and expertise. This helps us focus on your personal needs.

Adult Clinic

Director, Erica H. Wise, Ph.D., Clinical Professor and Director of Psychological Services
Dr. Wise is a Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina. She supervises and teaches cognitive behavioral psychotherapy with adults. Her professional interests include professional education and training and the integration of ethics, diversity, and self-care into academic and professional practice settings. She was the recipient of the 2013 Fifth Annual APA Ethics Committee Award for Outstanding Contributions to Ethics Education, and in 2014 she received an APA Presidential Citation for her work in social justice advocacy and self-care for psychologists. She enjoys supervising graduate students who are treating adult clients in the clinic.

Additional Adult Clinic Faculty Supervisors
Rosalind Abram, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Abram returns now to UNC having started her career as a psychologist at UNC Student Health Services. The years spent working with students as a psychotherapist, teacher and supervisor fostered an enduring interest in the personal and professional lives of young adults. The majority of Dr. Abram’s work-life has involved providing short and long-term psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. She is delighted to be able to offer supervision to advanced clinical psychology students in their work with therapy clients.

Anxiety Clinic

Director, Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Abramowitz is an Associate Professor of Psychology at UNC—Chapel Hill and a NC licensed and Board Certified Clinical Psychologist. He is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of anxiety and a leading researcher in the field, having published over 100 books, book chapters, and journal articles in the field.

Child and Family Clinic and Assessment Services

Director, Jen Kogos Youngstrom, Ph.D., Clinical Professor & Director of Child & Family Services
Dr. Jen Kogos Youngstrom is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Child and Family Services in Psychology, a Research Associate Professor in Psychiatry at UNC-Chapel Hill, and she is a Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina and Ohio. She conducts and supervises evidence based assessment practices as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems work, and she is an investigator on assessment and therapy effectiveness grants. In addition to supervising graduate students in the Child and Family clinic for assessment and therapy, she teaches and conducts research on transporting treatments into the community.

Additional Child and Family Clinic Faculty Therapy Supervisors
Andrea Hussong, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Center for Developmental Science
Dr. Andrea Hussong is a Professor of Psychology at UNC Chapel Hill and a licensed Psychologist in North Carolina. Her expertise is in the development of substance disorders, particularly in adolescents and high-risk youth such as children of alcoholic parents. She supervises students in the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy with children, adolescents and families in addition to her activities as a researcher and instructor. She is also initiating a study of an early prevention program designed to promote healthy development in preschool-aged children of alcoholic parents and their families.

Deborah Jones, Ph.D., Professor
Dr. Jones is a Professor of Psychology at UNC—Chapel Hill and a Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina. Dr. Jones is an expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy with children and adolescents, including parent-training for children with behavioral disorders and family therapy. In addition to supervising student therapists, Dr. Jones conducts workshops in the area to train professionals and parents in behavioral parent training techniques and has an active program of research on the health and well-being of children and families.

Eric Youngstom, Ph.D.
, Professor
Dr. Eric Youngstrom is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at UNC Chapel Hill and is a Licensed Psychologist in Ohio. He is an internationally recognized expert on pediatric bipolar disorder and a leading researcher in the field, having published over 100 peer reviewed book chapters and journal articles, and receiving grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Ohio Department of Mental Health as well as various foundations to conduct research in this area.

Couples Clinic

Director, Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D., Richard Lee Simpson Distiquished Professor of Psychology
Co-Director, Jennifer Kirby, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Baucom has been a pioneer in the development and evaluation of cognitive-behavioral couple therapy, which serves as the basis for treatment in the Clinic. He has developed and evaluated couple interventions for over thirty years.

Dr. Kirby has been involved in a wide variety of couple-based treatment programs, including interventions for individual psychopathology, health concerns, relationship distress, infidelity, and relationship education.

In addition to supervising therapists in the clinic, Drs. Baucom and Kirby conduct workshops to train other mental health professionals in couple therapy, develop and evaluate a wide variety of couple treatment programs, and, publish their findings with a commitment to providing treatment for couples that has been demonstrated to be effective.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Kate Ramsdell

Kate Ramsdell received her BA in Psychology from Hamilton College and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Virginia Tech. Kate’s graduate school research focused on posttraumatic stress in children and adults whereas her clinical interest was primarily in the assessment domain where she trained in multiple clinics performing psycho-educational assessments for children and adults. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center where she conducted assessments and treatment with children and adolescents. Currently, Kate’s interests include psychological assessment as well as supervision and training.