Faculty and Staff
Jennifer S. Kirby, Ph.D.
Director of Clinic Operations and Training
Dr. Jennifer S. Kirby serves as the Director of Clinic Operations and Training. Dr. Kirby is a Clinical Professor in the UNC-CH Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, a Clinical Professor in the UNC-CH Department of Psychiatry, and is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of North Carolina. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, and trains and supervises graduate students, psychiatric residents, and professionals in individual and couple therapy using these treatment approaches. Dr. Kirby has participated in the development and evaluation of a number of relationship intervention programs from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. These have included working with couples who are experiencing eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, infidelity, health concerns such as breast cancer, and couples who are preparing for marriage.
Jen Kogos Youngstrom, Ph.D.
Director of Assessment and Child and Family Services
Director of Clinic Services
Dr. Jen Kogos Youngstrom is a Clinical Professor, Director of Clinic Services, and Director of Assessment in the UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. A Research Associate Professor in Psychiatry at UNC-Chapel Hill, she is also a Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina. 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.
Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor of Psychology
Director of Anxiety Clinic
Dr. Abramowitz is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience 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.
Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D.
Richard Lee Simpson Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Director of the Couples Clinic
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.
In addition to supervising therapists in the clinic, Dr. Baucom conducts workshops to train other mental health professionals in couple therapy, develop and evaluate a wide variety of couple treatment programs, and, publish findings with a commitment to providing treatment for couples that has been demonstrated to be effective.
Deborah Jones, Ph.D.
Dr. Jones is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience 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.
Rosalind Abram, Ph.D.
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.
Carolle Epstein serves as the Clinic Manager/Business Services Coordinator for the Community Psychology Clinics at Finley and Evergreen. With a background in administrative, development and customer service with prior positions within the public and private school systems, Carolle assists clinical graduate students as well as provides support for faculty and staff while working closely with department managers.
Emily Walsh, B.A.
Emily, she/her, serves as the Teaching Fellow for the Community Clinic. She is a third-year doctoral student in the UNC clinical psychology program working under the mentorship of Dr. Anna Bardone-Cone on research projects related to eating disorders and body image. She is passionate about diagnostic assessment, qualitative and community-based participatory research, and clinical work with adolescents and emerging adults.