Interns, CRs, GAs, BASICS, & Trainees

CPS is also staffed by psychology interns, who are completing doctoral degrees from universities around the country, and trainees from the Clinical Psychology, Counselor Education, and Social Work departments on the OU Athens campus. CPS also has BASICS counselors, who are graduate students trained in alcohol and drug screening and intervention, as well as Counselors-in-Residence who include doctoral graduate students who live in the residence halls and provide outreach and crisis intervention to students on campus.


2013-2014 Doctoral Psychology Interns

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Joe Bennett received his Master of Arts degree in counseling and psychological services from Saint Mary's University in Minneapolis, MN in 2008.He is currently a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology.His previous clinical training experiences have been at residential treatment centers and in university counseling. His clinical interests include: serious and persistent mental illness and dual diagnosis, behavior change and motivational interviewing, anxiety and depressive disorders, developmental disabilities, health and wellness, stress management, and existential concerns. His therapeutic orientation is foundationally based in person-centered theory, but he also incorporates cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic treatment techniques in his work with clients.


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Bryan received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY and later earned his Master's degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA.He is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Urban Education with a specialty in Counseling Psychology from Cleveland State University.His clinical and research interests encompass the effects of trauma on behavior and his dissertation involves an analysis of the effects of witnessed violence on delinquency and the moderating influence of parental warmth and support on this relationship.He is also interested in multicultural issues in counseling. Bryan's approach to therapy is eclectic and includes cognitive behavioral, interpersonal process, and client-centered modalities.


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Kendra received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Wittenberg University.She then moved to Chicago where she obtained her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Kendra is currently finishing her final year of the doctoral program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.Her clinical interests include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, and body image concerns. Kendra approach to therapy is based primary on Cognitive-Behavioral theory with the integration of acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions.

Gerard Grigsby
J. Alex Reed
Bilge Sulak
Psychology/Counseling/Social Work Trainees
Heather Davis
Katie Kraft
Shawn Gorby
Akanksha Srivastav
Bilge Sulak
BASICS Counselors
Eve Giesey
Gerard Grigsby
J. Alex Reed

Past Predoctoral Psychology Interns

2012-2013 Predoctoral Psychology Interns
Melinda Honeycutt, M.A.
Johanna Malaret, M.A.
Amber Silverman, M.A.
2011-2012 Predoctoral Psychology Interns
Meghan Kean, M.A.
Matthew Kellar M.A.
Anna Stark. M.S.
2010-2011 Predoctoral Psychology Interns
Kristi Peterson
Brandi Pritchett
Sofie Shouse