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Kruti Patel

Kruti Patel

Graduate Student

Psychology

kp917611@ohio.edu


Currently on predoctoral internship

Year of Entry

Fall 2011

Program

Clinical Psychology

Adviser

Dr. Julie Suhr

Curriculum Vitae

Kruti D. Patel
Ohio University
200 Porter Hall
Athens, OH 45701
kp917611@ohio.edu

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, In Progress, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

  • Dissertation Title: MMPI-2-RF Empirical Correlates of Alliance and Treatment Engagement. Advisor: Julie A. Suhr, Ph.D.

Master of Science, Clinical Psychology, 2013, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

  • Masters Title: Neuropsychological Factors Associated with Useful Field of View. Advisor: Julie A. Suhr, Ph.D.

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2009, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • Honors Thesis Title: Is Visual Motor Integration Modular? Advisor: Karin Stromswold, M.D., Ph.D.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Advanced Clinical Practicum: Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic
Fall 2015 – Spring 2016.
Supervisor: Chantel Weisenmuller, Ph.D.

Activities
Conduct comprehensive intake assessments for the purpose of recommendation and clinical referral/consultation. Write integrated reports based on information obtained from both clinical interviews, standardized measures of personality, and cognitive functioning. Provide psychodiagnostic feedback to clients and provide consultation to receiving clinicians.

Clientele and Presenting Concerns
Students attending Ohio University or adults from the local Athens, OH community. Presenting concerns include depression, PTSD, anxiety, academic stressors and eating concerns.

Advanced Clinical Practicum: Ohio University Counseling and Consultation Services
Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
Supervisors: Becky Conrad Davenport, Ph.D. and Angela Harris, Psy.D.

Activities
Conduct group screenings for a process group. Co-facilitate a group therapy (Personal Exploration) session on a weekly basis (with Becky Conrad Davenport, Ph.D.). Receive weekly group supervision (Angela Harris, Psy.D.).

Clientele and Presenting Concerns
Undergraduate students attending Ohio University with various presenting concerns (anxiety, relationship concerns, depression, identity formation).
 
Advanced Clinical Practicum: Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic
Fall 2013 – Spring 2016
Supervisor: Julie Suhr, Ph.D. (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014), Chantel Weisenmuller, Ph.D. (Fall 2015- Spring 2016)

Activities
Conduct neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessments. Write an integrated report for each client based on information obtained from clinical interviews, standardized measures of personality, and cognitive functioning. Obtain medical and school records to inform diagnosis assessment. Provide psychodiagnostic feedback to clients.

Clientele and Presenting Concerns
Students attending Ohio University or adults from the local Athens, OH area. Presenting concerns revolved around diagnoses of the following disorders: ADHD, learning disorder, or dementia.

Psychology Trainee: Echoing Meadows Residential
Summer 2012 – Spring 2016 Supervisor: Beverly Williams, Ph.D.

Activities
Conduct individual therapy and administer tests of intelligence. Write brief and integrated reports. Work closely with other mental health professionals.

Clientele and Presenting Concerns
Residents that have been diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability and comorbid mental illness (ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, anxiety, depression). Therapy involves checking in with client and providing brief therapy at the appropriate intellectual level.

Traineeship: The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Services
January 2015 – July 2015
Supervisors: Jeeseon Park-Saltzman, Ph.D.; Kipp Pietrantonio, Ph.D.; Samuel Beasley, M.A.

Activities
Provided individual therapy for graduate and undergraduate students. Conducted phone triage screenings. Participated in Graduate Professional Seminars involving didactic training, case consultation, and case presentations. Received weekly clinical supervision.

Clientele and Presenting Concerns
Undergraduate and graduate students attending The Ohio State University. Presenting concerns included depression, anxiety, academic stress, relationship conflicts, eating and body image concerns, identity formation, and spiritual/religious conflict.

Traineeship: Health Recovery Services
September 2014 – March 2015 Supervisor: Joe Gay, Ph.D.

Activities
Provided court-mandated counseling services at an outpatient treatment center in Athens, OH. Co-facilitated group therapy (Anxiety Management group and Substance Use and Comorbid Mental Illness group) and provided individual therapy. Developed and implemented an individualized treatment plan. Worked collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team, including the legal system.

Clientele and Presenting Concerns
Adults from the rural Athens, OH community. Court-ordered to be assessed and/or seek treatment for substance use. All clients were dealing with chemical dependency. Many diagnosed with comorbid mental illness (PTSD, anxiety, depression)

Clinical Practicum: Ohio University Psychology and Social Work Clinic
Fall 2012 – Summer 2014.
Supervisors: Justin Weeks, Ph.D. (Fall 2012 - Summer 2013; Spring 2014),
Jonathan Mosko, Ph.D. (Fall 2013), and Chantel Weisenmuller, Ph.D. (Summer 2014)

Activities
Provided counseling at an outpatient clinic offering adult therapy services. Participated in weekly individual and group supervision meetings. Conducted intake assessment interviews and provided diagnostic feedback to clients. Developed and implemented individualized treatment plans in collaboration with clients. Conducted individual therapy for a variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, eating disorder, and relationship difficulties.

Clientele and Presenting Concerns
Ohio University students and members of the surrounding community. Presenting concerns included depression, anxiety (social anxiety, generalized anxiety), OCD, eating concerns, relationship difficulties, anger management, adult ADHD, identity formation.

Research Specialist: University Behavioral Healthcare, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
July 2009 – July 2011
Supervisor: Steven Silverstein, Ph.D.

Activities
Conducted structured interviews to assess diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia and possible comorbid other mental illnesses. Managed data and recruitment for this site’s research participation in multi-site study on effect of a hormone on the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Revise and submit IRB material. Closely worked with psychiatrists, nurses and case managers for participant recruitment.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

Patel, K., Bryant, A., Menatti, A., Howell, A., Morgan, B., Cook, C. Lee, E., Buelow, M., Clark, R., Suhr (2015, November). MMPI-2-RF profiles in malingered ADHD: does reason for malingering matter? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Austin, TX.

Lee, E., Clark, R., Buelow, M., Patel, K., Cook, C., Morgan, B., Howell, A., Menatti, A., Bryant, A., Suhr, J. (2015, November). Malingered ADHD on the CAARS: do reasons for malingering matter? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Austin, TX.

Bryant, A., Lee, E., Howell, A., Morgan, B., Cook, C., Patel, K., Menatti, A., Clark, R., Buelow, M., Suhr, J. (2015, November). Malingered functional impairment in the context of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a simulation study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Austin, TX.

Cook, C., Patel, K., Menatti, A., Kinzer, A., McInerney, K., & Suhr, J. (2015, February). Hypertension and driving risk: Neuropsychological ability as mediator. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Patel, K., McInerney, K. F., Demireva, P., Brady, N., McAvoy, D., Suhr, J. (2014, February). Gender differences in neuropsychological predictors of driving hazard perception. Presented at International Neuropsychological Society 42nd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

Patel, K.D., Demireva, P., McInerney, K. F., Suhr, J.A. (2013, June). Prevalence of MCI in Normal Aging Sample and Driving Crash Risk. Poster presented at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Chicago, IL.

Patel, K. D., Suhr, J.A. (2013, June). Raw versus Demographically Corrected Test Scores as Predictors of Driving Ability. Poster presented at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Chicago, IL.

Patel, K., McInerney, K. F., Demireva, P., Suhr, J. (2013, November). Longitudinal Assessment of Neuropsychological Predictors for Driving Risk Prediction. Poster presented at National Academy of Neuropsychology, Nashville, TN.

Patel, K., Suhr, J. (2013, November). False Positive Rates of Effort Index vs. Effort Scale in Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status. Poster presented at National Academy of Neuropsychology, Nashville, TN.

Patel, K., Suhr, J., Demireva, P., McInerney, K. (2012, April). Neuropsychological Correlates of Useful Field of View. Poster presented at Midwest Neuropsychological Group, Dayton, OH.

Stromswold, K., Patel, K., Rosenthal, M. & Molnar, D. (2011 March). Genetic and Environmental Factors in Visual Motor Integration. Symposium conducted at the Eastern Psychological Association in Cambridge, MA.

Patel, K. D., All, S. D., Sohnle, S., Ross, M. A., & Silverstein, S. M. (2011 February). Feasible implementation of a computer-based cognitive enhancement group for very old adults in assisted living. Poster presented at International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

AFFILIATIONS

American Psychological Association Student Affiliate with APAGS
Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of Ohio University Graduate Student Senate - Student Comprehensive Exam Representative Fall 2015 – Spring 2016
Member of Ohio University Graduate Student Senate - Student Admissions Chair Fall 2012- Spring 2014

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor of Record: PSY 2710 Abnormal Psychology
Department of Psychology, Ohio University Fall 2014; Fall 2015

  • Create lectures and present material for case study and lecture-based course designed to give a broad overview of the field of abnormal psychology
  • Topics include: paradigms used to understand psychopathology, assessment, diagnostic approaches, disorders as defined by the DSM-5, and legal and ethical considerations
  • Evaluate student performance, provide feedback and assign grades
  • Class size ranged from 35 – 40 undergraduate students from a variety of majors

Teaching Assistant (Ohio University – Athens, 2011 – 2015)
PSY 2110 Statistics for Behavioral Science
PSY 3420 Psychology of Adult and Aging
PSY 2410 Child and Adolescent Psychology
PSY 2720 Psychology of Personality

REFERENCES

Julie A. Suhr, Ph.D. Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology
200 Porter Hall
Ohio University Athens, OH 45701
suhr@ohio.edu 740-593-1091

Jeeseon Park-Saltzman, Ph.D., Psychologist
Practicum Coordinator Counseling & Consultation Service
4th Floor, Younkin Success Center
1640 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
park-saltzman.1@osu.edu

Chantel Weisenmuller, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology & Social Work Clinic
002 Porter Hall
Ohio University
614-292-5766
Athens, OH 45701
weisenmu@ohio.edu 740-597-1251


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