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Interns, CRs, BASICS, and 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.

2019-2020 Training Cohorts

Predoctoral Psychology Interns

Amanda Knapp, M.S.

Amanda completed her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England. She is a doctoral intern at Ohio University’s Counseling and Psychological Services for the current academic year as part of her ongoing doctorate degree. Amanda has clinical experience at university counseling centers and enjoys working with students around various stressors and life choices. Her approach to clinical work is mainly integrative, as she strives to tailor the work to best suit her individual client’s needs. Amanda views the therapeutic alliance as centrally important to change and insight, and aims to create a therapeutic space where clients feel understood, safe, and welcomed. In her free time, Amanda enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, and cooking.

Kristen Reser, M.A.

Kristen completed her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Dayton. She is currently a doctoral intern at OU Counseling and Psychological Services for the 2019-2020 academic year as she completes her doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Kristen has experience working with college-age students across a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, perfectionism, and identity development. Her primary approach to therapy is person-centered, while incorporating interpersonal facets and techniques from ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). She believes in fostering a safe and collaborative environment with clients in order to help them meet personal goals and feel empowered. In her free time, Kristen enjoys reading, writing, crochet, and tending to her ever-growing collection of tropical plants.

Lindsay Watts, M.A.

Lindsay completed her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.  She is currently a doctoral intern at OU for the 2019-2020 academic year as she continues working towards her doctorate degree.  As a therapist, Lindsay uses a person-centered approach to counseling, while incorporating interpersonal and cognitive behavioral techniques.  She believes that humans are driven to connect and from that framework, supports clients in goals that foster better relationships with themselves and with others.  Lindsay aims to work collaboratively with students around their needs, while building a strong therapeutic relationship that is safe, empathic, and empowering.  She has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including a community trauma clinic, a residential eating disorder program, and a college counseling center.  Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, hiking, and cooking new recipes.  Lindsay also loves listening to music and sings shamelessly, but badly, most mornings in her car on the way to campus. 


Clinical Counselor Graduate Assistants

  • Devyn Savitsky
  • Madeline Stevens

BASICS Graduate Assistants

  • Hilary Sickles
  • Brandon Tomlinson


  • Daniel Amparbeng
  • Chelsea Hustus
  • Devyn Savitsky

Clinical Psychology/Counselor Education/Social Work Trainees

  • Kasey Arrowood
  • AnnMarie Huet
  • Kate Kolnogorova
  • Lorraine Koobokile
  • Sean Stumbo

Past Fellows

2017-2018 Fellows

  • Nathan Sainsbury, Psy.D.

  • Brock Schludecker, Psy.D.

2016-2017 Fellow

  • Lauren Ranney, Psy.D.

Past Predoctoral Psychology Interns

2018-2019 Predoctoral Psychology Interns

  • Shamima Akhter, M.A.
  • Marque Griggs, M.A.
  • Briana Weisner, M.S.

2017-2018 Predoctoral Psychology Intern

  • Sierra Garthwaite, M.A.

2016-2017 Predoctoral Psychology Interns

  • Michelle Barron-Wearsch, M.Ed.
  • Lindsay Donofrio, M.A.

2015-2016 Predoctoral Psychology Interns

  • Bradford Meyers, M.A.
  • Lauren Ranny, M.S.
  • Alex Rowell, M.A.

2014-2015 Predoctoral Psychology Interns

  • Paul Carbajal, M.A.
  • Elisabeth Knauer-Turner, M.S.
  • Mitch Powers, M.A.

2013-2014 Predoctoral Psychology Interns

  • Joe Bennett, M.A.
  • Bryan Conrad, M.S.
  • Kendra Mathys, M.A.

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