Fall 2019 Psychology Alumni Bios
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xAbriannaBarcaAssistant Director for Identity & Access Management, DoITBA Psychology, MBA UW-MadisonAfter graduating from UW-Madison with my B.A. in psychology, I didn't know what I wanted to do with my degree (and still don't know what I want to do when I "grow up"). I went to work for Epic as a Corporate Trainer and loved having the opportunity to help adult learners including customers, consultants, and new employees learn how to use and customize Epic Software. Additionally, I got to travel to the UK for a few months to work with the NHS to train and set up their training environment. After being recruited for a role at UW-Madison, I made the decision to come back to campus and work for DoIT. In the last 4.5 years at DoIT, I have had three different jobs and completed my MBA at the Wisconsin School of Business while working full-time. My current position is interim Assistant Director of Identity and Access Management where I work with a great team to radically change how we make our systems interoperable at UW-Madison. I'm often asked if I wished I pursued something in line with my major, and my response is always the same: I did - I use my psychology major every single day to think about how to motivate my team, teach folks new skills, and be a successful leader.
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XLisaBeauclaireRecruiting Manager at Frontier CommunicationsBA Psychology & Sociology, Masters of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch UniversityLisa's role as Recruiting Manager at Frontier Communications involves developing relationships within the community and leveraging marketing tools to proactively source candidates and develop pools of diverse and high quality talent. Lisa's education includes a degree from University of Wisconsin - Madison, BA in Psychology & Sociology, and a Masters of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University, as well as a SHRM Certified-Professional designation in Human Resources.
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xTheresa BednarekClinical Associate Manager, Journey Mental Health Crisis UnitBA Psychology and Social Work; MSSW, Social Work, UW-MadisonAfter graduating with my bachelors degree in social work and psychology, I worked in a treatment group home for teenage girls until deciding to return to pursue my masters degree. My focus in grad school was youth and school social work leading me to work in various schools in Michigan, California and Wisconsin. When I was not employed in the schools, I focused my work in either medical social work or inpatient psych. It was my work on the psych unit at St Mary's that sparked my passion for suicide prevention and work with consumers who are affected by severe and persistent mental illness. My path led me to the VA then to Journey Mental Health while always juggling a second job which is currently at Meriter ER. I specialize in community connections fostering strong relationships with Dane County partners.
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xDaveDillOwner, David Dill ProductionsBA PsychologyDave plans, produces, and/or books entertainment for a diverse group of clients. Events include corporate holiday parties, picnics, weddings, and festivals. Recent clients & events have included Madison Family Eve, Promega Corporation, Summit Credit Union, Brakebush Brothers, U.W. Dept. of Dermatology, The Great American Lobster Festival @ Fiserv Forum, Garding Against Cancer @ The Kohl Center. He specializes in unique entertainment, e.g. living statues, game shows, Tesla coils, aerial/unicycle bartenders, a living red carpet, reptile shows, and a portable zip line, but also books casino nights, bands, DJs and many other attractions.
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xSarah
Golla (Seibold)
Academic Advisor, UW-MadisonBA Psychology and Social Welfare 2011 & MSW Social Work-Mental Health 2015 from UW-MadisonSarah has been an Academic/Career Advisor serving students at UW-Madison for almost five years- the first three of those with College of L&S undergraduates, and one year with MSW and undergrad students in Social Work. She loves being able to use her Psych and Social Work background- employing a counseling approach in student interactions. Her professional interest is in holistic academic and career counseling with young adults in a university setting. As an undergraduate, she earned her BA with Psych and Social Welfare majors in 2011. For a year after graduating, she worked as an Intake Specialist in Admissions at Rogers Behavioral Health- a mental health facility near Milwaukee helping individuals get treatment for depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders and substance use concerns in inpatient, day treatment, intensive outpatient, and residential settings. After this gap year, she then completed her Masters in Social Work at UW-Madison in 2015 with a focus in mental health. As a part of this program she took part in a clinical graduate internship at Journey Mental Health, and there she had the opportunity to provide outpatient psychotherapy to a caseload of clients with substance use, trauma, mood, psychosis, and anxiety concerns. While in her Master’s program- she worked at an outpatient group mental health practice providing support to psychiatrists and their clients, and as a TA facilitating Social Work discussion sections in a class on human development.
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xErinJonaitisBiostatistician (Associate Scientist), Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, UW SMPHBA, Psychology & Music, Case Western Reserve University 2001; PhD, Psychology, UW-Madison 2008; MS, Statistics, UW-Madison 2014Erin is a biostatistician at the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute. After earning her PhD in psychology in 2008, Erin spent a year working as a science policy fellow at the National Science Foundation, where she discovered that she loved working with data and didn't much care what it was about. She returned to Wisconsin in 2009 and began working as a biostatistician for the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, a job she loved so much that she returned to school in 2011 for further study in statistics, rejoining WAI in 2017. She has also worked as a statistician in academic administration (UW SMPH Medical Education Office) and clinical research (Frontier Science).
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xTaylorKeatonClinical Research Coordinator, Cancer Center Medical College of WIBS Psychology, 2016After working at Rogers Memorial Hospital as a Residential Counselor I realized that I missed doing research, which lead me to my current position. I started out at the Medical College of WI as a clinical research associate (CRA) which entailed mainly data entry. From there I was promoted to where I am now, a clinical research coordinator (CRC). I work in the Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office on the Hematology team. Within our department we have both CRAs and CRCs on numerous teams including bone marrow transplant/cellular therapy, early phase, breast, GI/GU, solid tumor, and regulatory. Each of us work very closey with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and best of all, the patients! Some of my job duties entail consenting and enrolling patients to clinical trials, ensuring patients are eligbile for trial, reviewing patients lab results for treatment, coordinating schedules and treatment plans, reviewing and ensuring everyone is adhering to protocols and treatment plans, coordinating multiple studies at once, data entry, and patient care. Cancer affects almost everyone in some way or another so this job has been truly rewarding. I see patients on some of the worst days of their lives but they remain courageous, strong, hopeful and thankful. My long term goal is to obtain my PhD in psychology, however I felt I needed more research experience before applying and this job has truly given me that!
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xHannahKimyonNational Accounts Manager, ABODOBA, (Psychology and Spanish UW-Madison 2013)After working for nearly 6 years as the Director of Marketing at a property management/real estate development company in Madison, I recently joined the ABODO Team as the National Accounts Manager. With a background in market research, brand development, and advertising in the multifamily housing industry, my job is now to build long lasting relationships with key clients of this venture-funded technology company by helping them better understand and market to their target customers. My love for understanding the subconscious fears, desires, and motivations that drive human behavior helps me every day when it comes to understanding consumer behavior, communicating with others effectively, and simply being a more empathetic human being.
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xKurt KlombergDodge County District AttorneyPsychology, Zoology, Biological Aspects of Conservation, UW-Madison 1997; M.S. Psychology, UW-Madison, 1999; J.D. Wisconsin Law School, 2002Professionally, Kurt has worked as a State Criminal Prosecutor in Kenosha, Marathon and Dodge Counties. In 2010 he was appointed to be the District Attorney of Dodge County. In November 2012 he was elected to a second term and a third in 2016. Kurt is seeking election to a fourth term next year. As District Attorney, Kurt manages a government law office consisting of 5 attorneys and 9 support staff. The Office is responsible for all criminal prosecutions for the State of Wisconsin that relate to offenses committed in Dodge County. Kurt has personally prosecuted 5000-7000 cases for the State of Wisconsin since 2002 and as District Attorney has supervised the prosecutions of 9000-12,000 additional cases since 2010. Kurt also is active in the statewide Wisconsin District Attorney’s Association and will be President of the organization starting in 2020, in that capacity he works to improve Wisconsin’s criminal law and criminal procedure.
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xPamela LanoDirector of Training and Program Integrity at FamilyPath Autism Services, LLC and Clinical Consultant to Wisconsin Department of Health ServicesPhD, Developmental Psychology, UW-MadisonI am a developmental psychologist specializing in the areas of autism and social-communicative delays. I have spent 20 years training parents, professionals, and paraprofessionals to use evidence-based strategies to promote communication and learning in children with autism. In my work as Training Director at two different pediatric outpatient mental health clinics, I have developed multi-level training programs for all levels of clinical staff, to promote clinical quality, staff advancement, and staff retention. Because we employ so many young people, I've used a TED-Talk mindset and my mad video editing skills to create an array of training videos that are matched the learning preferences of the population we're training. I have also been actively engaged in advocacy and public policy development through my role as an appointed member of the Governor's Autism Council, and for the past 5 years, have served as a clinical consultant to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Initially, I served as a content expert to help the department develop a behavioral treatment benefit consistent with best-practice standards for the Medicaid program. Now, I assist with monitoring the performance of that benefit, supporting stakeholder engagement and collaboration across a range of benefits, and serving as a primary liaison for community outreach and education about aspects of the Wisconsin Medicaid program. It's been especially gratifying to help create more member-centric messaging for the Medicaid program. Through all my professional experiences, my personal mission is always to ensure that I am having a positive impact on the lives of children and families by ensuring access to needed supports and equipping them to live their best lives.
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xFisnikLumaniTalent Acquisition Consultant II at UW Credit UnionBA in Psychology, Masters of Science in Organizational Development (currently pursuing)I graduated with a BA in Psychology from UW-Madison in 2017. During my senior year of undergrad, I had the opportunity to work part-time as an HR Intern with UW Credit Union in Madison. Upon graduation, I was offered a full-time professional role as a Talent Management Consultant. My role at that time was similar to an HR Generalist position; I was responsible for recruitment & staffing, and serving as an HR business partner. My responsibilities in recruitment were to work with hiring managers across the organization and develop strategic sourcing plans to fill vacant positions and new staff additions. I also was responsible for administering our Applicant Tracking System (ATS), and managing our recruitment analytics and reports. On the other hand, as an HR business partner, I worked closely with several department managers to ensure they were equipped with the tools and resources to effectively do their jobs and to support their team from a developmental standpoint. UWCU has experienced major growth over the years, specifically in 2017 & 2018! As a result, our HR department almost doubled in size in mid-2018 which led to the creation of three functional areas – Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, and Total Rewards. I was presented with a unique opportunity to be a consultant on either the Talent Acquisition or Talent Development teams. I decided to pursue Talent Acquisition, and ended up being the only existing HR member on that team. Since then, I have welcomed and trained 4 new team members (including my manager). My responsibilities have shifted to support staffing needs of the entire organization with an emphasis on higher level recruitment and strategy. My current role also includes recommending and supporting process improvement projects which lead to automatization and enhance the candidate experience. Looking forward to chatting more!
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xRossLuoNeuroscience Ph.D Student, UW Madison; Former research specialist, Waisman CenterBS, Psychology & Pre-Health, UW- Madsion, 2014Ross Luo is a Ph.D Student in the Neuroscience Training Program at UW Madison. Ross graduated with BS in psychology and completed the pre-health curriculum in 2014. Following graduation, he joined the Wisconsin Twin Project as a research coordinator for a large pediatric neuroimaging study. Since 2014, he coordinated and led the recruitment of over 400 identical and fraternal twins, administered cognitive tasks, ran MRI study visits, and performed imaging data processing. He is familiar with the employment options and considerations for international student graduates. In 2019, he started his Ph.D education to further pursue a career as a researcher. His current research focuses on disentangling the genetic and environmental contributions to brain structure using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and how it can inform us about psychopathology. Aided by his diverse background and undergraduate research experience offered by the psychology department, Ross expanded his current research horizon to include the fields of Psychiatry, Medical Physics, Radiology, and Biostatistics. Outside of work, Ross is a Hoofer Sailing Club member and an enthusiastic heavy keelboat skipper on Lake Medota.
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MarkMenzelManaging Director of Marketing, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni AssociationJBA (Psychology and Journalism, with emphasis in Advertising and PR)Mark is currently the Senior Managing Director of Marketing at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA). His 20+ years of experience is split between working for a variety of advertising and promotions agencies and supporting alumni relations, development and engagement efforts for the WFAA. Mark received his BA from UW in 1997 with a degree in Journalism and Psychology. Immediately following, he moved to Chicago, working as an account executive at different agencies with a heavy focus on consumer package goods and the beverage industry. Mark moved back to Madison in 2002 and in 2005 joined the marketing department at the Wisconsin Alumni Association. In his role, Mark leads a team whose purpose is to create approaches and solutions for developing and executing marketing strategy. He helps to identify and understand target audiences and conducts analysis on markets to develop segmented list criteria for communications. He works collaboratively with designers and writers to create marketing materials, while ensuring all pieces are in alignment with strategies and appropriately reflect the brand. Mark is also responsible for the design, implementation and analysis of primary marketing research done for both in-house and campus-partner research initiatives aimed at better understanding alumni audiences and to more effectively communicate with them.
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AltheaMillerGrants and Education Coordinator, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses AssociationBA, Psychology; MS, Multicultural EducationAlthea René Miller-Sims is an educator, advocate, and multi-genre artist who prides herself in the powerful meaning of her first name, which – derived from the Greek language – means "healing.” In an effort to live up to her name, she employs art as a pedagogical tool and change agent, endeavoring to encourage psychological and emotional healing, as well as the advancement of various social justice initiatives. In 2012, Althea earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she focused on developmental and clinical psychology with an added emphasis on the genesis, proliferation, and manifestations stereotypes, prejudice, and stigma. In 2014, she returned to UW-Madison as a master’s student to study Multicultural Education under the guidance of Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings. Nicknamed a “Champion of Multicultural Education,” Althea can teach and train across subjects and the lifespan. From 2016-2018, she served as the Education Specialist in the Department of Integrative Biology in the Introductory Biology 151/153-152 sequence of courses, where she worked with course coordinators and instructors to “enact a ‘pedagogy for the people’ wherein instructors, course coordinators, teaching assistants, and support staff work together to ensure the equitable success of all students.” She currently serves as the Grants and Education Coordinator at the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, where she supports educational efforts of cardiovascular nurses and their patients.
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TomMisfeldtAttorney, Weld Riley S.C.BA, Psychology; JD, UW-Madison 1974I began law school right after graduation from UW Madison in 1968, was drafted out of law school, but did not go into service. I worked as a claims representative for an insurance company in Milwaukee for 3 1/2 years and then returned to law school at UW Madison in the fall of 1971. I graduated in 1974. Since graduation, I worked as a trial lawyer in Racine for 3 1/2 years and have been in Eau Claire since then. While I have a general trial practice, I have specialized in representing plaintiffs who have been injured in accidents and also defend personal injury lawsuits for insurance companies. I retired from the full-time practice of law at the end of 2016, but I conitnue to handle personal injury cases with Weld Riley.
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JeanetteOsbornManager of Utilization Review, Rogers Memorial HospitalBA, PsychologyI started at Rogers Memorial Hospital one month after graduating with my bachelor’s in psychology as a psychiatric technician, providing direct patient care on the Odyssey unit, which was a long-term inpatient care unit for court-ordered adolescents from the state of Indiana. About a year later, in 2001, I became an Intake Specialist in the Admissions Department, where my responsibilities included screening potential patients, checking insurance benefits and obtaining insurance authorization for admissions, and coordinating admissions to RMH programs. In 2002, I became a Patient Care Specialist in the utilization review department, where I worked with the treatment teams of various RMH programs, including inpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization programs for adults and adolescents with general mental health issues, eating disorders, alcohol and drug issues, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, to ensure quality patient care and cost-quality outcomes. In 2006, I became the Intake Lead of the RMH Oconomowoc campus, providing leadership in both the admissions and utilization review departments, and assisting the Admissions Manager in the day-to-day operations of both departments. Finally, in 2013, the admissions and utilization review departments were separated, and I am now the Manager of Utilization Review for Rogers, overseeing the UR department at our various locations.
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xAlyssaPon-FranklinSchool Counselor, Oregon High SchoolBA in Psychology and Spanish from UW-Madison, 2012; M.Ed. in Educational Psychology (School Counseling), UW-Milwaukee, 2016; Certificate in Multicultural Knowledge of Mental Health PracticesAs an undergraduate at UW-Madison, I double majored in psychology and Spanish, spending a semester abroad in Sevilla, Spain. During my senior year, I worked for Dr Martha Alibali’s Cognitive Development and Communication lab, where I worked with a post-doctoral student on a study about diagram usage in math problems. I graduated from UW in May 2012, and I worked for four years at Rogers Memorial Hospital as an intake specialist, care advocate, and admissions coordinator. Through that experience, I determined that I wanted to pursue a career within the world of education. I graduated in 2016 with my Masters in School Counseling through UW-Milwaukee, with a certificate in Multicultural Knowledge and Practice. I currently work as one of three school counselors at Oregon High School (just south of Madison). I am an advisor for our Social Justice Union, Multicultural Student Union, and Gender-Sexuality Alliance. I love using my counseling skills and Spanish fluency to be proactive about developing relationships with students so they don't slip through the cracks and helping them develop resilience to face life's challenges.Outside of work, I play in pit orchestras for local theatre, stage manage through the Bartell Theatre, and am on the board of Angel's Wish (cat adoption center).
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XAndyQuackenbushStudy Abroad AdvisorBS Psychology, Certificate in Classics; MS Counseling (UW-Madison)After working in Yuri Miyamoto's Culture and Cognition Lab, Andy was a participant on the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme, a classroom teaching assistant program run through the Japanese Ministry of Education. He spent two years teaching at the elementary and junior high level in a rural town in Japan's Tohoku (northeast) region. Andy completed a MS through the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has also completed practicums in college student counseling at UHS Mental Health Services. During his graduate program he served as a graduate assistant for International Academic Programs (IAP), UW-Madison's study abroad office. After graduation, he was hired as an advisor by IAP, and currently advises students and manages UW-Madison study abroad programs in Europe and Asia.
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XLauraRaicu PradoDoctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology (WSPP), school guidance counselor (Catholic Charities)M.S. in Clinical Psychology, M.A. in Teaching, B.A. in Psychology and English-Creative WritingLaura is a third year doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology in Milwaukee as well as a guidance counselor at a private elementary school in the Madison area. She is currently earning clinical hours at a community mental health center and at a medical clinic, and she has also interned at the Milwaukee VA and a residential group home for women with substance use disorders. She has a particular interest in working with older adults, underserved and vulnerable populations, and individuals experiencing climate-change related psychological distress. Prior to entering the mental health field, Laura was a high school English teacher in the Chicago area.
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XMaureenRickmanPsychologist, Psychiatric Services, S.C.BS, Neuroscience, PhD in Clinical Psychology, UW-MadisonMaureen D. Rickman, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice with Psychiatric Services, S.C., in Madison. Dr. Rickman received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her thesis supervisor was Dr. Richard Davidson. She published several research articles on the psychobiology of temperament, anxiety and depression, and was the recipient of an NIMH research award before shifting her focus to clinical work. Her current work is broad-based and includes psychological testing and assessment, consultation, and direct treatment of individuals, children and families. She has been developing her expertise in testing for ADHD, and in the integration of mindfulness with cognitive-behavioral therapy. Her practice derives from the ‘scientist-practitioner’ model wherein the art of clinical intervention is informed by psychological science, so she is never bored because she is always trying to keep up with the latest research news..
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XKristinScheelerInformation Specialist, The Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyBA Psychology, MS Social WorkI earned a BA in psychology from UW-Madison in 2001. I went to work for American Girl for two years, working for American Girl Magazine and as an executive adminstrative assistant. My interest was in working in the field of mental health, however, and I was told I could do that with a Master's in Social Work. Once I started the MSSW program at UW-Madison, which I graduated from in 2005, I fell in love with geriatrics, end-of-life issues, ethics, and medical social work. I ultimately worked as a community case manager for older adults, as a social worker in a hospice program, as an oncology social worker at UW Hospital and Clinics, and now for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, where I serve blood cancer and bone marrow transplant patients on a national hotline as an Information Specialist for the Information Resource Center and volunteer in the social media program for the Association of Oncology Social Work. I participate on an international nine-person Consumer Advocacy Committee with the Center for International Bone Marrow Transplant Research. There are so many possibilities for direct one-on-one client contact, research, teaching, writing and committee work with a MSW!
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X JenniferSlugaPsychotherapist, Madison Vet CenterBS, Psychology; MS Counseling from UW-Whitewater; NCC, LPC, SACI joined the Army at the age of 17. After completing a year of college I was deployed for 18 months. It was during this experience that I learned I wanted to pursue a career that allowed me to help others and understand human behavior as a whole. During my undergrad I became a peer advisor during SOAR as well as in the psychology department. I also worked in the cognitive research lab at the veterans' hospital. I then graduated from UW-Madison in 2010, with a psychology major. I was then asked to continue working as an academic advisor on campus. This strengthened my thoughts of wanting to be able to work further in the mental health area. I chose to go to UW-Whitewater's Counseling Masters Program because of its credentials of being CACREP. I currently work for the Veterans Health Administration at the Madison Vet Center and work with veterans and their family members.I work with a many veterans who are dealing with mental health issues that include complex traumas and many with sexual trauma. I currently hold the following licensures:NCC (National Certified Counselor), LPC (Licensed Practicing Counselor), SAC (Substance Abuse Counselor) and am a consultant in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.
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xRyanTobiaszCounseling Department Chair, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington DCBS Psychology and Behavioral Science & Law 2002 from UW-Madison; MA Forensic Psychology 2005 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; PsyD in Clinical Psychology 2007 from The Chicago School of Professional PsychologyDr. Tobiasz is the Deparment Chair of the Forensic Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Clinical Mental Health Couneling Programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington DC. Prior to his move to the east coast, he served as a Psychological Associate within the Wisconsin Department of Corrections at several maximum security institutions. Dr. Tobiasz’s primary research interest includes best evidence-based practice for individuals with schizophrenia, with an emphasis on Illness Management and Recovery in correctional facilities to provide mental health care for those with severe mental illness. Dr. Tobiasz has given numerous professional presentations and has trained correctional staff members on such topics as suicide prevention, ethical dilemmas within correctional facilities, cultural competency, and working with mentally ill offenders. He serves as a consultant and has appeared in the Reelz cable network series Copycat Killers.
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XVickiTrebianPresident/CEO, ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc.Bachelor of Science, majors in Psychology and Social Welfare; Master of Science, Criminal Justice AdministrationVicki completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a double major in Psychology and Social Welfare. She completed her Masters Degree at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville with a major in Criminal Justice Administration. Vicki has been a State of Wisconsin certified Social Worker since 1992. She has been with ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc. since 1990 in a variety of different roles. She started her career in one of the ATTIC’s residential programs which is also a certified alcohol and drug treatment program. Vicki was part of the start up of the Dane County’s Drug Court program as it began in 1996 as a pilot program under federal grant funding. Over the years, she has helped Counties develop jail alternative programs to help alleviate their jail crowding issues. She has assisted with the development of other treatment programs for community corrections in response to requests form the Department of Corrections, Bureau of Prisons or Divison of Adult Institutions.
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AndreaVogelCounseling Psychologist, Codirector of The Eating Disorder Support NetworkCounseling Psychology PhDDr. Andrea Vogel's practice of psychotherapy has been informed by over 15 years of clinical work and research addressing people of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds who are experiencing a range of life concerns and mental health problems. Her practice is geared toward working collaboratively with her clients and community, schools and medical providers. Dr. Vogel's clinical and research experience allow her to practice culturally relevant, individualized evaluation and psychotherapy to teens and adults utilizing strenth based treatment models integrating psychodynamic, in-sight oriented and cognitive-behavioral treatment strategies. She specializes in working with people experiencing heightened concerns with food, weight and body image, eating disorders, self-injurious behavior, life transitions and family change, behavioral challenges, anxiety, depressions, stress disorders and protracted academic dissertation and thesis processes. As codirector of The Eating Disorder Support Network, Dr. Vogel helps people find therapists, teams, or other services, provides both free and low cost group support, and gives local talks addressing eating disorders.
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xElizabeth WinstonCounseling Psychologist and Business Consultant and owner at Elizabeth H. Winston, Ph.D., LLCB.S., Psychology and French, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S. Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University; Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Colorado State UniversityElizabeth graduated from UW-Madison with a double major in psychology and french. After taking a year off to live in France and earn money for school, she attended Colorado State University, where she earned her Master's and Ph. D. in Counseling Psychology. Elizabeth focused on women in math and science and health psychology in graduate school. She completed her clinical and health psychology internship at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. Elizabeth began her career developing a program for women veterans with stress-related disorders at the VA Hospital in Madison. She wore many hats at the VA, conducting psychological assessments on patients and employees, providing individual and group therapy and consulting to psychiatry, human resources and other VA hospitals. Elizabeth next worked for a large psychology practice where she continued to hone her individual therapy and assessment skills. Elizabeth has been in private clinical practice for the past 9 years, first on her own and then at Shorewood Psychology on the near west side of Madison, where she and her colleagues provide psychotherapy and psychological assessment. Shorewood Psychology is the only clinic in Madison that provides therapeutic assessment, a collaborative assessment model that answers questions that clients have about their most challenging problems. Elizabeth has taught advanced psychological assessment in the Department of Counseling Psychology at UW-Madison and provides consultation to local businesses.
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xChristopherWirthMental Health Clinician, UW Health; Chairperson, Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT); Legislative and Policy committee member, Wisconsin Council on Mental HealthBS, Psychology; M.S. Marriage and Family TherapyChristopher is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who received a Master of Science (2010) from the Marriage and Family Therapy program of Edgewood College in Madison, WI and a Bachelor of Science (1997) from the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has worked in community mental health, out-patient, and in-home settings, and is currently in practice at UW Health as a Mental Health Clinician. Additionally, he offers supervision and consulting services for MFTs gaining hours towards licensure. He was elected to the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT) in 2016 as a Director at Large, where he served as chair of the Legislative committee, co-chair of the Diversity and Social Justice committee, and member of the Finance committee. In April of 2018 he began his tenure as Chairperson of the association.
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xShannon
Wojciechowski
Corrections Field Supervisor, Wisconsin Department of Corrections - Division of Community CorrectionsBA, Psychology and Spanish; certificate in Criminal JusticeAs an undergraduate at UW-Madison, I double majored in Psychology and Spanish and received a certificate in Criminal Justice. After graduating in 2010, I worked as a day report center case manager and employment specialist for Wisconsin Community Services, a non-profit organization located in Waukesha. In that position, I was responsible for a range of case management duties to ensure successful compliance of criminal offenders in the community. In 2012, I was hired as a Probation and Parole Agent for the Department of Corrections. I supervised a specialty caseload of sex offenders who had been assigned to community supervision. I interviewed offenders, victims, and families, completed home visits, attended hearings, wrote reports, took offenders into custody, and performed various other duties to monitor convicted sex offenders in the community. In November 2017, I was promoted to Corrections Field Supervisor. I now work in Columbia County supervising 11 agents. I also meet with community stakeholders to assess, develop, and implement programs and policies. Additionally, I foster relationships with police departments, treatment providers, and community organizations.
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xLisaYeeLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist; AASECT Certified Sex TherapistMasters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Lisa works in a solo private practice where here focus surrounds relationship and sexual interests of both individuals and couples. Lisa's approach to therapy centers on relationships. She believes that when we have successful and fulfilling relationships it allows for optimal performance and enjoyment in personal and professional pursuits. She is driven to help couples reconnect and build intimate relationships. She routinely works with cases involving sexual function, infidelity, desire discrepancy, divorce, problematic sexual behaviors, gender identity and sexual trauma. Lisa is a certified sex therapist and is certified in EMDR.
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XKaitlynYoungSchool Psychology Graduate Student at UW-MadisonB.S. Psychology; M.S. in School Psychology, Doctoral CandidateI am a fourth year school psychology doctoral student here at UW-Madison. In my time as a graduate student, I have been a part of several research teams and have completed several practica within clinic and school-based settings. In my fourth year, I will be applying for internship and completing my dissertation. I am also completing several practica that I am excited about. I am looking forward to working with the lead school psychologist for MMSD, helping support school psychologists and teams in the district to provide evidence-based mental and behavioral health services to our students. Additionally, I will be serving as a consultant for the Teachers and Parents as Partners in Middle School project, where I work with parents and teachers to identify areas of concern and develop the necessary interventions for those concerns. I am so looking forward to meeting you all to discuss the differences between an EdS and PhD in school psychology, different career options in school psychology, and any questions regarding graduate school!
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XMirandaZahnSchool Psychology Graduate Student at UW MadisonBS in Psychology & Human Development and Family Studies; MS in School Psychology; Currently a doctoral candidate in School PsychologyAfter finishing my undergrad at UW in 2016, I came straight to graduate school. Since entering the PhD program in School Psychology, I have served on several research teams and completed clinical fieldwork in outpatient clinics as well as in public 4K-12 schools. I'm in the middle of the dissertation process right now, and plan to pursue an academic job (at a university - partly teaching college students, partly conducting research, and partly consulting with schools to make them more effective). My core interests in research and practice relate to consulting with school-based professionals to increase the capacity of school systems to support students' behavioral and mental health needs. I'm happy to answer questions about grad school in general, school psychology, schools in general, and/or my narrower interests.
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xEricZinglerOwner, Zingler Consulting; Trustee, HLF, Inc., Non-Profit Investment; Chair, PWM, Intern.Non-Profit EducationBachelor's degree, Psychology, UW Madison 1974My psychology degree enabled me to gain a management position at a Manpower Franchise, an international staffing provider. I became a Subject Matter Expert. I leveraged my business knowledge to create a successful Foundation that helped immigrants. I chaired a software start-up and became Board President of an immigrant bank endeavor. In the capacity of Zingler Consulting I incorporated for profit and nonprofits including one for New Market Tax Credit investment in low income communities. I hope to publish a book before the end of the year.
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