Counseling, psychotherapy, and psychological assessment are provided by advanced doctoral students in clinical psychology under the supervision of licensed clinical psychology faculty. Clients include children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, and families.
Our goal is to stay up-to-date on the current advances in the field of psychology and we use the latest knowledge on effective assessment practices and treatment interventions to provide our services. In addition, when you choose the UNCG Psychology Clinic, you benefit from the enrichment of a team-based treatment approach where your clinician receives intensive supervisory input from UNCG Clinical faculty, all of whom are Licensed Psychologists and Health Service Providers within the state of North Carolina.
Dr. Kari M. Eddington received her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2000 and completed a clinical internship at the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry. She then worked at Duke University Medical Center as both a Research and Clinical Associate, including consultation work for the organ transplant teams. Dr. Eddington specializes in cognitive therapy; she is a Beck Institute Scholar, a Fellow with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is a Certified Cognitive Therapist. She is also the author of two treatment books for depression in the Treatments That Work series on evidence-based therapies. Her research focuses on motivational aspects of depression and treatment process and outcome. She currently teaches the graduate course in adult assessment and supervises clinical graduate students who are completing an adult practicum rotation at the UNCG Psychology Clinic.
Dr. Blair Wisco provides clinical supervision in psychotherapy and assessment for clinical graduate students who are completing an adult practicum rotation at the UNCG Psychology Clinic. Her clinical interests include all areas of adult psychopathology, with a particular focus on trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. Prior to joining UNCG, Dr. Wisco was trained in cognitive processing therapy and prolonged exposure at the National Center for PTSD. She is happy to provide consultation on PTSD assessment and therapy to mental health providers in the community.
Susan Keane, PhD
Dr. Susan Phillips Keane specializes in child clinical psychology. She supervises cases from a cognitive-behavioral perspective and works with children from preschool through adolescence, and their families. She also supervises child/adolescent assessments, using cognitive, adaptive behavior and self- and other-report measures. She has expertise across internalizing ( e.g. anxiety) and externalizing ( e.g. disruptive behavior) presentations, and has a specific interest in teaching social and communication skills to children on the Autism Spectrum. She is the Director of Dream Camp, a summer day camp program for children with social difficulties, including those with ASD. Dr. Phillips Keane completed her PhD in clinical child psychology at Purdue University in 1983, her internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. She has secured a number of federal training grants to infuse culturally competent care into the UNCG graduate training program and to introduce students to integrated behavioral health in primary care within community settings.
Rosemery Nelson-Gray, PhD
Dr. Rosemery Nelson-Gray received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1972 and completed dual internships in clinical psychology and in school psychology. Dr. Nelson-Gray joined the UNCG faculty as an Instructor in 1971, she was hired to create the doctoral program in clinical psychology which was accredited in 1981. She achieved the rank of Professor 1979, and also served as Director of Clinical Training from 1977 through 2002. Dr. Nelson-Gray is a Full Professor and is licensed as a Practicing Psychologist-Health-Services Provider in the State of North Carolina, and has provided clinical supervision in the UNCG Psychology Clinic for over 40 years. Dr. Nelson-Gray has expertise across internalizing and externalizing disorders, and supervises cases across the lifespan, including child, adolescent, and adult cases. She espouses a CBT framework. Dr. Nelson-Gray also serves as the primary supervisor for the Newcomer’s school in providing scientist-practitioner services to refugee children from many different countries at the Newcomers School and co-directs Dream Camp with Dr. Keane, a day camp for social skills training for children and adolescents on the Autism spectrum.
Suzanne Vrshek-Schallhorn, PhD
Michaeline Jensen, PhD
Dr. Michaeline Jensen completed her PhD in psychology at Arizona State University, an APA accredited internship at Morrison Child and Family Services in a community mental health setting, and postdoctoral training at the Carolina Consortium on Human Development. Her clinical expertise includes working with children, adolescents, families, and parents in English and Spanish for assessment, treatment, and prevention. She utilizes evidence-based practices with a predominantly cognitive behavioral and family-systems orientations.
Julia Mendez Smith, PhD
Dr. Julia Mendez Smith completed her PhD in School, Community and Child Clinical Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and she also holds a master’s degree in psychological services from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. from Duke University. She completed her internship training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at the Center for Children’s Support, providing therapy and conducting evaluations with populations impacted by child abuse. She also completed a year-long school-based internship in the Ewing School District in New Jersey, primarily conducting evaluations of children with intellectual disabilities. She enjoys supervising child assessments, particularly with children ages 3-8. Dr. Mendez Smith has expertise with preschool behavior problems, early school adjustment and learning challenges, as well as with family-school collaborations. She consults broadly regarding cultural and linguistic issues impacting children and families, particularly those from Latino and African American backgrounds. She uses cognitive- behavioral and family-systems approaches in her clinical work, and also engages in scholarship on resilience and early childhood mental health consultation.
Megan Fields-Olivieri, PhD
Dr. Megan Fields-Olivieri received her Ph.D. in child clinical psychology from Penn State University and completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where she received specialized training in early childhood mental health. Dr. Fields-Olivieri currently teaches the graduate course on clinical interventions with children and adolescents and supervisors graduate students completing child practicum rotations in the clinic. Dr. Fields-Olivieri supervises therapy and assessment cases for children and adolescents of all ages and has particular interest and expertise in working with young children and their families. Dr. Fields-Olivieri utilizes evidence-based practices and takes a predominantly cognitive-behavioral approach to her clinical work. Her research focuses on early emotional and verbal communication between parents and toddlers, and implications for socioemotional development.