The internship program is part of Counseling and Psychological Services, which is a
division of Campus Health Services on the University
of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Each intern has a private
office equipped with a telephone, computer, internet access, and webcam.
Psychology Internship Training Staff:
Coordinator of Training:
Mari Diaz, PsyD.: Mari Diaz is a clinical psychologist specializing in psychotherapy with
and interest in multicultural counseling, gender and women's issues,
identity development, and interpersonal and relationship concerns. Dr.
Diaz received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (with minors in Women's
Studies and African-American Studies) from Oberlin
College and her Master of Arts and Psy.D. from the Chicago School of
Professional Psychology. Dr. Diaz is a member of the Training Committee
for the pre-doctoral psychology internship as well as practicum program,
with particular interest in multicultural mentoring,
triage supervision, and clinical supervision. She provides ongoing
weekly “Living Well” drop-in hours for Covenant Scholars throughout the
Psychology Practicum Coordinator:
Preeti Vidwans, Psy.D.: Preeti Vidwans is a
clinical psychologist specializing in psychotherapy with experience and
interest in gender and racial identity development, anxiety disorders,
interpersonal/relationship concerns, and working with diverse populations,
including international students. She also enjoys working with couples and running
a variety of groups and workshops. In addition, Dr. Vidwans is a member of the
training committee and is happy to be involved in providing supervision and in
other aspects of the training program at UNC. Dr. Vidwans received her Bachelor
of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and her
masters and doctorate from the University of Denver. In her spare time, she
enjoys reading, watching movies, and travelling.
Social Work Intern Practicum Coordinator:
Amy Leach, LCSW: Amy Leach is a clinical social
worker who provides both case management services and psychotherapy. Her
interest areas include crisis intervention, depression, and relational
concerns. She received a B.A. in psychology from Alfred University and a Master
of Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill.
members of the Training Committee are directly involved in program design,
implementation evaluation and revision, as well as in the provision of
supervision and direct clinical services.
All current training committee members are also primary supervisors and
have a minimum of three years post licensure experience.
Dan Darnell, Ph.D.: Dan Darnell is a clinical psychologist specializing
in psychotherapy, anxiety disorders, stress management, relationship concerns,
and couples therapy. He has a particular interest in mindfulness based
approaches and in meditation. Dr. Darnell is a member of the Training Committee
and provides clinical supervision and training for pre-doctoral interns and
graduate practicum therapists. He also has an interest in the application
of research and technology to the work of counseling centers. Originally
from Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Darnell attended the University of Michigan for his
Bachelor of Arts and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for his doctorate.
Ilana Krakauer, Ph.D.: Ilana Krakauer
specializes in psychotherapy with students experiencing a wide range of
concerns, with particular experience and interest in working with students
around issues of identity, relationships, and life transitions (including
coming out as LGBTQ, transition to parenthood, and moving between cultures).
She also serves on CAPS’ training committee to implement our pre-doctoral
internship in Clinical Psychology and other training programs, and provides
clinical supervision and training in this capacity. Dr. Krakauer attended
Haverford College for her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the University of
Missouri- St. Louis for her Masters of Arts and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
with a specialization in women's and gender studies.
Amy Schmitz-Sciborski, Ph.D.: Amy
Schmitz-Sciborski is a clinical psychologist specializing in psychotherapy with
areas of interest in grief, body image, parenting transition and
fertility/reproductive issues. Dr. Schmitz-Sciborski is a member of the Training
Committee and she also coordinates Bounce Back, a retention program for
students on academic probation. Dr. Schmitz-Sciborski received her Bachelor of
Science in Social Work from Syracuse University and attended the California
School of Professional Psychology in San Diego for her Ph.D.
Kevin Shepard, Ph.D.: Kevin
is a staff psychologist and Group Coordinator at CAPS with special interests in
group therapy, men’s issues, pro-feminist psychotherapy, body image issues and
the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy. Dr. Shepard also has deep
interest in supervision and training of new and emerging mental health
professionals and is a member of the Training Committee. Dr. Shepard’s
theoretical orientation is informed by elements of feminist, cognitive, and
humanistic/existential approaches. Dr. Shepard earned his Ph.D. in Counseling
Psychology from the University of Georgia, and completed his pre-doctoral
psychological internship at the University of Florida Counseling Center.
Additional CAPS Staff Involved in
Allen O’Barr, M.D.: Allen O'Barr is the
Director of CAPS and a staff psychiatrist. Originally from Winston-Salem, Dr.
O'Barr received his Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University and his
medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. O'Barr
completed his residency in psychiatry at the Medical University of South
Carolina. Dr. O'Barr specializes in discerning the meaning of spiritual
experience, substance abuse issues and emergency psychiatry. Dr O’Barr co-leads the trainee service
delivery/case conference team.
Cook, LCSW: Avery Cook is the Clinical
Coordinator of CAPS and is a Clinical Social Worker. She enjoys
working with students on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression,
substance abuse, as well as issues related to sexual and gender identities. She
received her undergraduate degree from Davidson College and her Master of
Social Work with a Concentration in Mental Health from the University of North
Carolina Chapel Hill. When not at work, she enjoys being outside on a trail or
on a bike. She co-leads the trainee
service delivery/case conference team.
Windle, Psy.D.: Dr. Maureen Windle is
the Associate Director of the Counseling and Psycholgical Services and a counseling
psychologist specializing in psychotherapy and couples therapy with areas of
interest in eating disorders and body image, sexual orientation concerns,
relationship issues, and coping with life transitions. Originally from New York
City, Dr. Windle received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of
Science in Clinical Psychology from Radford University in Radford, VA and her
Psy.D. from Florida Institute of Technology.
She supervises Psychology Interns in providing evaluations of students
who have come to public attention, for the Emergency Evaluation and Assessment
Melissa Yao, Ph.D.: Melissa Yao has been a staff member at CAPS since 2010. She
enjoys working with students coping with issues related to anxiety,
perfectionism, body image, and cultural identity. She also has an interest in
training and supervises psychology practicum students and leads seminar in
topics including working with Asian American students and early career issues.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Yao attended The Ohio State University for
her Bachelor of Arts and Ph.D. degrees and completed her pre-doctoral psychology
internship at The University of Texas at Austin.
Additional CAPS Staff Involved in
Chris Carden, Ph.D.: Chris is a staff psychologist here at CAPS. Chris has special
interests in supervision and training, multicultural identity development,
couples therapy, positive interpersonal relationships, trauma and group
therapy. Dr. Carden’s theoretical orientation is Time Limited Dynamic
Psychotherapy (TLDP), which seeks to assist clients with gaining insight into
problematic patterns, then seeks to help clients to interrupt these patterns
through cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal and psychodynamic
interventions. Dr. Carden earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
from Auburn University and completed his pre-doctoral psychological internship
at Appalachian State University. In his spare time, Chris enjoys a
good comedy, music, reading and running.
Linda Chupkowski, LCSW: Linda Chupkowski is a
clinical social worker with experience and interests in working with those who
are dealing with issues related to identity and culture, have experienced
trauma, are suffering from anxiety and/or depression, or are dealing with
issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity. She is a yoga teacher in
the Anusara tradition and has a particular interest in approaches that
incorporate mindfulness and yoga into healing. She received her Bachelor of
Arts in Psychology and Women's Studies from the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill and her Master of Social Work from Smith College in Massachusetts.
Dave DeVito, MSW: Dave DeVito is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate
with an interest in a wide variety of psychological and social concerns
(anxiety, depression, life transitions and adjustment, relationships). He
earned a Masters of Social Work at the UNC School of Social Work, and has
previously worked in the public schools, non-profit sector, community mental
health, and as a hospital case manager. Dave enjoys cooking, gardening, and
listening to music.
Erik Gustke, M.D.: Erik Gustke is a staff
psychiatrist. Originally from Raleigh, Dr. Gustke received his Bachelor of Arts
from Connecticut College and his medical degree from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, Dr. Gustke completed his residency in
psychiatry at Harvard-Cambridge Hospital. Dr. Gustke specializes in brief
interventional psychiatry and psychopharmacology.
Raé N. Lundy, Ph.D.: Raé Lundy is a counseling psychologist specializing in
psychotherapy with experience and interest in racial identity development,
interpersonal relationship concerns, substance abuse issues, spirituality and
psychotherapy, and trauma recovery. Dr. Lundy enjoys working with
underserved populations, including racial and ethnic minorities. She also enjoys running a variety of groups
and workshops. Dr. Lundy received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology
from Xavier University of Louisiana and attended the University of Notre Dame
for her Ph.D. She completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship at the
Texas State University Counseling Center. In her spare time, she enjoys
taking modern interpretative dance classes, watching movies, and traveling.
Elizabeth Misiti, LCSW: Elizabeth
Misiti is a clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy and
dispositional case management. She provides interventions based in cognitive
and dialectical behavioral therapies in order to assist students with emotional
wellness. She received both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of
Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Myrlin Murphy, M.D.: Dr. Myrlin Murphy is a
staff psychiatrist in CAPS. Originally from Newton Grove, NC, Dr. Murphy
received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from North Carolina A and T State
University and her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. Dr. Murphy completed her internship, residency and child
psychiatry fellowship at North Carolina Memorial Hospital (now UNC Hospitals).
Dr. Murphy specializes in psychopharmacology.
Abby Zeveloff, LCSW, LCAS: Abby
is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions
Specialist. She enjoys working with students on a variety of concerns and has
particular interest in working with students on issues related to identity
development, relationships, and trauma. She is also interested in providing
therapy to students struggling with alcohol and other drugs, as well as those
affected by a family history of alcohol/drug use. Abby received a Bachelor of
Arts in Anthropology from Brandeis University and a Master of Public Health and
Master of Social Work from UNC - Chapel Hill. In her free time, she
enjoys trail running, travelling, and culinary experiments.
addition to the above listed staff, wellness staff support intern training
through providing seminars on their areas of expertise. The Wellness staff includes: Amy Burtaine;
DeVetta Holman-Nash; Bob Pleasants; Kelli Raker; and Jenifer Zanzonico. Please see descriptions of Wellness staff
areas of expertise on their web page.
training is supported by the following administrative support staff: Debra
Snipes, administrative support supervisor; Beth Davis; Jacqui Holmes and Marie
Deepti Athalye - University of Buffalo - Combined
Counseling Psychology/School Psychology
Jill Fay - Adler School of Professional Psychology - Clinical
Rachel Feuer - DePaul University - Combined Clinical Psychology/Community Psychology
Candice Moran - Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Clinical
Psychology Practicum Students 2012-2013
Sophie Choukas-Bradley - UNC Chapel Hill - Clinical
Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft - UNC Chapel Hill - Clinical Psychology
Social Work Interns 2012-2013
Franks - UNC
School of Social Work
Margaret Hattori - UNC
School of Social Work
Wendy Kadens - UNC School of Social Work
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