PROGRAM FACULTY & STAFF:
The Rose Hill Psychological Services doctoral internship program is administered by the following faculty/staff:
Our Training Director, Michael Civin, PhD, LPA, is a New York State licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst with more than 30 years of clinical experience who has published, delivered papers, and taught both domestically and internationally. The Training Director is responsible for the integrity and quality of our training program, including directing and organizing the training program and its resources, selecting interns, monitoring and evaluating the training program’s goals and activities, and documenting and maintaining interns’ training records. In addition to his administrative role, the Training Director is responsible for clinical supervision of doctoral interns as well as co-facilitation of didactic training and group supervision/case conference.
Our Clinical Director, Vaia Tsolas, PhD, LPA, is a New York State licensed psychologist and psychoanalyst with decades of clinical experience who holds faculty appointments at Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. The Clinical Director assists the Training Director in administration of the program and is responsible for clinical supervision of doctoral interns as well as co-facilitation of didactic training and group supervision/case conference.
Our Quality Assurance Director, Alissa Silverstein, LMSW, is a New York State Licensed Social Worker with years of experience in the administration of training programs. The Quality Assurance Director is responsible for oversight of our Masters-level and Continuing Education training programs and assists with administration of interdisciplinary functions, including didactic training, communications, and record-keeping.
Our Clinical Coordinator, Rana Sioufi, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has extensive experience working with college and graduate students, having completed an internship and a postdoctoral fellowship at Fordham University, Counseling and Psychological Services. The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for assignment and administrative oversight of the doctoral interns’ cases and assists with didactic training, communications, and record-keeping.
Our program is designed to facilitate doctoral students’ development of the APA’s Competency Benchmarks for Professional Psychology at the entry to practice level. Through daily didactic training, students will gain an appreciation for the scientific foundation of our practice; through supervision and direct clinical practice, students will learn how to apply that scientific knowledge to their clinical technique, including the conceptualization and implementation of varying approaches to assessment and intervention. Toward the goal of developing education-related competencies, all doctoral interns will have the opportunity to co-supervise one of our Social Work Interns and to facilitate introductory-level didactic training. As a result of this multi-pronged approach to training, delivered in an interdisciplinary context, doctoral students will learn how to conduct themselves in a professional manner that reflects the values and attitudes of the field of clinical psychology.