Our Collaborators and Assistants

CBT and Science Center Research Collaborators

Daniela_550x400Daniela Owen, Ph.D.

San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, Berkeley

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San Francisco Group for Evidence-Based Psychotherapy
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco

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San Francisco Group for Evidence-Based Psychotherapy
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco

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Creative Director, Evidence-Based Practice Institute, Seattle, WA

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San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco

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Professor of Psychology
Director, The Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic
Director, Clinical Science Program, Psychology Clinic and Assessment Center
Psychology Department, University of California Berkeley

Anda GershonAnda Gershon, Ph.D.

Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine

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Professor, University of California, Berkeley

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Harvard School of Public Health

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Doctoral student in the Clinical Science Program at the University of California at Berkeley. She conducts research in the Emotion and Social Interaction Laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. Ann Kring.

Lance Rappaport Lance Rappaport

Postdoctoral Fellow, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics
Virginia Commonwealth University

 

 

 

 

CBT and Science Center Research Assistants

Allie JensenAllie Jensen currently studies in the psychology post-baccalaureate program at the University of California, Berkeley, where she works in the Emotion and Social Interaction Laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. Ann Kring. She graduated from Williams College with degrees in mathematics and English in June 2015, learning her passion for psychology too late to major. She joined the research team at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research Center in May 2016, and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with particular focus on treatment and implementation research.

Anthony Miles

Anthony Miles graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in psychology in December 2016. He joined the research team at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Research Center in September 2016, and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with emphasis in depression and anxiety with adolescents through emerging adults.

Our Former Research Assistants

Juliet Small Ernst

Juliet Small Ernst is an independent researcher who joined the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center in June 2015. After completing a B.A. in Humanities at Arizona State University, Juliet discovered her passion for psychology and moved to the Bay Area to pursue research and coursework at UC Berkeley, assisting in projects with Drs. Robert Levenson and Robert Knight, and working at the CBT and Science Center. Juliet learned through her research work experiences that a career as a clinical psychologist was ultimately not her calling, and she instead turned her attention toward the arts. She left the CBT and Science Center in August 2016 to work at SFMOMA and begin exploring careers in the arts. She enjoyed her time at the CBT and Science Center, and she is confident that the knowledge and critical thinking skills she developed in her time as a researcher will be assets in her future work.

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Lisa Ann D. Yu worked as a research assistant at the CBT & Science Center from October 2014 to August 2016. During that time, she had the opportunity to work on multiple studies. In particular, Lisa Ann took a leadership role in conducting a study of predictors of treatment dropout using data from an archival dataset of patients who received naturalistic cognitive-behavior therapy. She presented a Special Interests Group poster reporting the results of this study at the 49th annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies convention in Chicago, IL in November 2015. Lisa Ann received her B.A. in Psychology and Statistics from UC Berkeley in May 2016 and left us to pursue a M.S. in Statistics at Stanford University. She has a particular interest in longitudinal data and hopes to pursue a career as a data analyst in the healthcare field.

 

Svea JoaquinoSvea Joaquino joined the research team at the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center in May 2015, when she was an undergraduate at UC Berkeley working on her B.A. in Cognitive Science and Integrative Biology. At the CBT and Science Center she helped code and manage data collection for a study examining the role of feedback in the process and outcome of cognitive behavior therapy, she helped develop criteria and a format for an Expedited review process for an independent institutional review board that the Center works with, and she helped with multiple other projects. Svea hopes to combine her interests in neurological disorders and public health in her future career and plans to attend graduate school in Public Health. Svea left us in June 2016 to attend the prestigious Summer Institute in Biostatistics at Columbia University.

rsz_gening_550x400Gening Jin worked as a research assistant at the CBT & Science Center from January 2014 through July 2015, during her undergraduate years at UC Berkeley. At the CBT & Science Center she worked on a study of examining whether patient and therapist use of the Session Assignment and Feedback Form is associated with improved symptom change, a study of social support and its relationship to health behaviors and psychiatric symptoms, and others studies and conference presentations.

Gening graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2015 with a B.A. in Psychology and a Minor in Asian Studies. At UC Berkeley, she worked as a research assistant in the Social Interaction Lab and David Whitney’s lab. Gening also completed an honors thesis related to the emotion of awe under Professor Dacher Keltner.

In July 2015, Gening took a job as a Survey Researcher at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. Her role is to manage patient satisfaction assessments to test whether organizational policies or interventions have an effect on patient satisfaction. She hopes to spend the next two or three years in that job as she sorts out what training and professional steps she wants to take after that.

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Emma P. Netland graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology and joined the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center research team shortly thereafter. As an undergraduate, she worked in three labs as a research assistant for Ann Kring, Qing Zhou, and Alison Gopnik. She hopes to go to graduate school for Clinical or Counseling Psychology with a focus on clinical practice with children and adolescents.

rsz_kaitlin_550x400Kaitlin M. Fronberg graduated from UC Berkeley in December 2013 with a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology and a Minor in Education. She joined the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center research team in September 2013. At UC Berkeley, Kaitlin worked as a research assistant  in multiple research labs including the Turiel, Zhou, and Xu labs. She plans to eventually attend graduate school for Infant Mental Health, Developmental, or Clinical Psychology. Kaitlin is interested in pursuing a career working with children in the mental health field.

After leaving us in June 2014, Kaitlin took a job as Research Assistant at American Institutes for Research in San Mateo. Her work is in Education Research and she is working on everything from outreach recruitment calls for early childhood education studies to forming literature reviews and policy drafts to making qualitative assessments and data coding. She is getting trained on creating protocols, helping interview assessment groups, and NVIVO coding.

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Nicole M. Murman graduated summa cum laude from UC Berkeley in May 2013 with a B.A. in Psychology and with the Warner Brown Memorial Prize, an award recognizing excellence in undergraduate research. Nicole also completed an honors thesis related to mental illness stigma under Professor Stephen Hinshaw, for which she earned highest honors. Nicole joined the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center research team in January 2014 to assist in clinically-relevant research. She plans to eventually attend graduate school for Clinical Psychology.

After leaving us in September 2014, Nicole took a job as a Research Assistant in the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research directed by Professor Matthew Nock at Harvard University. Her role in Professor Nock’s lab is to recruit participants presenting to a hospital emergency room for a study aimed at improving the accuracy of the short-term prediction of suicidal behavior.