Clinical Social Work Post Graduate Training Program Previous & Current Fellows
Current Fellows (2012-2013)
Azra Alic holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Social Work degree in Interpersonal Practice/Mental Health from the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She is currently a fellow in the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry clinic, where she works individually with patients who have anxiety, mood, and personality disorders. She also facilitates DBT groups. Azra has also had an opportunity to co-facilitate the bi-monthly support groups for individuals with bipolar disorder and depression. She has received mentorship training in CBT for Depression and in DBT. She plans to complete the CBT for Anxiety, IPT, Psychodynamic, and Family/Couples mentorships in the future.
Michelle Beaulieu holds a particular interest in working with individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders. As a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work, she brings a strong psychodynamic orientation to her work. Having practiced as a DBT therapist in an outpatient clinic in Massachusetts for a year prior to becoming a fellow, she integrates her psychodynamic orientation with evidenced based approaches, which she has had the opportunity to hone in the CBT clinic. Michelle plans to complete the IPT clinic to further her training in treatment of depression in her next 6 months of fellowship. Additionally, Michelle has had the opportunity to hone in the CBT clinic. Michelle plans to complete the IPT clinic to further her training in treatment of depression in her next 6 months of fellowship. Additionally, Michelle has had the opportunity to facilitate the bi-monthly support group for family members/friends of persons with bipolar disorder/depression, and to co-facilitate the Growing through Grief workshop developed by Julie Kaplow, offered through the Frankel program.
Anna Cesa received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grinnell College in 2007. After completing a Fulbright teaching grant in South Korea, she went on to earn a Master of Social Work in 2012 from the University of Michigan. She completed her internship at the University Center for the Child and Family where she was trained in a wide range of interventions including cognitive behavioral therapy, parent training, and family therapy. Anna is particularly interested in adolescent anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. At the Department of Psychiatry, she has been a part of the Interpersonal Psychotherapy/Family-Focused Therapy clinic and the depression team. She also leads the depression and bipolar disorder support group for teens and young adults.
C. Selena Haynes
Cathyann Selena Haynes began her fellowship experience in UMATS – the University of Michigan Addiction and Treatment Services unit, where she co-facilitated the Intensive Outpatient Evening Program for adults, and the Suboxone group. She is now a member of the department of child and adolescent psychiatry team, where she is participating in the anxiety disorders program and personality disorders team. She attended the CBT with depression mentorship, and the DBT and IPT mentorship programs. Her areas of interest include anxiety, trauma, and parent training.
Sarah Komindo is currently a Post Graduate Social Work Fellow in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She earned B.A.A. in Psychology and Child Development from Central Michigan University in 2009 and received her MSW with concentrations in Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health from University of Michigan in 2012. She has had the opportunity to participate in Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Parent Child Relational training clinics and currently is involved in the ADHD/ASD team. She has also had the privilege to co-facilitate STRoNG Families, a military families parenting program, as part of the Depression Center and holds a Level I endorsement in Infant Mental Health. In addition, she is currently co-facilitating the bi-weekly support group for family members/friends of persons with bipolar disorder/depression. Her clinical interests include working with children and families experiencing a wide range of mental health challenges including, behavioral difficulties, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, early childhood trauma, and anxiety disorders.
Michael Linkevich received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame. After graduation he was as a VISTA volunteer (VISTA is a domestic version of the Peace Corps) with former migrant workers in upstate NY, a math teacher in NYC and a surrogate parent for Jewish Child Care Association in NYC. Michael received his MSW from the University of Michigan. He worked at The Guidance Center in the Downriver area prior to becoming a Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Since becoming a Fellow in Jan 2012, has worked with a broad spectrum of children and adolescents and their families. In addition to working with children / adolescents who have depression, anxiety, OCD and ADHD, he has especially focused his energies in learning how to work with children and adolescents who are on the Autism Spectrum, who have experienced Trauma or are grieving the loss of a family member or friend. He has expanded his clinical skills through a series of trainings in Interpersonal Therapy, Family Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Therapy.
Previous Fellows (2011-2012)
Patricia Goral has had the opportunity to specialize in diagnosing and treating children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. She has participated in facilitating social skills groups for individuals with co-occurring autism spectrum disorders. In addition, she participated in IPT, Behavior Modification, and trauma focused CBT psychotherapy training clinics. She has facilitated the young adults with depression and bipolar support group and currently presents at the Depression Center Family Psychoeducation Workshop. She is also a member of the Patient and Family Centered Care committee within psychiatry.
Alison Roth-Kerner served as a fellow in the department of adolescent psychiatry. She trained in the CBT clinic, PCRC clinic, FFT supervision group, and on the depression team. This is a return to a clinical setting for Alison, following several years working in non-profit social service administration. Alison is currently in private practice for children and adolescents here in Ann Arbor.
Georgia Stamatopoulos has focused on her areas of interest of anxiety, trauma, and parent training. She has had the opportunity to expand both her clinical and research skills through a 50% split between child and adolescent clinic and working as a clinical project coordinator on Dr. Kate Fitzgerald’s Pediatric Anxiety Study, as well as serving as a clinical interviewer for Dr. Julie Kaplow’s Bereavement Study. She obtained extensive mentorship training including the child and adolescent CBT psychotherapy training clinic. Georgia plans to complete the Parent Child Relational Clinic to further train on parent child relations in her last 6 months of fellowship. Georgia also has had the opportunity to co-facilitate in the bi-monthly support group for family members/friends of persons with bipolar disorder/depression.
Jeremy Suttles has worked during the fellowship at Addiction Treatment Services in a variety of programs, including the Intensive Outpatient Program for Adults, Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program, Young Adult Discovery Group, as well as weekly Early Recovery Groups. His experience has included both adolescent and adult treatment, in conjunction with parent guidance work and case consultation. He has also co-facilitated the bi-weekly support group for Adults with Depression and Bipolar Disorder. His ongoing interests include adolescent therapy, DBT, substance abuse recovery, emergency and inpatient psychiatry, family education, behavioral addiction, and Bipolar Disorder.
Previous Fellows (2010-2011)
Michelle Belke started as an adult fellow for her first year and is currently a 50% split between adult and child for her second year. She obtained extensive mentorship training including couples/families, DBT, and the child and adolescent CBT psychotherapy training clinic. Michelle plans to complete the CBT for depression mentorship and to further train on FFT in her last 6 months of fellowship. Michelle has been the lead in the bi-monthly support group for family members/friends of persons with bipolar disorder/depression and weekly CBT basic skills group for adults.
Kelsey Collins has had the opportunity to expand her clinical skills through various training experiences including the child and adolescent CBT psychotherapy training clinic, CBT mentorship for anxiety, and IPT mentorship. She has been the lead in the adult support group for persons diagnosed with depression and bipolar illness and is currently presenting at the Family Education Workshop offered by the Depression Center. Kelsey co-facilitated Child OCD skills group piloted last fall as well as serving as a mentorship instructor behavior modification/parent training for social work interns.
Jay Holden has focused on his areas of interest in working with Mood Disorders, Grief, and substance abuse with children, teens, and young adults. He participated in the child and adolescent CBT and IPT psychotherapy training clinics. Jay also co-facilitated the Discovery Group, a substance abuse group for teens and young adults in UMATS, and participated in the Depression Team.
Jessica Rimer has had the fortunate opportunity to be part of both the anxiety disorders program and personality disorders team. She attended the CBT for anxiety mentorship, DBT mentorship and CBT for depression mentorship and plans to attend the couples' mentorship in the fall. Jessica has co-lead exposure based groups for anxiety disorders and currently co-leads dialectical behavioral therapy group in addition to working with the DBT consultation team. Her clinical interests include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.