Clinical Social Work Post Graduate Training Program
Meet Our Staff
Kate Bullard, LMSW, MPH
Kate Bullard, LMSW, MPH, is a Clinical Social Work Coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She is the Coordinator of the Women and Infants Mental Health Program, is Co-Chair of the Psychotherapy Competency Committee and supervises and teaches Interpersonal Therapy and Motivational Therapy. In her research roles, she has been a Program Manager for several NIMH-sponsored research studies in the area of depression. Her clinical interests include mood disorders, with a special focus on the perinatal period and the impact of deployment on military families. She is trained in Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Dan DeSena, LMSW, DMA
Dan DeSena is a clinical social work coordinator in UM Adult Ambulatory Psychiatry, Anxiety Disorders Clinic. He is involved in program development within the Anxiety Clinic and also coordinates group programs across the department. He has significant training in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, Behavioral Activation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. He has a particular interest in working with patients that have experienced trauma and PTSD.
Dan is heavily involved in teaching and mentorship of UMHS trainees, including medical residents, social work fellows, and social work interns. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and is involved in training of Motivational Interviewing both within and outside the UMHS. He co-facilitates the CBT Core Mentorship for residents in Adult Ambulatory. He is also involved in his own research focused on clinical processes, currently involved in developing measures of treatment engagement, and is a member of the UMHS Social Work Research Committee. He is a member of the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) which aims to promote integration of evidence-based psychotherapeutic modalities.
Mary Gass, LMSW
Mary Gass is a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Social Work. She has worked at the University of Michigan Health Systems since 1985 and is currently a clinical social worker in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient General Clinic. She provides evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and families using a variety of clinical interventions. She especially enjoys working with adolescents and also has special experience in adoption. She provides supervision and training for social work interns, fellows and medical trainees. She has helped develop the new care management program and will be supervising its implementation. She also serves on the Pediatric Ethics Committee and Staff Recognition Committee.
Kristine Konz, LMSW
Kristine M. Konz, LMSW is a full-time clinician and psychotherapist at the University of Michigan ambulatory psychiatry clinic. She received her BS in psychology from Eastern Michigan University and completed her MSW at University of Michigan. She has been trained in the evidence based practices of Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She has a special interest in women’s mental health and bipolar disorder. She has been a trainer in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for both the psychiatric social work intern and residency programs for the past 8 years. She is also an adjunct lecturer for the University of Michigan School of Social Work
Aileen Prout, LLMSW
Aileen Prout received her BA from Boston College and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Her clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of children with anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, separation anxiety disorder and specific phobias. Other clinical interests include child and adolescent depression, trichotillomania and tic disorders. Aileen specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Her research interests include obsessive-compulsive disorder and eating disorders.
Karen Smith, LMSW
Karen Smith Karen received her BA and Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Karen has been endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist through the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, and has expertise is working with parents and their young children who have experienced early relationship disruptions. She has received extensive training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Interaction Guidance, treatment models designed for young children experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties and their families. Karen has also co-facilitated parent-education groups using evidence-based models of treatment to support early attachment.
Melissa Webster, LMSW
Melissa Webster is a Clinical Social Worker in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. She completed a master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Michigan. Her clinical interests include child and adolescent depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Her research interests include depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. Melissa specializes in cognitive behavioral therapies.