Clinical Practicum StudentsThe Anxiety Disorders Center offers training opportunities for doctoral students in clinical psychology who are seeking to complete supervised practicum training in diagnostic assessment and cognitive-behavioral intervention for anxiety and related disorders.

In the past, we have generally accepted two students, one from each academic year, from both Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs.

Current Clinical Practicum Students

Stephanie Chervenak (University of Hartford)
Stephanie completed her undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Psychology and French in 2006. Currently she is in her second year, working towards the completion of a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Hartford. Stephanie has been a practicum student at the Anxiety Disorders Center since September of 2008. Responsibilities have included conducting diagnostic assessments and providing individual cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults, adolescents, and children.

May Gianoli (Washington University in St. Louis)

May completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2004. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in 2007. May is currently completing her doctoral studies in clinical psychology at Washington University. At the Anxiety Disorders Center, May conducts diagnostic assessments and provides individual cognitive-behavioral psychological treatments to adults and children. She is also involved in ongoing research projects at the ADC, including studies investigating whether d-cycloserine improves neuropsychological functioning among older adults who do not have psychiatric or neurological problems.

Joanne Morth (University of Hartford)
Joanne completed her undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology, with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies in 2005. Currently she is in her second year, working towards the completion of a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Hartford. Joanne has been a practicum student at the Anxiety Disorders Center since September of 2008. Responsibilities have included conducting diagnostic assessments and providing individual cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults. Additionally she has been responsible for co-leading a unified cognitive-behavioral group focusing on the treatment of Generalized Anxiety, Social Phobia, and Specific Phobia. Her general areas of interest include anxiety disorders, trauma, depression, and eating disorders.

Rachel Novosel (University of Connecticut)
Rachel completed her undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Civic and Community Engagement in 2005. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology from University of Connecticut in 2008. Rachel is currently completing her doctoral studies in clinical psychology, with a Child Clinical Concentration, at the University of Connecticut. At the Anxiety Disorders Center, Rachel conducts diagnostic assessments, provides individual cognitive-behavioral psychological treatments to adults and children, and co-leads a cognitive-behavioral maintenance group for adults. Rachel's research and clinical interests consist of examining the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders, in addition to understanding the role that cognitive processes play in the development, maintenance, and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.