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Senior Clinician Consultants

Millie Astin, PhD, a clinical psychologist at the Atlanta VA Healthcare System, has experience running RCTs for treatment outcome studies for sexual assault survivors with PTSD, serving as a therapist in these studies, and developing expertise in Prolonged Exposure therapy, Cognitive Processing therapy, and EMDR. She is Clinical Director of the PE/CPT team within the Trauma Recovery Program. She is a consultant to the VA Prolonged Exposure Dissemination Program, training VA clinicians across the nation in Prolonged Exposure. She is active in PTSD treatment outcome research, exploring adaptations to trauma-focused therapies to enhance outcomes. Dr. Astin also specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults.

Marianne Celano, PhD, ABPP is past president of the Society for Couple and Family Psychology (Division 43) and current president of the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology. She is the Director of the Emory Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Program and currently directs family therapy training for the child psychiatry residency. Board certified in couple and family psychology, Dr. Celano is also certified as a provider and Level I trainer for PCIT, and as a provider of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She has authored journal articles, book chapters, and books on family psychology training, family interventions for child traumatic stress and pediatric asthma, and systemic practice for children with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Michael Epstein, MD is a Child and Psychiatrist at the Emory Child and Adolescent Mood Program (CAMP) and the Emory Autism Center. Prior to medical school he was a behavioral therapist in the severe behavior and pediatric feeding programs at the Marcus Autism Center. Dr. Epstein has extensive experience in pharmacology with not only autistic populations, but also developmental disabilities. He has experience with Trisomy 21, Prader-Willi Syndrome, CHARGE Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Klinefelter’s Syndrome, and Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome among others.

Eugene W. Farber, PhD, ABPP has conducted psychotherapy teaching and supervision for over 25 years, with an emphasis on assimilative integrative, relational psychodynamic, and humanistic-existential psychotherapy theories and methods implemented with a range of clinical populations.  Board certified in clinical psychology, Dr. Farber also serves as Director of Training for the Emory University School of Medicine Internship in Health Service Psychology. He has authored journal articles and book chapters on psychotherapy practice and supervision and served as a guest co-editor of a special scholarly journal section on the topic of psychotherapy supervision.

Andrew C. Furman, MD is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and has conducted psychotherapy teaching and supervision for over 25 years, with an emphasis on psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy, and the combination of psychotherapy-psychopharmacology.  Dr. Furman serves as Director of Psychotherapy-Psychopharmacology Clinic at Emory. He has held numerous teaching positions in the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute and the American Psychoanalytic Association, including the Teachers’ Academy, APsaA Fellowship, and Medical Student Education Committees, and is Associate Editor of the Psychiatrist-in-Practice Examination of the American College of Psychiatrists.  Dr. Furman won the Edith Sabshin Award for Excellence in Teaching by the American Psychoanalytic Association and was the Emory University School of Medicine’s Distinguished Teaching Scholar.

Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP is past president of the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29) and the Society for Couple and Family Psychology (Division 43). She is also the former editor of the Journal of Family Psychology. In 2019, Dr. Kaslow co-edited Essential psychotherapies (4th edition) and previously she served as a guest co-editor of a special scholarly journal section on the topic of psychotherapy supervision. She has conducted multiple randomized controlled trials of culturally-grounded interventions for suicidal African Americans. Board certified in clinical psychology, couple and family psychology, and clinical child and adolescent psychology, Dr. Kaslow has expertise in integrative psychotherapy with adolescents and adults, couples/family therapy, culturally-informed interventions, and psychotherapy supervision.

Steven T. Levy, MD is a Professor and a training and supervising psychoanalyst. He is the former Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, former Director of the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute, and previous editor of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is the author/editor of Principles of interpretation: Mastering clear and concise interventions in psychotherapy, The therapeutic alliance, and Schizophrenia: Treatment of acute psychotic episodes. He has expertise in psychodynamic psychiatry, especially in relation to psychoanalysis, its theories, its clinical applications, and its scholarly literature. A senior teacher and supervisor, he is happy to consult to junior faculty. An experienced editor, he also can help faculty in manuscript preparation related to psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Meghna Patel, PhD, ABPP is a clinical psychologist at the Atlanta VA Healthcare System who is board certified in clinical psychology. She works within the Trauma Recovery Program (TRP) and serves as the Clinical Director of the Military Sexual Trauma/Dialectical Behavior Therapy team. Dr. Patel has expertise in providing and training clinicians in evidence-based treatments for PTSD. She is a VA certified provider for Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy and serves as a VA trainer for Cognitive Processing Therapy. At the Atlanta VA, she helped develop the DBT program and has expanded the program to serve patients at various locations. She has provided national DBT trainings to develop DBT programming in VA systems across the country, provides weekly consultation to newly formed DBT teams, and supervises trainees in providing the full DBT model.

Sheila A.M. Rauch, Ph.D., ABPP is the Mark and Barbara Klein Distinguished Professor, Deputy Director of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program, and Director of Mental Health Research and Program Evaluation at the Atlanta VA Healthcare System. Dr. Rauch has conducted research and provide PTSD and Anxiety Disorders treatment for over 20 years with numerous publications. Her research focuses on the biological and psychological mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of PTSD and improving access to effective interventions.  She has trained providers in PTSD treatment since 2000. Dr. Rauch has been involved in modifying and adapting proven psychotherapeutic interventions for anxiety disorders for various populations and settings, including primary care. She is an author of several treatment manuals in PTSD and anxiety disorders treatment.  She is Board certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, is a fellow of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT), and a member of the Board of Directors and Scientific Council of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She is comfortable consulting on cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with anxiety disorders, depression, and PTSD and related comorbidities.    

Catherine E. Rice, PhD, a Developmental Psychologist and Director of the Emory Autism Center, has worked with people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through teaching, diagnostic assessment, program planning, consultation, training, and research for over 25 years. She conducts specialized training on the assessment of autism and is committed to understanding when an individual’s way of experiencing the world is best described through the lens of the autism spectrum, and what that means for that person’s learning and experiences as individuals and as part of a family and community. As Director of the Emory Autism Center, she oversees educational and clinical programs for toddlers through adults with an emphasis on use of meaningful social, communication, and engagement in everyday life situations. She leads a statewide Georgia Autism Assessment Collaborative (GAAC) to build professional capacity for early diagnosis of autism. Dr. Rice returned to Emory University after 14 years as a Behavioral Scientist and Epidemiologist with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has or currently serves on Advisory Boards for Autism Speaks, New Jersey Governor’s Council for Autism Science, Emory Autism Center, Atlanta Autism Consortium, Autism Society of Georgia, Indiana HANDS in Autism Program and the World Health Organization. Dr. Rice was named the Autism Society of America Professional of the Year in 2008.

Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP is Executive Director of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program. She is a professor and Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program and holds the Paul A. Janssen Chair in Neuropsychopharmcology. Dr. Rothbaum specializes in research on the treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly PTSD. Dr. Rothbaum has been studying PTSD treatments since 1986 and has developed, tested, and disseminated some of the most innovative and effective treatments available for PTSD. She is an inventor of virtual reality exposure therapy. She was a pioneer in applying it in the treatment of PTSD in combat veterans. She has authored over 350 scientific papers and chapters, has published 11 books on the treatment of PTSD and edited 4 others on anxiety, and received board certification in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is comfortable consulting on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in adults with anxiety and/or depression as well as habits such as trichotillomania. She has published treatment manuals on several disorders.

Keith Wood, PhD, ABPP has an over forty year history of working with individuals complicated by psychotic functioning and socio-environmental challenges.  This ongoing work involves providing direct services; training and supervising students, trainees, and clinical service providers; developing and implementing specialized interventions and training and service programs; and collaboratively working with interdisciplinary professionals and community partners and programs.  His teaching and practice settings have ranged from hospital psychiatric emergency room, inpatient units and affiliative behavioral health clinics; community mental health and health centers, crisis stabilization units, jail and criminal justice programs, community service and outreach programs, and neighborhood intervention services; schools, academic and governmental institutions; and planning and advocacy organizations.  He has authored journal articles and book chapters on setting based diagnosing and treating individuals with serious behavioral disorders.

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