Internship Faculty

Internship faculty represent a broad range of backgrounds and areas of expertise:

MICHAEL BOYLE, PH.D.
Psychologist (Private Practice);
Internship Assessment Supervisor

JODY KASHDEN, PH.D.
Clinical Director, Child and Adolescent Programs

MICHELE KINDERMAN, PH.D.
Supervising Psychologist, Mount Lucas Office

JONATHAN KREJCI, PH.D.
Director of Clinical Programs, Training & Research;
Internship Training Director

MONIKA KUSHWAHA, PSY.D.
Supervising Psychologist, Women’s Program, Princeton 

JUDITH MARGOLIN, PSY.D.
Clinical Director, Women’s Program

MONISHA MOTIWALA, PSY.D.
Supervising Psychologist, Teen Girls Program, Princeton

MELINDA PARISI, PH.D.
Administrative Director, Hospital Psychiatry;
Program Director, Center for Eating Disorders Care

PETER THOMAS, PH.D.
Vice President, Outpatient Services

Name: MICHAEL BOYLE, PH.D.
Date of Degree: 1992
Granting Institution: New York University
Current Clinical Role or Title: Psychologist (Private Practice); internship assessment supervisor
Primary Theoretical Orientation: CBT
Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Psychological Testing

Name: JODY KASHDEN, PH.D.
Date of Degree:
1994
Granting Institution: West Virginia University
Current Clinical Title: Clinical Director, Child and Adolescent Programs
Primary Theoretical Orientation: Behavioral; Cognitive-Behavioral
Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Treatment of Children and Adolescents, Parent Training, Neuropsychology, Measurement and Generalization of Treatment Effects
Selected Professional Publications:

  • Haut, M.W., Bloomfield, S. M., Kashden, J., & Haut, J. (2000). Brain Tumors. In R. G. Frank T. R. Elliot (Eds.), Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology. Washington, DC; American Psychiatric Publishing.
  • Boll, T. J., Williams, M. A., Kashden, J., & Putzke, J. (1998). Examination IV. Neuropsychological       testing. In C. E. Coffey & R. A. Brumback (Eds.), Textbook of Pediatric Neuropsychiatry. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.
  • Gilliam, F., Wyllie, E., Kashden, J., Faught, E., Kotagal, P., Bebin, M., Wise, M., & Kuzniecky, R. (1997). Epilepsy surgery outcome. Comprehensive assessment in children. Neurology. 48, 1368-1374.
  • Kashden, J., Fremouw, W., Callahan, T. S, & Franzen, M. D. (1993). Impulsivity in suicidal and nonsuicidal adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 21, 339-353.
  • Hawkins, R. P., Kashden, J., Hansen, D. J., & Sadd, D. L (1992, May). The increased emphasis on "cognition" in behavior therapy: An empirical analysis, the Behavior Therapist, pp. 115-118.
  • Hawkins, R. P., & Kashden, J. (1990, March). Problem behavior tells researchers how to motivate students. Behavior Analysis Digest, p. 1.

Other Professional Accomplishments: Taught university Psychology courses on range of topics (e.g., Exceptional Children, Child Behavior Modification, Behavioral Assessment, Introduction to Clinical Psychology, Adult Behavior Therapy, Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior), Invited Lecturer at University of Alabama-Birmingham, New Jersey Psychological Association Trained Expert Witness.

Michele KindermanName: MICHELE KINDERMAN, PH.D.
Date of Degree: 2000
Granting Institution: California School of Professional Psychology
Current Clinical Role or Title: Supervising Psychologist, Mount Lucas Office
Primary Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic
Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Geriatrics, Trauma, Forensic Psychology
Selected Professional Publications:

  • LaPonsie, Maryalene (2013). Five Ways to Prevent an Unhappy Retirement. Quoted in an article for online magazine MoneyRates.com.
  • Kinderman, M. (2014). Coping with increasing losses as you age. Article in Health Matters section of the Princeton Packet newspaper.
  • Howard, M. B. (2000). The effects of sexual assault history on substance abuse among a sample of European American college women. Dissertation presented to California School of Professional Psychology (2000).

Other Professional Accomplishments:

  • April 2014, Mental Health Matters: Guest on "NAMI Hour" radio show.
  • October 2013, Chilton Hospital's Ninth Annual Niche Conference: Bridging the Gap in Care Transition: What about me? Caregiver Sensitivity
  • May 2013, Team Building Workshop: Care One at East Brunswick
  • February 2013, Coping with the Many Losses Experienced in Our Older Years: Morristown and Morris Township Library
  • February 2013, Tips For Caregivers: How to help your aging loved one while still taking care of yourself:Morristown and Morris Township Library
  • January 2013, Taking care of Your Loved One/Taking Care of Yourself: Emeritus at Hillsborough

Name: JONATHAN KREJCI, PH.D.
Date of Degree: 1993
Granting Institution: University of New Mexico
Current Clinical Role or Title: Director of Clinical Programs, Training & Research; Internship Training Director
Primary Theoretical Orientation: Humanistic/client-centered; CBT
Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Motivational interviewing, training, smoking cessation, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, integrating mental health and substance abuse treatment

Selected Professional Publications:

  • Krejci, J. A Hundred Flowers (2016; Editorial). Journal of Groups in Substance Abuse Treatment, 11(2), 72-75.
  • Krejci, J., Neugebauer, Q. (2015). Motivational Interviewing in Groups: Group Process Considerations. Journal of Groups in Substance Abuse Treatment, 10, 23-40.
  • Hecht, J., Dunn, E., Krejci, J. (2012): Group Motivational Interviewing with Eating Disorders. In Wagner, C. and Ingersoll, K., Eds.: Motivational Interviewing in Groups NY: Guilford Press.
  • Interian, A., Martinez, I., Rios, L., Krejci, J., & Guarnaccia, P. J. (2010). Adaptation of a Motivational Interviewing Intervention to Improve Antidepressant Adherence among Latinos. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16, 215-225.
  • Krejci, J., Margolin, J., Rowland, M., Wetzell, C. (2008). Integrated Group Treatment of Substance Abuse and Trauma. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery.
  • Ziedonis, D.M., Day, E., O'Hea, E.L., Krejci, J., Berman, J.A., Smelson, D. (2008). Treatment of Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders: In Silk, K & Tyrer, P (Eds.): Handbook for Effective Treatments in Psychiatry, Cambridge University Press.
  • Krejci, J, Steinberg, M, Violette N, Ziedonis, DM (2006). Anxiety and motivation to quit smoking in substance abusing outpatients. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 2(4), 3-18.
  • Steinberg, M., Brandon, T., Krejci, J., Ziedonis, D. M. (2004). Motivational Interviewing with Personalized Feedback: A Brief Intervention for Motivating Smokers with Schizophrenia to Seek Treatment for Tobacco Dependence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72(4), 723-728.
  • Krejci, J., Foulds, J. (2003). Engaging Clients in Tobacco Dependence Treatment: Assessment and Motivational Techniques. Psychiatric Annals, 33, 436-444.
  • Ziedonis, D. M. & Krejci, J. (2003). Dual Recovery Therapy: Blending psychotherapies for depression and addiction. In J. J. Westermeyer, D. M. Ziedonis & R. D. Weiss (Eds.), Integrated Treatment for Mood and Substance Disorders. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Additional Professional Accomplishments: Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; several professional publications and presentations; trained motivational interviewing trainer; co-investigator on several NIH therapy development grants; manuscript reviewer, Training and Education in Professional Psychology; Site Visitor, American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation.

Name: MONIKA KUSHWAHA, PSY.D.
Date of Degree: 2011
Granting Institution: James Madison University
Current Clinical Role or Title: Supervising Psychologist, Women's Program, Princeton
Primary Theoretical Orientation: Integrative (Psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral with a systemic lens)
Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Women's issues, treatment of trauma, treatment of chronic suicidality and parasuicidality, substance abuse
Selected Professional Publications:
  • Courtney, E.A., Kushwaha, M., Johnson, J.G. (2008). "Childhood emotional abuse and risk for hopelessness and depressive symptoms during adolescence." Journal of Emotional Abuse, 8(3), 281-298.

Additional Professional Accomplishments: Presentations domestically and internationally on developing multicultural competence.

Judith MargolinName: JUDITH MARGOLIN, PSY.D.
Date of Degree: 1994
Granting Institution: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Current Clinical Role or Title: Clinical Director, Women's Program
Primary Theoretical Orientation: Schema Therapy
Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Women's issues, interpersonal violence, dissociative identity disorder, borderline personality disorder, couples and relationships
Selected Professional Publications:

  • Margolin, J. (2008). What's New in Interpersonal Trauma Treatment? NJ Psychologist 58(2,3).
  • Krejci, J., Margolin, J., Rowland, M., Wetzell, C. (2008). Integrated Group Treatment of Women's Substance Abuse and Trauma. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 3(3-4).
  • Margolin, J. (2005) What's New in Tourette's Syndrome? New Jersey Psychologist.
  • Margolin, J. (1999). Breaking the Silence: Group Psychotherapy for Childhood Sexual Abuse. New York: Haworth Press., Inc.

Additional Professional Accomplishments: Co Adjunct faculty- Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University; Director, Women Helping Women Practicum at GSAPP, Board Member, Women Helping Women, Mercer County Psychological Association Board Member and chairman, Programming Committee, Princeton House Behavioral Health Internship founding member.

Name: MONISHA MOTIWALA, PSY.D.
Date of degree: 2011
Granting institution: Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University
Current clinical role or title: Supervising Psychologist, Teen Girls Program, Princeton
Primary theoretical orientation: Integrative (Psychodynamic, Interpersonal, Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
Primary clinical interests/areas of expertise: DBT, trauma, dual diagnosis, identity development, multicultural issues, clinical supervision. Research interests in spirituality, meaning-making, coping, and psychological outcomes. 
Other professional accomplishments: Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Professional presentations and consultation on implementation of DBT. Program development.

Melinda ParisiName: MELINDA PARISI, PH.D.
Date of Degree: 1997
Granting Institution: Fordham University
Current Clinical Role or Title: Administrative Director, Hospital Psychiatry; Program Director, Center for Eating Disorders Care
Primary Theoretical Orientation: Integrative
Primary Clinical Interests/Areas of Expertise: Eating disorders in children/adolescents, cognitive remediation therapy, family-based treatment, program development
Selected Professional Publications:

  • Keitel, M.A., Parisi, M., Whitney, J.L., & Stack, L.F. (2010). Salient stressors for mothers of children and adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 18 (5).
  • Parisi, M. (2009). Eating disorders, self-injury and adolescent identity development. New Jersey Psychologist, 59.

Additional Professional Accomplishments: Current faculty appointment at The College of New Jersey; previous faculty appointments at Chestnut Hill College and Immaculata University; recipient of YWCA Princeton's "Tribute to Women" award (2004); recipient of grants from the Princeton HealthCare System Foundation and the Princeton Area Community Foundation Fund for Women and Girls to implement an eating disorders prevention program in Princeton-area schools.

Thomas Peter-web-headshotName: PETER THOMAS, Ph.D.
Date of degree: 1990
Granting institution: DePaul University
Current clinical role or title: Vice President, Outpatient Services
Primary theoretical orientation: Systems, Psychodynamic
Primary clinical interests/areas of expertise: Adolescents / young adults; family systems; disruptive behavior / mood disorders in child / adolescents; strategic planning, performance measurement, database design, organizational management
Research interests: Use of quantitative methods to optimize organizational performance; treatment outcomes
Other professional accomplishments:

  • Thomas, P.J. (2012).  Data management in the new era of reform: Approaches to maximize performance. Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Health, Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.  July 23rd.