Faculty and Staff

Hillary Ammon, Psy.D.

Hillary Ammon, Psy.D.

Hillary Ammon, Psy.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s school of medicine, and a licensed clinical psychologist at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA). She is also a member of the consultation team at the Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science. She received her bachelor’s degree from Millersville University in 2012, a master’s degree from Rosemont College in 2014, and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019. She has a strong interest and clinical background in anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and trauma disorders, depressive disorders, ADHD, and cognitive behavioral interventions/EBPs. She worked under Dr. Mary Anne Layden at the Center for Cognitive Therapy for two years and Dr. J. Russell Ramsay at the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program for one year during her graduate studies and completed her internship at Friends Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) in 2019. She completed her two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the CTSA. Dr. Ammon specializes in EX/RP, PE, HRT, and cognitive behavioral interventions for panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, perinatal anxiety disorders, body-focused repetitive behavior disorders, and ARFID. She works with adults, adolescents, and children.  Dr. Ammon is also involved in clinical teaching, supervision, and consultation of these treatments.  


Amber Calloway, Ph.D.

Amber Calloway, Ph.D.
Amber.Calloway@Pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Amber Calloway, Ph.D is a research associate at The Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2018. She completed her APA internship and a clinical postdoctoral fellowship at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Much of her work has centered on culturally responsive approaches to the implementation of CBT as well as examining mechanisms and processes of change in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for anxiety disorders in the service of improving treatment effectiveness. Overall, she is passionate about enhancing the quality of behavioral health treatments provided to historically marginalized populations.


Lauren Carone, MA

Lauren Carone, MA
Lauren.Carone@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Lauren Carone, M.A. is an Instructor with the Beck Community Initiative in the Penn Collaborative at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.  Lauren earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and earned her Master’s in Community Counseling from The College of New Jersey.  Prior to working with the Beck Community Initiative, Lauren provided direct care and clinical supervision within community mental health settings.  She is eager to continue her work in training community-based clinicians in evidenced based practices and in bolstering access to effective treatment amongst underserved populations.  Much of Lauren’s experience and work focused primarily on substance use treatment, co-occurring populations, resiliency, grief issues, and trauma.


Danielle Cooper, Ph.D.

Danielle Cooper, Ph.D.

Danielle Cooper, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cooper received her B.A. from Bucknell University and her M.A. at Boston University. She then worked as a clinical research coordinator at the Boston VA. Dr. Cooper obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Ohio University. Dr. Cooper completed her clinical internship at the Ann Arbor VA in 2019 with rotations in General Mental Health, PTSD, Women’s Mental Health, and Neuropsychology. Dr. Cooper then completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship at the CTSA. Dr. Cooper is now a licensed clinical psychologist at CTSA specializing in Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD, Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD, and cognitive-behavioral treatments for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, excoriation disorder, trichotillomania, generalized anxiety disorder, and depressive disorders within children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Cooper is a certified clinician, consultant, and supervisor in PE for PTSD and EX/RP for OCD.  Dr. Cooper is highly interested in the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments and is involved in clinical teaching, supervision, and consultation of these treatments. She is also a member of the consultation team at the Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science at the University of Pennsylvania. 


Torrey A. Creed, Ph.D.

Torrey A. Creed, Ph.D.
tcreed@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Torrey A. Creed, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, and a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) particularly with children, adolescents, and their families. At UPenn, she leads The Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science. The Penn Collaborative emphasizes public-academic partnerships to increase access to CBT and other evidence-based practices (EBPs) in under-resourced community settings. Under this umbrella, Dr. Creed directs the Penn Beck Community Initiative, a program of implementation and research to foster high-quality, sustainable CBT in community mental health care services for diverse levels of care and client populations including depression, anxiety, substance misuse, school-based services, and histories of incarceration, homelessness, or other pressing public health concerns. Dr. Creed also serves as a health policy advisor to Partners in Health, with a focus on the implementation of CBT and other EBPs in Rwanda, Haiti, and other low- and middle-income countries. She is currently involved in two NIMH-funded studies focused on pragmatic methods to evaluate competence, including development of a technology to evaluate session audio using machine learning (Creed, Atkins, Narayanan, multi-PI) and leveraging routine materials to evaluate competence in CBT and Cognitive Processing Therapy (Stirman, PI; Creed, Co-I). Her book, Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents in School Settings, is available in four languages, and a, upcoming book (under contract) focuses on implementation strategies and tools developed within the Penn Collaborative.


Betsy Feinberg, Psy.D.

Betsy Feinberg, Psy.D.

Dr. Betsy Feinberg, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist, and holds k-12 school counselor certifications. She received her Doctoral and Master’s Degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Education in Psychological Services, from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Feinberg is a Beck Institute Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinician (BICBT-CC). Completing her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Penn Collaborative, Dr. Feinberg is experienced in providing CBT training, consultation, and session evaluations. Dr. Feinberg also trained at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Management of ADHD, Community Schools violence prevention programs, and Cardiology Departments. She has written peer reviewed research articles on school-based relational aggression and cognitive-behavioral therapy and has taught graduate-level courses. Dr. Feinberg is Clinical Director of a private practice, where she specializes in the evidence-based treatment of children, adolescents, and adults, and provides psychological treatment, evaluation, program development, clinical supervision, and community education. 


Joshua Goldberg

Joshua Goldberg

Joshua Goldberg is a Clinical Research Coordinator with The Penn Collaborative at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. As an undergraduate, Joshua worked in Rutger’s Human Computational Cognitions Lab, assuring quality and coding data. Joshua Goldberg earned his degree in Psychology from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in 2020. Joshua has worked extensively in mental health, serving as a special needs counselor, behavioral health technician, and case manager. He aims to pursue a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology to study new methods to support those with mental illness and trauma-related disorders.


Vanesa Mora Ringle, Ph.D.

Vanesa Mora Ringle, Ph.D.
vanesa.ringle@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Vanesa Mora Ringle, Ph.D. is a is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in 2020, and completed her predoctoral internship on the integrated behavioral health track at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Her doctoral research focused on developing and testing the effects of an educational podcast to improve parent critical appraisal of healthcare claims based on evidence-based practice principles. Dr. Mora Ringle is interested in investigating consumer, therapist, and policy strategies for increasing the implementation of evidence-based mental health services in community settings.


Sara Rothschild, PsyD.

Sara Rothschild, PsyD.

Sara Rothschild, PsyD is a licensed psychologist and instructor at the Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science. Dr. Rothschild completed her undergraduate training at New York University before earning her doctoral degree from Yeshiva University in 2018. While at Yeshiva she gained experience across New York City working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and trauma across a multitude of settings. After completing her APA internship at Northwell Health, Dr. Rothschild moved back to her hometown of Philadelphia where she completed her Postdoctoral training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the CARES Institute. Dr. Rothschild is passionate about training others in and providing CBT to children, adolescents, and families in need.


Leah Salama, MSPH

Leah Salama, MSPH

Leah Salama, MSPH is a clinical research coordinator with the Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Leah earned her BA in psychology and international studies from Northwestern University, and her MSPH from Johns Hopkins University. Her past experiences range from supporting antipoverty advocacy work in Washington, DC to coordinating data collection for community mental health projects in northern Uganda. She is passionate about increasing access to high-quality, sustainable mental health services in low-resource settings and developing opportunities for integrated care. She intends to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology.


Michael Williston, Psy.D.

Michael Williston, Psy.D.
wimi@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Dr. Williston earned his PsyD from La Salle University in 2011.  He completed his APA internship at Connecticut Valley Hospital, with rotations in forensic psychology and dialectical behavior therapy.  He completed his psychology residency at John F. Kennedy Behavioral Health Center’s methadone clinic in Philadelphia.  Prior to working at the Penn Collaborative he worked exclusively in community mental health settings.  He is passionate about bringing cognitive behavior therapy to underserved populations and specializes in the treatment of adults and adolescents with substance use challenges.  His dissertation study attempted to increase intake attendance at a university-funded community clinic by means of an acceptance-based letter intervention.  The results of this research were presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and an article based on this study was published in Psychological Services.



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