Faculty and Staff
- Torrey A. Creed, Ph.D.
- Amber Calloway, Ph.D.
- Betsy Feinberg, Psy.D.
- Colin Adamo, Ph.D
- Joshua Goldberg B.A
- Lauren Carone, MA
- Leah Salama, MSPH
- Michael Williston, Psy.D.
- Patty Kuo, Ph.D
- Sara Rothschild, PsyD.
- Shayne Bargman, B.A
Torrey A. Creed, Ph.D.
Founder and Director
Torrey A. Creed, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and a licensed clinical psychologist. She founded the Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science, a Center that emphasizes public-academic partnerships to increase equitable access to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based practices (EBPs). 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 for diverse levels of care and clients with pressing public health concerns. Dr. Creed also directs the COAPS (Certified Older Adult Peer Specialists) training and employment initiative, with the goal of helping older adults with behavioral health issues improve their quality of life. She serves as Health Policy Advisor to Partners in Health, implementing CBT and other EBPs in low- and middle-income countries. She is a Senior Consultant for Lyssn.io, supporting implementation of artificial intelligence-based tools to improve delivery of EBPs in routine care. She also sits on the Scientific Advisors Boards of the Cohen Veterans Network and Psych Hub. Dr. Creed currently has three NIMH-funded studies: (1) an STTR with Lyssn.io to implement artificial intelligence-based supervision and competence tools in community mental health organizations (Creed & Atkins, MPI), (2) an R01 assessing causal pathways and targets of implementation variability for EBP use (Becker-Haimes, PI, Creed, Co-I) , and (3) an R01 leveraging routine materials to evaluate competence in CBT and Cognitive Processing Therapy (Wiltsey-Stirman, PI; Creed, Co-I).
Amber Calloway, Ph.D.
Research Associate, BCI Instructor
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.
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.
Colin Adamo, Ph.D
Colin Adamo, Ph.D is a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2022. Adamo completed his APA internship at the Department of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Adamo’s clinical research interests include digital mental health interventions and improving access to and outcomes of interventions for couples and close relationships. He hopes to continue his career supporting systems, communities, providers, and individuals engage with innovative tools and approaches that promote well-being.
Joshua Goldberg B.A
Web-Based Training Coordinator
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.
Lauren Carone, MA
Manager of BCI Operations, BCI Instructor
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.
Leah Salama, MSPH
Clinical Research Assistant
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.
Senior BCI Instructor
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.
Patty Kuo, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow, BCI Instructor
Patty Kuo, Ph.D is a postdoctoral fellow in The Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her Ph.D at the University of Utah’s Counseling Psychology program in 2022, and her APA internship at the VA Puget Sound, Seattle. Patty completed her master degree at the University of Louisville, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College park. Her research focuses on (a) understanding therapeutic processes that contribute to mental health care disparities for racial-ethnic minorities and other marginalized communities, and (b) application of advanced statistical techniques to examining therapist-client interactions. Patty’s clinical interests center on working with survivors of trauma, and in community and behavioral health settings. She is excited to continue pursuing a career researching factors that contribute to mental health care disparities for underserved communities.
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.
Shayne Bargman, B.A
Shayne Bargman is the Program Manager at the Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science. As an undergraduate, Shayne studied History and English at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, he spent several years as a community mental health provider in Philadelphia, working first in Quality Improvement before moving into a role supporting Program Operations within the agency. Prior to working in the mental health field, Shayne had extensive experience at local non-profits in a variety of areas including public benefits access, arts education, and community media. He plans to pursue a Master's degree related to public policy in order to improve access and outcomes for historically marginalized and other under-served populations.
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