Current Interns and Alumni

Current Clinical Psychology Interns

Maggie Collins, MA

Maggie Collins, MA (she/her) is an Adult Track intern and a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL. She completed her BA in Psychology at Indiana University – Bloomington. Maggie’s clinical passions surround the implementation of trauma-informed and culturally-informed health psychology services for adults. Her clinical training has focused on evidence-based, interdisciplinary services to treat a range of internalizing disorders and presenting concerns related to sexual health, reproductive health, cancer care, chronic pain, complex trauma, grief, and couples’ dynamics. Her research focuses on the relationship between institutional betrayal and sexual trauma, LGBTQ+ affirmative cancer care, and trauma-informed cancer care. Maggie is thrilled to return to her home state of Wisconsin to complete her pre-doctoral internship at UW Madison. She was drawn to UW due to the breadth of clinical opportunities that align with her passions and training goals!

Anna Hamilton, MA

Anna Hamilton, MA (she/her) is a Child Track intern and doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology PhD program at Boston College. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Her clinical work focuses on working with children and adolescents with a wide range of presenting concerns including trauma-related disorders, developmental disorders, depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders in school and community mental health settings. Anna’s research focuses on reducing the negative impacts of school discipline and school-based interventions that promote healthy development by leveraging community partnerships to foster children’s unique strengths and interests. She is excited to continue to work with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings in the Madison area.

Abby Lucas, MS

Abigael (Abby) Lucas, MS (she/her) is an Adult Track intern and doctoral candidate in Clinical Science at the University of Michigan. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology also at the University of Michigan. Abby’s broad research interests are at the intersection of positive psychology and clinical psychology, and her dissertation research utilizes prospective longitudinal data to examine developmental precursors of compassion for self and others in young adults. She has clinical interests in treating OCD, mood and anxiety disorders, and is excited about the breadth of training opportunities at UW Madison!

Sam North, MA, LPC

Sam North, MA, LPC (she/her) is a Pediatric Psychology Track intern and a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at the University of Denver. She completed her Master of Arts degree in International Disaster Psychology at the University of Denver. Her research interests include suicidality, pediatric grief and loss, resiliency, and social determinants of health. Clinically, she has special interests in trauma-informed and culturally responsive services in the areas of pediatric oncology, chronic health conditions, end of life, and grief. She is looking forward to supporting children and families while furthering her training at UW-Madison!

Zeus Pichardo, MA

Jesus ‘Zeus’ Pichardo, MA (he/him) is a Child Track intern and a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Iowa. His clinical work has focused on treating school-age children and adolescents with a range of presenting concerns including ADHD, anxiety, depression, difficulties establishing/maintaining peer relationships, and challenging behaviors (e.g., aggression, destruction, eloping). He is particularly passionate about reducing barriers to access in rural settings and engaging in interdisciplinary crisis postvention, as well as working within the broader LGBTQ+ community. Zeus’ research interests center on scale development, with a specific focus on creating a screener for Social Communication Disorder. Zeus is excited to be joining WisPIC for his pre-doctoral internship and having the opportunity to work with interdisciplinary teams in order to promote the wellbeing of children in the Madison area while continuing to hone his skills in the area of assessment.

Elizabeth Ver Hoeve, MA

Elizabeth Ver Hoeve, MA (she/her) is an Adult Track intern and doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology with specialization in health psychology and behavioral medicine at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on biopsychosocial factors that impact individuals as they adjust to health-related adversity, such as cancer. Her dissertation utilized an implementation science approach to evaluate an evidence-based community-focused patient navigation intervention at an NCI-designated cancer center. Clinically, Elizabeth uses evidence-based treatment approaches including CBT, ACT, and mindfulness-based interventions. She was drawn to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship for its breadth of clinical training across the lifespan and its behavioral medicine electives.

Sydney Ward, MS

Sydney Ward, MS (she/her) is a Pediatric Psychology Track intern and a doctoral candidate in the clinical psychology program at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Ohio University in Athens, OH. Her clinical and research interests center around the psychosocial issues of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions.


Our interns are successful in finding a good fit for their next step in their career.  The majority of our graduates complete a post-doctoral fellowship in academic university/department or health center settings after internship, although we invite and support the career path that feels like a best fit for you.  Please see the table below for information on our graduates’ initial post-internship positions over approximately the last 3 years.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

2019 – 2021
Total number of interns who were in the 3 cohorts


Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree


Academic teaching


0 0
Community mental health center


0 0


0 0
University Counseling Center


0 0
Hospital/Medical Center


7 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System


1 0
Psychiatric facility


0 0
Correctional facility


0 0
Health maintenance organization


0 0
School district/system


1 0
Independent practice setting


2 0
Other: Academic university/department


8 0
Other: Federally qualified health center


0 0

Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.