Current Interns and Alumni

Current Clinical Psychology Interns

Dana Bruck-Segal, MA

Adult Track Intern

Graduate Program: Boston University


Dana is an Adult Track psychology intern and is completing her graduate degree at Boston University. Her graduate work has focused on the intersection of physical and psychological functioning in individuals living with HIV, both nationally and in the context of global mental health. Dana is interested in using evidence based, culturally sensitive psychological interventions to help underserved populations experiencing trauma, anxiety and physical illness. She was drawn to the diversity of clinical opportunities at UW Madison, including those related to health psychology, trauma, DBT and child and couples therapy.

Amber Craig, BS

Adult Track Intern

Graduate Program: Indiana University Bloomington


Amber is an Adult Track psychology intern. She grew up in McDonough, Georgia, about 30 minutes south of Atlanta. She became interested in biology and behavior while working in a primate research lab at Georgia State University during her senior year of college. While completing her graduate studies at Indiana University, her research has primarily concerned the identification of risk factors for sexual coercion, including distinguishing patterns of emotional reactivity and sexual arousal between men with and without histories of perpetration. She came to UW with interest in gaining experience in DBT and couples therapy as well as delivering evidence-based interventions targeting co-occurring mental and physical health concerns in both a general outpatient and a primary care behavioral health setting.

Jordan Horwath, MA

Child Track Intern

Graduate Program: DePaul University 


Jordan is a Child Track psychology intern and is completing his graduate degree at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. He studied Psychology and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). After his undergraduate studies, he spent 2 years teaching 9th and 11th grade English in the San Francisco Unified School District while also working as a part-time Counselor to incarcerated juvenile males at the San Francisco Youth Guidance Center. He then attained a Masters degree in clinical psychology at Teachers College Columbia University in New York, NY. His doctoral research focuses on coping strategies in youth exposed to academic and violence stressors. He was interested in UW Madison because of the variety of outpatient and behavioral health opportunities at the clinic. Jordan hopes to continue his clinical and research work treating youth and families suffering from various psychopathological conditions, particularly PTSD, mood, and anxiety disorders.

Kristine Pickwith, MA

Pediatric Track Intern

Graduate Program: Loma Linda University


Kristine is a Pediatric Track psychology intern. She grew up in southern California where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of California, San Diego. Currently, she completing her graduate work at Loma Linda University. Her clinical interests include working with various pediatric populations within both inpatient medical hospitals and outpatient clinics, as well as providing long-term psychotherapy to children with comorbid medical and psychological issues.

Emily Sargent, MA

Adult Track Intern

Graduate Program: University of North Dakota


Emily is an Adult Track psychology intern. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. She is currently completing her graduate degree at the University of North Dakota where she participates in the Indians into Psychology Doctoral Education program which aims to train American Indian students in the field of clinical psychology. Emily is a tribal citizen of the White Earth Indian Reservation, located in northern Minnesota. Her graduate work has focused on substance use, trauma/resiliency, and culturally adapted treatments in the American Indian population. She was interested in UW Madison because of the variety of outpatient clinical experiences the program offers, as well as experience in several treatment settings. She hopes to continue clinical and research work in the field of trauma and cultural enhanced treatments for undeserved/minority populations.

Jennifer Stewart, MS

Child Track Intern

Graduate Program: Vanderbilt University


Jenn is a Child Track psychology intern and is completing her graduate degree at Vanderbilt University. Her research has focused on depression prevention and understanding how to best maximize the effectiveness of treatment for depression in children. Jenn often employs a family-centered approach to therapy and is looking forward to continue building her skills and experience at UW through experiences in multiple settings, such as in medical clinics and schools.

Joelle Zegas, MS

Pediatric Track Intern

Graduate Program: Loyola University


Joelle is a Pediatric Track psychology intern. Originally from New Jersey, she completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and Jewish studies at Emory University, and she stayed in Atlanta for another two years to teach preschool. After this, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland for her doctoral work in clinical psychology at Loyola University Maryland. While at Loyola, Joelle’s research focused on parenting and the development of prosocial behavior in early childhood. Joelle also gained experience providing child therapy and assessment services in a wide range of settings, including community mental health, private practice, and outpatient medical clinic settings. She was interested in UW Madison’s pediatric track because its strong inpatient consultation/liaison training expanded on her past training experiences and interests.

Alumni

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)

2015 – 2018
Total number of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 19
Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
PD EP
Community mental health center 0 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 0 0
Veterans Affairs medical center 3 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 7 1
Other medical center or hospital 0 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Academic university/department 6 1
Community college or other teaching setting 0 0
Independent research institution 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 0 0
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 1
Unknown 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.