Current Interns and Alumni

Current Clinical Psychology Interns

Sage Bates

Adult Track Psychology Intern

Sage Bates is an Adult Track intern and currently a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL.  She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University – Indianapolis, IN. Sage is interested in examining factors that impact help-seeking and is passionate about destigmatizing mental health care. Her research focuses on better understanding the stigma of OCD-related disorders, including hoarding. Sage was drawn to UW Madison because of the wide variety of training experiences and is excited to be part of the interdisciplinary team during her internship year.

Nathaniel Eckland

Adult Track Psychology Intern

Nathaniel (Nate) Eckland is an Adult Track Psychology intern completing his graduate degree in Clinical-Community Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his undergraduate education, majoring in Psychology, at Washington University in St Louis. Nate’s research investigates the role of emotional processes in the development and maintenance of psychopathology and the promotion of well-being. He is particularly interested in emotional awareness, or the extent to which individuals monitor, understand, and distinguish among their emotions. Nate looks forward to continuing to develop expertise in treating a variety of mood and anxiety disorders across the lifespan and is excited to explore new clinical opportunities on internship.

Mara Esber

Child Track Psychology Intern

Mara Esber is a Child Track psychology intern and a doctoral candidate at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. Her clinical training has focused on working with children and adolescents with a diverse range of presenting concerns. She is particularly passionate about treating anxiety disorders, engaging caregivers in parent training, and working with the family system. Mara’s dissertation examines the relationship between parent involvement and symptom outcome in childhood OCD treatment. She is thrilled to continue her outpatient training with children and adolescents at UW Madison, in addition to engaging in treatment in the primary care behavioral health setting and the inpatient pediatric consultation liaison service.

Danielle Jack-James

Child Track Psychology Intern

Danielle Jack-James is a Child Track psychology intern. She is completing her doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in clinical child and adolescent psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Her research interests are broadly focused on risk and protective factors that influence positive youth outcomes. Currently, she is developing a risk assessment for juvenile delinquency for adolescents from Trinidad and Tobago. Her clinical interests involve working with children, adolescents, and their families with a broad array of presenting concerns in a variety of settings. She also likes working with couples and has special interests in working with minority and marginalized groups. Danielle was interested in completing her pre-doctoral internship at UW Madison because of the breadth of clinical training experiences and opportunities to learn from different supervisors

Alora Rando

Pediatric Track Psychology Intern

Alora Rando (they/she) is a Pediatric Psychology intern. Originally from the Boston area, they earned their Bachelor’s degree in psychology and neuroscience at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. They are currently completing their graduate degree in clinical psychology at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Their clinical interests include working with pediatric populations in both inpatient and outpatient medical settings. Alora’s research interests center on the influence of systems and transdiagnostic mechanisms on mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders, pediatric behavioral health problems, and treatment outcomes.

Victoria Williams

Adult Track Psychology Intern

Victoria Williams is an Adult Track psychology intern and a doctoral candidate at the University of North Dakota in the Indians into Psychology Doctoral Education (INPSYDE) program. She completed her bachelor’s degree with a double major in psychology and French at UND. Originally from Manitoba Canada, she is a member of the Manitoba Métis Federation. Her dissertation research focuses on retired college student athlete’s mental health relating to athletic identity, cultural identity and career transition with a focus on both Indigenous and non-Indigenous student athletes. She looks forward to both a wide array of training experiences and to the mentoring opportunities from various supervisors offered at WISPIC.


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)

2017 – 2019
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


Community mental health center


0 0
Federally qualified health center


1 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


5 0
Other medical center or hospital


1 0
Psychiatric hospital


0 0
Academic university/department


8 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


2 0
Not currently employed


0 0
Changed to another field


0 0


0 0


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.