and multicultural issues
Clinically, Madeline uses an integrative approach that primarily draws from feminist therapy and Rogerian theory and incorporates CBT techniques, as appropriate. With this orientation, I trust that clients will work to identify what is most important to them in therapy and I engage with them as a guide rather than as an expert. The core of my approach is a Rogerian understanding of what makes change occur in therapy. Thus, in order to build a strong therapeutic alliance and empower my client, I prioritize unconditional positive regard, a non-judgmental approach, and genuineness. I frequently utilize evidence-based techniques such as CBT and DBT to evaluate the effectiveness of client’s thought and behavior patterns, to identify possibilities for change, and to learn new skills. I have found that these approaches help clients work through traumatic experiences. I have experience with trauma-focused treatment, including DBT, CPT, PE, and Seeking Safety. As part of my theoretical orientation, feminist theory has contributed to my awareness and understanding of the external forces that impact my clients and their presenting problems, such as marginalization and systematic oppression. I aim to identify what power dynamics might be enacted in the therapy room and how they may be problematic. I appreciate the identities that my clients bring to therapy and conceptualize their experience of these identities as a cornerstone of our work together.
Oklahoma State University
Madeline is currently working towards her licensure as a psychologist in the state of Oklahoma. As such, she is a clinician in the Counseling and Counseling Psychology clinic. She is currently being supervised by John Romans, PhD. For further information about the clinic, please go
Madeline is currently completing her pre-doctoral internship at the Puget Sound Veterans Health Care System, American Lake Division. She is currently completing a rotation in residential PTSD treatment where she provides trauma focused therapies in group and individual modalities including PE, CPT, and STAIR. Her planned rotations will be in a psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery program that offers services to veterans with severe mental illness and primary care mental health integration team that provides brief psychotherapy and behavioral health interventions.
During the 2017-2018 training year, Madeline was a program therapist at the Behavioral Health Partial Program at McLean Hospital. Over the course of the year, she co-facilitated groups focused on DBT, CBT, and ACT skills including Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Self- Compassion, Process Groups, and Challenging Negative Automatic Thoughts. She also performed individual therapy with clients focusing on skill development and psychoeducation.
University of Massachusetts Boston's Counseling and Clinical Psychology programs have collaborated to develop and provide services for the UMB community. As part of this collaboration, Madeline conducted psychological testing to assist students in identifying and receiving support related cognitive problems, learning disabilities, and executive functioning concerns. She participated in this collaboration from 2018-2019.
Bedford Veterans Administration
During the 2016-2017 academic year, Madeline was part of the Mental Health Clinic at the Bedford Veterans Administration. She was also selected to be the only practicum student to provide mental health services for veterans through the Lynn Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Over the course of the year she provided individual and group therapy on a variety of different presenting concerns including sleep dysfunction, traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. Together with another practicum student she also initiated, created a protocol for, and co-facilitated weekly women’s assertiveness group.
At Project Safe, Madeline worked with mandated perpetrators of intimater partner and general violence in a group setting. During her years here, she worked with clients to stop engaging in violence, increase their awareness of their emotions, and the cultural contributions to their violent behaviors. To meet these aims she created and co-facilitated weekly sessions specifically designed to increase engagement and support the therapeutic reliance. This includes utilizing relatable popular culture examples to inspire them to change their maladaptive actions and belief systems such as the movie Rocky.
Bay State Community Services
Madeline completed her Masters level training at Bay State Community services. Over the course of this year she completed over 700 total clinical hours with 240 direct client contact hours. She also continued to provide services for clients after she completed her internship. During these two years she provided individual and group therapy. Many of her clients were low income, had system involvement (i.e. DCF, probation, parole, etc) and struggling with substance abuse issues. She facilitated groups focusing on parenting skills, dual diagnosis concerns, women’s empowerment, and mandated second offender OUI.
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Madeline's volunteer work at BARCC bridges her clinical and activist interests. She volunteered with the hotline from 2014-2019. She was recognized for her excellence on the team by being selected to be a hotline supervisor. On the hotline, she counseled and educated survivors, loved ones, and providers regarding a variety of sexual violence related topics and provide referrals for services. As a peer supervisor, she assisted volunteers in managing the impact of phone calls with callers and provided feedback about the methods that other crisis counselors use on calls.
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