Meet the High Plains PIC Interns
I am currently in the clinical psychology doctoral program working towards earning my PsyD at the University of La Verne in California. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Specialization in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. I also completed an undergraduate internship at the UCSD Eating Disorders Center, which cemented my interest in pursuing graduate studies in clinical psychology. I earned my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the University of La Verne in 2019, and I am currently in the process of completing my dissertation focused on the factors that impact the mental health help-seeking attitudes and behaviors of young adults in rural populations. I will be completing my internship this year through the High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium at the Peak Wellness Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I am passionate about combating the stigma surrounding mental health and help-seeking, as well as encouraging everyone to seek out help if they need it because we all need a little help from time to time. My previous clinical experiences include providing intakes and individual therapy sessions for young adults at a college counseling center, conducting intakes and co-facilitating group sessions with adults and adolescents with severe mental illnesses and suicidality at an inpatient hospital, and providing individual, family, and group therapy sessions for adolescents and their families with emotional regulation difficulties using DBT in an intensive outpatient program. My current interests include crisis intervention, stigma reduction, personality disorders, eating disorders, and therapeutic interventions for patients with severe mental illness. My primary therapeutic modalities are Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as values work such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In my free time, I enjoy reading, running, having online game nights with friends, visiting with my family, and spending quality time with my adorable dog Doby.
Kourtney Kromminga is a school psychology doctoral student from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She will be completing her internship at the Weld Co Re-8 School District site for the 2020-2021 school year. Kourtney has over 3 years of experience supporting children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Professionally, she strives to support individuals with a high need for services and supports to help them reach their academic, social, emotional, and behavioral goals. Her research focuses on developing and examining the effectiveness of academic interventions to support implementation and student achievement. In her free time, Kourtney enjoys hiking, weightlifting, and spending time with her husband and two cats
I am a doctoral-level psychology intern, pursuing my PhD through the University of
Northern Colorado’s School Psychology program. I work with children and families from
all backgrounds and enjoy bringing my diverse experiences across medical, educational,
and clinical settings to my assessment and counseling cases.
My current research projects involve longitudinal outcomes in pediatric traumatic brain injury, transdiagnostic classification systems in child and adolescent mental-health, and cross-cultural assessment. I have extensive training in psychological evaluation, most recently completing rotations in pediatric neuropsychology through the neurology and rehabilitation departments at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
I was raised in North-Western Montana and have lived all across the Western U.S. before
landing in Colorado to pursue my graduate education. In my spare time, I can be found
kayaking and skiing up the Poudre Canyon with my partner or tuning one of my vario
My professional qualifications and credentials are listed below:
· BA – Pacific Lutheran University (2013)
· MA – University of Northern Colorado (2018)
· PhD – University of Northern Colorado (in progress)
· International Neuropsychological Society (INS, student member)
· American Psychological Association (APA, student member)
· National Association of School Psychologists (NASP, student member)
· Colorado Society of School Psychologists (CSSP, student member)
My name is Magenta Silberman and I am a fifth-year school psychology doctoral candidate at the University of Utah. I have had the opportunity to work at school and clinical settings providing a variety of psychological and assessment services for children and adolescents. I am particularly passionate about therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, as well preventative social-emotional learning interventions. My research has largely been on the effectiveness of school-based interventions, notably social-emotional learning, social skills, and class-wide behavior management interventions. During my free time I’m usually in the kitchen trying new recipes, going out for a hike, in a yoga class, binge-watching Netflix, or tending to my many house plants!