White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont
WRJ Mental Health Service Staff
Jason Brill, MSW
HUD VASH Case Manager
MSW - Boston University Graduate School of Social Work 2007
Contact Information: 802-655-1356 x6739
Professional Interests: Housing
Deborah Collins, RN, MSN, APRN
Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse specialist/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
BSN, Northeastern University, Boston Mass. 1980
MSN Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. 1986
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s Certificate Program, Rivier College, Nashua, NH 1995
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 6180
Professional Interests: Psychiatric medication evaluations and monitoring. Individual and Group therapy using supportive/CBT and ACT frameworks. Involvement in PMHC providing initial evaluations/treatment planning and follow-up medication monitoring. Preceptorship of graduate psychiatric nurse practitioner students from a variety of graduate programs.
Mark J. Detzer, Ph.D.
Clinical Health Psychologist
Visiting Assistant Professor: Dartmouth College
Adjunct Assistant Professor: Dartmouth Medical School
B.S. Nutrition Science, University of California, Davis, 1981
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Vermont, 1992
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, Stanford Medical Center 1993
Clinical Health Psychology, coping with chronic and life-threatening illness, health promotion, lifestyle behavior change, positive psychology
Pomerantz, A.S., Shiner, B., Watts, B.V., Detzer, M.J., Kutter, C., Scott, D., Street, B. (2010) The White River Model of Collocated Collaborative Care: A Platform for Mental And Behavioral Health Care in the Medical Home. Families, Systems, & Health Vol. 28, No. 2, 114–129.
Pomerantz, A.S., Corson, J.A., Detzer, M.J. (March, 2009) The challenge of integrated care for mental health: leaving the 50 minute hour and other sacred things. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 16(1):40-6.
Detzer, M. et. al (October, 2008). Transitioning through Adulthood While Living with Cystic Fibrosis. Published by Digestive Care for national distribution to cystic fibrosis centers.
Detzer, M. (June, 2005). Psychosocial Issues in Diabetes Care. In Recommendations for the Management of Diabetes in Vermont. Published for primary care providers by the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc.
Linda Eastman, M.S., LMHC, LADC
M.S. Counseling, University of Vermont, 1995
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 6171
Professional Interests: Substance Use Disorders, PTSD
Education: BA, University of Georgia
Contact information: (802) 295-9363 x5672
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist for CWT Program
BS in Social Work, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, 1997
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 x5639
Professional Interests: helping veterans with SMI get employment and maintain that employment.
CWT Program Director
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 6725
Mary E. Garrity, MSW, LICSW (Colchester, VT CBOC)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
BA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1989
MSW, Boston University School of Social Work 1994-1996; SUNY Albany School of Social Welfare, 1997
Contact Information: 802-655-1356 ext. 6754
Professional Interests: Trauma; Individual and Group Evidenced-Based Treatments for PTSD; Bereavement; Depression; Individual, Couples and Family therapy using Psychodynamic, Family Systems, Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral and Narrative approaches
Laura E. Gibson, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, VA Outpatient Clinic at Fort Ethan Allen
Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Vermont
B.A., Carleton College, Northfield, MN 1994
Ph.D., University of Vermont, Burlington VT 2001
Contact Information: 802 655-1356 x6730
Professional Interests: PTSD and anxiety disorders; training and dissemination of evidence-based treatments; interpersonal violence/sexual trauma; early intervention and prevention; interrelationship of substance abuse and PTSD, violence/risk assessment.
Zvolensky, M. J., Gibson, L. E., Vujanovic, A. A., Gregor, K., Bernstein, A., Kahler, C., Lejuez, C. W., Brown, R. A., & Feldner, M. T. (2008). Impact of posttraumatic stress disorder on early smoking lapse and relapse during a self-guided quit attempt among community-recruited daily smokers. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 10, 1415-1427.
Watson, P.J., Gibson, L.E., & Ruzek, J.I. (2007). Public mental health interventions following disasters and mass violence. In M.J. Friedman, T.M. Keane, & P.A. Resick (Eds.), Handbook of PTSD Science and Practice. (pp.521-539). New York: Guilford Publications.
Gibson, L.E., Hamblen, J., Zvolensky, M.J., & Vujanovic, A. (2006). Evidence-based treatments for traumatic stress: An overview of the research with an emphasis on disaster settings. In F. H. Norris, S. Galea, M.J. Friedman, & P.J. Watson (Eds.), Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research (pp. 208-225). New York: Guilford Publications.
Hamblen, J.L., Gibson, L.E., Mueser, K.T., & Norris, F.H. (2006). Cognitive behavioral therapy for prolonged postdisaster distress. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 62, 1043-1052.
Street, A. E., Gibson, L. E., & Holohan, D.R. (2005). Guilt, coping, and PTSD symptomatology in a sample of battered women. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 18, 245-252.
Gibson, L. E., & Leitenberg, H. (2001). Methods of coping with sexual aggression in a sample of young women: The roles of prior sexual abuse and stigma. Child Abuse & Neglect. 25, 1343-1361.
Gibson, L.E., Holt, J.C., Fondacaro, K.M., Tang, T.S., Powell, T.A., & Turbitt, E.L. (1999). An examination of posttraumatic stress disorder and its comorbidity among male inmates. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 12, 473-484
Marina Grgas, Pharm.D.
Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
B.S., University of Connecticut 2006
Pharm.D., University of Connecticut 2008
Contact information: 8O2-295-9363 ext. 5831
Professional Interests: Psychopharmacology
Grgas M, Ehret MJ. Psychopharmacology: Much The Same. Connecticut Medicine. 2009;73:281-284.
Sopko MA, Ehret MJ, Grgas M. Desvenlafaxine: Another “Me Too” Drug? Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2008;42:1439-1446.
Grgas M, Washburn CF Jr, Caley CF. Clozapine-induced Myocarditis: 2 Case Reports. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2010;30:91-92.
John Hammel, MD
Director, Substance Use Disorder Service
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Williams College: BA
Tufts University School of Medicine: MD
Tufts-NEMCH/Faulkner Hospital: Internal Medicine Residency
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
UVM-Fletcher Allen: Psychiatry Residency 2008
Dartmouth Hitchcock: Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry 2009
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 6538
Professional Interests: Addiction Psychiatry, especially opioid dependence
Lisa Harmon, PhD
PTSD Services Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University 2008
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 6033
Professional Interests: Integrated Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment, Brief Behavioral Treatment in Primary Care, Post-Deployment Adjustment.
Rosalind Jones, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate and Instructor in Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
B.A., Amherst College 1980
Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo 1992
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5767
Professional Interests: interpersonal therapy, existential/dynamic psychotherapy, neuropsychology of psychiatric disorders, memory disorders, dementia, trauma, transgender issues.
Bond, C.F., Jones, R.L., & Weintraub, D.L. (1985). On the unconstrained recall of acquaintances: A sampling‑traversal model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49, 327‑337.
Jones, R.L. (1994). An empirical study of Freud's penis‑baby equation. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 182, 127-135.
Seidman, L.J., Stone, W.S., Jones, R., Harrison, R.H., & Mirsky, A.F. (1998). Comparative effects of schizophrenia and temporal lobes epilepsy on memory. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 4,, 342-352.
Kutter, C. J. & Jones, R. L. (2005, November). Self-reports of executive function in veterans with PTSD: The BRIEF-A. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Toronto, Canada.
Stephen Kelliher, Psy.D
Psychologist/Local Recovery Coordinator
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Antioch University 2006
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 6932
Professional Interests: PTSD, Substance Use Disorders, Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Recovery Based Interventions
Mary L. Kline MN, APRN
PMHC Care Manager
University of Florida
BSN, MN, Psychiatric Nursing
University of Vermont, Adult Nurse Practitioner certificate
Board Certified, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5680
Sarah Kohl, Psy.D.
Psy.D., The George Washington University 2008
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 6073
Professional Interests: Trauma, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Couple's Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
Ann M. Kraybill, MSW, LICSW
Therapist, PTSD Clinical Team
M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work 2005
Currently studying in the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, 2007-2010
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5653
Professional Interests: Individual, couple, and family therapy utilizing psychodynamic psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, and Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD.
Catherine J. Kutter, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas 2001
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5687
Professional Interests: PTSD, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Keen, S. M., Kutter, C. J., Niles, B. L., & Krinsley, K. E. (2008). Validation of the PTSD Checklist in military veterans. Journal of Rehabilitation Research &
Development, 45, 465-474.
Streeter, C. C., Kimble, M. O., Reiss, A. L., Eliez, S., Wald, L. L., Renshaw, P. F., Frederick, B. B., Lane, B., Sheikh, J. I., Stegman, W. K., Kutter, C. J., Stewart, L. P., Prestel, R. S., & Arsenault, N. J.(2007). Brain, skull and CSF volumes in adult posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20, 763-774.
Woodward, S. H., Kaloupek, D. G., Streeter, C.C., Kimble, M. O., Reiss, A. L., Eliez, S., M.D. Wald, L. L., Renshaw, P. F., Frederick, B. B., Lane, B., Sheikh, J. I., Stegman, W.K., Kutter, C. J., Stewart, L. P., Prestel, R. S., & Arsenault, N. J. (2006). Hippocampal volume, posttraumatic stress disorder, and alcoholism. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 674-681.
Kutter, C. J., Wolf, E. J., & Niles, B. L. (2005). Retraumatization by reminders of previous combat exposure: Exacerbation of Vietnam veterans’ chronic PTSD symptoms following the start of the war in Iraq. Federal Practitioner, 22 (5), 14-16, 20.
Kleespies, P. M., Niles, B. L., Kutter, C. J., & Ponce, A. (2004). Evaluating and managing behavioral emergencies in marital and family treatment. In R. Coombs (Ed.) Family therapy review: Preparing for comprehensive and licensing exams. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Kutter, C. J., Wolf, E. J., & McKeever, V. M. (2004). Predictors of veterans’ participation in cognitive-behavioral group treatment for PTSD. Journal of Traumatic stress, 17, 157-162.
Niles, B. L., Wolf, E. J., & Kutter, C. J. (2003). PTSD symptomatology in Vietnam veterans before and after September 11. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 191,682-684.
Krinsley, K. E., Gallagher, J. G., Weathers, F. W., Kutter, C. J., & Kaloupek, D. G. (2003). Influences on reporting exposure to traumatic events as determined by the evaluation of lifetime stressors protocol. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16, 399-409. Davis, J., & Kutter, C. J. (1998). Life skills and posttraumatic stress disorder in women who are homeless: Implications for future practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 52, 39-44.
David A. Lord, Ph.D., ABPP
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1962
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5695
Professional Interests: Clinical supervision, psychodynamic psychotherapy, group and couples therapy
Maureen Matthews McClintock, ACSW, LICSW (Location: Bennington, VT CBOC)
BA, Bennington College, 1980
MSW, Boston College, 1983
Contact Information: 802-447-6913 ext. 6856
Professional Interests: Integrated Mental Health and Primary Care, PTSD, Chronic Pain, Mind Body Connection, Anxiety, Geriatrics
Peter Mills Ph.D., M.S.
Director - Field Office, VA National Center for Patient Safety
Psychologist, VAMC White River Junction
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Chair, Ethics Advisory Committee, VAMC, White River Junction
B.A., Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle 1983
B.S., Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle 1983
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo 1990
M.S., Clinical Evaluative Studies, Dartmouth Medical School 2002
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 6567
Professional Interests: Patient Safety, Medical Quality Improvement, Ethics, Brief Therapy, Child and Family Therapy.
Publications: (ten most recent)
Carney BT, West P, Neily J, Mills PD, and Bagian JP. Differences in nurse and surgeon perceptions of teamwork- implications for use of a briefing checklist in the operating room. Journal of AORN, (in press).
Mills, PD, Watts, BV, Miller S, Kemp J, Knox K, DeRosier J, and Bagian JP. A checklist to identify inpatient suicide hazards in Veterans Affairs hospitals. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, (in press).
Jackson, GL, Powell, AA, Ordin, DL, Schlosser, JE, Murawsky J, Hersh, J, Ponte, G, Zullig, LL, Erb, F, Parlier, R, Haggstron, D, Koets, N, Mills, PD, Francis, J,, Kelley, MJ, Davies, ML, Provenzale, D. Developing and sustaining quality improvement partnerships in the VA: The Colorectal Cancer Care Collaborative. J of General Internal Medicine. (in press).
Neil J, Mills PD, Lee P, Carney B, West P, Percarpio K, Mazzia L, Paull D, and Bagian JP. Medical team training and coaching in the Veteran Health Administration, assessment and impact on the first 32 facilities in the program. J. of Quality and Safety in Health Care (in press).
Paull, DE, Mazzia L, Izu B, Neily J, Mills PD, and Bagian JP. Predictors of successful implementation of preoperative briefings and postoperative debriefings following medical team training. Amer J Surgery (in press).
Carney BT, Mills PD, Bagian JP and Weeks WB. Gender Differences in Operating Room Caregiver Perceptions of Patient Safety: A Pilot Study form the Veterans Health Administration Medical Team Training Program. Quality and Safety in Health Care. (In Press)
Neily J, Mills PD, Eldridge N, Dunn EJ, Samples C, Turner JR, Revere A, DePalma RG, Bagian JP. Incorrect Surgical Procedures Within and Outside of the Operating Room. Arch Surg. 144(11): 1028-1034, Nov. 2009.
Mills, PD and Bagian PE. Response to Tishler and Reiss review of inpatient suicide. Letter to the Editor. General Hospital Psychiatry. 24(8) August 2009.
Stalhandske E, Mills P, Quigley P, Neily J, Bagian J. VHA’s National Falls Collaborative and Prevention Programs. In: Henriksen K, et al, editors. Advances in patient safety: New directions and alternative approaches. Vol. 2. Culture and Redesign. AHRQ Publication. No. 08-0034-1. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2008; pp 393-407.
Ogrinc G, Mooney SE, Estrada C, Foster T, Goldmann D, Hall LW, Huizinga MM, Liu SK, Mills P, Neily J, Nelson W, Pronovost PJ, Provost L, Rubenstein L, Speroff T, Splaine M, Thomson R, Tomollo A, Watts B. The SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) Guidelines for Quality Improvement Reporting: Explanation and Elaboration. Qual Saf Health Care, Supplement 17;113-132, 2008.
Bernadette Oneil, LICSW (Location: Colchester, VT CBOC)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor
M.S.W., Adelphi University, 1989
Contact Information: 802-655-1356 ext. 6736
Professional Interests: Substance abuse services including individual, group and family to those veterans identified to have a substance abuse issue. Supervision for MSW students at the University of Vermont (and have been providing this service for about 14 years).
Nora Parsons, MSW, LICSW (Location: Bennington, VT CBOC)
M.S.W., State University of NY at Albany
Contact Information: 802-447-6913 ext. 6855
Professional Interests: PTSD, Individual, Marital, and Group Psychotherapy
Andrew Pomerantz, MD
National Mental Health Director for Integrated Care
A.B. Washington University, St Louis, MO 1967
M.D. Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL 1971
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5672
Professional Interests: PTSD, Post deployment readjustment, Primary Care/mental health integration, geriatrics, medical ethics
Pomerantz AS, de Nesnera A. Informed consent, Competency and the Illusion of
Rationality. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 13:138-142, 1991
Pomerantz AS. Death with Dignity: a right or an obligation? Humane Medicine 8:70-74, 1992
Pomerantz AS. Delayed onset of PTSD: Delayed Recognition or latent disorder? (letter) Am J Psychiatry 48:1609, 1991
Pomerantz AS, de Nesnera A, West A. Resolution of depressive symptoms in medical inpatients after discharge. Int'l J Psychiatr in Med 22:281-289. 1992
Pomerantz AS, Cole BC, Watts BV, Improving efficiency and access to mental health care: combining integrated primary care and advanced access. General Hospital Psychiatry 30:546-551, 2008
Slone LB, Pomerantz AS, Friedman MJ. Vermont: A case history for supporting national guard troops and their families. Psychiatric Annals 39(2): 89-95, 2009
Pomerantz AS, Corson JA, Detzer MJ. The challenge of integrated care for mental health: Leaving the 50 minute hour and other sacred things? Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 16(1):40-46, 2009
Shiner, B, Watts BV, Pomerantz AS, Groft A, Scott D, Street B, Yinong Y. Access to What? An Evaluation of the Key Ingredients to Effective Advanced Mental Health
Access at a VA Medical Center and its Affiliated Community-Based Outreach Clinics. Military Medicine, in press
Pomerantz, AS, Ethics Conflict in Rural Communities: Overlapping Roles, in Nelson WA, ed., Handbook for Rural Health Care Ethics: A Practical Guide for Professionals. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College; 2009 http://dms.dartmouth.edu/cfm/resources/ethics
Pandiani, J, Ochs, W, Pomerantz, A.(2010) Criminal justice involvement of armed forces veterans in two systems of care. Psychiatric Services, 61 (8):835-837
Pomerantz, A, Shiner, B, Watts, B, Detzer, M, Kutter, C, Scott, D, Street, B. (2010) The White River Model of Collocated Collaborative Care: A Platform for Mental And Behaviorial Health Care in the Medical Home. Families, Systems and Health, 28(2):78-82
Pomerantz, A, Sayers, S.(2010) Integrated Care and the Veterans Health Administration. Families, Systems and Health, 28(2):114-129
Pamela Proulx, LICSW
Ground East, In patient Social Worker
BSW, University of Vermont 1984
MSW, Columbia University Graduate School of Social Work 1987
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5081
Professional Interests: Care Management; Discharge Planning; Individual;Group and Family Therapy; NAMI Family Support Group facilitator; Member of Recovery Team.
Scott Rebhun, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School
MD, University of Virginia 1990
Residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 1994
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5760
Professional Interests: PTSD, mood disorders
“Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Sleep Difficulty”; Jacobs-Rebhun, S., Schnurr, P.,
Friedman, M., Peck, R., Brophy, M., Fuller, D.; Am J Psych 137:9, 1525-1526, September 2000.
Rebecca E. Robinson, LMHC
Therapist, Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator
BM in Music, Ithaca College 1974
Royal College of Music, London, England 1973-1974
MM in Music, Florida State University 1975
MA, Antioch New England Graduate School 1999
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5766
Professional Interests: PTSD, Loss (including Traumatic Loss), Spirituality, Aging and Developmental Disabilities
Health Psychologist/Health Behavior Coordinator
Undergraduate, University of Georgia, 2000
Graduate (MS and Ph.D.), Auburn University, 2008
Internship, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, 2008
Primary Care Fellowhip, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2010
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 x6067
Professional Interests: Behavioral and motivational interventions for Diabetes based on a stage of change model; Implementation of integrated care model; Adherence enhancement for chronic illness treatment.
Jonathan Schwartz, MD
Associate Chief of Mental Health
MD, Dartmouth Medical School
Residency, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Contact information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5680
Co-author on “Putting ‘Rural’ into Psychiatry residency Training Programs”, Academic Psychiatry 31:6 11/07
Brian Shiner MD, MPH
Staff Psychiatrist & Associate Investigator, White River Junction VAMC
Fellowship Director, VA-New England Healthcare Engineering Partnership
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School & The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
A.B. Franklin and Marshall College, 1998
M.D. The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2003
M.P.H. Centers for Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School, 2007
Residency in Psychiatry, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 2003-2009
Residency in Preventive Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 2005-2007
VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program, 2009
Contact Information: (802) 295-9363 x6036
Professional Interests: Mental health services and operations research, evidence-based treatment of psychiatric disorders
Watts, BV, Shiner B, Pomerantz A, Stender P, Weeks WB: Outcomes of a quality improvement project integrating mental health into primary care. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2007; 16(5):378-81.
Shiner B, Whitley R, VanCitters AD, Pratt SI, Bartels SJ: Learning what matters for patients: qualitative evaluation of a health promotion program for those with serious mental illness. Health Promotion International 2008; 23(3):275-82.
Shiner B, Watts BV, Pomerantz A, Groft A, Scott D, Street B, Young-Xu Y: Access to What? An Evaluation of the Key Ingredients to Effective Advanced Mental Health Access at a VA Medical Center and Its Affiliated Community-Based Outreach Clinics. Military Medicine. 2009; 174(10):1024-32.
Shiner B, Green RL, Homa K, Watts BV, Groft A, Torrey W, Oxman TE: Improving Depression Care in a Resident Psychopharmacology Clinic: Measurement, Monitoring, Feedback, and Education. (In Press, Quality and Safety in Healthcare)
Pomerantz AS, Shiner B, Watts BV, Detzer MJ, Kutter C, Scott D, Street B: The White River Model of Collocated Collaborative Care: A Platform for Mental And Behavioral Health Care in the Medical Home. Families, Systems & Health. 2010; 28(2):114-29.
Luk BV, Shiner B, Watts BV, Zubkoff L, Schlosser JE: Strategies to Improve Compensation and Pension Timeliness: Lessons Learned from High-Performing Facilities. Military Medicine (In Press)
Shiner B, Watts BV, Traum M, Huber SJ, Young-XU Y: Does the VA Depression Performance Measure Predict Quality Care? Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (In Press)
Adam M. Smith, PsyD
M.S., Pacific University, Oregon 2006
Psy.D., Pacific University, Oregon 2008
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5827
Professional Interests: Rural mental health care, PTSD and anxiety disorders, behavioral health in primary care, treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and post-deployment mental health issues.
Leigh M. Smith, M.S.W. (Location: Bennington, VT CBOC)
B.A. Western Michigan University, 2001
M.S.W. University of Michigan School of Social Work, 2008
Contact Information: 802-595-9023
Professional Interests: Homelessness, Affordable Housing, Community Outreach
Robert Sokol, Ph.D.
B.A. Psychology, City College of New York 1973
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University 1976
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University 1979
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5661
Professional Interests: Clinical Consultation and Supervision, Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment, Individual, Couple and Group Psychotherapy, Crisis Intervention
Helffenstein, Dennis A., & Sokol, Robert (2003). Neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of patients with whiplash-induced mild traumatic brain injuries. In Jack L. Rook, M.D. (Ed.), Whiplash Injuries, Philadelphia: Butterworth/Heinemann Press
PMHC Nurse Care Manager
B.S.N., University of Vermont
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 6518
Kathi Johnson Turnbaugh, BA (Location: Colchester, VT CBOC)
Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)
BA in Social Work, Trinity College, Burlington, Vermont
Contact Information: (802) 655-1356 ext. 6740
Professional Interests: Trauma, Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator, Mental Health and the Law
Vince Watts, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Director, VA Patient Safety Fellowship
BS, Oklahoma State University 1990
MD, University of Oklahoma 1992
MPH, Dartmouth College 2007
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5235
Professional Interests: Patient Safety, Somatic Treatments, PTSD, Patient Decisions
Watts, B.V. “Electroconvulsive Therapy for Co-Morbid Major Depressive Disorder and
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”, Journal of ECT, 23(2): 93-95, 2007.
Watts, B.V., Shiner, B., Pomerantz, A., Stender, P., and Weeks, W.B. “Outcomes of a Quality Improvement Project Integrating Mental Health into Primary Care”, Quality and Safety in Health Care, 16(5): 378-81, 2007.
Percarpio, K.B.. Watts, B.V., and Weeks, W.B. “The Effectiveness of Root Cause Analysis: What Does the Literature Tell Us?” Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 34(7): 391-398, 2008.
Shiner, B., Green, R.L., Homa, K., Watts, B.V., Groft, A., Torrey, W., and Oxman, T.E. “Improving Depression Care in a Psychiatry Resident Psychopharmacology Clinic: Measurement, Monitoring, Feedback, and Education,” Quality and Safety in Health Care. In press.
Pomerantz, A, Cole, B., Watts, B.V, and Weeks, W.B. "Improving Efficiency and Access to Mental Health Care: Combining Integrated Care and Advanced Access,” General Hospital Psychiatry. In press.
Richard Wren, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delaware, 1988
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 5686
Professional Interests: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Trauma Treatment, Hypnosis, Insomnia
Aaron York, MD
1991 BA, English Language and Literature, University of Chicago
2005 MD, University of Chicago
2009 Psychiatry Residency, Stanford University
Contact Information: 802-295-9363 ext. 6161
Professional Interests: chronic mental illness, community mental health, primary care/mental health, bioethics, literature
Selected Publications: 1999 H de Wit, J Svenson, A York; “Non-Specific Effects of Naltrexone on Ethanol Consumption in Social Drinkers.” Psychopharmacology, 146:33-41