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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Ann Arbor VAMC Post-Doctoral Faculty

 

faculty image  Kenneth M. Adams, PhD, ABPP 
Associate Chief & Training Director, Mental Health Service (116)
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Director of Training, Clinical Psychology Internship Program
Chair, Medical Ethics Committee, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Professor of Psychology
Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Michigan
Diplomate, ABPP, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology
Ph.D., 1974, Wayne State University
Editorial Board:
The Clinical Neuropsychologist (Editor)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Psychology and Aging
Neuropsychology

Specialty: Neuropsychology
faculty image  Linas A. Bieliauskas, PhD, ABPP 
Clinical Neuropsychologist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Associate Professor of Psychology,
Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Michigan
Diplomate, ABPP, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology
Ph.D., 1976, Ohio University
Editorial Board: 
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
The Clinical Neuropsychologist
(Associate Editor)
Specialty: Neuropsychology
faculty image  Henry "Gus" Buchtel, PhD 
Clinical Neuropsychologist, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Associate Professor of Psychology
Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Michigan
Editorial Board: Cortex Ph.D., 1969, McGill University
Specialties: Neuropsychology, Epilepsy
surgery, functional brain imaging (PET & fMRI)
faculty image  Steve Chermack, Ph.D. 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
Chief, Mental Health Clinic
V.A. Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Ph.D. 1994, Kent State University
Specialties: Substance abuse and mental health,
including treatment engagement and outcome, violence and victimization,
health care utilization and severe mental illness.
faculty image  Todd Favorite, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist, PTSD Section
Mental Health Service
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Ph.D. 2006, Fielding Graduate University
Specialties: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, co-morbid PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder, insomnia and trauma nightmares, psychotherapy integration, psychotherapeutic alliance, and group psychotherapy.
faculty image  Nicholas Giardino, Ph.D.
Staff Psychologist, PTSD Clinic
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
and Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
Ph.D. 2001, Rutgers University
Specialties: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety in
chronic medical illness.
faculty image  Lawrence Perlman. PhD
Staff Psychologist, Mental Health Clinic
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Ph.D., 1972 New York University
Specialties: Common factors and integration of psychotherapy
approaches; health psychology groups for wellness, insomnia
treatment, and pain management; therapy outcome research;
treatment of depression, anxiety, eating, and oppositional
disorders; autism and Asperger's disorder.
faculty image  Sheila Rauch, Ph.D. 
Staff Psychologist, PTSD Section
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Ph.D. 2000, University of North Dakota
Specialties: Trauma, influence of media on sexually impositional behavior,
influence of alcohol on sexually impositional behavior.
faculty image  Jamie J. Winters, Ph.D. 
Staff Psychologist, Substance Abuse Clinic
Clinical Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore County 2005
Specialties: Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Substance Use and Violence, Behavioral Couples Therapy, Intimate Partner Violence Intervention , Motivational Interviewing, Implementation of Evidence-based Practice.
faculty image  Cathleen (McDonald) Zepelin 
Chief Psychometrician, Psychology Service, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
B.A., 1977, Oakland University
Past President, National Association of Psychometrists
Specialties: Neuropsychological testing, sleep research
In Coordination with the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare Psychiatry Service
faculty image  Israel Liberzon, MD 
Chief of Psychiatry Service VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Michigan
M.D., 1986, Tel Aviv University
Specialties: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder,
Neurobiological Aspects of Behavior
In Coordination with the University of Michigan
faculty image  Stanley Berent, PhD, ABPP 
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of
Michigan, Departments of Psychiatry,
Neurology, and Psychology
Diplomate, ABPP, Clinical Psychology and
Clinical Neuropsychology
Ph.D., 1972, Rutgers State University
Editorial Board: 
The Clinical Neuropsychologist;
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Specialties: Neuropsychology
faculty image  Bruno Giordani, PhD 
Associate Professor in Psychiatry and
Psychology, University of Michigan
Director of Neuropsychology Division of the
Department of Psychiatry
Ph.D., 1982, University of Virginia
Specialties: Child Neuropsychology
faculty image  Scott Langenecker, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2001, Marquette University
Specialties: Clinical Neuropsychology, Treatment-Resistant Depression
fMRI in normal and depressed individuals.
faculty image  Carol Persad, Ph.D. 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2000, Michigan State University
Specialties: Aging and Executive Functions
faculty image  Sara Wright, Ph.D. 
Clinical Lecturer, U-M Department of Psychiatry
VA Staff Psychologist
VA Career Development Awardee
Ph.D. 2005, Colorado State University
Specialties: Geropsychology and Neuropsychology
Research Interests: Late life depression, functional and structural neuroimaging, HPA-axis dysfunction