The Wagner College chapter of Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society, is hosting a Psychology Alumni Panel on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet Wagner College graduates who are engaged in diverse clinical/counseling and forensic careers in psychology.
The event will be virtual, and there will be an opportunity for questions. Email email@example.com for the login code for this Zoom event.
The event will be moderated by Gia Pecorella, the president of the Wagner College Psi Chi chapter.
Here is some information about the panelists:
Jennine Banks (class of 2005) earned her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford. She previously worked with child survivors of sexual assault. She began working exclusively as a forensic psychologist about 10 years ago, treating individuals experiencing severe mental illness who had sex-offending histories and later completing psychiatric evaluations of dangerous sex offenders and providing expert testimony in New York state courts. She is currently the director of a bureau within New York State Office of Mental Health that oversees all of the assessments and evaluations of dangerous sex offenders eligible for management under a specialized civil law.
Cerissa Blaney (class of 2000) earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a focus in health psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She is the lead psychologist for developing IBH at Brown Medicine Internal Medicine. She also trains Brown University psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows and has an appointment as a clinical instructor at the Alpert Medical School's Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University. Blaney's clinical and academic pursuits have had a strong focus on motivation, health promotion, health behavior change, and chronic disease prevention and management with an emphasis in medical populations, particularly in primary care.
Joseph Pantone (class of 2004) earned an M.A. in mental health and wellness from New York University. Currently, he is a military and family life counselor with Magellan Federal and a crisis counselor supervisor per diem with Vibrant Emotional Health. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at Wagner College.
Dana George Trottier (class of 2009) holds an M.A. in drama therapy from New York University and a certificate of advanced training in LGBTQ healthcare from the Fenway Institute. They are a licensed creative arts therapist (LCAT), a registered drama therapist (RDT), and a board certified trainer (BCT). They are currently pursuing a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision at Antioch University Seattle. Their research has included mitigating implicit bias in the substance-use screening of pregnant patients, embodied supervision and clinical training; simulated patient methodology to teach counseling skills; action-based DBT; creative interventions for frontline healthcare workers during Covid-19; and microaggressions, biases and systems of oppression in academic and treatment spaces. He is co-editor of the book, "Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community."