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Treats Medically Complex Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain
Treats Medically Complex Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain


Jenna Buth-Croes
2015, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

2013, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

Clinical Health Psychology Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic

“My instructors were supportive of my interests in health psychology and they were willing to work with me to meet my needs and passion.”

 

Treats Medically Complex Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain


Dr. Jenna Buth-Croes is a clinical health psychology fellow in the Interdisciplinary Method for the Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Headache (IMATCH) program at the Cleveland Clinic, a program that treats medically complex patients with chronic pain.

Buth-Croes earned her Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. While in graduate school, Buth-Croes completed training rotations ranging from generalist experiences to health psychology experiences. “During my last year of formal coursework at Argosy University, I was the graduate student Senate president which I enjoyed,” she said. “I was fortunate that I matched at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center in its health psychology track. After my APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship, I accepted a two-year fellowship position with the Cleveland Clinic.”

 

She is focused on the areas of chronic pain, motivational interviewing and mindfulness. “I have been invited to and spoken at many different functions throughout my career, including grand rounds at the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic,” she added.

 

She chose Argosy University because the Doctor of Psychology program was APA (American Psychological Association) accredited* and because she respected the faculty. “My [instructors] were wonderful and really helped to shape who I am professionally,” she stated. “They were supportive of my interests in health psychology and they were willing to work with me to meet my needs and passion.”

She added that the education at Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University prepared her well for clinical practice—and her current position as a health psychologist.


Buth-Croes is proud to have been awarded grant money for a study in which she’s the principal investigator. “I developed mindfulness group intervention for the treatment of fibromyalgia and completed a study examining the use of this protocol and patient engagement,” she said. “I will be submitting it for publication this summer.”

 

She advises current students to take risks, be willing to go outside of comfort zones and find a balance between school and life. “Finding the balance between coursework, home life and work life was difficult,” she stated. “I think practicing good time management was key.” 

 

In addition to her work at the Cleveland Clinic, Buth-Croes is active in the American Psychological Association Division 38, Health Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Early Entry Registrant and the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM).

 

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*The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.


 

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Performs Investigative Psychology Work for United States Army
Performs Investigative Psychology Work for United States Army

Michelle Miller
2008 Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia*

Forensic Psychologist for the United States Army

“I am grateful for the pharmacology and neuropsychology classes, which ultimately prepared me for my internship and residency training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.”

Performs Investigative Psychology Work for United States Army

Dr. Michelle Miller is a forensic psychologist for the United States Army. She’s responsible for investigative psychology work and is developing an agent wellness program. Miller’s psychology internship training program took place at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, followed by work as a brigade psychologist for 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. “Following a year-long deployment to Iraq with my unit, I moved to Fort Rucker, Alabama and worked as the Chief, Survival, Evasion, Rescue and Escape (SERE) psychologist,” she said.

Miller earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia in 2008 and was assigned as the forensic psychologist for the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Miller is an active member of the United States Army and a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. She said that her deployment to Iraq was the highlight of her career. “I quickly learned to function independently as a psychologist in an austere environment,” she stated. “I also learned the importance of consultation within Army command channels. Lastly, I learned the importance of integrating into an infantry unit to gain the trust and respect of my fellow Soldiers.”

She added that her professor, Dr. Michael Lynch, encouraged her to pursue a position in the Army. “I am grateful for the pharmacology and neuropsychology classes, which ultimately prepared me for my internship and residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center,” she said.

Miller recommends that current students think outside of the box and look for novel solutions. “Seek to always test your limits so that you can learn, grow and become more resilient,” she stated. “Never cease in your attempts to improve the organization in which you work; there may resistance at first, but you can accomplish a lot with the right attitude and a proactive mindset.”

*At the time of Dr. Miller’s graduation, the school was called American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Washington D.C.

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Provides Individual and Group Psychotherapy to Diverse Veteran Populations
Provides Individual and Group Psychotherapy to Diverse Veteran Populations

Tanja Ketisch2014, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

Clinical Psychologist at Atlanta VA Medical Center

“[The school’s] generalist program provides training in all competencies of the profession. [During my] internship, my supervisors noted my well-rounded abilities and in-depth skills.”

 

Provides Individual and Group Psychotherapy to Diverse Veteran Populations


Dr. Tanja Ketisch took a non-traditional path to a psychology career. She worked as a clinical laboratory scientist for 13 years before going back to school to study psychology. Ketisch earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in 2014.


Ketisch is a United States Air Force Reserve veteran with 14 years of service. During her time in the military, she received two Air Force Commendation Medals, an Air Force Achievement Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, an Air Force Longevity Service Medal and two Armed Forces Reserve Medals.

 

Her military service led to a position at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, where she works as a clinical psychologist. “[I deliver] evidenced-based individual and group psychotherapy to diverse veteran populations, conduct psychosocial assessments and complete intake assessment reports,” she said. Ketisch also completes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) assessments using the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale. Her work also involves conducting suicide risk assessments and providing crisis intervention. She works closely with her Veterans to develop individualized, strength-based recovery and treatment plans in order to offer them the best care.

Ketisch chose to attend Argosy University, Atlanta because she sought a career focused on human interaction. “I was looking for a new career where I could still help others and experience a more direct interaction with patients,” she stated. “That is why I decided to pursue a degree in psychology. I chose Argosy University because of the practitioner-scholar model of training and because I wanted a more practical approach to learning the profession.”

She appreciated the wide range of therapeutic approaches and assessment courses available at Argosy University. “I feel that the generalist program provides training in all competencies of the profession,” she added. “[During my] internship, my supervisors noted my well-rounded abilities and in-depth skills.”

 

She’s proud to have published an article and two book reviews in the American Journal of Family Therapy. Ketisch is also a member of the American Psychological Association.

Ketisch added that the faculty of Argosy University were helpful and professional experts who made themselves available outside of the classroom to assist students. She adds that current students should draw on their strengths and not be afraid to ask for help. “Having a strong support network both in and out of the school environment is imperative,” she said. “Working together as a team throughout schooling was crucial.”


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Works at Correctional Facility Completing Mental Health Screenings and Providing Therapy
Works at Correctional Facility Completing Mental Health Screenings and Providing Therapy

Molly Meier Hendrickson

2015, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Schaumburg
Clinical Psychologist at Wexford Health Solutions

“Developing professional relationships with professors and developing a mentor relationship was very important for my career path. The classes, instructors, and support from the clinical training department allowed me to be well prepared to work successfully as a clinician in a range of settings.”

 

Works at Correctional Facility Completing Mental Health Screenings and Providing Therapy

Dr. Molly Meier Hendrickson is a clinical psychologist within the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). While she was uncertain at first that she’d pursue corrections as a career path, Hendrickson discovered that it offered diversity in assessing and treating an array of disorders and clinical presentations. “I currently work at Stateville Correctional Facility, a maximum security adult male prison, where I complete mental health screenings, mental health evaluations, provide individual therapy and provide crisis intervention,” she stated. Hendrickson will help to rebuild IDOC’s pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship programs.  

 

She’s also a contract psychologist one day a week for the Northwestern Medicine Transitional Care Clinic, assessing and treating patients with extensive histories of trauma. “I am at the clinic each Friday, serving as an integrated part of the medical team that treats patients who come through Northwestern Medicine's emergency department and are uninsured or poorly insured,” Hendrickson said.

 

Hendrickson chose to attend the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Schaumburg because of the faculty’s strong reputation in clinical and research work. “I appreciated being able to develop professional, and ultimately collegial, relationships with professors and my mentor, Dr. Kammie Juzwin,” she said. “Developing relationships with the professors allowed me to gain experiences, such as my research lab, that were outside of my practicum training. While the research lab was not part of the required curriculum, I gained invaluable experience that ultimately lead to me presenting at four international conferences and winning an international award.”


During her graduate training, Hendrickson focused on diversifying her clinical training experience. “My first practicum site focused on providing comprehensive psychological testing for adults, adolescents, and children and I provided evaluations for parents trying to obtain custody or visitation rights with their children” she said. “I then moved on to a therapy practicum at Dixon Correctional Center, a medium security adult male prison, where I conducted approximately six different group therapies, provided individual therapy and completed initial mental health intakes on offenders.” Her third practicum was at the Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility, a medium security prison for young males. “I [also] conducted pre-employment psychological evaluations for law enforcement, fire, correctional and dispatch candidates.”

 

To expand her experience beyond corrections, Hendrickson chose a pre-doctoral internship at the Huntington Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center in West Virginia. “I gained experience in providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations on a poly-trauma team, and was also part of the trauma recovery program (PTSD treatment), substance use disorder team, home-based primary care team (geriatrics and veterans unable to leave their home) and psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery center (serious mental illness),” she added. Hendrickson completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Primary Care Psychology Associates in Chicago. “I was primarily located at Northwestern Medical Clinics in downtown Chicago, and provided individual therapy, exam room consultations, consultations to the physicians and comprehensive psychological evaluations.”

 

Her first job was with Primary Care Psychology Associates. “[As a staff psychologist], I led weekly seminars for their interns and practicum students,” she said. Her career highs include presenting at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in 2015 on the topic of identifying differences between law enforcement candidates with and without military experience. “I was able to present this data at the same conference that President Barack Obama attended and spoke at,” she stated. “Researchers in the police psychology field who viewed my presentation in 2015 nominated me for the Early Career Police Psychologist Award and Scholarship, which I won and received at the following conference in 2016.” Hendrickson was asked to participate in Experience in Care & Health Outcomes (ECHO) Behavioral Health Training Series, which was developed by University of Chicago to educate physicians and medical staff in Chicago and the suburbs on how to meet the behavioral health needs of their patients.”

Hendrickson recommended that current students diversify their training, be open to traveling to far away training sites, customize every cover letter, and don’t be afraid to apply to sites that they think they may not be accepted to. “I didn't have any Veterans’ Affairs experience prior to my internship, but was able to get an American Psychological Association-accredited VA training site for internship,” she added. “I attribute this to the time I spent tailoring each cover letter to the specific site, explaining why I was a good fit and why I had experience that matched their training program goals. This was confirmed for me by my training staff once I began internship when they told me my specific cover letter and interview is what had them rank me highly despite my lack of VA experience.”

Hendrickson is actively involved in the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology and American Psychology-Law Society. “I have been involved in Booster Club volunteering for Roosevelt High School's football team and Wendell Phillips Academy High School's football team, both located in underprivileged neighborhoods within Chicago where some of the players are homeless or live in shelters,” she said.

 




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