Student & Alumni News Fall/Winter 2012-13
- Dave Kovacs, Psy.D. student, engaged to Amy West. A November 2013 wedding is planned.
- Greg Bottaro, Psy.D. (2012), wed Barbra Stanton on November 9, 2012.
- Rita Therese, born September 30, 2012, third child of Regina, M.S. (2010) and Jim Donahue, M.S. (2010).
- Clare, born in November of 2012, second child to Alicia Lamison, M.S. (2010) and Justin.
- Magdalena Jean, born December 16th, 2012, to MS-Plus student Ian Masson and Jacqueline.
- Katherine Anne, born February 8, 2013, fourth child of Maureen (McMahon) O’Connell, M.S. (2002), and Patrick.
- Inez Katherine Maria, born Friday, September 14, 2012, to Psy.D.student Gabriel Somarriba, M.S., and Mary Rose.
- Marie (Westerheide) Aleman M.S. (2010), is working part-time at the Alpha Omega Clinic in Bethesda, MD, providing couples, individual, and family therapy. She is also working part-time at the Adolescent and Family Growth Center in Springfield, VA doing in-home counseling.
- Greg Bottaro, Psy.D. (2012), has launched a new website, www.catholicpsych.com, to be a resource for material related to the integration of Catholic philosophy, theology and psychology.
- Angela Guarnere, M.S. (2007), has worked as a clinician for three years in rural Colorado and this past August has assisted in opening a new clinic called Spe Salvi Institute in Pueblo, Colorado. With the blessing of the local bishop, Angela and her colleagues provide psychological services and outreach programs to the community in Southern Colorado. By early 2013, they are looking forward to providing therapeutic services via secure videoconferencing, particularly for those living in the rural areas of the diocese where access to services is more challenging. The Spe Salve Institute’s website is www.spesalviinstitute.org.
- Sharon Hahn, M.S. (2011), is currently working part-time at the Trilogy School in Raleigh, NC, teaching students in grades five and eight who suffer with a variety of challenges including dyslexia, autism, Aspergers, and anxiety. She is also taking classes toward licensure in NC.
- Michael Horne, Psy.D. (2009), is the new Program Director for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington’s Family Services counseling center in Fredericksburg, VA. Michael provides individual, child/adolescent, marital, and family counseling, as well as psychological assessment.
- Alicia Lamison, M.S. (2010), earned LGPC licensure in the state of Maryland this past November.
- Marie Claire Roderick, M.S. and Psy.D. student, is serving her internship in a rural community mental health setting in Tennessee. She works in a town of 1,300 people in the Appalachian Mountains but her clinic serves three counties, across 1,400 square miles and more than 100,000 people. Marie Claire’s office is in an outpatient facility and she does individual, family, group therapy in addition to court mandated psychological and competency assessments.
- Lisa Yanchulis, M.S. (2002), mother of three children, ages 6, 5 and 3, requests prayers for healing, “and otherwise grace for all things,” on behalf of her husband Chuck who has been battling cancer. After a successful surgery this summer, new metastasis were found on both sides of his lungs.