Dr. Hennessy received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England (AUNE) in 2018. Prior to entering AUNE’s doctoral program, she earned her undergraduate degree in psychology at Smith College as an Ada Comstock Scholar and served as a research intern at Austen Riggs in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. While at AUNE, Dr. Hennessy worked as a research assistant for the Center for Research on Psychological Practice (CROPP) leading to her dissertation, in which she created a preparedness assessment tool (PAT) that was implemented at New Hampshire Hospital to help guide hospital discharge planning and follow-up care and to examine the relationship between preparedness and hospital readmission for a psychiatric population.
She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral training at the Carson Center for Adults and Families (CAF) in Westfield, Massachusetts, where she received extensive DBT training and gained valuable experience providing treatment to individuals with parasuicidal behaviors and dissociative experiences. More recently, Dr. Hennessy’s commitment to serving disadvantaged populations within a community mental health setting has led her to take on the role of clinical supervisor for the predoctoral internship at CAF in addition to her current role as staff psychologist.
Dr. Hennessy’s clinical focus is the treatment of developmental and complex traumas. Her treatment approach is relational-dynamic and grounded in attachment theory. Having worked as a licensed massage therapist and yoga instructor for many years prior to entering the field of psychology, Dr. Hennessy also enthusiastically brings evidence-based psychotherapies that are body-oriented and mindfulness-based into her clinical work. She emphasizes relational attunement and self-reflective practice in all of her professional roles.
Dr. McIntyre is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Program for Psychotherapy at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where she provided psychodynamic treatment to adult patients. Dr. McIntyre also interned at Pennsylvania Hospital, providing individual therapy to patients in a community-based clinic and to patients in palliative care. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, and her undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. McIntyre is broadly interested in adult development from attachment-based and psychoanalytic perspectives, as well as psychotherapy process and outcome. Initially, her research interests were geared toward better understanding how stigmatization impacts identity formation in women. More recently, however, Dr. McIntyre has been focused on the therapist characteristics that facilitate and/or inhibit therapeutic empathy. She has consequently presented at national conferences and co-authored articles related to the empathic process. As a Research Associate at the Program for Psychotherapy, Dr. McIntyre will continue to conduct research on therapeutic empathy, and on topics related to psychotherapy more generally.
In addition to academic work, Dr. McIntyre maintains a small private practice with adult patients. Her therapeutic orientation embraces the principles of humanistic psychology, and it is primarily rooted in psychodynamic thinking and case conceptualization.
Dr. DeVincentis received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England in 2018 and completed her predoctoral internship through the Albany Medical Consortium. Here, she received training at an acute psychiatric inpatient unit (The Albany Medical Center Hospital Psychiatric Inpatient Unit), an outpatient mental health clinic for individuals with severe mental illness (Albany County Support Center at The Capital District Psychiatric Center), and at a veteran administration hospital’s neuropsychological department and outpatient psychotherapy department (The Albany Stratton VA). Dr. DeVincentis completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Hampshire College Health and Counseling Center, with training in individual psychotherapy and crisis intervention.
Dr. DeVincentis is currently a licensed clinical psychologist at James Levine and Associates conducting psychological assessments, psychoeducational assessments, and consulting to primary and secondary schools in Western Massachusetts. Dr. DeVincentis is an affiliate faculty member at Antioch, teaching professional seminar and psychological assessment.
Dr. DeVincentis’ clinical work is grounded in psychodynamic and humanistic theories, and her clinical interests include autism spectrum disorders, attachment disorders, assessment as a therapeutic intervention, and projective and personality assessment.
Katherine Russell is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England. Dr. Russell received her doctorate in clinical psychology from AUNE. She is excited to be returning to AUNE following her completion of post-doctoral training through the Albany Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. This training allowed Dr. Russell to take on multiple roles as clinician, trainer, and instructor while working within outpatient, inpatient, and general hospital settings. During her time at AMC Dr. Russell continued to explore her clinical and research interests related to establishing a psychological voice for bodily experience, enhancing multicultural perspectives in healthcare experience, and establishing body-mind-spirit integration within psychotherapeutic practice.
Dr. Russell completed her pre-doctoral training at the Carson Center in Westfield, Massachusetts and has also trained in a variety of settings including within the VA, college counseling, and at the AUNE PSC. Alongside these experiences she has enjoyed taking on roles within academia. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; having been an adjunct professor of psychology within the Community College System of New Hampshire and teaching Social Psychology at AUNE. She is passionate about the roles of educator and mentor, and looks forward to continuing this work at AUNE.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Russell is honored to act as Interim Director of the Multicultural Center and oversee SERD. While a student at AUNE, she worked under her graduate advisor and former director of the MCC, Dr. Gargi Roysircar and was a member of SERD. Dr. Russell also participated in providing mental health counseling in Haiti through SERD/Disaster Shakti in 2013. She deeply respects Dr. Roysicar’s legacy of the MCC and SERD, and hopes to be able to continue the immensely important research, support, and mentorship which they provide.
Katherine (Kate) Evarts, PsyD, from Hartland, Vermont, completed her undergraduate studies in Florida before attending Antioch University New England’s (AUNE) PsyD program. Her first practicum was at AUNE’s Psychological Services Center (PSC), through which she also worked at the local correctional facility. She then provided college counseling and psychoeducational assessment at Colby-Sawyer College, as well as psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessments in both outpatient and inpatient settings at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Kate completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. Her dissertation revolved around sexual and gender minority veteran perspectives on disclosure of such identities to VA providers, given the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and ongoing trans ban. While on campus as a student at AUNE, Kate worked as a senior research assistant for the Center for Behavioral Health Innovation (BHI), and for Dr. Lorraine Mangione. She was also a member of the Support group for Ethnic and Racial Diversity (SERD) since she began at AUNE, and founded a Special Interest Group for sexual and gender minority groups. Kate returned to AUNE for post-doctoral work and has since become Core Faculty, Director of the Center for Diversity and Social Justice, and Assistant Clinical Director for the PSC.
Kate’s clinical and research interests include, but are not limited to, relational psychodynamic theories, sexual and gender diversity, social justice, attachment, and trauma. She is also interested in qualitative research, program development, evaluation, and implementation.