MVTC Once Again Welcomes Montefiore Medical Center’s Recent Internship Graduates

For the second summer, as part of a partnership with Dr. Sandra Pimentel of Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, Mountain Valley hosted two of her recent doctoral recipients to work with our residents and staff.  By hosting these talented professionals each year, MVTC provides additional training and opportunities for these recent internship graduates.

Sandy Pimentel, PhD, is Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Associate Director of Psychology Training and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Montefiore and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Sandy has worked closely with Mountain Valley’s Clinical Director Dr. Timothy DiGiacomo and Jeanette Nogales, LCMHC, MVTC’s Associate Clinical Director, to craft the program.  The Montefiore interns are supervised by Dr. DiGiacomo and Ms. Nogales while at MV, and are responsible for, among other things, supporting MVTC’s clinical staff.

This summer’s Montefiore doctoral recipients were Dr. Carolyn Spiro and Dr. Rachel Terry.

Carolyn Spiro, Ph.D., completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University. Prior to beginning graduate school, Dr. Spiro earned a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University. She subsequently completed a two-year post-baccalaureate research training fellowship studying pediatric anxiety disorders at the National Institute of Mental Health. At Rutgers, Dr. Spiro’s doctoral research focused on the prevention of adolescent depression in high-risk youth. She recently completed her pre-doctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, where she received specialized training in CBT and DBT for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in youth and adults. Dr. Spiro is beginning her post-doctoral fellowship at the NYU Child Study Center where she will continue to receive specialized training in evidence-based treatments for anxiety and mood disorders in youth.

Rachel Terry, Psy.D., completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology at Yeshiva University. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Terry received her B.A. with honors in Psychology from Barnard College at Columbia University. Dr. Terry’s doctoral research focused on disseminating and implementing evidence-based treatments for youth across a range of clinical and school settings. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, where she received specialized training in CBT and DBT for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in youth and adults. Dr. Terry is now a post-doctoral fellow at the Westchester Anxiety Treatment Center in New York, where she focuses on providing evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and related disorders.

Mountain Valley benefits greatly from this partnership with Montefiore Medical Center and we look forward to welcoming more interns to our campuses next summer.