Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
Doctor of Clinical Psychology         
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C. (APA Accredited)
Dissertation: “Predictors of Sexual Behaviors in Men Who Have Sex with Men: The Impact of Prophylactic Treatment”
Defended: March 8, 2019

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology        
American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia (APA Accredited)                                                     

Master of Science, Environmental Sciences and Policy       
Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Arts, Government and Politics 
University of Maryland, College Park

APA-ACCREDITED CLINICAL INTERNSHIP
Central Virginia Veterans Affairs Healthcare System 
Richmond, Virginia
Training Director: Thomas Campbell, Ph.D.
Track: General Psychology

  • Mental Health Clinic 
    • Maintained an outpatient caseload of individual Veteran patients with a variety of complex and comorbid diagnoses, including: PTSD, Dissociative Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
    • Utilized evidenced-based protocols including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Seeking Safety for PTSD, and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
    • Conducted clinical interviews and provided treatment recommendations and referrals.
    • Assessed patients for risk of suicide, psychosocial stressors, and a variety of complex and co-morbid mental health diagnoses, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders, among others.
    • Administered comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments. Testing included determinations of cognitive ability, neuropsychological functioning, personality and emotional functioning, severe mental illness, and pervasive developmental disorders. Scored, interpreted, and wrote integrated reports. 
    • Led STAIR for PTSD group. STAIR is a Phase 1 PTSD for individuals to develop coping skills and improve emotional regulation and relationship functioning.
    • Facilitated a Cognitive Processing Therapy group.
    • Conducted research to develop a group therapy treatment manual for men who have been the victims of military sexual trauma.
    • Led a Mental Health Coping Skills Group to introduce Veterans to skills targeted towards strengthening coping strategies and improving overall functioning.
  • Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program
    • Monitored cognitive and psychological functioning and provided feedback and recommendations to interdisciplinary team and family members to enhance well-being and continuity of care.
    • Offered supportive and problem-focused interventions for mood, anxiety, and adjustment within an inpatient transitional rehabilitation setting.
    • Provided neuropsychological evaluation and intervention to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members who have experienced severe injuries to more than one organ system (e.g., traumatic brain injuries), with the goal to return the patient to the least restrictive environment in the community, including return to active duty, work, school, independent living, or supported living.
    • Conducted evaluations of medical and/or financial decision-making capacity.
    • Led a Brain Injury Support Group providing education and facilitating group discussions on a variety of topics relevant to brain injury recovery including: sleep, alcohol-use, mindfulness, and changes in mood and cognition.
  • Psycho-Oncology
    • Maintained an outpatient psychotherapy caseload and utilized multiple treatment modalities (e.g., CBT, ACT, MI, family systems) to evaluate and provide therapy to inpatient and outpatient cancer patients.
    • Applied assessment and intervention skills to illness, treatment, and survivorship-related problems including pain, nausea, swallowing difficulty, and noncompliance, as well as more generalized adjustment disorders, mood, anxiety, quality of life concerns, and psychosocial issues associated with end of life.
    • Led a Mindfulness group for oncology patients and their families.
    • Represented psychology within the interdisciplinary team within the Medical Oncology and Hepatology department.
  • Health Psychology
    • Conducted clinical interviews, cognitive screening, testing, and chart review to examine psychosocial concerns central to surgical and clinical outcomes.
    • Provided psychological assessment as a component of the medical evaluation process prior to surgery, including: organ transplant, ventricular assist device, surgical weight loss, and amputation.
    • Maintained an outpatient caseload and employed evidenced based interventions (e.g., CBT, MI) for various behavioral medicine conditions including insomnia, smoking cessation, weight management, diabetes self-management, chronic pain, anxiety and depression related to chronic medical disorders.
    • Participated with the Consultation-Liaison mental health team within the medical center, serving an inpatient population within the surgical, cardiac, and general medical departments.
    • Provided brief interventions for acute and chronic illness related to adjustment and coping, grief, pain management, procedural distress, traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and medical adherence.
    • Led groups for CBT for Chronic Pain, and ACT for Chronic Pain.
    • Provided sex positive, body positive, and transgender affirming therapy to members of the LGBTQ+ community coping with difficulties including, gender identity, sexual orientation, intimacy, and relationships.
    • Directly coordinated and consulted with the LGBT Coordinator for the Central Virginia VA Healthcare System to promote mental health services for the LGBTQ+ community.                                        

SUPERVISED CLINICAL PRACTICA
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine    

Baltimore, Maryland
Training Directors: William Stiers, Ph.D., ABPP; Abbey Hughes, Ph.D., ABPP

  • Acute Inpatient Spinal Cord and Related Disorders
    • Conducted intakes and provide brief evidence based interventions (e.g., MI, ACT, mindfulness) for persons with spinal cord dysfunction, amputation, multiple trauma, and a variety of acute and chronic disabilities.
    • Led a skills and education-based relaxation group.
    • Provided feedback and recommendations to interdisciplinary team.
  • Acute Inpatient Stroke and Neurorehabilitation
    • Performed screening level neuropsychological evaluations for persons with stroke, brain tumor, hydrocephalus, cerebral aneurysm, multiple sclerosis, mild TBI, and assorted degenerative neurological conditions.
    • Provided feedback and recommendations to interdisciplinary team.
  • Acute Inpatient Complex Medical Rehabilitation
    • Conducted intakes and brief evidence based interventions (e.g., MI, ACT, mindfulness) for persons with complex medical conditions, including cancer, organ transplant, cardiac conditions, complex orthopedic and neurologic conditions, pain, and auto-immune disorders.
    • Provided feedback and recommendations to interdisciplinary team.                                            

Healthy Synergy Psychological Services, LLC.  
Germantown, Maryland

  • Obtained Maryland Psychology Associate
  • Performed administrative, scheduling, and billing duties.
  • Conducted intakes and delivered empirically-supported individual treatments including CBT-D, CBT-I, ACT, MI, psychodynamic therapy for outpatients across the lifespan experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, delusional disorder, somatic complaints, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.
  • Conducted comprehensive suicide risk assessments.
  • Administered comprehensive psychological assessments, scored, and wrote integrated reports. Made consultations and appropriate referrals for patient care and follow-up.

Dominion Center for Behavioral Health Services                                          
South Riding, Virginia

  • Administered comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments. Testing included determinations of cognitive ability, neuropsychological functioning, personality and emotional functioning, severe mental illness, and pervasive developmental disorders.
  • Scored, interpreted, and wrote integrated reports. 
  • Observed intake and feedback sessions.

CLINICALLY RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Healthy Synergy Psychological Services, LLC                                            
Germantown, Maryland
Position: Psychology Associate

  • Performed administrative, scheduling, and billing duties. Conducted intakes and delivered empirically-supported individual treatments including CBT-D, CBT-I, ACT, MI, psychodynamic therapy for outpatients across the lifespan experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, delusional disorder, somatic complaints, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. Completed comprehensive suicide risk assessments. Made consultations and appropriate referrals for patient care and follow-up.

Dominion Center for Behavioral Health Services                                                   
South Riding, Virginia
Position: Psychometrist

  • Administered comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments. Testing included determinations of cognitive ability, neuropsychological functioning, personality and emotional functioning, severe mental illness, and pervasive developmental disorders. Scored, interpreted, and wrote integrated reports. Observed intake and feedback sessions.

TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITIONS 
American School of Professional Psychology, at Argosy University, Northern Virginia 
Course: Integrated Primary Care
Semester: Summer 2018

  • Assessed and provided feedback to students applying psychological and behavioral methods and principles to the treatment of physical and mental health disorders found in primary care settings.

Course: Projective Personality Assessment
Semester: Summer 2018

  • Assisted students in learning to accurately administer, code, and interpret the Rorschach Inkblot Method using the Exner Comprehensive System. Provided feedback to students.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Dissertation: Predictors of Sexual Behaviors in Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM): The Impact of Prophylactic Treatment

  • To clarify if adherence to pre-exposure prophylactic (PrEP) or antiretroviral therapy (ART) medications is linked to a reduction in consistent condom use among MSM. Determine points of intervention by a mental health professional in an integrated primary care setting to reduce risky sexual behaviors, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV transmission.
  • Committee: Elana Maurin, Ph.D., and Kamau Johnson, Ph.D.

Examining the Influence of Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis on HIV Stigma
American School of Professional Psychology, at Argosy University, Northern Virginia

  • This study pursues understanding changes in the stigmatizing beliefs about HIV, and behavioral patterns of MSM, particularly after having started a pre-exposure prophylactic (PrEP) regimen, or a post-exposure prophylactic (PEP) treatment. 

Asthma and Climate Change Linked to Black Carbon
American School of Professional Psychology, at Argosy University, Northern Virginia,

  • Sought to understand how the global regulation of black carbon can improve public and mental health, as well as slow the effects of climate change.

Master’s Thesis: Global Wind Energy Expansion: Gauging Regional Vulnerability to Climate Change 
Johns Hopkins University

  • A review was conducted of investments in wind energy technologies by the United States, the European Union, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of India to determine if these are sound in the face of a changing climate.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Teeters, E., & Maurin, E. (2020). The Impact of Pre-Exposure Prophylactics on Stage of Change for Condom Use in Men Who Have Sex with Men. American Psychological Association 2020 Conference.

Teeters, E. (2018). The Expression of Emotions in Couples. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Cognition and Affect Campus Poster Session (A. Fedio), American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Northern Virginia.

Teeters, E. (2017). Asthma and Climate Change Linked to Black Carbon. Poster presented at the Medical Psychology Poster Session (K. Johnson), American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Northern Virginia.

SPECIALIZED CLINICAL TRAINING
Intervention-focused Trainings

  • Coping with ChronicPain: Comprehensive Pain Management, 8-hour training, March 2018, Presenter: David Cosio, Ph.D.
  • Motivational Interviewing, 12-hour training, August 2019, Presenters: Carl Williams, Ph.D.; Rebecca Aycock, Ph.D.; Natasha Mroczek, D.
  • Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR), 8-hour web-based training, August 2019, Author: Marylene Cloitre, Ph.D.
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy,12-hour web-based training, September 2019, Authors: Patricia Resick, Ph.D.; Candice Monson, Ph.D.; Kathleen Chard, Ph.D.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, 6.5 hours online training, April 2020, The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences’ Office of Continuing Education at the Medical University of South Carolina.

VOLUNTEER WORK
Whitman Walker Health
Washington, District of Columbia
Position: Peer Counselor

  • Utilized behavioral health interventions to work with a variety of LGBTQ+ and HIV-related concerns, including difficulties with disclosure, coming out, relationships, self-esteem, and transitioning.

ADVOCACY EXPERIENCE
Argosy Action

  • Founded a ~2,000-member group dedicated to seeking remuneration and justice for students impacted by the 2019 collapse of Argosy University.
  • Led Congressional phone banking and direct lobbying efforts.
  • Spoke before the Department of Education’s negotiated rulemaking hearings regarding for-profit education as a guest of the Harvard Predatory Student Loan Project, with whom I created and maintain an alliance.
  • Worked closely with the American Psychological Association’s Education Government Relations Office and collected impact statements from 400 Psy.D. students and alumni on their behalf.
  • Led the effort to appeal to the Courts regarding concerns (e.g., who has Argosy students’ transcripts and how can they be accessed, how is verification of practicum work for licensure) of affected students and alumni prior to the termination of the Receivership. 
  • Coordinated and worked with the Attorney Generals from several states as they consider any wrongdoing.  

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
Earth Resources Technology                                                                         
Silver Spring, Maryland
Position: Senior Regulatory Consultant

  • Consulted on policies and procedures for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Department of Commerce leadership, while working closely with and advising staff and General Counsel.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration                                   
Silver Spring, Maryland
Position: Team Lead, Fishery Regulations Specialist

  • Served within the NMFS at the Office of Sustainable Fisheries as team lead, working directly with six regional offices reviewing, editing, and processing living marine resource regulatory actions. Supervised and trained staff on regulatory development. Built and maintained rapport and ongoing collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.

Position: Acting Senior Renewable Energy Policy Advisor

  • Served as the principal advocate for living marine resources while promoting offshore renewable energy expansion and development.

Position: Executive Secretariat to the NOAA Ocean and Coastal Council

  • Provided staff support to the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries and the Executive Committee members (senior NOAA leadership). Briefed the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries on topics to be discussed at the NOAA Ocean and Coastal Council meetings.

Earth Resources Technology       
Silver Spring, Maryland
Position: Environmental Policy and Regulatory Analyst

  • Led the process to streamline the regulatory process for the NMFS. Responded to the April 2010 British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil spill to quickly create and implement a streamlined regulatory model for closing Federal fisheries in emergency disaster situations, which allowed the seafood being caught and sold in the Gulf of Mexico states to be safe for human consumption.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
Hare, J. A., Morrison, W. E., Nelson, M. W., Stachura, M. M., Teeters, E. J., et al. (2016). A Vulnerability Assessment of Fish and Invertebrates to Climate Change on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf. PLoS ONE, 11(2), 1-30.

Morrison, W. E., Nelson, M. W., Howard, J. F., Teeters, E. J., Hare, J. A., et al. (2015). Methodology for Assessing the Vulnerability of Marine Fish and Shellfish Species to a Changing Climate (NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OSF-3). Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce., NOAA.

HONORS AND AWARDS
2011       Employee of the Year Award, National Marine Fisheries Service, for ensuring all fishery regulations met statutory and judicial requirements, and meeting all deadlines for the hundreds of regulations completed each year by NOAA Fisheries Service.           

2011          Employee of the Month Award, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for going above and beyond to develop a streamlined regulatory process meeting statutory and Inspector General requirements, and for providing the resources, support, and oversight for NOAA to be able to operate efficiently and effectively as a regulatory agency.

2011          Letter of Recognition from the Secretary of Commerce, for aiding in the efforts towards the response and recovery efforts following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to protect consumer confidence in U.S. seafood, and to help the people of the Gulf of Mexico to return to their lives and livelihoods.

2011          Certificate of Recognition from the NOAA Administrator, for the exemplary scientific and support services to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce, during the unprecedented Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

2010          NOAA Office of the General Counsel Award, for the swift and creative action in developing and implementing procedures for emergency closures, and reopening of areas as they were shown to be safe following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

2010       Certificate of Recognition from the NOAA Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, for the contribution, perseverance, and personal sacrifice towards the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s response and recovery efforts during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Current  Graduate Student Affiliate Member, American Psychological Association
Division 22, Society for Rehabilitation Psychology
Division 38, Society for Health Psychology
Division 44, Society of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
Division 34, Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology

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