Kaitlin O’Brien, PsyD
Unlicensed Psychologist; Supervised by Richard J Kim, Ph.D.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2019) - Nova Southeastern University
- Implementation commensurate with VA national dissemination requirements for Cognitive Processing Therapy
- Specialized training in SCID-D for dissociation administration and scoring
- Advanced Skills Training for Affective and Interpersonal Regulation
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Veteran Affairs Pacific Islands Healthcare System, Honolulu, Hawaii - Military Sexual Trauma Specialty Resident
- Predoctoral Psychology Internship, West Palm Beach Veteran Affairs Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Florida - PTSD/SUDS Psychology Intern
- Practicum Placement, Child Net, Clinical Practicum & Internship Program, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Practicum Placement, Trauma Resolution and Integration Program (TRIP), Nova Southeastern University, Psychology Services Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- Practicum Placement, Adolescent Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT), Nova Southeastern University, Psychology Services Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- Trauma and recovery
- Sexual abuse, domestic violence, military sexual trauma treatment
- Anger management
- Substance abuse treatment
- Veterans and Military
- Psychological assessment for diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders including anxiety, trauma, depression, dissociative disorders, and personality disorders
I am a clinician who is integrative in nature and uses approaches that are evidenced based. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based treatments as well as dynamic and emotion focused therapies. I utilize individual strengths and the collaborative relationship with my clients to personalize treatments leading to enhanced recovery and growth.
I moved to the Island for my Postdoctoral Residency and I chose to stay on Island as Hawaii truly feels like home and I love the culture, lifestyle, and nature that Hawaii has to offer. I was born and raised in New York to a family with a military and police officer lineage. My focus throughout graduate school has been researching and treating trauma with specific interests in treating sexual trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse. I have a passion for researching and raising awareness on trauma and its impact on development, attachment, and self-esteem. My hope is through research and education to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders and the impact trauma has on someone’s self-esteem and self-efficacy to provide whole health treatment to those effected by trauma.
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