Meet the Staff


Steve Katsikas, Ph.D.

Chair, School of Professional Psychology (SOPP)                                     

Founder

Dr. Steve Katsikas is a licensed psychologist in the State of Kentucky and an active member of the Kentucky Psychology Association. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas. Prior to coming to Spalding, Dr. Katsikas was the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and also served as Director of Training for their post-doctoral fellowship program in clinical psychology. His teaching interests include psychopathology, tests and measurement theory, advanced quantitative methods, and personality, culture and social structure.


Supervisory Team

Norah Chapman, Ph.D

Assistant Professor, SOPP                                                                           

Interim Director and Clinical Supervisor    

Dr. Chapman earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. Her primary research interests are in evaluating components of psychotherapy process and outcome, both in person and via telepsychology, to develop evidence-based practices that increase the access to and quality of mental health care amongst underserved populations. Although Dr. Chapman uses an integration of interpersonal process, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness theories to inform her work, her clinical approach is ultimately informed by a client-directed outcome-informed (CDOI) model. She currently holds a small private practice, is on the Executive Board of the Kentucky Psychological Association, and the Membership Chair for the American Psychological Association Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy.

DeDe Wohlfarth, Psy.D.

Professor, SOPP

Director, Child, Adolescent and Family Emphasis Area                               

Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Wohlfarth has more than twenty years of clinical experience working with children and families with severe emotional and behavioral challenges.  In addition to her work at Spalding, she maintains a small private practice and is a licensed clinical psychologist in Indiana and Kentucky.  She also serves as the consulting psychologist at Brooklawn Youth Services and Home of the Innocents. Her treatment philosophy is systemic, family-centered, evidence-based, practical and strengths-focused.  She is a member of both the American Psychological Association and the Kentucky Psychological Association.

Allyson Bradow, Psy.D.

Clinical Supervisor 

Dr. Bradow is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her degree from Spalding University. She is currently in private practice and specializes in treating trauma-and attachment-based disorders utilizing DBT,including individual and skills groups, ACT and Interpersonal approaches. She previously worked at the Home of the Innocents where she served as Clinical Director and founded the Psychological Services and Outpatient Therapy as well as coordinated the practicum and internship programs. Dr. Bradow received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy from the Dr. Martha Wetter and Cindy Frase, and advanced training with Dr. Charlie Swenson and Dr. Kelly Koerner through the DBT Center San Gabriel and Institute for Girls Development.

Stacy Cambron, Ph.D

Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Cambron has been a mental health provider since earning a master’s degree in medical social work in 1989.  She went on to earn a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Louisville in 1998.  She has experience working in a variety of settings across the country including private practice, community mental health centers, residential/forensic placements, and hospitals.  Dr. Cambron also earned her Master of Public Health from the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences in May 2015 with a concentration in biostatistics.  The master’s degree in public health is evidence of her philosophy of lifelong learning and staying current with cutting edge research methodologies. She is a proponent of utilizing evidence-based practices and outcome measures whether she is practicing psychology, teaching and supervising students, or evaluating effectiveness of programs and interventions.


Student Clinician Team

 

Katie Armstead

CBH Assessment Practicum Student

My name is Katie Armstead and I am currently in my second year of Spalding University’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral program. Currently, I provide psychological assessment services. I am generally interested in working with young adults or individuals struggling with things such as mood disorders, addiction, personality disorders and more. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, and playing video games. I look forward to working with you!

Brittany Cyrus

CBH Therapy Practicum Student

My name is Brittany Cyrus and I am one of the therapists at Spalding’s Center for Behavioral Health. I am halfway through my third year of the clinical psychology doctoral program at Spalding and my emphasis area is forensics. I have an interest in working with forensic and trauma populations. In the future I plan on working within a correctional facility. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my cat, watching Netflix, and antiquing.

Laurel Everett

CBH Assessment Practicum Student

Hello! My name is Laurel Everett, and I am a second year doctoral student at Spalding University.  I am completing my first practicum here at CBH by focusing on the administration of assessments.  My emphasis areas are Child/Adolescent/Family (C/A/F) and Health.  Clinically, I am interested in working with children and adolescents in health-related settings.  When I’m not working or attending class, some things I enjoy doing are going on hikes, finding great places to eat in the area, and spending time with my friends and family.

 

Nardin Michaels, M.A.

CBH Assessment Practicum Student

Nardin is a doctoral practicum student at Spalding University. She is an assessment practicum student at the Center for Behavioral Health. She is currently completing her second year of the program in the Adult emphasis area. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Houston, and went on to the University of Denver for her Master’s degree in forensic psychology. Her research interests include multicultural aspects of clinical psychology, particularly as related to coping and resilience within immigrant populations. When not in school, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading.

Ellie Ott

CBH Assessment Practicum Student

My name is Ellie Ott and I am currently enrolled at Spalding University in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program. I am in my second year in the program and my emphasis is in Pediatrics. I am generally interested in working with children, adolescents, and families with both psychological distress and co-morbid health diagnoses. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading Harry Potter, and watching Alabama football.

Blaine H. Parker, M.S.Ed.

CBH Therapy Practicum Student

Blaine is a fifth-year practicum student and doctoral candidate at Spalding University’s PsyD program.  His work experience includes advocacy and psychological services for children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of backgrounds and concerns. Some of his professional interests include social justice and multicultural psychology, as well as the treatment of addictions, trauma, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Blaine uses an integrative approach that primarily involves psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral theories.  But most importantly, his services are rooted in compassionate curiosity and the notion that everyone deserves to be heard, understood, and to not feel alone in their struggles.

Amber Perkins

CBH Assessment Practicum Student

My name is Amber Perkins, and I am doctoral practicum student enrolled in Spalding University’s Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program. I am currently in the second year of the graduate program and provide psychological assessment services. My emphasis area is Pediatric Psychology, as I have interests in working with children, and adolescents dealing with behavioral and emotional challenges. After graduation and licensure, I hope to provide therapeutic services within an integrated healthcare setting. During my leisure time I enjoy reading novels, and spending time with my partner and two dogs.

Lea Raptis
CBH Assessment Practicum Student
Hello! My name is Lea Raptis and I am an assessment practicum student at the Center for Behavioral Health. I have a particular interest in forensic psychology, which is the intersection of law and psychology and have the career goal of becoming a forensic evaluator. I have a deep obsession with Golden Retrievers (almost more than I do with humans) and I love to travel. I look forward to working with you at the Center for Behavioral Health!

Sarah Urda

CBH Therapy Practicum Student

I’m a doctoral practicum student in my 3rd year of Spalding’s Psy. D. program.  My treatment approach is grounded in respect for client autonomy and in the exploration of each client’s perspective: their history, values, strengths, areas for growth, and goals are all essential in our therapeutic work.  I value and respect the collaborative, trusting relationship shared between client and therapist.  With an emphasis in health psychology, I strive to incorporate the relationships between mind, body, and health with my clients.  I have experience working with a variety of disorders (e.g. anxiety, depression, personality, etc.), and my clinical interests also include trauma, substance abuse, and eating disorders.  Spending time with friends, listening to new music, and painting are some of my favorite hobbies.

Camala Walling

CBH Assessment Practicum Student

My name is Camala Walling and I am in my second year of Spalding University’s Psy.D. program. I’m currently emphasizing in both the Adult and the Child Adolescent and Family areas. Although I am interested in working with people across the lifespan, I am particularly interested in geropsychology. In my spare time, I enjoy painting and taking walks with my puppy, Olive. I’m excited to work on assessments with you at CBH!

Crystal Goodwin, M.S., CBH Therapy Practicum Student

Simone Leavell-Bruce, M.A., CBH Therapy Practicum Student

Jen Schager, M.A., CBH Therapy Practicum Student

Sabrina Kordes,  CBH Assessment Practicum Student


Support Team

My name is Lauren Peterson and I am completing my first year in Spalding University’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral program. My emphasis areas are Child/Adolescent and Health. I am also a graduate assistant at the Center for Behavioral Health. I am interested in working with children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, as well as their families, in addition to individuals with a variety of healthcare needs. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two lovely dogs, playing video games, and baking. I look forward to working with you and helping you access high quality, affordable, and compassionate care at the Center for Behavioral Health!