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Psychology Doctoral Internship Faculty

Dr. Dianne Rosen - Training Director

Dr. Dianne Rosen is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology.  She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders.  She has worked as a psychologist with the Broward County School Board, as a Court psychologist in the Juvenile Division of the Broward County Circuit Court, and as a developmental psychologist at the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Dr. Rosen was the testing coordinator and supervisor at Kids in Distress in Broward County from 1997-2004.

At Citrus Health Network, Dr. Rosen is the Training Director of the Psychology Doctoral Internship Program.  She is involved in the internship training program coordination, providing testing seminars for the interns and directly supervising all psychological testing.  Dr. Rosen is the clinical supervisor for clinicians providing services within the Foster Care therapeutic programs.  She is responsible for direct clinical supervision and coordination of clinical services within foster care at Citrus Health Network.   She has vast experience in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, learning disorders, and emotional disturbance.  Dr. Rosen has worked with child and adolescent victims of abuse and neglect within the foster care system for over twenty years.  She is an active member of both the American Psychological Association and the Florida Psychological Association.

Dr. Madelyn Cabrera – Assistant Training Director

Dr.  Madelyn Cabrera earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami and Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her psychology internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital where she provided individual and family therapy, psychological testing, psychoeducational and process groups and consultation and liaison services. Afterwards, Dr. Cabrera completed her Postdoctoral Psychology Residency at Citrus Health Network in the Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit working closely with a multidisciplinary team providing services to acutely ill patients. Following completion of her residency, she became a clinical supervisor within the Adult Homeless Programs at Citrus Health Network where she oversaw the clinical functions of a 14-bed Transitional Housing Facility (Kiva) and provided clinical services to homeless patients through the Kiva outreach program.

Dr. Cabrera currently supervises psychology interns rotating through the Outpatient Psychotherapy department. She is faculty and a seminar leader within the Psychology Internship Program. In addition, she is a Bilingual Licensed Psychologist.  She has extensive experience working with adult survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse, victims of domestic violence, chronically mentally ill individuals, and homeless and underserved populations. Areas of clinical interest include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, survivors of trauma, grief and bereavement, personality psychopathology, and minority populations.

Dr. Dolly Akel-Greer

Dr. Dolly Akel-Greer has more than 30 years of clinical experience in working with families involved with the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice around the country. Dr. Akel-Greer has worked with foster parents and families at risk for child abuse (physical and sexual) and neglect, reunification, placement prevention, and permanency planning. Clinical experience has focused in the assessment and treatment of children who have been victims of sexual abuse, experienced traumatic events, adolescents with sexually reactive and sexually offensive behaviors, and their families. Dr. Akel-Greer has focused on multicultural issues providing sensitive cultural training to the community and clinical services to a diverse adult population.

Dolly Akel-Greer, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist in the State of Florida. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Marian University (1983) in Indianapolis, Indiana; her master’s in social work (1988) from Indiana University. In 1990, she completed a two-year training as Marital and Family Therapist from The Family Therapy Institute of Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Akel-Greer obtained her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from the University of Indianapolis in 2000. She completed her psychology internship at the Houston Psychotherapy Institute, in Houston, Texas. Additionally, she completed a fellowship rotation at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; and in 2,002 she completed her Psychology Residency at Citrus Health Network in the Outpatient Psychotherapy Program.  She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a National Certified Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.

Dr. Akel-Greer has been the Clinical Coordinator and Supervisor of the Treating Adolescents Coping with Trauma (TACT) Program for 15 years where she has overseen the clinical functions of this specialized program including completion of psychosexual evaluations, determination of treatment needs, assignment, and supervision of clinical treatment. She facilitates individual, family, and group treatment for juvenile sexual offenders as well as provide psychotherapy for patients (adults, adolescents, and children) from the Outpatient Mental Health Program. Dr. Akel-Greer has supervised doctoral level psychology interns and post-doctoral psychology residents. She currently supervises Post-Doctoral Psychology Residents in the one-year Outpatient Psychotherapy rotation through the Outpatient Mental Health Program. She is one of the Seminar Instructors for the Psychology Doctoral Internship Program and provides other trainings at Citrus Health Networks, and in the community.

Dr. Ninamarie Maspons

Dr. Ninamarie Maspons is a bilingual licensed psychologist who is enjoys working with individuals struggling with a medical diagnosis along with psychological and/or behavioral concerns. She is passionate about her work with those presenting with severe psychopathology, while understanding the patient through a biopsychosocial lens. Dr. Maspons graduated from the University of San Diego in 2011 with a Masters of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy before moving back to Miami, Florida. In 2013, she completed her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Carlos Albizu University where she went on to receive her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Health Psychology in 2017. Dr. Maspons completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Talbert House, a community mental health center, in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was here that Dr. Maspons worked in the jails and court corrections with adult male felons. She returned to Miami to complete her Post-Doctoral Residency at Jackson Health System in Adult Inpatient Behavioral Medicine/Consultation-Liaison, where her passion for Behavioral Medicine and working within a multidisciplinary team was enhanced. Dr. Maspons is presently a staff psychologist at Citrus Health Network providing behavioral health consultation services in an integrated primary care setting focusing on pediatrics and women’s health issues.

Dr. Maspons has experience providing psychotherapy, brief assessments, and psychological testing to individuals ranging in age, severity of symptoms, and presenting concerns. She has trained in a variety of settings including hospitals, inpatient units, jails, K-12 schools, outpatient, primary care, community mental health, and in-home therapy. When conceptualizing a case, Dr. Maspons integrates a psychodynamic perspective in order to guide future areas of treatment and obtain a holistic understanding of the patient. She incorporates a more concrete approach in her direct interventions with patients through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Dr. Maspons has conducted psychological assessments within a medical framework for transplant evaluations, capacity evaluations, bariatric evaluations, disability benefits, as well as neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychodiagnostic batteries in English and Spanish to children, adults, and older adults. Dr. Maspons’ interests include: Behavioral Medicine, severe psychopathology, family dynamics, sexual functioning after chronic medical diagnosis, impact of a medical/psychological concern on individual and family unit, childhood trauma, oppositional defiance, and conduct disorder.

Dr. Karina McCoy

Dr. Karina McCoy is currently a staff psychologist in Citrus Health Network (CHN) Outpatient Mental Health Program (OMHP) where she works closely with a multidisciplinary team providing services to children, adolescent, adults, and geriatric population. Dr. McCoy attended the University of Florida for her Bachelor’s in Art and received her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her internship and postdoctoral residency at Citrus Health Network. Her clinical experience has also focused in the assessment and treatment of children who have been victims of sexual abuse, experienced traumatic events, adolescents with sexually reactive and sexually offensive behaviors, and their families. She has also worked in a variety of settings including schools, community clinics and mental health centers, hospitals, and university settings at varying levels of care. Dr. McCoy currently supervises psychology interns and residents rotating at CHN’s Assessment and Emergency Department (AES) through their OMHP rotation.

Dr. Lissette L. Peña

Dr. Peña is a Clinical psychologist licensed in the State of Florida. She earned her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a major in Neuropsychology from Albizu University.

Dr. Peña has 17 years of experience in the mental health field as a clinician, supervisor, and serving in leadership roles. She has worked with a diverse population including children and adolescents in foster care, adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities, adults with severe and persisting mental illness, forensic populations, and geriatric patients with neurological conditions. She completed her pre-doctoral training in forensics at South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (SFETC), a maximum-security forensic hospital, and her Post-doctoral residency at Citrus Health Network in the Outpatient Psychotherapy Program working with children and adults of varying psychopathologies. Currently, Dr. Peña is the Clinical Supervisor and Post-Doctoral resident placement supervisor for the Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit. 

Dr. Ashley Tirado

Dr. Ashley Tirado-Martinez is a bilingual licensed psychologist who has experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Tirado graduated from the Clinical Psychology doctoral program with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Psychology at the Florida School of Professional Psychology (FSPP) at Argosy University. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Miami. Dr. Tirado completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Citrus Health Network, where she developed her clinical skills in both outpatient and primary care settings. She then completed her Post-Doctoral Residency at Citrus Health Network in the Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CCSU), gaining first-hand experience in crisis intervention, risk assessment, and psychotherapy for youth with severe and chronic mental illness. Dr. Tirado’s interests include:  Child and adolescent psychology, ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, school-based interventions, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), post-partum depression, parenting, and peer relationships. Dr. Tirado currently serves as a site supervisor to the Psychology Doctoral Internship Program in the primary care psychology rotation at the Citrus Health Network Maternal and Child Health Center.

Dr. Yunelis Vera

Dr. Yunelis Vera is a licensed psychologist, Certified Master’s Level Addiction Professional (MCAP), and accredited C&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC). Dr. Vera is currently working in primary care and is a clinical supervisor for the Psychology Residency program and the Psychology Interns rotating through primary care.

Dr. Vera has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies from Florida International University (FIU) and a Master’s in Science in Psychology and Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Carlos Albizu University (CAU). Dr. Vera received training at Miami Dade Department of Human Service, New Direction Residential Treatment Program and Miami VA Medical Center, Neuropsychology Clinic. She completed her Postdoctoral Psychology Residency at Citrus Health Network in Behavioral Medicine working closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide integrated care to underserved, predominantly Hispanic adults. Upon completion of her residency, she became a full-time employee at Citrus Health Network’s Citrus Med: General & Internal Medicine clinic and a clinical supervisor. Noteworthy, Dr. Vera also completed a Clinical Supervision training offered by the Florida Certification Board. Moreover, Dr. Vera oversees the Behavioral Medicine and Behavioral Health services for the adult primary care sites: Citrus Med General & Internal Medicine clinic Family Medicine and Citrus PalMed Women's Health Center: Women's Health & OB/GYN. In addition to her role as supervisor, Dr. Vera provides Behavioral Medicine and Behavioral Health services to patients with chronic medical conditions, including obesity, smoking cessation, diabetes, chronic pain, cancer, as well as chronic mental illness. She conducts assessments, brief intervention, consultations, crisis interventions, and individual therapy. Additionally, she is a seminar leader in the psychology pre-doctoral internship program and conducts presentations for primary care staff.