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 Adult Clinical and Health Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellowship Faculty and Fellows

​​​​​​​​​​​​​As a Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow, you can rely the expertise and dedication of your supervisors to help you attain you training goals.  

Our faculty members choose to engage in teaching and supervision as an important part of their career. You will find them to be passionate about education, patient care and your success.

Fellows receive at least two hours of individual supervision per week.

​Meet our Faculty

Stacy Braun Joseph T. Chojnacki, Ph.D.

School: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (1992)

Internship: Illinois State University, Normal, IL (1992)

Professional Societies: American Psychological Association; National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology; Psychologists for Social Responsibilities

Professional Interests: Adult Psychology; Psychological Testing and Assessment; Health Psychology; Sleep Medicine; Bariatric Psychology; Seasonal Affective Disorder; Career and Life Planning; Sexual Orientation; Interpersonal Relationships; Coping with Chronic Medical Conditions

Video introduction from Dr. Chojnacki

 

Julie Kaprelian Jacob Diestelmann, Ph.D.

School: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Department of Counseling Psychology (2017), APA Accredited Program

Internship: Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Syracuse, NY (2017), APA Accredited Internship

Fellowship Training Activities: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: Outpatient Assessment and Consultation, Outpatient Psychotherapy, and Psychological Testing Services; Outpatient Medical Specialty Services: Hematology/Oncology, Sleep Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, and Otolaryngology (ENT)

Professional Societies: Society of Counseling Psychology; Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy; Society for Health Psychology

Professional Interests: Posttraumatic Stress and trauma and recovery, depression and anxiety disorders, in-depth diagnostic and assessment services, health psychology and the integration of behavioral health into primary care and specialty medicine

Video introduction from Dr. Diestelmann

 

Julie Kaprelian Patricia Ellis, Ph.D.

School: University of South Dakota (1997)

Internship: Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Complex (1992)

Professional Societies: American Psychological Association

Professional Interests: Anxiety; depression; grief/loss; crisis intervention; relationship issues; mood disorders; panic disorders; psychotic disorders; personality disorders; psychological assessment


Video introduction from Dr. Ellis

 

Stephanie KohlbeckJennifer Michels, Ph.D., ABPP (Program Director)

School: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (1999)

Internship: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Psychiatry (1999)

Fellowship: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Psychiatry (2001)

Professional Societies: American Psychological Association; Wisconsin Psychological Association; National Register of Health Service Psychologists; American Psychosocial Oncology Society

Professional Interests: Anxiety disorders; depression and other mood disorders; cognitive behavioral psychotherapy; psychosocial oncology; adjustment to medical conditions; psychological assessment; personality disorders; physician/staff well being; education

Video introduction from Dr. Michels


Adjunct Faculty

Stacy Braun Stacy Braun, Ph.D., ABPP 

School: Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (2009)

Internship: Indiana University School of Medicine (2009)

Fellowship: Marshfield Clinic-Child/Adolescent Psychology (2011)

Professional Societies: American Psychological Association, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Professional Interests: Child/Adolescent psychology; anxiety; depression; eating disorders; psychological assessment; integrated behavioral health in pediatrics

Video introduction from Dr. Braun

 

Julie Kaprelian Julie Kaprelian, Psy.D.

School: Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2013)

Internship: Denver Health Medical Center (2013)

Fellowship: Marshfield Clinic-Pediatric Psychology (2015)

Professional Societies: American Psychological Association, Society of Pediatric Psychology, Society of Health Psychology, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association

Professional Interests: Pediatric psychology, adjusting and coping to medical diagnoses, integrating psychological services into primary care, brief cognitive behavioral therapy strategies, binge eating disorder treatment; integrated behavioral health in pediatrics 

Video introduction from Dr. Kaprelian 

Stephanie Kohlbeck Stephanie L. Kohlbeck, Ph.D. 

School: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama (1997)

Internship: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City (1997)

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland - Pediatric Psychology (1998)

Professional Societies: American Psychological Association; Society of Pediatric Psychology; Wisconsin Psychological Association

Professional Interests: Pediatric psychology; adjustment and coping with medical conditions; cognitive behavioral therapy with children and adolescents presenting with internalizing disorders; behavior therapy/parenting skills for behavior disorders; encopresis and enuresis treatment; integrated behavioral health in pediatrics

Video introduction from Dr. Kohlbeck

 

Stephanie KohlbeckMichael E. M. Larson, Ph.D.

School:  Oklahoma State University (1998)

Internship:  West Virginia University - School of Medicine, Morgantown (1998)

Fellowship: North Central Wisconsin Rehabilitation Associates, SC / Wausau Spine and Neurosciences, LLC, Wausau, WI – Pain / Health Psychology (2000)

Professional Societies: American Pain Society, American Psychological Association, National Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Wisconsin Psychological Association, Midwest Pain Society

Professional Interests: Pain/Health Psychology; Sleep Medicine; Bariatric/Weight Loss Psychology; Coping with Chronic Medical Conditions; Urine Drug Testing for Pain Management and Substance Use Disorders; Substance Use Disorders/Opioid Use Disorders; Chronic Opioid Therapy for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain; Psychosomatic Medicine


Mike Miller Michael D. Miller, Ph.D., Emeritus

School: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. (1984)

Internship: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City (1984)

Professional Societies: American Psychological Association; Society of Pediatric Psychology; Division of Clinical Child Psychology; Midwestern Psychological Association

Professional Interests: Pediatric psychology; attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder; medically-related psychological disorders; feeding and sleeping disorders; issues of death and dying; behavior therapy; high risk infants and younger children.​​​

 

Stephanie KohlbeckKelsie-Marie Offenwanger, Psy.D.

School: Adler University, Illinois (2017)

Internship: Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia (2017) APA Accredited Internship in Health Service Psychology

Fellowship: Marshfield Medical Center- Pediatric Psychology (current)

Fellowship Training Activities: Child Development Center: Autism Clinic and Child Neurodiagnostic Clinic; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: Outpatient Therapy and Psychological Testing Clinic

Professional Societies: American Psychological Association (APA), Division 53, Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology; APA, Division 37, Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice; Illinois Psychological Association; Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology

Professional Interests: Child/Adolescent psychology, nonsuicidal self-injury, dialectical behavior therapy, autism spectrum disorder, behavior therapy, parent training, school-based intervention, psychoeducational consultation, developmental and psychological assessment

Video Introduction from Dr. Offenwanger

 

Michael Schulein Michael J. Schulein, Ph.D. (Child/Adolescent and Pediatric Psychology Fellowship Program Director) 

School: University of Montana, Missoula (1983)

Internship: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago (1983)

Professional Societies: American Psychological Association (APA); Wisconsin Psychological Association; Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD); Section on Clinical Child Psychology, Section 1, Division 12 of the APA

Professional Interests:  Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder; parent-child conflict; depression; anxiety; adoption; out of home placement; ethics; leadership

Video introduction from Dr. Schulein

 

Stephanie KohlbeckMyra D. West, Psy.D.

School:  University of Denver (2003)

Internship:  Advocate Christ Medical Center/Family Care Network, Oak Lawn, IL (2002)

Fellowship: La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL. (2004)

Professional Societies: American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children; American Psychological Association; International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect; International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation; International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Professional Interests: Trauma-focused assessment and treatment of children exposed to potentially traumatic events including: sexual, physical and emotional abuse; neglect; child abductions; home invasions; witnessing domestic or community violence; medical traumatic stress (i.e., pediatric burn, stabbing and gunshot patients); and law enforcement and first responders exposed to potentially traumatic events.

 

Stephanie KohlbeckRachel Young, Psy.D.

School:  Illinois School of Professional Psychology - Argosy University (2015) APA Accredited Program

Internship:  Child and Family Guidance Center, California (2015) APA Accredited Internship

Fellowship: Marshfield Clinic - Pediatric Psychology Fellow (2015-2017)

Professional Societies: Society of Pediatric Psychology

Professional Interests: Pediatric psychology, adjustment and coping with medical conditions, integrated behavioral health in pediatrics, issues of death and dying, depression, anxiety and parenting skills.

Video introduction from Dr. Young

  
Meet Our Most Recent Fellows

Julie Kaprelian Jacob Diestelmann, Ph.D.

School: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Department of Counseling Psychology (2017), APA Accredited Program

Internship: Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Syracuse, NY (2017), APA Accredited Internship

Fellowship Training Activities: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: Outpatient Assessment and Consultation, Outpatient Psychotherapy, and Psychological Testing Services; Outpatient Medical Specialty Services: Hematology/Oncology, Sleep Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, and Otolaryngology (ENT)

Professional Societies: Society of Counseling Psychology; Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy; Society for Health Psychology

Professional Interests: Posttraumatic Stress and trauma and recovery, depression and anxiety disorders, in-depth diagnostic and assessment services, health psychology and the integration of behavioral health into primary care and specialty medicine

Video introduction from Dr. Diestelmann


Current Fellow

Stacy Braun Alexandra Vanderwerff, Ph.D.

School: University of Memphis – Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research (2020), APA Accredited Program

Internship: Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Health Psychology Residency, Milwaukee, WI (2020) APA Accredited Internship

Fellowship Training Activities: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: Outpatient Assessment and Consultation, Outpatient Psychotherapy, and Psychological Testing Services; Outpatient Primary Care and Medical Specialty Services: Primary Care Behavioral Health in Internal Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Sleep Medicine, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program,  Gastroenterology and Colorectal Surgery

Professional Societies: Society of Counseling Psychology; Society for the Psychology of Women; Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities; Trauma Psychology; Rehabilitation Psychology; Society for Health Psychology

Professional Interests: Medical trauma & posttraumatic stress, the integration of health psychology into specialty services including: gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, and acute care surgery services, psychological issues surrounding ostomy placement & diagnosis and management of IBD, inpatient consultation services, in depth diagnostic and assessment services.