CATTTI Faculty & Staff


 

Child Adolescent Trauma Treatment Training Institute

Ginny Sprang Ginny Sprang, Ph.D, Executive Director

Ginny Sprang, Ph.D., is a Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Sprang served as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health during her...

Faculty Otto Kaak, M.D., Associate Director

Dr. Kaak is a Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Social Work at the University of Kentucky, where he has worked since 1972. He is currently an Associate Director of the University's Center on Trauma and Children, and primarily assists in evaluating families, referred by the Courts and...

Faculty Clarissa Belle, Ph.D.

Clarissa Belle, Ph.D. earned a master's degree in 2008 and a doctorate in 2013 from the University of Kentucky. She completed an APA accredited internship in general psychology at Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health in Canton Ohio where she specialized in the assessment and treatment of...

Faculty Jacqueline Bonsu, MS

Jacqueline Bonsu, M.S., is a therapist in the Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute. She is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Kentucky where she also earned her Master's degree in 2012. 

Faculty Angela Combs, M.S., LPA, LPCC

Angela Combs, M.S., LPA, LPCC, Therapist and Trainer, completed her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Ms. Combs has over eight years of clinical experience working with children who have been impacted by traumatic events and their families in the...

Faculty Jessica G. Eslinger, PhD, LCSW

Jessica G. Eslinger, PhD, LCSW is the Research Protocol Manager and a clinician at the Center on Trauma and Children.  Dr. Eslinger received her PhD in Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 2013, and has over 19 years of clinical experience working with children, families, and...

Faculty Jodi Holsclaw

Jodi Lynn Holsclaw is a Research Assistant for the Center on Trauma and Children.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Transylvania University in 2011 and is currently working to complete her Masters in Clinical Social Work at the University of Kentucky.

Faculty Kathy Howe

Kathy Howe is a Project Assistant for CATTTI. Kathy coordinates the collection of data across study sites and provides data management support for the CATTTI project.

Faculty Rachel Looff

Rachel Looff is a Research Assistant for the Center on Trauma and Children. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History of Science, History of Medicine from Yale University in 2013.

 

Faculty Monique Marrow, PhD

Monique Marrow, PhD is a child clinical psychologist and serves as a training specialist for the Center on Trauma and Children. She has worked for several years in the field of juvenile justice as a clinician, administrator and national consultant.  Dr. Marrow serves on NCTSN’s...

Faculty Aimee Mau, MSW, LCSW

Aimee Mau, MSW, LCSW, is the CATS Manager. Ms. Mau completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. Prior to graduate school, Ms. Mau gained approximately six years of field experience working with children and adults whose lives were impacted by domestic violence. During...

Faculty Heather Risk, Psy.D.

Heather Risk, Psy.D., Project Director. Dr. Risk completed her Master of Science at Eastern Kentucky University and her doctoral studies at Xavier University. Dr. Risk completed an APA accredited internship at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center in...

Faculty Cassie Watkins, MS

Cassie Watkins, M.S., Temp. LPA, is a therapist in the Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute. She earned a Master of Science in Psychology degree from Morehead State University in 2012 and is currently a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Spalding...