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 Ascienzo Sarah, MSW, LCSW

Sarah Ascienzo, MSW, LCSW, currently works as a research assistant and clinician at the Center on Trauma and Children.  She has over 14 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of roles, including work as a caseworker, forensic interviewer, and clinician. As a...

Faculty Clarissa Belle, Ph.D.

Clarissa Belle, Ph.D. earned a master's degree in 2008 and a doctorate in school psychology 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...

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 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 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...