CTAC


 

Ascienzo Sarah, MSW, LCSW

Faculty

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 clinician, Ms. Ascienzo has worked in both community and school-based settings with children and adults adversely affected by trauma, as well as with children who have learning disabilities and/or Autism. Ms.

Julia Caldwell, Psy.D., LMFT

Faculty

Julia Caldwell, Psy.D, LMFT, earned her doctoral degree from Spalding University in 2014. Dr. Caldwell completed an APA accredited internship at the Institute for Child and Family Health in Miami, FL. While on internship, Dr. Caldwell received specialized training in Infant Mental Health, and worked with many children and caregivers whose lives have been impacted by trauma. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies in clinical psychology, Dr. Caldwell completed a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon.

Amanda Kuryluk, MS

Faculty

Amanda Kuryluk, M.S., is a therapist in the Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute. She earned a Master of Science in Psychology degree from the University of Memphis in 2009 and is currently a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Cincinnati.

 

Emily Zimmerman

Faculty

Emily is completing the Education Specialist Degree in the Counseling Psychology program at University of Kentucky.  While living in Indianapolis she worked as an Americorp volunteer and a Mad Scientist.  Prior to that, she completed her undergraduate studies at Earlham College.  Emily’s goal is to become a licensed counselor for children, specializing in play therapy.  

Megan White, MD

Faculty

Megan White, MD is serving as a therapist in the CATTTI clinic. She is currently a resident in the triple board program (Pediatrics/Adult Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry) at the University of Kentucky. She has completed her residency training in adult psychiatry and in pediatrics and is currently a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at UK. She earned her Doctor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and her Bachelor of Science at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Andrea Sparrow, MSW, CSW

Faculty

Andrea Sparrow, MSW, serves as Training Coordinator for the Center on Trauma and Children. Ms. Sparrow received her Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky. Ms. Sparrow has approximately six years of field experience working with children and their families within a community mental health setting.

Patricia Lennon, RN

Faculty
Email: 
ctac@lsv.uky.edu

Patricia Lennon, RN, BSN, is a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, WV.  An RN for 32 years, she has experience in many different specialties and settings.  She performs medical record reviews and reports for the Center.

Lora Cuckler

Faculty

Lora Cuckler is the Office Manager for the Center on Trauma and Children, providing important administrative support functions for many of the center's programs and initiatives.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management.

 

Jennifer Cole, Ph.D., Faculty Associate

Faculty
Email: 
jecole2@uky.edu

Jennifer Cole is an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky with appointments in the College of Social Work in the Center on Trauma and Children and in the College of Medicine in the Department of Behavioral Science. Her research interests are in the areas of victimization, substance use, and in particular the intersection of victimization and substance use among youth and young adults. Dr.

Debra A. Katz, M.D., Faculty Associate

Faculty

Dr. Katz is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and past Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She completed residencies and is board certified in four specialties--Pediatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her longstanding interest in intensive psychotherapy led her to complete training as a psychoanalyst, and she has an active clinical practice focusing on long-term psychotherapeutic work with adults and children. Dr.