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Susan Noel, DNP, APRN

Susan Noel

Susan Noel, DNP, APRN is the Project Coordinator at the Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute (CATTTI) and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner providing therapy services at the center.  Ms. Noel earned the Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Kentucky in 2015 with a focus on the impact of trauma on young children in the foster care system.  Ms.

Megan Kohler, MSW, CSW

Faculty

Megan Kohler, MSW, CSW, is a clinician at the Center on Trauma and Children, providing in-depth assessments for at-risk families. Megan completed the Clinical Social Work graduate program at the University of Kentucky in 2014, and previously earned her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural and Interdisciplinary Studies at Antioch College. Megan has worked in the field of trauma treatment and abuse intervention for over 10 years, with an emphasis on child sexual abuse and family violence.

Josh Fisherkeller, MSW, CSW

Faculty

Josh Fisherkeller, MSW, CSW, is the Education and Training Manager for the Center On Trauma and Children. He received his Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Kentucky in 2005, and has 11 years of experience working with children and families in Kentucky. As a clinician and therapeutic child support worker for the IMPACT Plus Program, he provided in-home and community based services to children at risk of being placed in a higher level of care.  Mr.

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.

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.