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Our Team

The therapists of the KPC are advanced level doctoral candidates, doctoral interns and post-doctoral fellows in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Stony Brook University and from other doctoral programs in clinical psychology.  They are under the close supervision of our clinical psychology faculty, who are experts in their field and conduct research in the following areas:

  • Studies for the treatment of chronic depression
  • Bio-behavioral and neuropsychological correlates of anxiety and mood disorders
  • Interventions to improve social competence in children, teens, and young adults
  • Developmental risk factors related to the onset of psychopathology
  • Cognitive-neuroscience
  • Relationship and individual factors related to Intimate Partner Violence and couple discord
  • Romantic competence in close relationships
  • Diagnostic classifications for personality disorders and sexual diversity issues
  • Bio-Psycho-Social factors related to autism spectrum disorders
  • Problematic parenting and externalizing behaviors in children
  • Morbid obesity and predictors of successful outcomes in bariatric surgery patients


DV Dina Vivian, Ph.D.  
Clinical Professor
Director, KPC
Training Director, Stony Brook University Consortium Internship Program (SBU-CIP)
Training Director,  Stony Brook University Externship Program (SBU-CEP)

As a clinical professor in the department of psychology and with over 30 years of clinical and research experience, Dr. Vivian is an expert in the treatment of chronic depression, couple discord and violence in intimate relationships.  As the director of the KPC, and as the training director of the internship and externship programs, Dr. Vivian is responsible for the training and supervision of post-doctoral fellows, doctoral interns, and advanced graduate student trainees.

JD Joanne Davila, Ph.D. 
Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Director of Clinical Training

 Dr. Joanne Davila is a Professor and the Director of Clinical Training of the Stony Brook Clinical Psychology PhD program. She has over 20 years of research and clinical experience, and she is an expert in the treatment of relationship problems, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Davila is responsible for the training and supervision of graduate student trainees, and she regularly participates in the didactic training of doctoral interns. 





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