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Rotation Supervisors and Training Director Biographies - Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training

University of Florida
Licensed Psychologist in Florida
Clinical Psychologist, Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Director

Dr. Philip joined the Substance Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) at the Bay Pines VAMC in March 2012, after spending nearly 2 years as a Psychologist in Primary Care Behavioral Health at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Prior to joining the VA, Dr. Philip worked in two counseling centers (where he held appointments as Assistant Director and Director of Training), taught undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students at three different universities, and had a small private practice. During his predoctoral internship, he participated in a year-long specialization in substance abuse counseling, and continued this focus upon graduating. Dr. Philip’s takes an integrated approach to therapy, balancing evidence-based therapies with individual client needs. He believes strongly in the importance of the therapeutic alliance for effective counseling, and uses a wide range of interventions to help clients with their use and abuse of substances as well as overall mental health issues.

Columbia University
Licensed Psychologist in New York
Clinical Psychologist, Center for Sexual Trauma Service Program

Dr. Keith is a staff psychologist in the Center for Sexual Treatment Services. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in 2009 and the completed a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on working with female veterans with trauma histories at Bay Pines VAHCS. She has expertise in working with survivors of childhood and adult sexual trauma using multiple approaches including cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and relational psychodynamic. She is particularly interested in transference and countertransference issues, including vicarious traumatization, in working with survivors of trauma. Dr. Keith's primary responsibilities at Bay Pines include individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and psychological assessment for veterans with PTSD secondary to sexual trauma. She has an active program of research on this topic, is the principal investigator for two ongoing research studies within the PTSD program, and is an author of several peer-reviewed publication.

Wayne State University, 1997
Licensed Psychologist in Florida
Clinical Psychologist, Stress Treatment Program

Dr. Houtler is a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team for both the PTSD outpatient clinic (PCT) and the residential program. Dr, Houtler received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wayne State University with a specialization in neuropsychology. Following his graduate training, he worked as forensic psychologist for five years, specializing in sex offender assessment and treatment. He then worked as a Senior Psychologist at the Northeast Florida State Hospital, where he developed a modified Dialectical Behavior Therapy program for individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr. Houtler has been with the VHA for the past two and a half years, initially working at the Jacksonville, FL VA Outpatient Clinic with individuals diagnosed with PTSD. In his current position, Dr. Houtler focuses primarily on the assessment and treatment of combat-related PTSD.

Wright State University School of Professional Psychology, 2002
Licensed Psychologist in Illinois
Clinical Psychologist, Primary Care-Behavioral Health/Polytrauma

Dr. White received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in 2002, and completed a predoctoral internship with the United States Navy at Naval Medical Center - San Diego. As a commissioned naval officer, Dr. White worked as a military staff psychologist providing treatment to active duty personnel, military family members and retirees. In 2005, Dr. White deployed to Iraq, where she provided psychological and combat stress treatment to active duty military personnel, before leaving the Navy in late 2005. Dr. White joined Bay Pines in 2007 where she was a staff member in the Stress Treatment Program, specializing in the treatment of Iraq/Afghanistan veterans with PTSD.

Dr. White left Bay Pines in 2008, after accepting an administrative position with the Readjustment Counseling Service (Vet Center programs) as the Associate Regional Manager/Counseling, Southeast Region. She returned to Bay Pines in late 2009 and she currently works as a staff psychologist with dual responsibilities in the Primary Care-Behavioral Health & Polytrauma Clinics. In this capacity, Dr. White provides short-term individual and group treatment to veterans with a wide range of medical and mental health conditions within a primary care setting, in addition to being a member of an interdisciplinary team which provides treatment to veterans with mild to moderate TBI (traumatic brain injury). Dr. White's clinical and research interests include primary care-mental health integration, cross cultural issues in treatment, posttraumatic stress disorder/combat stress, and the teaching and supervision of multicultural competence.