Meet the Consultants

Consultation is an integral part of the Center for Deployment Psychology's mission to train and support behavioral health providers. CDP hosts weekly consultation calls on evidence-based psychotherapies for all providers who have attended any of our EBP training events. We invite you to get to know some of the CDP faculty members with whom you'll be consulting when you call in.

Prolonged Exposure Consultants

William Brim, Psy.D., CDP Deputy Director
Greetings! I am a licensed clinical health psychologist and the Deputy Director of CDP. I am trained as a behavioral-cognitive therapist (I started my career stuffing pigeons (aka flying rats) in Skinner boxes) and completed my internship and a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology in the Air Force. I started doing exposure treatment with adult survivors of childhood sexual assault in graduate school in the mid-90s and then joined the formal PE wave after 9/11. Most of my PTSD work these days is with either combat trauma exposures, with first responders or following a motor vehicle accident. As a health psychologist, I have focused my work on sleep disorders, specifically those that are common in military members. I developed the CDP's CBTI workshop with colleagues and really love going out to train and educate about Insomnia and this effective treatment. When I am not hanging with my three very active boys, or training, or recovering from a run, I am available for consultation on both PE and Sleep and CBT-I and look forward to hearing from you. You can reach me at wbrim@deploymentpsych.org.
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Kelly Chrestman, Ph.D., CDP Lead, Consultation Services
Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist leading EBP Clinical Support Services at CDP. It is my job to provide consultation support to clinicians trained in EBPs and to work with the CDP team to find new and better ways to link clinicians with traditional, as well as innovative resources that will help them implement EBPs more effectively. Before coming to CDP, I worked with Dr. Edna Foa at the University of Pennsylvania where we trained numerous students and mental health professionals from the United States and other countries in techniques for treating PTSD and other anxiety disorders. I am particularly interested in complications and co-morbidities that can sometimes make EBPs more challenging to implement. I currently live near Ft. Knox, KY with my son and my husband, who is on Active Duty with the US ARMY MEDDAC. Of course, this will change with our next duty station. You never know, we could become neighbors! You can contact me at kchrestman@deploymentpsych.org.
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Jenna Ermold, Ph.D., CDP Lead, eLearning Strategies
Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and the Lead of eLearning Strategies at CDP. In my current role, I develop online training materials for behavioral health clinicians to improve competency in working with military members and their families. I am trained by CDP to provide consultation in a variety of EBPs; however, at this time, I primarily provide consultation on PE for PTSD. I have been with the Center since 2006 and have experience providing PE consultation with active duty and DoD civilian behavioral health providers, active duty psychology interns, and community mental health providers. I currently hail from Olympia, WA and enjoy spending time with my three kids, skiing, hiking, and trying to surf. You can contact me at jermold@deploymentpsych.org.
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Dave Riggs, Ph.D., CDP Executive Director
Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and currently serve as the Executive Director of CDP. I am trained as a cognitive-behavioral therapist and have had the opportunity to work with and study under several clinicians who have developed EBPs. Throughout my career, I have provided supervision and consultation to trainees and licensed providers who are using evidence-based therapy to treat a variety of issues including PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, and marital/relationship problems. Currently, I primarily provide consultation on the use of PE and broader questions about the treatment of PTSD. When I am not at the office, you can often find me looking for an excuse to go scuba diving. You can contact me at driggs@deploymentpsych.org.
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Kevin Holloway, Ph.D., CDP Director of Online Services
Hi, everyone! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director for Online Services at CDP. My role allows me to oversee and be involved in a number of great projects here at CDP, including development of on-demand eLearning courses, real-time online workshops, and CDP's website. I have a passion for EBPs for PTSD, both using them in my clinical work and disseminating them to other behavioral health providers. Currently I provide consultation for PE therapy and have worked with active duty and DoD civilian behavioral health providers. I currently live in Frederick, MD with my wife and two children. You can contact me at kholloway@deploymentpsych.org.
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Paula Domenici, Ph.D., CDP Director of Civilian Training Programs
Hello! I'm the Director of Civilian Training Programs at CDP and one of the PE trainers and consultants based at our headquarters in Rockville, MD. I have previous experience working with Navy personnel and Marines at the National Naval Medical Center and with Vietnam, OIF and OEF veterans at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. My specialization is combat-related PTSD and PE, as well as helping parents of service members after their son or daughter returns from deployment. I currently live in Washington, DC near Dupont and Georgetown and love the city almost as much as PE! I would be happy to assist you with your PE cases. You can contact me at pdomenici@deploymentpsych.org. I hope to hear from you soon.
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Cognitive Processing Therapy Consultants

Laura Copland, MA, LMHC, CDP Senior PTSD Treatment Trainer
Hello! I am a National CPT Trainer and the Senior PTSD Treatment Trainer at CDP. In these roles, I provide most of the CPT trainings for CDP, all over the country and occasionally, internationally. In addition, I also present on a number of other topics and provide phone and face-to-face CPT consultation for active duty and DoD civilian behavioral health providers as well as active duty psychology interns. My current work interests include neurobiology issues and the concept of moral injury, which I believe is a topic we need to begin educating ourselves about and incorporating into clinical practice. I live in Rockville, MD, and can be found most weekends working with horses at a nearby horse farm….or kayaking! The best way to contact me is at lcopland@deploymentpsych.org.
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Carin Lefkowitz, Psy.D., CDP Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trainer
Greetings! I am a licensed psychologist and a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Trainer for CDP. My main interest is in evidence-based treatment for PTSD and, while on staff at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, I became a certified provider of PE, CPT and CBT-I. I especially enjoy helping patients (and their clinicians) consider which of these effective treatment(s) might best meet their needs. I am also a certified CPT Trainer and Consultant, and primarily provide consultation in CPT at this time. When I’m not traveling for a CDP training, I work remotely from my home outside Philadelphia. And when I’m not working, you can probably find me trying to sneak every stray cat, injured bird, or lost toad (yes, toad!) into the house without my husband noticing. You can reach me at clefkowitz@deploymentpsych.org.
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Debra Nofziger, Psy.D., CDP Deployment Behavioral Health Psychologist, Brooke Army Medical Center
Greetings! I am a Deployment Behavioral Health Psychologist and National Cognitive Processing Therapy Trainer working with CDP. I am located specifically at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Much of my time is spent focused on the training and consultation needs of psychology and social work students, although I support the variety of providers in our clinics as the need presents itself. I have experience working with and consulting on a variety of evidence based treatments, to include CPT, PE and ACT. I spent the first 5 years of my work with the military in an Army uniform and truly enjoyed my time serving on active duty. Since that time, I have been continuing to work with the military and find it to be the most challenging and rewarding experience I could possibly think of. Although I currently live in Texas, I spent the first part of my life living in the more rural parts of the Pacific Northwest. I am such an Oregonian, that I even enjoy the cold ocean waters.  You can contact me at dnofziger@deploymentpsych.org.
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Andrew Santanello, Psy.D., CDP Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trainer
Hey there! I am a National Cognitive Processing Therapy Trainer and Cognitive Behavior Therapy Trainer at CDP. My passion for evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) began in graduate school where I was fortunate to be "exposed" (pun DEFINITELY intended) to cognitive-behavioral treatments for OCD, depression, and social phobia. My interest in learning more about EBPs motivated me to pursue a clinical internship in the VA Maryland Health Care System. Following internship, I was hired as a staff psychologist in the Trauma Recovery program where I was completed VA Roll-Out Training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression (CBT-D), and to learn Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression.
In addition to direct clinical care, I also served in a variety of leadership roles during my tenure at the VA, including Regional CPT Trainer for VISN 5, team leader for the Serving Returning Veterans Mental Health program, Program Manager for the PTSD/SUD Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Program, and Local Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Coordinator. After over a decade working with Veterans in the Trauma Recovery program, I made the decision to move to CDP so that I could have the opportunity to teach EBP to clinicians all across the country. When I am not traveling to conduct workshops, I work remotely from my home near Baltimore. In my free time, I enjoy annoying my wife with really corny jokes (ok, let's be honest: I enjoy annoying everyone, all the time with my corny jokes), hanging out with friends, and spending inordinate amounts of time on my meditation cushion. I'd love to have the chance to work with you on fine-tuning your CPT skills and sharing a few laughs along the way. Feel free to contact me at asantanello@deploymentpsych,org.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression Consultants

Jeff Cook, Ph.D., CDP Director of Military Programs
Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director for Military Programs at CDP. I lead a team of incredibly talented people who manage several programs for the CDP, all of which aim to meet the training needs of uniformed behavioral health providers. The majority of my clinical training and experience has been with EBPs for depressive and anxiety conditions, with an emphasis on combat-related PTSD. I am trained by the CDP to provide consultation in a variety of EBPs; however, at this time, I primarily provide consultation on CBT-D. Before coming to CDP, I was on the faculty of two internships: the University of Maryland Extension Campus and National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, where I provided consultation and supervision for EBPs. I currently live in Germantown, Maryland with my wife and four children. You can contact me at jcook@deploymentpsych.org.
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Lisa French, Psy.D., CDP Assistant Director of Military Training Programs
Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and the Assistant Director for Military Programs at CDP. In my current role, I provide oversight to the EBP Program. I am trained by CDP to provide consultation in a variety of EBPs. However, at this time, I primarily provide consultation on CBT-D. I have previous experience providing PE and CPT consultation with active duty and DoD civilian behavioral health providers as well as active duty psychology interns. I currently live in Falls Church, Virginia with my husband, who is Active Duty Air Force, and our son. You can contact me at lfrench@deploymentpsych.org.
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Marjorie Weinstock, Ph.D., CDP Lead for Military Families & CBT for Depression
Hello! I am a licensed psychologist and the Lead, Military Families & CBT for Depression at CDP. In my current role, I am involved in both curriculum development and the provision of training. I spent my first 3 years with CDP as a deployment behavioral health psychologist at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, where I provided patient care and supervised active duty psychology interns. I have been trained by CDP to provide consultation in both CBT-D and CPT, although at this time I am primarily providing consultation in CBT-D. I currently live in Washington, DC with my husband, who is an active duty Naval Officer. You can contact me at mweinstock@deploymentpsych.org.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Consultants

William Brim, Psy.D., CDP Deputy Director
Greetings! I am a licensed clinical health psychologist and the Deputy Director of CDP. I am trained as a behavioral-cognitive therapist (I started my career stuffing pigeons (aka flying rats) in Skinner boxes) and completed my internship and a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology in the Air Force. I started doing exposure treatment with adult survivors of childhood sexual assault in graduate school in the mid-90s and then joined the formal PE wave after 9/11. Most of my PTSD work these days is with either combat trauma exposures, with first responders or following a motor vehicle accident. As a health psychologist, I have focused my work on sleep disorders, specifically those that are common in military members. I developed the CDP's CBTI workshop with colleagues and really love going out to train and educate about Insomnia and this effective treatment. When I am not hanging with my three very active boys, or training, or recovering from a run, I am available for consultation on both PE and Sleep and CBT-I and look forward to hearing from you. You can reach me at wbrim@deploymentpsych.org.
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Diana C. Dolan, Ph.D., EBP Trainer
Hi! I am a licensed clinical psychologist and an EBP Trainer at CDP. In my current role, I provide trainings on EBPs such as CBT-I. I became interested in behavioral sleep medicine, including insomnia treatment, in graduate school and completed research and training under the supervision of both a sleep medicine physician and a clinical health psychologist. I continued this training in internship and later became certified in behavioral sleep medicine by the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM). I have provided CBT-I treatment and consultation for over six years to various audiences, including both civilian and active duty populations, and maintain active involvement with the SBSM. I currently live in Austin, TX with my husband and our son and enjoy spending time outside with my family. You can contact me at ddolan@deploymentpsych.org.
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