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CMTP Faculty & Staff

Director, Shamaila Khan, Ph.D.

Shamaila is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a psychodynamic background and an interest in postcolonial theory. Her specialty training is in Trauma: Individual trauma, group/community based trauma, disaster related trauma, immigration and postcolonial trauma. Her additional interests are in multicultural clinical practice and multivariate aspects of identity development and she has presented on these topics at varying national and international conferences. She was the Director of the Haiti SERG Program and then the Clinical Director of the Resilience Training Program at BMC. She was most recently the Director of BH Services at the Massachusetts Resiliency Center, serving the victims/survivors of the Boston Marathon Bombings. She travels nationally and internationally to provide Disaster relief services. She is an active member of the Multicultural Committee and Early Career Psychologists Committee of the APA Division of Psychoanalysis (39). She is also a member of the Professional Issues Committee of APA Division 39. She additionally serves on the Disaster Behavioral Health Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts DMH. She is a recipient of several awards, most recently including the “Service Appreciation Award” for her work following the Boston Marathon Tragedy; “Woman of the Year Appreciation Award” by Pakistani Association of NY; and an “Outstanding service award” by the U. S. Attorney’s Office for services provided during the Tsarnaev trail. She is of Pakistani American descent and as a Muslim raised on three different continents, she is conversant in seven languages.

Director, Cara Fuchs, PhD, MPH

Cara is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in primary care behavioral health integration. She received her MPH in Epidemiology from Boston University in 2005, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Massachusetts, Boston, in 2011. She currently serves as Director of Behavioral Health Integration in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at BU School of Medicine. Her interests include improving access to behavioral health services, increasing cultural sensitivity in integrated primary care, and involving patients in the development of integrated care models. She has experience working in various primary care settings including the VA and university hospital-based family and internal medicine practices. In these settings, she has served as a behavioral health consultant, directed quality improvement projects, created group medical visits, and provided teaching and training to medicine residents, embedded behavioral health providers, and paraprofessionals. She is an active member of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Behavioral Medicine/Integrated Primary Care Special Interest Group. She is of Cape Verdean and Russian descent and was raised Jewish.

Core Faculty, Ferdinand Jones, Ph.D.

Ferdinand received his doctorate degree in Psychology from the University of Vienna. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Brown University in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences. He has been visiting scholar at several colleges and universities both in the United States and abroad. He is co-editor, with his brother Arthur C. Jones, of a volume of essays entitled, The Triumph of the Soul: Cultural and Psychological Aspects of African-American Music. He is a past president of the American Orthopsychiatric Association. Dr. Jones has a distinguished career in academic and clinical Psychology. In addition to his academic role Dr. Jones served as Director of the Psychological Services at Brown University, he has served on many boards and committees. In addition to his recent book, he has numerous articles published in noted journals. Dr. Jones is of African-American descent.

Primary Supervisor / Core Faculty, Sandra Mattar, Psy.D.

Dr. Mattar is a graduate of the William James College (formerly MSPP), and the Universidad Católica Andres Bello (Venezuela). She is a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of clinical and teaching experience combined. She has done field research around war trauma in Lebanon. Dr. Mattar was Associate Dean of the Kalmanovitz School of Education and Associate Professor in the Graduate Counseling Program at Saint Mary’s College of California. She was also a professor in the PsyD program at JFK University. Dr. Mattar has served as a Council Representative for Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and is a Past Chair of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs of APA. She is currently a member of the APA Race and Ethnicity Guidelines Task Force. Dr. Mattar’s research interests are on the intersection of psychological trauma and culture; immigration; mental health disparities; multicultural and international psychology; cultural considerations in disaster mental health; culturally-sensitive education and training and multicultural awareness. She is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Psychological Trauma. Dr. Mattar is bilingual in English and Spanish and speaks conversational Arabic and French.

Primary Supervisor / Core Faculty, Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter, Ph.D.

Dr. Moorehead-Slaughter is a child clinical trained licensed Psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults across a range of settings including outpatient mental health clinics, schools, child care centers, juvenile and probate courts, community health centers, and social service agencies. She received her doctorate from the University of Denver. Dr. Moorehead-Slaughter is the former Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Licensure for Psychologists and the American Psychological Association (APA) Ethics Committee. She is Past President of APA’s Division 35 (The Society for the Psychology of Women) and in 2014, received the Div. 35 Bonnie A. Strickland and Jessica Henderson Daniel Distinguished Mentoring Award. Dr. Moorehead-Slaughter is the former Chair of the APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI) and a former member of the APA Board of Educational Affairs (BEA). She has a private consulting practice which includes working with faculty and administrators in independent schools throughout the country on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion; clinical consultation, presentations, and workshops. Dr. Moorehead-Slaughter is the Psychologist at The Park School (a pre-kindergarten through grade eight independent school) in Brookline, Massachusetts. She identifies as a cisgendered, African-American female.

Primary Supervisor / Core Faculty, Martha Vibbert, Ph.D.

Martha is a licensed Psychologist with specialization in Child Psychology. She received a master’s in Counseling Psychology from Harvard University and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from NYU. Dr. Vibbert is Director of the SPARK Center, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at BU School of Medicine and Affiliated Faculty at BU’s Center for Global Health and Development. She is Co-Chair of the World Forum’s Working Group on Early Child Development and HIV/AIDS, and founding Director of Universal Baby, a global, video and mobile technology intervention to support parenting for early brain development within diverse communities and cultures. Her interests include the impact of HIV and other chronic diseases on early neurodevelopment and childhood resilience; developmentally-informed disclosure of diagnoses and proactive health literacy interventions; and community-based integration of healthcare and education for young children living in high adversity settings. Dr. Vibbert is engaged in projects in Zambia, Uganda, and Peru. She is of mixed European descent.

Seminar Leader / Core Faculty, Shani Dowd, LHD (hc)

Shani is a licensed Social Worker who is African American and lesbian. She is the Director of the Health Equity Roundtable, a program of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. She is a frequent presenter at teaching conferences nationally and regionally, with expertise in the provision of culturally informed health care systems, health disparities and the particular needs of communities of color and LGBTQ communities. Mx. Dowd is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine, and has been an instructor and supervisor with CMTP for more than thirty years. She currently teaches the seminar, “Design and Delivery of Culturally Appropriate Mental Health Services”. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of William James College, and a Trustee of the Fields, Hannagan and Walters Charitable Foundation. In addition to numerous awards, she is the 2017 recipient of the Massachusetts Public Health Association’s Lemuel Shattuck Award for contributions to the field of public health.

Seminar Leader / Core Faculty, Robyn Glover, Ph.D

Robyn is a licensed Psychologist specializing in neuropsychological and educational assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Glover completed her pre- and post-doctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Throughout her career, she has worked in multiple settings (e.g., public schools, independent schools, hospitals) in a variety of roles (e.g., as psychologist, teacher, and special education consultant). This experience gives her a unique and multi-faceted perspective on how best to meet the needs of the children and adolescents in her care. Dr. Glover is currently working in private practice in Cambridge, MA, conducting assessments for students with symptoms of learning disabilities, developmental disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorders), psychological disorders, and neuropsychological deficits (e.g., ADHD). Additionally, Dr. Glover serves as a consultant for the Educational Records Bureau (ERB), working to enhance and expand their product offerings in the Boston area.

Seminar Leader / Core Faculty, David Trimble, Ph.D.

David is a licensed Psychologist and family therapist whose work focuses on the interplay of culture, social class, and gender in family life within a social justice framework. His interest in multiple system intervention includes the problems that develop between school, student, and family around learning disabilities. He is currently interested in publishing on the Intersections of Psychotherapy and Spirituality. He teaches the Multicultural Family Systems Seminar. Dr. Trimble received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University's Department of Psychology and Social Relations. He is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy. He has been affiliated with CMTP since its beginning in 1972. Dr. Trimble is of Scots/Irish-American and English-American descent and is Jewish.

Staff: Office Manager, Sarah McCoy, B.A.

Sarah started her career at Boston Medical Center 20 years ago. She managed the administrative office of the Chief of Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery. During this tenure, she also worked for Boston Medflight, Inc., the medical flight rescue program, under the CEO. For four years she managed all the administrative duties of the office of Surgical Oncology, Breast Surgery. Prior to coming to BMC, Ms. McCoy graduated from the University of Massachusetts/Boston with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in English. During her senior year at UMB, the Office of Grant and Contract Administration hired her full-time. She edited faculty grant proposals/contracts and was solely responsible for initiating and developing a computerized system for grant and contract preparation, eventually becoming the administrator for pre-award grant and contract functions. After three years in this position, she moved to the College of Nursing to assist the Project Director, of Boston University, on an NIH Training Grant for Critical Care Nursing. She is presently an Inspector for Boston City Hall’s Election Department.