275 West Natick Road Suite 400, Warwick, RI 02886

401-826-8875

CLINICAL STAFF

The staff at Psychological Associates includes psychologists and licensed social workers.

Andrea Lavigne, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Licensed Behavior Analyst
Clinical Director
alavigne@pawsvc.com

Andrea Lavigne, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA is a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified and licensed behavior analyst. Dr. Lavigne’s current work at Psychological Associates of Warwick includes providing comprehensive clinical psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults with a specialization in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dr. Lavigne obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Rhode Island before obtaining her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Boston College. She earned her certification in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Lavigne earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Wood with a focus on neuropsychology across the lifespan. Dr. Lavigne has published several manuscripts including her dissertation entitled “Implicit and Explicit Alcohol Cognitions: The Moderating Effect of Executive Functions.” Dr. Lavigne currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Rhode Island. She teaches Applied Behavior Analysis and supervises the doctoral clinical practicum in psychological assessment and diagnosis.

Lisa Weyandt, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
lweyandt@pawsvc.com

Lisa Weyandt, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and professor at the University of Rhode Island who has specialized in the assessment and treatment of ADHD for over 25 years. Dr. Weyandt has published three books concerning ADHD, as well as a graduate textbook focusing on the physiological bases of cognitive and behavior disorders. She has presented at national and international conferences and is recognized as a leading expert in the field, particularly with regard to ADHD in the college student population. Dr. Weyandt is actively involved in research and has published numerous articles on the topic of ADHD. Her research interests include the study of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and young adults, misuse of prescription stimulant medication, clinical neuroscience, and the study of executive functions in clinical and nonclinical populations. She is one of the nation’s leading researchers on pharmacological treatment of college students with ADHD and medical misuse of prescription stimulants. At Psychological Associates of Warwick, Dr. Weyandt’s specialties include psychological assessment and consultative services.

 

 

 

Kate Rodman, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
krodman@pawsvc.com

Kate Rodman Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Rodman’s current work at Psychological Associates of Warwick includes providing comprehensive psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Rodman also has experience providing individual and family therapy. Dr. Rodman graduated from The California Institute of Integral Studies in December 2015 with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. She completed her internship at the Ann Martin Center in Emeryville, California where she provided outpatient psychotherapy services to low-income children, adolescents, and families. After her internship years, Dr. Rodman continued to work at the Ann Martin Center as an Outpatient Clinician and Quality Assurance Coordinator. Dr. Rodman completed a yearlong practicum training at the Pacific Center for Human Growth in Berkeley, CA where she specialized in providing therapy to the LGBTQ community.

Susan Culbert, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
sculbert@pawsvc.com

Susan Culbert, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Culbert’s current work at Psychological Associates of Warwick includes providing comprehensive clinical psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to her doctorate in psychology, Dr. Culbert has two Master’s degrees, one in Special Education and the other in Psychology.  She has been a Licensed Psychologist for over 20 years. Prior to her return to graduate school for her doctorate, Dr. Culbert worked extensively with children and adults with various developmental challenges, such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Down Syndrome, and intellectual challenges. Upon her return to school, she received extensive training and experience with conducting psychological evaluations of individuals with developmental challenges. Since graduate school, Dr. Culbert has extended her training and practice to include children, adolescents, and adults with typical development who are experiencing challenges related to learning, executive functioning, emotional and behavioral regulation, depression, and anxiety. Her extensive experiences in working with individuals with a variety of challenges gives her a unique approach to psychological assessment.

Betty Mongeau, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Social Worker
bmongeau@pawsvc.com

Betty Mongeau received her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Rhode Island School of Social Work. She has worked for nearly 20 years in the field of social work as both a clinician and administrator. Betty specializes in depression, anxiety, OCD, social phobias, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, life coaching, and relationship issues. She has developed an integrative therapeutic approach which assists her patients in decreasing emotional stress and which promotes personal growth through the use of supportive interventions, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused therapy. She has served as a program manager for two community-based programs providing supportive services to at-risk children and families. Betty has extensive experience working with adolescents and their families both in clinical and research contexts.

 

 

 

Braden Josephson, Ph.D. BCBA-D, LBA

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Licensed Behavioral Analyst
President/CCO
bjosephson@pawsvc.com

Dr. Josephson is a licensed psychologist and a board certified and licensed behavior analyst in New York and Rhode Island. He received his bachelor’s degree from Skidmore University, a master’s degree from Connecticut College, his Ph.D. from Hofstra University, and has a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Josephson is the president and chief clinical officer of Psychological Associates of Warwick. He joined the PAW team which fulfills his lifelong goal of continuing the work of his father, Dr. Barry Josephson, who founded Psychological Associates. Dr. Josephson works as part of City Pro Group, a New York-based Early Intervention Program and has been working in the field of pediatric assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for more than 20 years. He also provides supervision and clinical oversight to Applied Behavioral Interventions (ABI), an affiliate organization that provides insurance-based services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dr. Josephson has a passion for treating children and their families to help them improve their functioning and increase their wellbeing.

Kerri Parenteau

Administrative Staff
kerrip@pawsvc.com

Donna Correira

Administrative Staff
dcorreira@pawsvc.com

Olga Spinola

Administrative Staff
olga@pawsvc.com

Barry Josephson, Ph.D.

Founder

Dr. Barry Josephson founded Psychological Associates of Warwick in 1977 upon realizing the need for expert diagnosis and treatment of learning and organizational issues. He graduated from Brooklyn College, the University of California at Berkeley, and The George Peabody College at Vanderbilt where he received his Ph.D. He completed his internship at the Bradley Hospital and worked at the Providence Veterans Hospital. He also served as a consulting psychologist at Cranston General Hospital and Kent County Hospital. Besides his role as a psychologist, Dr. Josephson worked as a high school guidance counselor as well as a history teacher. His treatment approach centered on targeted interventions with a specific focus on teaching effective strategies and skills for people to apply to problems affecting their daily life. Other specialty interests included diagnostic assessment and treatment of children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, teaching more effective study and organizational strategies for students at all educational levels, and teaching adults to be more effective in their work settings. Dr. Barry Josephson passed away in 2015.