The staff at Psychological Associates includes psychologists and licensed social workers.
Dr. D’Amico is a Licensed Psychologist with over 35 year of experience providing diagnostic evaluations and treatment to individuals across the lifespan. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Providence College, his Master’s Degree from Assumption College, and his Doctoral Degree from Boston University. His pre-doctoral training specialized in testing and assessment of ????, and his post-doctoral training focused on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Biofeedback to treat anxiety, panic, depression, PTSD, and chronic pain disorders.
Prior to receiving his doctorate, Dr. D’Amico worked as a School Psychologist and Coordinator of Special Education, where he led teams of classroom and special education teachers, school psychologists, in coordination with physical, occupational, and speech therapists in a multidisciplinary approach to meet the needs of students and their parents. He has published several articles, including: Case Studies in Assertiveness Training, a social skills training program for middle school students, and he presented the Teenage Stress Audit to members of The Massachusetts School Counselor Association. He has worked in private practice and has led teams of multi-disciplinary clinicians in the treatment of orthopedic, neurological, stress and pain disorders using biofeedback and relaxation skills to restore functioning. At Psychological Associates of Warwick, (PAW), Dr. D’Amico evaluates patients with concerns regarding ADHD and other behavioral and mood disorders. His specialty is helping his patients learn about the Myths and Facts of ADHD, so that they may become active members of their treatment team.
Dr. Dussault-Felipe is a licensed psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She graduated from the School Psychology program at the University of Rhode Island with a Doctorate in Psychology and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with ADHD. Dr. Dussault-Felipe completed her internship working with youth in juvenile corrections. She has taught psychology courses as an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island and the Community College of Rhode Island.
Dr. Dussault-Felipe has co-authored two research articles in the Journal of Attention Disorders examining non-medical prescription stimulant use among college students. She has reviewed and provided feedback on multiple research articles submitted to the Journal of Attention Disorders for publication. Dr. Dussault-Felipe has extensive training and experience with conducting neuropsychological evaluations of elementary school-age children and adolescents. She also teaches study and organizational skills and strategies to students and adults. Her other areas of interest and expertise include the assessment and therapeutic treatment of learning disabilities, ADHD, learning and memory, and social-emotional difficulties in children and adolescents.
Dr. Hardy is a post-doctoral psychologist who graduated from the School Psychology program at the University of Rhode Island (URI) with her Doctorate in Psychology and a certificate in Neuroscience. She completed her pre-doctoral internship working at the May Institute in Randolph, Massachusetts providing direct ABA and related services, supervision, and consultation to schools and families.
Dr. Hardy has contributed to and managed major research projects at both the University of Connecticut (UConn) and at URI. Her involvement at UConn focused on the early identification of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through pediatric screenings. Her work at URI focused on early vocabulary intervention with kindergarten students in public schools across Rhode Island and Connecticut. Dr. Hardy has co-authored a chapter on autism screening in the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. She also co-authored an article in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics related to the utility of a general developmental screening instrument in the detection of autism.
Dr. Hardy’s current work at PAW includes diagnostic assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD, ASD, and behavioral challenges. She also has experience with neuropsychological assessment, individual and group counseling in a school setting, and teaching social skills to adolescents.
Betty Mongeau received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Rhode Island School of Social Work. She has worked for 17 years in the field of Social Work as both a clinician and administrator. She has served as a program manager for two community based programs providing supportive services to at-risk children and families. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and their families both in clinical and research contexts.
Betty Mongeau 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, CBT, and Solution-Focused therapy.
Dr. Braden Josephson comes to Psychological Associates of Warwick (PAW), as its new CEO. He enthusiastically joins the PAW team which fulfills his lifelong goal of continuing the work his father Barry Josephson started over 40 years ago, at PAW. Dr. Josephson is the CEO 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 the last 23 years. He also oversees Applied Behavioral Interventions (ABI) an affiliate organization that provides insurance based services for older children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Dr. Josephson is a licensed psychologist and a licensed behavior analyst in New York and Rhode Island. He received his BA 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. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the NYS Association for Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Josephson has a passion for treating children and their families to help them improve their functioning and increase their wellbeing.
Dr. Voisine is a Licensed Psychologist who attended the University of Rhode Island, Fairfield University, Coastal Carolina University, and Elmira College. She completed her internship in a neuropsychological private practice and in the juvenile justice system.
Dr. Voisine has several years of experience as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and has worked with children from preschool to college age. She has worked in a variety of treatment programs and has serve as the Director of Social Work at a chronic and convalescent hospital, worked in federal prison settings providing psychoeducational groups and therapeutic services, taught at a program for children with autism, and she has worked in private practice settings for several years.
Dr. Voisine specializes in outpatient animal-assisted therapy and consultative services, as well as in behavioral and educational assessments and interventions. At Psychological Associates of Warwick, Dr. Voisine provides evaluation, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and consultation services for children and adults.
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 (PAW), Dr. Weyandt’s specialties include psychological assessment and consultative services.
Dr. Josephson 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.
Dr. Josephson started Psychological Associates over 40 years ago, after realizing the need for expert diagnosis and treatment of learning and organizational issues. His treatment approach has always been brief targeted treatment with a specific focus on teaching effective strategies and skills for people to apply to their problems. Other specialty interests included diagnostic assessment and treatment of children and adults with ADHD, teaching more effective study and organizational strategies for students at all educational levels, and teaching adults to be more effective in their work settings.