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Nicholas Mitrani, MS, LPE-I

Work Address:  415 N. McKinley, Suite 500, Little Rock, AR 72205

Telephone: 501-664-6632 (work)

Education:

Degrees Awarded:

2009 M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Central Arkansas

2007 B.A., Psychology, SUNY Geneseo

 

 

Educational History

University of Central Arkansas, Current; started August 2013

  • Counseling Psychology Doctorate Program
  • Current GPA 4.0
  • Expected graduation date: Fall 2017

University of Central Arkansas, August 2007-December 11th, 2009

  • Masters of Science, Counseling Psychology.   
  • Overall GPA: 4.0

SUNY Geneseo, August 2003 - May 2007

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Sociology Minor

Current Clinical Experience

Mental Health Professional, UAMS Family Treatment Program, Little Rock, AR.  February 2010 to Present.  Supervised by Janice K. Church, Ph.D.

  • Clinical Activities: Provide clinical services and assessments to child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse and juveniles with sexual behavior problems.  Conduct psychosexual risk assessments to referred juveniles, trauma-screening measures to victims, individual psychotherapy victims, and non-offending family members, and group psychotherapy with adolescent offenders.  Write clinical reports for psychosexual assessments, intake assessments, and testing results.  Travel with clinical staff to various conferences and trainings.  Worked full-time until August 2013 then worked half-time up till present. Supervised weekly by Dr. Church.  

Mental Health Professional, Conway Psychological Assessment Center, May 2015 – Present. Supervised by Kim Dielmann, PhD

  • Conducted intake interviews, psychological assessments, and feedback results to families and individuals requesting developmental, educational, or therapeutic assessments.  Reasons for referral included concerns about autism, developmental issues, academic achievement, mood and anxiety problems, PTSD, and ADHD.  Psychological evaluations were also conducted for Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Game & Fish applicants, and youth placed at Children’s Home Inc.  Populations included educational and psychodiagnostic assessments to children, adolescents, and adults.  Wrote clinical reports incorporating interview and assessment data, and collateral information from mental health providers and school districts, as well as provided feedback and consultation to clients.  Currently working as needed on a contract basis.  Supervised weekly by Dr. Dielmann.  

Previous Doctoral Practicum Experience

Doctoral Practicum IV, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital & Towbin Healthcare VA Center, Little Rock and North Little Rock, AR.  August 2015 to April 2016.  Supervised by Timothy Boling, PhD

  • Clinical Activities: Provided clinical services and assessment to military veterans and their families with a range of co-morbid mental and physical health concerns.  This includes palliative care patients, veterans with PTSD, substance dependence, family adjustment to end-of-life concerns, and smoking cessation. Conducted individual and group therapy, conducted psychodiagnostic interviews, administered brief assessments, and interacted with various medical and interdisciplinary teams. Future experiences will include utilizing CBT for Pain and Seeking Safety, two EBTs used by the VA. Supervised weekly by Dr. Timothy Boling for a minimum of 2 hours.   

 

Doctoral Practicum III, University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Counseling Center, Conway, AR.  

January 2015 – April 28th, 2015.  Supervised by Susan Sobel, PhD.

  • Clinical Activities: Provided clinical services and assessments to college students with a range of clinical concerns. Conducted intake interviews and brief psychological measures as needed.  Provided weekly individual therapy to clients, wrote clinical reports and progress notes, and participated in weekly learning seminars provided by Counseling Center staff. Client population is multiculturally diverse (e.g. LGBT, Ethnicity, Developmentally) and concerns include relational issues, college adjustment and academic concerns, sexual assault, depression, and anxiety.  Supervised weekly by Dr. Susan Sobel.    

Doctoral Practicum I & II, Conway Psychological Assessment Center, February-May 2014, and August 2014 – December 2014. Conway, Arkansas. Supervised by Kim Dielmann, PhD

  • Conducted intake interviews, psychological assessments, and feedback results to families and individuals requesting developmental, educational, or therapeutic assessments.  Reasons for referral included concerns about autism, developmental issues, academic achievement, mood and anxiety problems, PTSD, and ADHD.  Psychological evaluations were also conducted for Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Game & Fish applicants, and youth placed at Children’s Home Inc.  Populations included educational and psychodiagnostic assessments to children, adolescents, and adults.  Wrote clinical reports incorporating interview and assessment data, and collateral information from mental health providers and school districts, as well as provided feedback and consultation to clients.  Supervised weekly by Dr. Dielmann.  

Previous Clinical Experience

Mental Health Professional, UAMS Family Treatment Program, Little Rock, AR.  February 2010 to June 2013.  Supervised by Karen Worley, Ph.D.

  • Consultant Activities: AR-BEST (Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma) - Project Child Advocate Training Coordinator.  Assess, support, and train the child victim advocates at the Child Advocacy Centers across the state.  In collaboration with the UAMS Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, as well as other child sexual victimization agencies, provide state-of-the art training to the advocates to help engender better services to traumatized victims and their families of sexual abuse. Participation on AR-BEST Steering Committee.  Supervised by Karen Worley, Ph.D.

Professional Publications

Sigel, B. A., Kramer, T. L., Conners-Burrow, N. A., Worley, K. B., Church, J. K., & Mitrani, N. (2013). Statewide dissemination of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Children and Youth Services Review, 35, 1023–1029.

Conference Presentations

Mitrani, N., Worley, K.B., & Church, J.K. (April 2016).  Pilot Analysis Predicting Suicidal Ideation in a Child Poly-victim Population. Southwestern Psychological Association Conference. Dallas, TX.

Rookey, C.P., Boling, T., & Mitrani, N. (April 2016).  Dual Relationships: A Story of Power, Vulnerability, and Random Trivia. Presentation to Little Rock VA Psychology Department and Interns.  Little Rock, AR.      

Mitrani, N. (November 2014).  Victimization, Resiliency, and Trauma-Related Symptoms: A Pilot Analysis UCA Doctoral Counseling Psychology Research Colloquium, Fall 2014 semester.   

Mitrani, N., Rowell, K., Worley, K.B., & Church, J.K. (April 2014).  Pilot Analysis Utilizing the TSCC and BASC 2 in Sexually Abused Children.  Southwestern Psychological Association Conference. San Antonio, TX.    

Mitrani, N. (2013, November). A Review of Evidenced Based Treatments in Post-Traumatic Stress Populations. 3-hour workshop presented to professors and students in the Department of Psychology and Counseling at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas.

Springer, C., Lang, A., Mitrani, N., & Robbins, E. (April 2013).  Children’s Advocacy Centers. National Association of Social Workers – Little Rock Chapter Conference.  Little Rock, AR.  

Springer, C., Lang, A., Mitrani, N., (March 2013).  CAC Advocate Cases Beyond Physical and Sexual Abuse. 2013 National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) 29th National Symposium. Huntsville, AL.  

Mitrani, N., Springer, C., Trecanao, J., Church, J.K., Worley, K.B. (December 2012). CAC Advocates, Supporting the Mission Through Collaboration. Arkansas Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. Collaboration in the Treatment and Management of Sexual Abuse. Fayetteville, AR.

Mitrani, N., Springer, C., Trecanao, J., Triplett, A., Cannon, B., Church, J.K., Worley, K.B., & Williams. D (September 2012). CAC Advocates, Supporting the Mission Through Collaboration. Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Hot Springs, AR

Mitrani, N. & Worley, K.B. (March 2012). Advocating for Our Advocates: Arkansas’ Program to Empower and Support CAC Advocates. 2012 National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) 28th National Symposium. Huntsville, AL.  

Mitrani, N. & Church, J.K. (March 2012). Statewide Dissemination of an Evidenced-Based Treatment Approach for Trauma Victims in Arkansas. 2012 National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) 28th National Symposium. Huntsville, AL.  

Mitrani, N. & Robbins, E. (April 2011).  Developing Statewide Resources for Children Suffering from Trauma: An Overview of AR BEST, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Advocacy Training.  Arkansas Mental Health Counselors Association (ARMCHA).  Little Rock, AR.  

Mitrani, N. & Robbins, E. (April 2011).  Developing Statewide Resources for Children Suffering from Trauma: An Overview of AR BEST, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Advocacy Training.  Medical Network Conference.  Little Rock, AR.  

Worley, K.B., Church, J.K., & Mitrani, N.  (December 2010).  AR BEST: Coordinated Projects to Improve the Services Provided to Abuse Children and Their Families.  2010 Arkansas Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuses (AR-ATSA).  Fayetteville, AR.   

Worley, K.B., Church, J.K., & Mitrani, N.  (September 2010).  AR BEST: Coordinated Projects to Improve the Services Provided to Abuse Children and Their Families.  2010 Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect.  Hot Springs, AR.   

Tkachuk, S., Mitrani, N., & Katz, J. (November, 2007). Effect of relationship context on perceived sexual obligation of unmarried women in sexual coercion scenarios.  Poster presented at the 2007 conference for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Mitrani, N., Smith, H., Elser, L., DeHart, G. (May, 2007). Adolescents' conflicts with siblings and friends. Poster presented at the 2007 conference for the Association for Psychological Science, Washington D.C.

Mitrani, N., Tkachuk, S., & Katz, J. (April, 2007). Effect of relationship context on perceived sexual obligation. Presentation at the 2007 SUNY College at Geneseo Undergraduate Research Symposium

Grös K.S., Elser, L., Tkachuk, S., Smith, H.S., Hammond, A., Olsheski, A., Mitrani, N., et al. (March, 2007). Qualities of sibling and friend relationships as predictors of verbal, physical, and relational forms of aggression.  Poster presented at the 2007 Biennial meeting for Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.  

Professional Licensure

Arkansas Licensed Psychological Examiner - Independent. License # 10-08EI. Expires on 6/30/2017.    

Continuing Education

Completed the TF-CBT Advanced Training Workshop on April 29th, 2016, presented by Anthony Mannarino, PhD.  6 CEUs

2016 VA Webinars and New Employee Orientation 5 CEUs

2016 UCA Psychology Department Round Table: Prevention and Wellness, presented by Dr. Robert Conyne, 3 CEUs

2015 Arkansas Psychological Association, Little Rock, Arkansas, 7 CEUs

2014 Arkansas Psychological Association, Little Rock, Arkansas, 8 CEUs

2014 Child Abuse & Neglect Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, 12 CEUs

2013 Arkansas Psychological Association Fall Convention 2013, 12 CEUs  

Completed the TF-CBT Advanced Training Workshop on April 19th, 2013, presented by Anthony Mannarino, PhD.  6 CEUs

2013 National Children’s Advocacy Center 29th National Symposium, March 17th-21st, 13.5 CEUs

2012 Arkansas Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, December 6th -7th.  9 CEUs

2012 National Children’s Advocacy Center 28th National Symposium, March 20th-22nd, 10.5 CEUs

2011 Arkansas Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, December 8th -9th.  8 CEUs

Completed the TF-CBT Advanced Training Workshop on April 13th, 2012, presented by Anthony Mannarino, PhD.  6 CEUs

Completed the TF-CBT Advanced Training Workshop on April 1st, 2011, presented by Anthony Mannarino, PhD.  6 CEUs

Completion of AR-BEST TF-CBT Consultation Calls.   12 CEUs

2010 Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, September 15th-17th.  10.5 CEUs

2010 Arkansas Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, December 2nd -3rd.  5 CEUs

Arkansas Victim Assistance Academy, July 19-23, 2010.  

  • Completed 40 hours of training in victim assistance and advocacy.  

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training Conference.  Little Rock, AR. April 14-15, 2010.  

  • Presented by Dr. Anthony Mannarino.    

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Web Training, October 19, 2009.  Ten CEUs

Previous Master’s Level Practicum & Internship Experience

Master’s Level Internship, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Family Treatment Program, Little Rock, AR.August 2009 to December 2009.  Supervised by Dr. Janice K. Church.

  • Provided clinical services and assessments to child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse and juveniles with sexual behavior problems.  Conducted psychosexual risk assessments and registration risk assessments to referred juveniles, trauma-screening measures to victims, individual psychotherapy with juvenile offenders, victims, and non-offending family members, and group psychotherapy with adolescent offenders.  Wrote clinical reports for psychosexual assessments, intake assessments, testing results, and registration risk assessments.  Traveled with clinical staff to various conferences and trainings.  Therapist staff members supervised all direct client activities and subsequent reports.  Supervised weekly by Dr. Church and fellow therapists.  Accumulated 482 total hours and 179 direct client hours.  

Master’s Level Practicum II, St. Vincent Health System, Center for Behavioral Health, Little Rock, AR. January 2009 to May 2009. Supervised by Don Althoff, LCSW, Program Manager.  

  • Provided clinical services and assessment to adults experiencing a wide range of mental and personality disorders.  Conducted biopsychosocial assessments to new patients, delivered group psychotherapy 1-2x weekly, 30-45 min individual therapy depending on patient availability, weekly supervision, coordinated contact with families and outpatient services upon discharge, attended weekly multidiscipline staff meetings.  

Master’s Level Practicum I, UAMS Center for Addiction Research; Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Program, Little Rock, AR. From August-December 2008.  Supervised by Dr. Catherine Stanger.

  • Provided clinical services and assessment to Little Rock adolescents having problems related to the use of marijuana, alcohol and other drugs.  Conducted intake assessments, administered and scored various behavioral report measures (YSR, CBCL), counseled youth using an evidenced based 6-week individual psychotherapy program, coordinated services with school officials, wrote up clinical intake and discharge summaries, and was supervised weekly by Dr. Stanger.  Accumulated 120 total hours and 50 direct client service hours.

Research Experience

Research Technologist II, UAMS Center for Addiction Research, Little Rock, AR

July 2007-Aug 2009.  Directed by Drs. Alan Budney & Catherine Stanger.

  • Helped conduct research on new interventions for the behavioral treatment of adolescent marijuana and alcohol abuse.  Duties include collecting urine specimens and recording drug usage for data purposes, organizing, collecting, and entering data, assisting in the recruiting of study subjects, screening individuals for eligibility, assisting in administering the baseline and follow-up assessment interviews according to the research protocol, maintain and troubleshoot the MGC240 analyzer machine, and help schedule times and dates to administer assessments.  

Independent Research Proposal for Graduate Level Research Design Class, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR. Jan. – May 2008.  Instructed & Supervised by Dr. Michael Scoles

  • Developing an independent IRB research proposal titled “Risk Perception for College-Aged Women: The Association between Sexual Assault History and Relationship Context”, for possible future study.  This includes collecting previous literature and then developing the purpose, rationale, hypotheses, methodology, ethical standards, data collection, and data analysis of the proposed study.

Research Assistant, Intimate Partner Abuse Lab, SUNY Geneseo

August 2006 - May 2007.  Instructed by Jennifer Katz, PhD

  • Collaborative research on student perceptions of non-violent sexual coercion across relationship contexts, specifically in regards to sexual obligation.  Duties included reviewing past literature, organizing and collecting data, data entry and analysis, and preparation of materials for future presentations and conferences.  

Research Assistant, Developmental Psychology Lab, SUNY Geneseo May 2006 - May 2007. Instructed by Ganie DeHart, PhD

  • Helped conduct research on a longitudinal study assessing Sibling and Peer Relations, with primary focus on the proper transcribing and observational coding of children’s aggression and conflict behaviors. Included SPSS data management and analysis and preparation for conference presentations.  Promoted to coding group leader for Spring 2007 semester

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, Child Development Psychology course at SUNY Geneseo January - May 2007.  Instructed by Ganie DeHart, PhD    

  • Delivered lectures, supervised labs, prepared course materials, and help grade assignments.

Current Professional/Educational Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association, Student Member
  • APA Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology, Student Member
  • Southwestern Psychological Association, Student Member

Previous Professional/Educational Affiliations

  • Association for Psychological Science, Student Member
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Student Member