For 2021-2022 training year applications may be accepted up until June 15, 2021
New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute
Dr. Mathias (Matt) Stricherz is a 1976 Doctoral Graduate from Texas Tech University and his Master’s degree from the University of Guam. He is employed as the Psychology Supervisor for the Adult Psychiatric Division of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas, NM. He serves as an adjunct professor at New Mexico Highlands University in the Clinical Psychology Department. He is published articles in the field of psychology, disaster mental health, violence in the workplace, death and dying, psychotherapy, and alcohol and drugs. He has been the keynote speaker at multiple venues and has many presentations of papers within his professional field of psychology. His background includes community and consulting work in specialty care centers, corporate consulting, and in criminal and civil cases. He is a 31 plus year Navy veteran and has been an adjunct police psychologist when in Texas. Dr. Stricherz embraces service in a global health perspective.
Iina’ Counseling Services
Dr. Ciara Hansen is a clinical psychologist in the Iina’ Counseling Services department at Northern Navajo Medical Center located at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Shiprock, NM. Dr. Hansen earned her Ph.D. from the University of Montana as a member of the Indians into Psychology (INPSYCH) program. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and her post-doc fellowship at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, located on the leeward coast of Oahu, serving primarily a Native Hawaiian population. Dr. Hansen’s clinical work has focused on using evidence-based treatments to meet the psychological needs of underserved minority communities. She uses a cognitive-behavioral theoretical orientation situated within a multicultural/intersectional framework to conceptualize client symptomology and often uses third-wave therapies to address client concerns. Dr. Hansen’s research has aligned with her clinical goals to address health disparities and build capacity within American Indian communities.
Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS)
Dr. Pat Rowan earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Profession Psychology in Atlanta, Georgia. After completing her degree, she did a post-doctoral fellowship at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in adult psychology and psycho educational assessment. She currently serves as a clinical psychologist in general practice with Hidalgo Medical Services in Silver City, New Mexico. Dr. Rowan enjoys training and mentoring new psychologists and feels that the HMS approach integrating medical, psychological, and social services provides an excellent training ground for interns to hone their skills in general mental health as practiced in a multicultural, rural environment.