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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology
 

Faculty Supervisors


Debbie R. Carter, MD 

      Debbie R. Carter, MD

I have been interested in medicine and understanding the mysteries of the brain since childhood. My mother was a psychiatric nurse and worked in a community outreach clinic for  underserved and ethnically/culturally diverse chronically ill patients, and sometimes I visited her worksite. After entering medical school and completing residency, my early childhood interests of medicine and curiosity about brain development, mental health and mental illness and resiliency lead to choosing a career in child and adolescent psychiatry. Working in the UCH psychiatry clinic affords me the opportunity to collaborate with and mentor physicians and mental health professionals who are pursuing additional training. By providing culturally sensitive, community-inclusive psychotherapy training, including the use of medicine, play therapy, and collaboration with traditional healers and other professionals, our residents gain valuable experience in working with individuals, families, caregivers, children, and young adults.
  
   

Robert Davies, MD 

           Robert Davies, MD

I became a member of the faculty in 1998, and have been involved in the Adult Clinic and residency education since then.  My clinical expertise lies in anxiety disorders and adult Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), while my research interests focus on non-traditional interventions for adolescents with substance abuse problems.  In the 12 years that I’ve attended in the Adult Clinic, I have seen the Adult Clinic transform in to the top level facility that it now is.  The strengths of the clinic relate to the diverse and broad range of expertise of the faculty, all of whom work closely with the residents.  There is an atmosphere of teamwork that fosters the high level of excellence of care provided in the clinic.  Working in the Adult Clinic is truly one of the high points of my job.



 

      Robert Feinstein, MD

         Practice Director

 

 

  When I was 15 years old, after counseling in “Head Start”, I decided I wanted to be a therapist. I loved taking care of people. I eventually went to medical school to become a psychiatrist. I have spent 25 year training in many different forms of psychotherapy including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, group psychotherapy, motivation interviewing, and psychoanalysis. As the Practice Director of the clinic I can not think of a better way to both help patients and teach the next generation of psychiatrists and health professionals the art of  combining psychotherapy with the use of pharmacology. Our clinic staff is terrific and works as a dedicated team to provide you the finest psychiatric outpatient experiences.
   

Lynne Fenton, MD 

          Lynne Fenton, MD

As Medical Director of Student Mental Health services it is my privilege to coordinate psychiatric care for our bright and talented Anschutz Medical Campus health sciences students.  Our team of four clinicians provides comprehensive and confidential psychiatric care, including medication, individual psychotherapy, and couples therapy.  In addition to treating students, I also supervise select senior psychiatry residents who treat AMC students, and teach a related course and elective in student mental health.  My particular research interest is the neurobiology of psychotherapy: what happens in the brain with psychotherapy, and why does it work.  I am delighted to work in the supportive, lively, and diverse environment of this campus, and to have the opportunity to help our future healthcare providers maximize their own mental health.
       

Karen Frankel, PhD 

       Karen Frankel, PhD

  A number of years ago, I was sitting at a small table with playdoh and a very anxious preschool child sitting across from me. Several minutes into our play therapy session she asked, “What do you do when you go to work?” and was delighted to hear that because I was at work.  I adore my career as a therapist for young children and their families. I have been fortunate to run the Early Childhood Clinic at the University of Colorado Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic for more than 20 years. Working with children under 6 years old and their families requires special skill, techniques and knowledge. It is rewarding to mentor child psychiatry fellows in learning to navigate this new territory and know that I have contributed to expanding the resources of talented medical professionals equipped to deal with the emotional and behavioral problems that challenge very young children and their caregivers.
     

Kimberly Kelsay, MD 

       Kimberly Kelsay, MD

I received combined training in Pediatrics and Child Psychiatry extra training in working with infant, toddlers and their families.  I have been interested in the interaction between the mind and body.  I co-directed the day treatment program for children with immune and allergic disorders at National Jewish Health for 10 years before joining the teaching clinic at UC Denver. In Psychiatry, our understanding of the impact of medications is ahead of our understanding regarding the impact of nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle choices.  Fortunately, this is changing and we are learning how to incorporate a broad range of interventions for our patients.  For children, these interventions must incorporate the child’s most important factor impacting their mental health, their relationships with their parents or primary care givers.  Our goal is to help children and families lead full, emotionally enriched lives. 
   

 

Ann Olincy, MD 

          Ann Olincy, MD

  I entered into supervising residents early in my career.  And have been an Attending in the University of Colorado Outpatient Clinic since 1995.  Throughout this time I have seen many changes in this Clinic.  The supervision has developed into a model of hearing about each patient and many face-to face visits. I became Associate Residency Director in 2006 to further enhance the quality of the supervision and teaching in the program.  I feel that I learn daily from the interactions of trainees and patients as each is unique and keeps psychiatry novel and interesting.  My area of expertise both in research, teaching and clinically is schizophrenia.  I particularly enjoy this population as I feel I can help in this chronic severe disease that affects people and their families early in their adult life and often causes dysfunction.  In 1993, I initiated a social skills group to practice social interactions in those who have these difficulties.  I have continued to supervise this group.  This outpatient clinic, by being a training program, has the ability for the patient to interact with a doctor who does both medication and therapy with a cutting edge supervisor advising on every step of the process.
       
   

Brian Rothberg, MD 

        Brian Rothberg, MD

   Assoicate Practice Director

  My passion for teaching and practicing outpatient psychiatry has lead to my current role as the Associate Director of the Outpatient Clinic. I see my role as providing an environment that ensures excellent patient care and optimizes the educational experience for our psychiatric trainees. I am very interested in a broad array of psychotherapies and have a special interest is group psychotherapy. One immediate goal is to expand our group program to complement the clinic’s already well developed individual services. When our clinic moved in April 2009 to the new Anschutz campus, we were able to equip many of our new treatment rooms with audiovisual (AV) equipment. This has been an exciting way to take patient care and psychotherapy to an even higher level and has enriched our trainees experiences. If you are in need of mental health services, I invite you to call our clinic today to set up an appointment.
      

Dan Savin, MD 

              Dan Savin, MD

 

Having enjoyed the practice of psychiatry since 1991, it is an honor for me to have the opportunity to help train the next generation of mental health professionals while providing excellent care for patients at UCH. I am fortunate to work with such a wide diversity of patients and a group of very dedicated and talented faculty, staff and trainees. I enjoy the emphasis our clinic places on the combination of psychotherapy and pharmacology.

While I have experience working with patients of all ages, I specialize in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. My main interests include recovery from trauma and working with refugees and immigrant groups. I am fortunate to direct our refugee mental health program.

     

Chris Schneck, MD 

           Chris Schneck, MD

  Since I joined the faculty in 1995, my primary interests have been teaching and delivering excellent clinical care.  For the first 10 years or so, the majority of my teaching took place on the inpatient unit, where I ran a clinical care team with residents, medical students and social work interns.  I began working in the clinic five years ago, and have greatly enjoyed the transition to outpatient care.  Residents, medical students and social work interns have constant access to faculty who have wide areas of expertise in both psychopharmacology and psychotherapies.  Our optional close-circuit television monitoring is a terrific aid for teaching, helping residents with problematic cases and delivering quality care.   

My particular interests have been in refractory mood disorders, rapid cycling bipolar disorder and adolescent bipolar disorder.  Over the years,  several residents have worked with me on adolescent bipolar studies as a part of their electives in the PGY-3 and PGY-4 years.

     

Joel Yager, MD 

         Joel Yager, MD 

 

I’ve been heavily involved in medical education since 1971, teaching and supervising residents and medical students at UC San Diego, UCLA and the University of New Mexico prior to moving to Denver in 2008. Clinically, both in teaching and in my own practice I’ve focused on general adult psychiatry, with particular emphases in treating patients with mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders and personality disorders. In addition to psychopharmacology, I'm particularly interested in a variety of psychotherapies, including interpersonal therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and couples and family therapies, as well as in social and cultural aspects of psychiatry.

At the University of Colorado Outpatient Clinic I’ve found an exciting, wide assortment of patients and clinical opportunities, and terrific trainees. The array of trainee talents and faculty supervisory experiences are formidable. The confidential closed-circuit television monitoring and taping capabilities are extensive and greatly enhance the faculty’s ability to teach and residents and medical students ability to learn. As a result, trainees and their patients benefit from an unsurpassed quality experience of both “eyes on” and “hands on” supervision of initial patient evaluations, medication treatments, and ongoing psychotherapies.