“Attending to your behavioral and mental health needs is an integral part of your overall well-being. I strive to provide a supportive and empathic environment and to work collaboratively with you, whether you are thinking about making a behavior change, coping with a chronic illness, or looking for tools and strategies to manage depression and anxiety.”

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Health Problems
  • Serious Mental Illness
  • Stress

Education

Fellowship

VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5)
Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center
2016

Internship

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Mental Health
Baltimore, MD
2014

Graduate School

University of Maryland
Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology
College Park, MD
2014

Undergraduate School

Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychological and Brain Sciences
Baltimore, MD
2008

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association (APA)
Member

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
Member

Maryland Psychological Association (MPA)
Member

Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
Member

Society for Health Psychology, Division 38
Member

Society for Research in Psychopathology (SRP)
Member

Publications

“Predictors of patient communication in VA psychiatric medication encounters” Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal (In press). Hack, S.M., Medoff, D., Brown, C.H., Fang, L.J., Dixon, L.B., Klingaman, E., Park, S.G., Kreyenbuhl, J.A.

“Predictors of employment burnout among VA peer support specialists” Psychiatric Services (In press). Park, S.G., Chang, B., Mueller, L., Resnick, S.G., Eisen, S.V.

“The interactive effects of negative symptoms and social role functioning on suicide ideation in individuals with schizophrenia” Schizophrenia Research
(2016): 170(2-3), 271-277. Jahn, D.R., Bennett, M.E., Park, S.G., Gur, R.E., Horan, W.P., Kring, A.M., Blanchard, J.J.

“Access to and use of the internet by veterans with serious mental illness” Community Mental Health Journal (2016): 52(2), 136-141. Record, E. J., Medoff, D. R., Dixon, L. B., Klingaman, E. A., Park, S. G., Hack, S., Brown, C.H., Fang, L. J., & Kreyenbuhl, J.

“Consumer satisfaction with psychiatric services: The role of shared decision-making and the therapeutic relationship” Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal (2015): 38(3), 242-248. Klingaman, E.A., Medoff, D.R., Park, S.G., Brown, C.H., Fang, L., Dixon, L.B., Hack, S., Tapscott, S., Walsh, M.B., Kreyenbuhl, J.A.

“Factors associated with shared decision-making preferences among veterans with serious mental illness” Psychiatric Services (2014): 65(12), 1409-1413. Park, S.G., Derman, M., Dixon, L. B., Brown, C. H., Klingaman, E. A., Fang, L.J., Medoff, D.R., & Kreyenbuhl, J.

“Internalized stigma in schizophrenia: Relations with dysfunctional attitudes, symptoms, and quality of life” Psychiatry Research (2013): 205(1), 43-47. Park, S.G., Bennett, M.E., Couture, S.M., Blanchard, J.J.

“Screening for negative symptoms: Preliminary results from the self-report version of the Clinical Assessment Interview for Negative Symptoms” Schizophrenia Research (2012): 135(1), 139-143. Park, S.G., Llerena, K., McCarthy, J.M., Couture, S.M., Bennett, M.E., Blanchard, J.J.

Personal Interests

Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Park enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, trying new foods, and watching sports.

Biography

Dr. Stephanie Park is a licensed clinical psychologist. She graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University, where she obtained her BA in Psychological and Brain Sciences. She then received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park after completing her predoctoral internship at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium. Before joining RIMG in 2016, Dr. Park was a postdoctoral fellow at the VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5) Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Park is passionate about evidence-based, client-centered, and collaborative approaches to mental health services. She specializes in working with adults with a broad range of behavioral and mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress, chronic illness, and substance use. Dr. Park utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Social Skills Training, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness-based approaches to help individuals improve their coping skills, quality of life, and overall well-being. Dr. Park also has a strong background in clinical research, with over twelve publications in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of psychosocial rehabilitation, serious mental illness, and recovery-oriented care.