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National Crime Victims Center > About Us > Faculty > MUSC/NCVC faculty - Alyssa A. Rheingold, Ph.D. 

photo Dr. Alyssa RheingoldAlyssa A. Rheingold, Ph.D.   Bio of Dr. John Roitzsch
[Community Outreach Program-Domestic Violence (COPE-DV) and NCVC rotations]

Dr. Rheingold is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the National Crime Victim's Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is the Director of Clinical Operations at the NCVC. She completed her undergraduate coursework in 1996 at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Cum Laude and with Honors in Psychology. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from MCP Hahnemann University (currently known as Drexel University). Dr. Rheingold completed a Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology at the Charleston Consortium Psychology Internship Program and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the NCVC, Medical University of South Carolina. Her expertise includes evidence-based treatment of trauma related mental health issues, child sexual abuse prevention, treatment of anxiety disorders, and loss by homicide. She has received numerous federal funds for service and research oriented projects from agencies such as OVC, CDC, VOCA, VAWA, NIMH, and SAMHSA. Her efforts have resulted in the improvement of resources for survivors of homicide, Hispanic interpersonal violence victims, and other victims of crime throughout the Lowcountry.

Research Interests: child sexual abuse prevention, etiology of trauma-related anxiety pathology, treatment outcome, early intervention for child sexual abuse problems

Honors/Awards:

2013

PGY 2 Outstanding Didactic Teacher of the Year, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

2013Liza’s Lifeline Person of the Year, Honors an individual for his/her work toward preventing domestic violence within the Charleston  SC area, Liza’s Lifeline

2011

AAMC Seminar for Women’s Mid-Career Professional Development, Awarded competitive admission to this AAMC Leadership Seminar. One of three women faculty chosen by MUSC College of Medicine to apply and be selected by AAMC to represent MUSC

2011

MUSC Foundation Outstanding Clinician Award, Medical University of South Carolina

Select Publications:

  • Saindon, C. Rheingold, A.A., Baddeley, J.L.,* Wallace, M.,* Brown, C.,* & Rynearson, E.K. (In press). Restorative Retelling for violent loss: An open clinical trial. Death Studies.
  • Rheingold, A.A., Davidson, T.M.,* Resnick, H., Self-Brown, S., & Danielson, C.K. (In press). The relationship between knowledge and child and caregiver distress during the medical examination for child sexual abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.
  • Rheingold, A.A., Resnick, H., Davidson, T.,* Self-Brown, S., & Danielson, C. (In press). Video Intervention for Child and Caregiver Distress Related to the Child Sexual Abuse Medical Examination: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. Journal of Child & Family Studies.
  • Rheingold, A.A., Zajac, K., & Patton, M. (2012). Feasibility and Acceptability of a Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program for Childcare Professionals: Comparison of a Web-based and In-person Training. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 21, 422-436.
  • Rheingold, A. A., Zinzow, H.,* Hawkins, A.,* Saunders, B., & Kilpatrick. (2012). Prevalence and mental health outcomes of homicide survivors in a representative sample of adolescents: Data from the 2005 National Survey of Adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53, 687-694.
  • Acierno, R., Rheingold, A., Amstadter, A., Kurent, J., Amella, E., Resnick, H., Muzzy, W., & Lejuez, C. (2012). Behavioral activation and therapeutic exposure (BA-TE) for bereavement in older adults. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 29, 13-25.
  • Zinzow, H.*, Rheingold, A., Byczkiewicz, M.,* Saunders, B., & Kilpatrick, D. (2011). Examining posttraumatic stress symptoms in a national sample of homicide survivors: Prevalence and comparison to other violence victims. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24 (6), 743-746. DOI 10.1002/jts.
  • Rheingold, A.A., Campbell, C.,* Self-Brown, S.,* de Arellano, M.A., Resnick, H., & Kilpatrick, D.G (2007).  Prevention of child sexual abuse: Evaluation of a community media campaign. Child Maltreatment, 12, 352-363.

Select Presentations:

  • Barr, S. C.,  Hanson, R. F, de Arellano, M. A., Rheingold, A. A., Kilpatrick, D. G., Saunders, B., Smith, D., Ruggiero, K. & Resnick, H. (2009, November). Demographic correlates in the reporting of child sexual assault – Findings from the National Survey of Adolescents Replication (NSA-R). Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, New York, NY.
  • White, D., Lopez. C. M., Danielson, C., Rheingold, A., & de Arellano, M. (2009, November). Does acculturation account for substance use and externalizing behavior differences between US born and Immigrant Hispanic youth? Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 43rd Annual Convention, New York City. 
  • Lopez. C. M., White, D., Rheingold, A., Danielson, C.& de Arellano, M. (2009, November). Are sex and age pattern differences present in depressive and PTSD symptoms among US born and Immigrant Hispanic youth? Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 43rd Annual Convention, New York City.
  • Zinzow, H., Hawkins, A., Rheingold, A. A., Saunders, B., & Kilpatrick. (Nov, 2008). Losing a Loved One to Homicide: Prevalence and Mental Health Correlates in a National Sample of Young Adults. Symposium Paper presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Atlanta, GA.
  • Hawkins, A., Rheingold, A. A., Zinzow, H., Saunders, B., & Kilpatrick. (Nov, 2009). Ethnic/Racial Differences in Reports of Homicide Survivorship in a National Survey of Adolescents. Symposium Paper presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Atlanta, GA.
  • Rheingold, A.A., Patton, M., Hessinger, J.D., Rholoer, C. (November, 2009) Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: Preliminary results of a radomized control trial. Poster submitted at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Atlanta, GA.
  • Rheingold, A.A.  (January, 2009). Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: A First Look. Paper presented at San Diego International Conference of Child Abuse, San Diego, CA.
  • Zinzow, H., Hawkins, A., Rheingold, A. A., Saunders, B., & Kilpatrick. (Nov, 2008). Losing a Loved One to Homicide: Prevalence and Mental Health Correlates in a National Sample of Young Adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, Florida.
  • Hawkins, A., Zinzow, H., Rheingold, A. A., Saunders, B., & Kilpatrick. (Nov, 2008). Ethnic/Racial Differences in Reports of Homicide Survivorship in a National Survey of Adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, Florida.
  • Herbert, J. D., Gaudiano, B. A., Rheingold, A. A., Moitra, E., Myers, V. H., Dalrymple, K. L., & Brandsma, L. L.  (2008, November).  Cognitive behavior therapy for generalized social anxiety disorder in adolescents:  A randomized controlled trial.  In Y. Bohr (Chair), Cognitive Behavior Approaches with Children and Youths: From Research Trials to Community Based Adaptations.  Symposium to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, Florida.

Curriculum Vitae  (2013) 

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10/16/2013

                 

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