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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Speaker


        Alyssa Rheingold, PhD


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 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 clinical expertise includes the treatment of anxiety disorders and trauma related mental health issues.  Her main research interests include loss by homicide, child sexual abuse prevention, etiological factors and treatment outcome research of trauma related psychopathology. Dr. Rheingold is the PI of a federally funded VOCA service grant to improve resources for survivors of homicide and the PI of an Office for Victims of Crime grant to develop intensive case management services for family members of homicide victims.  In addition, she is the PI of a CDC-funded grant examining the effectiveness of a child sexual abuse prevention program with child care professionals.

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe the mental health correlates of losing a loved one to homicide.
2. Discuss differences between Complicated Bereavement, PTSD, and Depression as a result of losing a loved one to


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