Doctoral Internship in Psychology Instructors

Primary Supervisors and Members of Training Committee

Suzanne PiersonSuzanne K. Pierson, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, HSPP

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Director of Training
Pediatric Neuropsychology Rotation

Dr. Pierson is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning her bachelor of science in psychology in 1998. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Toledo in 2004. She completed a one-year pre-doctoral internship at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pierson joined St.Vincent Hospital in 2006.

Dr. Pierson is a licensed psychologist in Indiana. She is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Pierson provides neuropsychological services to children and adolescents presenting with neurocognitive difficulties secondary to medical conditions.

Clinical interests and specialties include:

  • Genetic conditions
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • International adoption
  • Prematurity/NICU-follow-up
  • Cardiology
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Endocrinology
  • Pulmonology
  • Solid-organ transplantation
  • Hearing loss
  • Developmental delay/Preschool-age

Dr. Pierson is a member of the American Psychological Association (including Division 40, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology), Indiana Psychological Association, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, International Neuropsychological Association, and National Academy of Neuropsychology.


Jon ThompsonJon Thompson, PsyD, ABPP, Manager

Lead Psychologist
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Adult and Geriatric Neuropsychology Rotation
 

Dr. Thompson received his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 1996. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2001, and completed a residency in clinical neuropsychology with Pediatric Neuropsychology Associates at Methodist Children's Hospital in Indianapolis in 2003. Following completion of his APA accredited internship and a Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, Dr. Thompson provided comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological services in southeastern Virginia before moving back to Indianapolis in 2006.

Dr. Thompson is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He provides neuropsychological services to individuals of all ages, although his clinical practice now consists primarily of adults. His professional memberships include the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Thompson is also credentialed with the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

Dr. Thompson has particular clinical interest in:

  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Sports-related concussion
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Memory Loss and dementia
  • Assessment of Capacity
  • Tic Disorders

Tom BarberaTom Barbera, Ph.D., HSPP

Clinical Health Psychologist
Integrated Primary Care Rotation

Dr. Barbera was born and raised in the Chicago area. He moved to Albuquerque, NM, for graduate school and completed his internship training at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. Before moving to Indiana in 2001 he was an Air Force psychologist stationed in Florida, where he was involved in family medicine residency training for four years. His areas of interest include integrated primary care, health psychology and physician stress.

Dr. Barbera's current office is located at the St.Vincent Joshua Max Primary Care Center.


Sarah JenkinsSarah Jenkins, Ph.D., HSPP

Counseling Health Psychologist
Inpatient Adult Health Psychology Rotation

Dr. Jenkins received her bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She received her doctorate from Ball State University in 2011. She completed a one-year pre-doctoral internship at VA Illiana in Danville, IL, and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Dr. Jenkins is a licensed psychologist in Indiana.

Clinical interests and specialties within Health Psychology include:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Migraine/Headache
  • Gastrointestinal Illnesses
  • Bariatrics
  • Palliative Care
  • Somatization and Conversion Disorders
  • Grief/Loss
  • Mood Disorders
  • Medical/staff training

Andrea MoreauAndrea Moreau, PsyD, HSPP

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Pediatric Neuropsychology Rotation

Dr. Moreau is a graduate of Lehigh University, earning her bachelor's in Psychology in 2002. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2008. She completed a one-year-pre-doctoral internship at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Hospital New Orleans and St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital. Dr. Moreau also completed a postdoctoral master's program in Clinical Psychopharmacology. She joined the faculty at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital in 2010. Dr. Moreau is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Dr. Moreau provides neuropsychological assessments to children and adolescents with a variety of neurological, developmental and medical conditions.

Clinical interests and specialties include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Delay
  • Genetic Conditions
  • Oncology
  • Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders
  • Hydrocephalus and other cranial malformations

Nathan ParmerNathan Parmer, PsyD, HSPP, ABPP

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Adult and Geriatric Neuropsychology Rotation

Dr. Parmer earned his bachelor's degree from Wabash College in 2003. He received his master's and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2005 and 2008, respectively.

Prior to earning his doctorate, he completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship in the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship training in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2010. Dr. Parmer is a licensed clinical psychologist in Indiana and is credentialed through the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Parmer is Board Certified in Rehabilitation Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

He is co-developer and project administrator for NextSteps, the online self-management program for survivors of physical trauma as well as Take Charge, an online treatment supplement for the self-management of acute musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Parmer is a practicing clinical neuropsychologist in the Department of Neuropsychology at St.Vincent Neuroscience Institute at St.Vincent Indianapolis Hospital and holds appointment as associate research faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


Lori UrbanLori A. Urban, Psy.D., ABPP, HSPP

Clinical Health Psychologist
Pediatric Psychology Rotation

Dr. Urban earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis with a sub-specialty in health psychology and completed an internship at Ball Memorial Hospital in health psychology and neuropsychology. Dr. Urban has supervised pre-doctoral psychology practicum students and interns and post-doctoral experiences, providing training in working with medically complex individuals. She is board certified in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a member of the American Psychological Association, Division of Health Psychology; Society of Pediatric Psychology; Indiana Psychological Association; and Children’s Oncology Group.

Dr. Urban has extensive evaluation and therapy experience with individuals of varying ages; however, currently provides services primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults who have medical conditions at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent. She has been instrumental in the development of the Pediatric Interdisciplinary Pain Program where she utilizes several evidence-based interventions, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and biofeedback.

Clinical interests and specialties include:

  • Chronic pain and illness management
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal pain
  • Oncology
  • Gastrointestinal illnesses
  • Adolescent adjustment and self-image in the context of medical illness
  • Mood disorders

Other Institution Supervisors/Staff

Chris CarrChris Carr, Ph.D., HSPP

Sports Psychologist
Sports Performance Rotation

Dr. Carr is the Sport and Performance Psychologist and Coordinator for Sport and Performance Psychology at St.Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis. In this role, which started in August 2006, Dr. Carr coordinates training, supervision, research and applied practice in the area of sport and performance psychology. This unique program will address "elite" performance issues in areas such as sports/athletics, performing arts, high performance occupations (e.g. police/fire), business performance, and positive psychology applications. He also provides individual counseling and consultation services; is a licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana; and is HSPP-endorsed. He is currently the consulting sport psychologist for the Indiana Pacers (NBA) and also coordinates psychological services for the Indiana University Athletic Department. Recently, he was the USA Diving National Team Sport Psychologist. He was in Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games as the USA Olympic Diving Team Sport Psychologist.

He has also been the Team Sport Psychologist for the Indiana Fever (WNBA) since 2002. Prior to joining St.Vincent, Dr. Carr was the Sport/Performance Psychologist at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center, and had been the Sport Psychologist for The Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center (1995-2000), where his responsibilities included coordinating psychological services for the OSU Athletic Department, including counseling and sport psychology consultation with individuals, teams, coaches and student-athlete support staff.

Dr. Carr is the past president of Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and serves on the Executive Committee. He is also on the United States Olympic Committee Registry of Sport Psychology Providers based at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He spent six years (1999-2005) as the Sport Psychologist for the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club. Dr. Carr also served for 10 years (1992-2002) as the Sport Psychologist for the United States Men's Alpine Ski Team based in Park City, Utah, and was the team psychologist for the US Men's Alpine Olympic Ski Team during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

He was on the National Advisory Board for the Citizenship Through Sport Alliance (CTSA) "Report Card on Youth Sport" (2004-06), which presented their nationwide "report card on youth sports" in November 2005. Dr. Carr has written numerous book chapters in sports medicine and physical medicine in the area of sport and performance psychology, and has authored both academic articles and articles for USA Swimming and USA Gymnastics.

He was a Performance Psychology Consultant with the United States Navy and worked with the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, from 1997-2001. He was the Team Psychologist for the Columbus Crew (1995-2000), and has consulted with other Olympic Sports Organizations, Major League Baseball, and the Championship Auto Racing Teams.

Dr. Carr has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Exercise Science/Sport Psychology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He spent one year as a Clinical Research Assistant in Sport Psychology at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, where he worked with elite-level athletes and coaches prior to the 1992 Olympic Games. Prior to coming to Ohio State in 1995, he was the Sport Psychologist for Counseling and Consultation at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He was also the Team Counselor for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. Before 1994, Dr. Carr was the Psychologist for Athletics at Washington State University in Pullman, where he coordinated athletic counseling and sport psychology services for the athletic department.

A former collegiate football player and native of Muncie, Indiana, he received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wabash College and his master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University, where he was a graduate assistant football coach from 1983-84. He also studied off-campus at Oxford University in Oxford, England, and played club rugby during his stay. Dr. Carr lives in Westfield, Indiana, with his wife Kelli and daughter Rachel.

Dr. Carr's current office is located at St.Vincent Sports Performance.


Katy Hazard, MSW, LCSW

Social Worker
Behavioral Health Rotation

Katy received her master’s of social work degree from Indiana University in 2006, and she has been employed at the St.Vincent Stress Center since that time. Katy is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.


Jerry Fletcher, M.D.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Director of Youth Psychiatric Services

Dr. Fletcher completed his medical education, general psychiatry residency, and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Child, Adolescent, and Adult Neurology and Psychiatry. Before coming to St.Vincent, he was Associate Professor of Psychiatry at IU Medical Center. He is currently the Director of Youth Psychiatric Services at St.Vincent and Director of Behavioral Medicine at the St.Vincent Primary Care Center.