Bradley Hospital Outpatient Team

Meet the staff providing pediatric outpatient mental health care in Rhode Island at Bradley Hospital.
Clinical Psychologist

Caley Arzamarski, PhD, NCSP is a school and clinical psychologist specializing in child, adolescent, and family therapy, as well as school consultation. She completed her clinical internship at Boys Town through the Nebraska Internship Consortium for Professional Psychology and her post-doctoral fellowship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Caley serves as an outpatient psychologist, a member of the interdisciplinary crisis clinic team, and facilitates the iFriend social skills group. Her research interests include evaluation and implementation of preventative, positive approaches to parenting and schools.

Clifford Bromberg, PhD, has been a staff psychologist at the Bradley Hospital Outpatient Services Department for over 20 years, providing psychotherapy services to both children and adolescents, and their families.

Director of Research and Training, Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic, Bradley Hospital

Jennifer Freeman, PhD, is the director of research and training at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) at Bradley Hospital. She is also associate professor (research) of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Freeman received her BA from Wesleyan University and completed her doctoral training at the State University of New York at Buffalo, completed a predoctoral internship at the Brown University clinical psychology training program, and was a postdoctoral fellow in child and pediatric psychology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Her research interests are in the area of child and adolescent anxiety disorders. Freeman's particular interests include OCD, cognitive behavioral family interventions, and developmental psychopathology. Her current research focuses on dissemination of treatment and training programs for treatment providers in the area of exposure therapy. 

Dr. Freeman was the principal investigator (PI) on an NIMH-funded multisite trial of exposure-based treatment for young children with OCD, site PI or Co-I on a number of past treatment trials for childhood OCD, and currently an MPI on an NIMH funded R21/R33.

Director, Pediatric Anxiety Research Clinic, and Clinical Director, Intensive Program for OCD, Bradley Hospital

Abbe Garcia, PhD is director of the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) and clinical director of Bradley Hospital’s Intensive Program for OCD. Dr. Garcia is also an assistant professor (research) of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Garcia received a BA in psychology from Williams College and completed her graduate training at Temple University. She also completed a predoctoral internship in the clinical psychology training program, and she was a postdoctoral fellow in child and pediatric psychology, both at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Garcia’s research interests are connected to quality improvement efforts in the Intensive Program for OCD. She is interested in using objective measures of outcome to demonstrate clinical changes and in using these data to guide further development of the treatment approach used in this program.

Staff Psychologist, Bradley Hospital

Jennifer Herren, PhD is a staff psychologist at the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) and a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University. She specializes in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy in treatment of pediatric anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Dr. Herren is also a senior clinical consultant and trainer in the use of the treatment intervention, Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), and serves as a co-investigator on the R01: Quality Assessment in Exposure Therapy. 

Herren received her BA from Maryville College and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her predoctoral internship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she gained specific training in pediatric psychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship, specializing in child and adolescent psychology, at Judge Baker Children’s Center and Harvard University. 

She is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Her research interests focus on how to effectively disseminate and increase use of evidence-based practices in community practice as well as on the etiology and treatment of comorbid anxiety and depression.

Karen Holler, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist and associate professor at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine Brown University. She has more than 20 years of experience working with children and families to identify and manage cognitive, social, emotional, learning and attention difficulties.

Director of Outpatient Child Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Services at Lifespan

Karyn Horowitz, MD, is the director of outpatient child psychiatry and behavioral health services at Lifespan. Dr. Horowitz received her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, where she graduated Alpha Omicron Alpha; she completed two years of internal medicine training at the University of Chicago Hospitals and both her adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University. Dr. Horowitz is an associate professor (clinical) in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Brian Kavanaugh, PsyD, is a clinical neuropsychologist at Bradley Hospital with a specialization in pediatric neuropsychology and expertise in the neurocognitive aspects of childhood psychiatric disorders.

Clinical Psychologist and Program Manager, Mindful Teen Program

Kerri L. Kim, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in dialectical behavior therapy with adolescents. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Kim is the program manager of the Mindful Teen Program at Bradley Hospital and a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Clinical Psychologist

Rebecca Newland Kilch, PhD, is a staff psychologist at Bradley Hospital, who provides clinical and consultation services, participates in research and program evaluation activities, and supervise trainees at the Bradley/Hasbro Children’s Research Center and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Newland is a graduate of Northwestern University. She earned her doctoral degree in child clinical psychology from Arizona State University and completed her predoctoral clinical internship in child clinical/pediatric psychology at Geisinger Medical Center. Newland completed a T32 postdoctoral fellowship in early childhood mental health at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Research Interests:

Early childhood mental health; developmental psychopathology; child, family, and parenting processes in the context of risk, including parental mental health; early childhood mental health consultation; prevention and early intervention; implementation and evaluation of evidence-based practice in the community.

Selected Publications:

Newland, R. P., Parade, S., Dickstein, S., & Seifer, R. (in press). The association between maternal depression and sensitivity: Child-directed effects on parenting during infancy. Infant Behavior and Development.

Newland, R. P., & Crnic, K. A. (2016). Developmental risk and goodness of fit in the mother-child relationship: Links to parenting stress and children’s behavior problems. Infant and Child Development. Advance online publication

Newland, R. P., Parade, S., Dickstein, S., & Seifer, R. (2016). Goodness of fit between maternal and infant sleep: Associations with maternal depressive symptoms and attachment security. Infant Behavior and Development, 44, 179-188.

Newland, R. P., Crnic, K. A., Cox, M. J, Mills-Koonce, W. R, & Family Life Project Key Investigators. (2013). The family stress model and maternal psychological symptoms: Mediated pathways from economic hardship to parenting across the infancy to preschool period. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 96-105.

Beverly Rich, APRN, BC
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Bradley Hospital

Justin Schleifer, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in outpatient services and the CRAFT program at Bradley Hospital. Dr. Schleifer is also an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Schleifer earned his medical degree at New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He spent a year on the research team at the Center for Suicide Risk Assessment at Columbia University in New York City, and completed both his adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship training at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

His primary research interest is the exploration of the intersection between mental health and technology.

Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, Bradley Hospital

Gregg  Selke, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist at Bradley Hospital. He is also a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. As a neuropsychologist, he has expertise in a wide range of medical, neurologic, and psychiatric conditions.

Gerald Tarnoff, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in the Bradley children's outpatient clinic and the children's inpatient unit. Tarnoff is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Staff Psychologist, Bradley Hospital

Michael Walther, PhD is a psychologist at Bradley Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is currently completing a fellowship under the T32 National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Walther joined the Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) in 2011 as part of his predoctoral internship at Brown University. He is interested in the phenomenology, etiology, and treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, including OCD, hair-pulling disorder (trichotillomania), and tic disorders.