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Cassandra Berbary

Research Faculty

Behavioral Health
College of Health Sciences and Technology

585-475-4577
Office Location

Cassandra Berbary

Research Faculty

Behavioral Health
College of Health Sciences and Technology

585-475-4577

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

MEDS-800
0 Credits
The internship seminar is designed to provide the didactic component to help interns achieve the training competencies required by the American Psychological Association, the accrediting body for training in clinical psychology. Interns will be exposed to a variety of doctoral-level clinical psychology content experts in the local community who discuss the ethical conduct of clinical psychologists within the domains of practice, education, consultation, and research with a focus on empirically supported treatment, addiction, and working with diverse populations. The seminar will provide balanced programming for trainees pursuing work with child and adult populations.
MEDS-311
3 Credits
This course will introduce students within the biomedical sciences, physician assistant, psychology and criminal justice fields to understand basic clinical diagnostic terms, symptoms and behaviors that pertain to clients who commit crime. The course will introduce students to the relationship between mental health, drug addiction, crime and violence. Students will be involved in mock trials, debates and case write ups.

In the News

  • September 14, 2021

    group of seven women standing on steps outdoors.

    RIT wins $1.5 million to increase behavioral health workforce in Monroe County

    The $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has expanded RIT’s accredited Priority Behavioral Health and Clinical Psychology Internship program to focus on delivering integrated care for young clients who struggle with substance use, mental health issues, and trauma from exposure to high rates of violence within the community.

  • January 15, 2021

    professor posing in front of two posters featuring health care worker avatars.

    Researcher opens behavioral health clinic

    RIT’s behavioral health program is expanding in new directions with a clinic on campus and federal funding to deliver addiction treatment in rural communities in upstate New York and New Hampshire.