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Assistant Director

Dr. Jamie Goodwin: Dr. Goodwin has a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University with research interests and clinical experience with attachment theory, relational aggression and victimization, gender issues and feminism and human sexuality and sexual assault. She is currently a full-time Specialist Professor and Field Placement Developer and Coordinator for the Department of Psychology at Monmouth University (NJ) and a Principal Investigator in the Clinical Psychology Research Center. She is currently a postdoctoral associate at Mosaic Psychological Associates, LLC in Long Branch, NJ, working under the supervision of Dr. Hatchard while she completes her hours towards licensure as a Psychologist. She has had clinical experience in community mental health settings, primary/secondary schools and universities, most recently completing her internship at Rutgers University's Counseling, ADAP and Psychiatric Services.

Dr. Goodwin also serves as Assistant Director for Making Daughters Safe Again, co-leading workshops and retreats for survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse and providing lectures and trainings to other mental health professionals on trauma as well as other topics. 

Current Interns and Victim Advocates

Current interns are also research assistants in the Clinical Psychology Research Center at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ, where they assist in research related to sexual abuse and trauma.

Louise Moss: Louise is a senior Psychology major at Monmouth University who is interested in pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Lauren Muniz: Lauren has a BA in Psychology and graduated from the Mental Health Counseling program at Monmouth University. She hopes to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and pursue a doctoral degree. Lauren has interned in a variety of settings such as a foster care organization, a bereavement program for children, and the National Health Service of Scotland.

Kathleen Piccoli: Kathleen is a senior Psychology major at Monmouth University who is interested in pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. 

Previous Staff Psychologist 

Dr. Melissa Brown (2009 - 2012): Dr. Brown brought her professional expertise to our annual survivor retreat. She has a masters degree in Counseling Psychology and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is a licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania with experience working with children through adult survivors of child abuse. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Philhaven Hospital where she remained on staff as an expert in the individual, family and group treatment and assessment of children, adolescents, and adults who have developmental disabilities and Autism. She is currently working in private practice.

Previous Staff 

Leilani Chin (2009-2014): Leilani earned a BA in Psychology at Monmouth University in 2009. She interned with MDSA in 2009 and continued to volunteer with the organization, attending and assisting with every retreat until 2014. 

Previous Interns

Kristina Murdock: Kristina earned a BA in Psychology from Monmouth University. 

Eryn Siddall: Eryn earned a BA in Psychology from Monmouth University in 2015. She is currently a student in the MS/PsyD program in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College.

 Jeffrey Ascough: Jeff earned a BA in Psychology from Monmouth University in 2013. He interned with MDSA during the 2012-2013 academic year. He is currently managing his own landscaping business.

Amanda Branick: Amanda completed her work with MDSA after completing an intensive summer internship sponsored by the NJ Women's and Gender Studies Consortium. She graduated from Monmouth University in 2013 with a BA in Psychology.

Megan Jeffers: Megan earned a BA in Psychology from Monmouth University in 2011. She assisted the organization during the Spring 2011 semester. She is currently a marketing associate for a major children's retail chain.

Veronica Ozog: Veronica has a BA in Psychology from Monmouth University. She assisted the organization during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Juliana Pierce: Juliana earned a BA in Psychology from Monmouth University in 2012. She is currently a student in the MS/PsyD program in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College. She assisted the organization during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Jaclyn Spurka: Jaclyn earned a BA in Psychology from Monmouth University in 2011. She graduated in 2013 with a masters degree in Counseling from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. Jaclyn assisted the organization during the 2010-2011 academic year.