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David J. Kolko, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Pediatrics, and Clinical and Translational Science
Dr. Kolko is a licensed and Board certified Clinical Psychologist, and Director of the Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic (WPIC) Special Services Unit, a treatment research program for delinquent youth. He has directed inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs serving children with behavior disorders/problems at WPIC, and has developed, implemented, and evaluated procedures for the assessment and treatment of firesetting and other antisocial behaviors in psychiatrically disturbed children, most of whom have received a diagnosis of Conduct Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Disorder. He has conducted treatment and research in the area of childhood behavior problems for more than 30 years, and has served as a consultant to the National Academy of Sciences, U.S. Fire Administration, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, regarding treatments for offending and victimized children.
Amy Laughlin, MS, NCC, LPC
Trainer and Consultant
Mrs. Laughlin has successfully worked in Dr. Kolko’s primary care outcome study (SKIP2) navigating the bridge of physical and behavioral health over the past 8 years. She has extensive care management training and skills in the context of primary care practices.
Mrs. Laughlin's duties include helping to coordinate and complete practice readiness assessments, and assisting in the recruitment of family participants. Most significantly, she trains participants on the use of the DOCC intervention and serves as a DOCC Facilitator by conducting consultation for trainees.
Eunice Torres, MS
Ms. Torres is the Program Coordinator for Dr. Kolko's programs with advanced clinical training and experience in diagnostic assessment and in the treatment of child and adolescent sex offenders and other behavior problems as well as affective symptoms including ADHD, ODD, CD, Depression and Anxiety. Eunice is from Puerto Rico and is fully bilingual (Spanish/English). She provides a vital service by translating Spanish treatment audio submitted by trainees during their consultation period.
Kevin Rumbarger, BA
Assistant Research Coordinator
Mr. Rumbarger is the Assistant Research Coordinator for Dr. Kolko's various programs. He provides administrative support to the trainers by drafting agreements, processing payments, and designing the visual media used to advertise and present SKIP to the public. He also assists with the SKIP website.
Jeff Rounds, BS
Research Systems Specialist
Mr. Rounds is the Research Systems Specialist for Dr. Kolko's programs. He maintains a variety of program websites and provides the data infrastructure necessary to track SKIP trainees' progress.
John (Jack) Rozel, MD, MSL
Dr. Rozel is the Medical Director for Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC's re:Solve Crisis Network, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Teaching Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and Affiliate Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law.