Educational Services

The Rothman Center at USF Pediatrics highly emphasizes educational services for a variety of mental health disciplines including psychiatry, psychology, and other from mental health disciplines. Foremost in our teaching philosophy is fostering a supportive environment where the trainee can be exposed to a variety of training opportunities including evidence-based patient care and clinical research. Below is the contact information for a number of our programs:

For information on:

  • The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
    Please visit this website or email Dr. Sandra Stock ( and Dr. Tanya Murphy (
  • Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Please contact fellowship director, Dr. Adam Lewin (
  • Psychology Externship Students (Graduate Students) Please contact Dr. Lewin.
  • Psychology Students (Undergraduate) Please contact If you are applying to graduate school, please contact the USF Department of Psychology or College of Education.
  • Medical Rotations/Externships
    Please contact Dr. Tanya Murphy.
  • Pediatric Residents
    Please contact Dr. Tanya Murphy.

Physician Training - Fellows/Residents

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows rotate through the Division with Drs. Murphy, Wojas, Toufexis, and Rahman, learning to provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, evidence-based medication management, and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. Fellows see a wide array of cases including children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorders, autism spectrum disorders, tic disorders, and other anxiety disorders. A multidisciplinary approach to assessment and treatment will be emphasized. Fellows are able to follow their patients for medication management and, in some cases, through the cognitive-behavioral therapy rotation. In addition, many will take on research projects that relate to work being done by faculty.

Pediatrics Residents

USF Pediatrics Residents participate in rotations that include the Rothman Center's Psychiatry (Drs. Murphy, Wojas, and Toufexis), Psychology (Drs. Rahman and Lewin) and Developmental Pediatrics (Dr. Pavan) specialists as part of their Developmental Pediatrics Rotation. Residents have also participated during their Adolescent Medicine rotation. Please go to this website for more details.

Medical Students

The Rothman Center faculty encourages medical students to train with our physician and psychologist faculty. Please contact your training director or Dr. Mary Pavan ( for more information on this elective.

Clinical Psychology Training

As a teaching university, working with graduate students in clinical, counseling, and school psychology on research and clinical work is an important component of our program. We offer a variety of experiences for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees. Dr. Adam Lewin ( directs psychology training opportunities at the Rothman Center and can be contacted for more information.

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral education is a primary focus of the Rothman Center. We have maintained 3-5 postdoctoral positions in the past several years. Positions vary in focus from clinically-oriented to research-focused, depending on a candidate's interest, training needs, and our available funding. Positions are generally full-time with benefits and require a doctoral degree in clinical, school, or counseling psychology and completion of an APA accredited internship. Our trainees have gone on to faculty positions, hospital/medical center jobs, and independent/community practice.

Psychology Graduate Students

We offer opportunities for clinical practicum in assessment/intervention for children, adolescents, and adults. Opportunities for clinically-focused research may also be available, a number of students have completed Masters/dissertation research with our faculty.

Psychology Undergraduates

For students in good standing at USF or USFSP, we offer volunteer opportunities in our clinical research program. Students are able to gain valuable research experience in the context of these placements that help pave the way for future graduate school placements. Some of the current projections that students can be involved in include studies on obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette's Disorder, autism, and trichotillomania. We also consider students pursuing an honors thesis. Please send a CV and statement of interest to the Rothman Center email address (

All inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Lewin at

ARNP/Graduate Nursing

The Rothman Center has served as a clinical site for graduate students at the USF College of Nursing. Please discuss with your academic advisor if you have an interest match with our clinical services.

Sample Publications by Graduate Students

Ale, C.M., Mann, A., Menzel, J., Storch, E.A., Lewin, A.B. (2013). Two cases of early childhood selective mutism: Variations and treatment complexities. Clinical Case Studies, 12, 278-290.

Arnold, E. B., De Nadai, A. S., Lewin, A.B., Geffken, G. R., Reid, A., McNamara, J. P., & Storch, E. A. (2014). Does cognitive-behavioral therapy response in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder differ if treatment ends during summer? Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 26(4) 299-300.

De Nadai, A. S., Nagpal, P. S., Piacentini, J., Peris, T. S., Geffken, G. R., Geller, D. A., Murphy, T. K., Storch, E. A., & Lewin, A.B. (in press). Contemporary Models of Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: An Evaluation with a Large Clinical Sample. Psychiatry Research.

Joogoolsingh, N., Wu, M. S., Lewin, A.B., & Storch, E. A. (2015). Symptom Accommodation Related to Social Anxiety Symptoms in Adults: Phenomenology, Correlates, and Impairment. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29(1),3-19.

Kugler, B. B., Lewin, A.B., Phares, V., Geffken, G. R., Murphy, T. K., & Storch, E. A. (2013). Quality of Life in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Role of Mediating Variables. Psychiatry Research, 206(1), 43-49.

Laboulire, C., Arnold, E.A., & Lewin, A.B. (2014). Family Based Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for a Preschooler with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Clinical Case Studies, 13, 37-51.

McGuire, J.F., Lewin, A.B., & Storch, E.A. (2014). Enhancing Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Expert Reviews in Neurotherapeutics, 14(8), 893-910.

McGuire, J.F., Crawford, E.A., Park, J.M., Storch, E.A., Murphy, T.K., Larson, M., & Lewin, A.B. (2014) Neuropsychological Performance Across Symptom Dimensions in Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Depression & Anxiety, 31(12), 988-996.

Nadeau, J. M., Lewin, A.B., Arnold, E. B., Crawford, E. A., Murphy, T. K., & Storch, E. A. (2013). Clinical correlates of functional impairment in children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2(4), 432-436.

Park, J. M., Lewin, A.B., & Storch, E. A. (2014). Adult offspring perspectives on parental hoarding behaviors. Psychiatry Research, 220(1), 328-334.

Park, J., Burke, N. L., & Lewin, A.B. (2015). Obsessive-compulsive disorder symptom dimensions: Etiology, phenomenology, and clinical implications. In C. Lack (ed.) Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Etiology, Phenomenology and Treatment, pp. 44-63: United Kingdom: Onus Books.

Rudy, B. M., Lewin, A.B. & Storch E. A. (2013). Managing Anxiety Comorbidity in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Neuropsychiatry, 3, 411-421.

Rudy, B. M. Lewin, A.B., Geffken, G., Murphy, T. K., & Storch, E. A. (2014). Predictors of intensive treatment outcomes among youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry Research. 220(1-2), 433-40.

Rudy, B. M., Storch, E. A., & Lewin, A.B. (2014). When families won't play ball: A case example of the effect of family accommodation on anxiety symptoms and treatment. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-9. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-014-0008-3.

Selles, R. R., Murphy, T. K., Obregon, D., Storch, E. A., & Lewin, A.B. (2014). Treatment decisions for chronic tic disorders. Clinical Practice, 10(6), 765-780.

Selles, R. R., Storch, E. A., & Lewin, A.B. (2014). Variations in symptom prevalence and clinical correlates in younger versus older youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 45(6), 666-674.

Ung, D., Arnold, E. B., De Nadai, A. S., Lewin, A.B., Phares, V., Murphy, T. K., & Storch, E. A. (2014). Inter-rater Reliability of the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for DSM-IV in High Functioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 26(1), 53-65.

Wu, M. S., Lewin, A.B., Murphy, T. K., Geffken, G. R., & Storch, E. A. (2014). Phenomenological Considerations of Family Accommodation: Related Clinical Characteristics and Family Factors in Pediatric OCD. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 3(3), 228-235.

Wu, M. S., Lewin, A.B., Murphy, T. K., & Storch, E. A. (2014). Misophonia: Incidence, Phenomenology, and Clinical Correlates in an Undergraduate Student Sample. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70(10), 994-1007.