The Doctoral Student Clinicians are an enthusiastic team of students from the doctoral programs in clinical and school psychology PsyD and PhD programs at Rutgers University. The high quality of the Rutgers programs, along with the intensive level of training and supervision provided, allows students to become experts in the evaluation and treatment of Tourette Syndrome and its co-occurring disorders. The students are the future practitioners for individuals with TS, a specialized area of psychological care with alarmingly few experienced practitioners accessible to the community. The students’ ability to provide relief and assistance to families in need has built the reputation of the Rutgers Tourette Syndrome Clinic, allowing it to become a premier location in New Jersey for the behavioral treatment of TS-related issues.
Our 2022-2023 TSC Doctoral Student Clinicians
Sherrikah Thigpen Hayes
Dr. Amanda Ferriola, Psy.D. - Clinical Director of the Tourette Syndrome Clinic.
Dr. Ferriola is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and common co-occurring conditions including anxiety, OCD, ADHD, depression, and behavioral disorders. She also has subspecialties in the areas of school psychology, crisis intervention, social-emotional learning, integrative primary care, and comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation.
Dr. Ferriola is a Rutgers alumnus (Rutgers University, GSAPP). At GSAPP, she received her doctorate in School Psychology, completed clinical training at the Tourette Syndrome Program, and received the Robert Weitz award for her dedication and willingness to work in the interest of professional psychology and the people it serves. Dr. Ferriola is a NJ-certified school psychologist, supervises psychoeducational assessments through CPS, and sees patients within the group private practice, Caring Cove, in Chatham, New Jersey. In her current role as Clinical Director of the TS Clinic, she oversees the operations of the clinic while providing training and clinical supervision to doctoral student clinicians in the program.