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Community Services Institute Makes Two Appointments

SPRINGFIELD — Community Services Institute (CSI) has named Dr. Susan Rogers director of clinical operations for its Springfield clinic, overseeing all aspects of therapeutic care, and also appointed Dr. Mark Gapen as director of CSI’s doctoral intern program. He also leads CSI’s neurofeedback treatment program.

Rogers has been on staff at CSI since 2007, serving roles as psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, training coordinator, and clinical psychology fellow. Her work helps outreach clinicians maintain appropriate boundaries, while engaging in the difficult task of outreach psychotherapy while remaining self-reflective, competent, and confident professionals. Rogers also has advanced training as a neurofeedback practitioner and has completed specialized training to work with individuals who struggle with problem gambling.

Rogers earned a doctorate in clinical psychology at Antioch University New England, and was valedictorian of her class at Southern Vermont College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is also a licensed mental-health counselor.

Gapen began his career working on an study of risks and resilience factors for PTSD in a large urban hospital in Atlanta. Additionally, he worked in the Atlanta Veterans Administration and community and academic health settings before beginning a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk at the Trauma Center in Boston.

During his fellowship, Gapen earned a certificate in traumatic stress studies, worked with chronically traumatized individuals of all ages, and was the research coordinator for a study investigating the effectiveness of neurofeedback in ameliorating the physiological symptoms associated with PTSD.

More recently, Gapen was the clinical research psychologist for the Uniformed Services Program at Brattleboro Retreat. In this role, he provided direct service to police, firefighters, active and retired military, corrections officers, and other uniformed service professionals.

Gapen has extensive experience working in multi-disciplinary settings and incorporates multiple contextual factors into his conceptualization of psychopathology. He is board-certified in neurofeedback. He earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Emory University.

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