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Oversees the recruitment, credentialing, compensation and evaluation of psychologists in the Department of Psychiatry.
Oversees and contributes directly to the professional and academic development of psychology faculty, as needed.
Represents the discipline of psychology to the leadership of the department, the medical center, and national organizations outside of URMC.
I serve as the liaison between the Office of Admissions of the medical school and student affairs. I sit on the medical school's admissions committee and on various sub-committees within this committees. I facilitate meetings of our Medical School Promotions and Review Board (MSPRB). Within this role, I am responsible for setting the agenda, identifying the students who will discussed, and facilitating meetings and electronic votes on student issues. I work in conjunction with the Registrar to gather needed student information MSPRB meetings. I am also the liaison between the URSMD Honor Board and the MSPRB (bringing Honor Board recommendations to the MSPRB for consideration). Following meetings, I communicate MSPRB decisions/recommendations to students and assist with monitoring of MSPRB disciplinary actions.
In addition, I am the NBME Institutional Official for USMLE Certificate of Prior Accommodations. I serve as the primary contact for students, faculty and the university's disabilities office for questions or issues related to disability accommodations. I work with medical students requesting accommodations. In addition, I review all assessments and engage in the interactive process with students to ascertain reasonable accommodations within URSMD. Additionally, I consult with the Disability office when needed and communicate approved accommodations to course/clerkship/ elective directors and their coordinators. In my position, I also assist with the annual review of school rules and policies regarding processes and procedures and provide revisions or draft new policies as they are needed. Moreover, I provide direct advice to medical students serving as a resource in addition to the student's Advisory Dean. I work with directors of various areas of student affairs and the Administrator for Student Services, and serve as the MD program's representative on medical center and university groups (Title IX Hearing Board, Campus Safety Committee, URSMD Diversity Theme Committee, and Medical Center Privacy & Security Executive Committee). Below are additional duties that round out my current job responsibilities: • Designated contact person for and is responsible for the processes regarding: 1) Medical student requests to change Advisory Dean; 2) Medical student requests for appeal of MSPE writer or content; 3) Inquiries for use of medical student data for research proposals; 4) UR Public Safety contact for issues on and off campus related to medical students; serves on university safety committee; 5) Serves as a back-up for Research Subjects Review Board (RSRB) Office of Medical Education (OME) department approvals of medical student research proposals when the director of CACHED is unavailable; 6) Executive Privacy Committee contact for alleged student eRecord and HIPAA violations; coordinates the process for investigation.
Serves as a member of the Department of Psychiatry Ambulatory Leadership Team and the Adult Division Leadership Team. I collaborate with the Medical Director of Adult Ambulatory Mental Health and Wellness, and am accountable for ensuring that the services, including General Adult Ambulatory, Rapid Access Clinic, Lazos Fuertes, and Deaf Wellness, meet all applicable regulatory and clinical standards for patient access and service delivery, documentation and treatment planning. I am also accountable for ensuring fiscal viability by ensuring adequate staffing levels of qualified staff and adequate infrastructure and processes for meeting productivity standards to meet clinical demand. I engage in strategic planning and implementation of strategic initiatives in response to the evolving health care environment and payment structures. Data-Driven Strategic Planning and Implementation
• Establish and monitor clinical schedules of clinicians within the clinics consistent with FTE and access standards.
• Develop and implement processes for intakes, enrollment, treatment planning and discharge consistent with URMC and Department of Psychiatry policies and procedures and OMH and Joint Commission regulatory requirements.
• In collaboration with the Adult Ambulatory Division Administrator provides oversite and monitoring of front end operations for screening, registration, check out and all activities associated with individual patient encounters on a daily basis.
• Ensure adequate clinical and support staff FTEs to meet clinical demand in a timely way but maintaining staffing to authorized levels through proactive recruitment and retention activities.
• Identify opportunities for expanding types of number of clinical services to meet community need and work with the Division Administrator to develop Business Improvement plans.
• Actively monitor and evaluate clinical productivity against projected targets and make adjustments through appropriate channels as indicated.
• Actively collaborate with the Department of Psychiatric Clinical Risk Management and Quality Improvement Team to respond to patient/family concerns and develop and implement corrective action plans as indicated to improve quality of service in the clinic.
• Apply for an Integrated Outpatient License for the Adult Ambulatory Clinic thorugh OMH and develop a strategic implementation plan with Strong Recovery clinical leadership to integrate Substance Abuse Treatment with Mental health Treatment on a daily basis.
• Monitor and evaluate trends in community demand and opportunities for improved timely access through walk-in or other form of crisis service within the clinic for those in active crisis who can be safely managed in an outpatient setting.
• Actively collaborate and establish partnerships with community human service agencies in the City to achieve culturally sensitive, community relevant clinical services that take into account social determinants of health.
• Establish and facilitate routine staff meetings and staff development offerings for the clinic to ensure timely communication, engagement of staff in problem-solving and continue to develop professional and clinical expertise.
• Participate in Department of Psychiatry and Adult Division Clinical Leadership meetings to facilitate seamless transitions of care from emergency rooms and inpatient units.
• Participate in the Department of Psychiatry Quality Steering Committee and Incident Review Committee meetings.
1999-2018 Clinical Supervisor, 1 - 2 hours weekly with doctoral interns in child and adolescent and/or adult psychology.
2002-2006 Director, Multicultural Case Conference Series; facilitated a monthly seminar that assisted psychology trainees in the incorporation of aspects of culture into their clinical formulations. Doctoral and postdoctoral psychology trainees present cultural formulations during this training yearlong seminar.
2003-2006 Associate Director, Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Training. Facilitated professional development seminar for psychology fellows; assisted in conducting annual fellow feedback; pvovide monthly supervision and consultation to Child Psychology Fellows.
2003-2006 Site Supervisor, HRSA Geropsychology Education Program, Southwest Resource Center. Supervised Geropsychology Fellows in providing clinical services to children and grandmothers involved in kinship caregiving. Directed the development, conduct and evaluation of fellows' community outreach projects which included designing a psychoeducational group for grandmothers and a Train the Trainers, Peer Mentoring Program.
2004-2011 Service Director, collaboration with Anthony Jordan Health Center, Department of Psychiatry. Pediatric Mental Health Consultation Service. Supervised psychology fellows in the provision of care (diagnostic evaluation, treatment referrals, school consultation, physician consultation) to patients and their families.
2006-2009 Associate Director, Clinical Psychology Training Programs. Assisted Director of Training in management and administration of national doctoral internship program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Facilitate professional development seminar for psychology interns.
2006-2012 Co-Training Director, “Rochester Program of Research and Innovation on Disparities Education” (Rochester-PRIDE). Served as a member of the Executive Committee; assist in recruitment of trainees; co-facilitate the “Race, Socioeconomic Status and Health in the Urban Setting” seminar with Dr. Duberstein and Rev. Dr. Walker; serve as a secondary mentor; serve as liaison between community-based sites, senior community mentors and Rochester PRIDE trainees.
2007-2009 Director, Child and Adolescent Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program.
2008-2012 Director, Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs
2012-2016 Track Director, Clinical Psychology Adult Internship Training Program
2015-present Teaching, Diagnostic Clinic
1990 Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society, Spelman College
1990 Graduation Honors in Psychology, Spelman College
1991-93 NIMH, Clinical Training Grant, Minority Student Working with Children
2001-004 NRSA Fellow, Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
2002-2005 NIMH, Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Awardee
2006 Rita P. Underberg, Ph.D. Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Psychology Training Program, University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry
1999-2001 Senior Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2001-2003 Senior Instructor and Research Fellow, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2003-2004 Assistant Professor and Research Fellow, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2003-2009 Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2009-2014 Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2014-Present Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (promotion to Clinical Professor, in progress) Professional Hospital and Administrative Appointments 1999-2001 Psychotherapist-Faculty, Strong Memorial Hospital, Department of Psychiatry 2001-present Clinical Psychologist, Strong Memorial Hospital Department of Psychiatry 2003-2006 Associate Director, Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Program 2004-2006 Coordinator, Cultural Competence Education for Departmental Trainees 2006-2009 Associate Director, Clinical Psychology Training Programs 2007-2008 Director, Child and Adolescent Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2007-present Member, Psychology Executive Committee, University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group, Strong Memorial Hospital, Highland Hospital, and UR Medicine 2008-2012 Director, Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs 2009-2013 Director, General Adult Ambulatory Services (General Ambulatory/Lazos Fuertes) 2012-2016 Track Director, Clinical Psychology Adult Internship Training Program 2013-2014 Faculty Diversity Liaison, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center 2013-2017 Director, Adult Ambulatory Services (General Ambulatory Service, Deaf Wellness Center (DWC), Lazos Fuertes; Strong Family Therapy Services (SFTS)) 2013-present Director, Adult Ambulatory Services (General Ambulatory Service, Deaf Wellness Center (DWC), Lazos Fuertes, Adult Rapid Access Service) 2015-present Member, Privacy Subcommittee of the Department of Quality Council: Participates as an important member of the Privacy Subcommittee of the Department Quality Council, responsible for the Department's compliance with HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures by ensuring compliance of new hires and with regular updates posted in @Rochester, HIPAA Highlights, or updates online and presents at Department meetings. Meets on a regular basis with Subcommittee to review any issues that have presented and how they were resolved. 2016-present Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Office of Medical Education, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 2018-present Faculty member-at-large, Faculty Professionalism Council. The FPC is advisory to the SMD Dean, University of Rochester Medical Center 2020-present Psychiatry Chief, University of Rochester Medical Center – Department of Psychiatry (effective 10/1/2020) University of Rochester/ Department of Psychiatry/ University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Committees 2008-Present Member, University of Rochester Medical School, Diversity Theme Committee 2012-2016 Member, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry's Medical Student Promotions and Review Board (MSPRB) 2014-Present Member, University of Rochester Sexual Misconduct Committee 2015-present Member, University of Rochester Medical School Admissions Committee 2019-Present Member, Department of Psychiatry, Quality Steering Committee State Appointment 2013-Present Member, New York State Department of Education, Board of Psychology 2020-Present Chair, New York State Department of Education, Board of Psychology Membership in National Academic and Professional Organizations 1991-2001 Member, American Psychological Association 2002-2006 Member, Society for Research on Identity Formation 2002-2007 Co-Chair, Emerging Scholars Interdisciplinary Network (ESIN), African American Suicide Study Group
Past Grant Support
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Young Investigators Award: “Correlates of Depression and Suicidal Behavior in Black Young Adults”. K.A. Castle, Ph.D., PI, 10% effort and salary, 12/1/05-7/31/08, $70,000. The purpose of the study is to examine the associations between depression, hopelessness, aggression/impulsivity, substance use/abuse, perceived discrimination and perceived racism with suicidal ideation and attempted suicide in Black young adults. Two-hundred-fifty Black young adults, ranging in age from 18 to 24 years, are being recruited to participate in this self-report, questionnaire study using a cross-sectional study design. Study findings will advance understanding of risk factors for 'suicidal behavior, aggression/impulsivity, and substance use/abuse in Black young adults. Additional targets of prevention, risk-detection and intervention that are especially relevant to Black youth are being investigated in hopes of developing targeted interventions with this population.
Secondary databases analysis of the Adolescent Health (Add Health) data set and the National Mortality Followback Study (NMFS), K.A. Castle, Ph.D., PI; Mentor: Paul Duberstein, Ph.D. 9/2000-9/02.
Salzman Award: “Risk and Protective Factors in Black Adolescents, K.A. Castle, Ph.D., PI; Mentor: Paul Duberstein, Ph.D. Funding sponsored by the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. 4/2000-6/02, $19,988.
Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. “Secondary dataset analyses of the Prince Georges County Study”, K.A. Castle, Ph.D., PI. 2003-04, $9,000.
May 2008 Castle, KA, King DA. “Successful Models of Diversity Education”. Panel Presentation, Commission on Accreditation Assembly, Minneapolis, MN
August 2008 Castle, KA, King, DA, Weinberg R, Mattis, J. “Innovations in Community- Based Psychology Education: Building A Marriage between Science and Service". Symposium conducted at the annual American Psychological Association Convention. Boston, MA.
April 2012 West J, Cross W, Swogger M, Castle K & King D. Evolution of a competency evaluation tool. Poster presented at the biennial conference of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers, Phoenix, AZ.
June 2018 Morgan, A., Shaw, M., Castle, KA. Deep Dive Workshop: “Don't touch me, you #@*#!” Using Forum Theater to Understand Anti-discrimination Policies and Address Patient Biases. Leaders: Bridging Boundaries Toward Equity, New Orleans, LA.
July 2019 Morgan, A., Shaw, M., Castle, KA. “Don't touch me, you #@*#!” Using Methods and Materials from the Humanities and Performing Arts to Teach Bioethics. The Cambridge Consortium for Bioethics Education Conference, Paris, France
Torres-Aguiar, BF, Morgan, AL., Castle, KA, and Hodges Shaw, M. Managing the Patient's Request to Exclude Providers Based on Gender, Race, or Ethnicity. Perifacts. (2020).
Kodjo C, Lee B, Morgan A, Castle K, Brown Clark S, Nofziger A, Pedraza Burgos G, Makino K, Blumoff-Greenberg K, Armah T, Chesser A. (2014).
Twist on Cultural Sensitivity. MedEdPORTAL Publications. White, A.M., Castle, K., Sörensen, S., Briody, S., Dailey, H., King, D., Fogarty,C., and Duberstein, P. (2013). You know a tree by its fruit: Growing a fellowship program for community partnered mental health disparities research in an academic medical center. International Public Health Journal. Castle, K., Conner, K, Kaukeinen, K, & Tu, X. (2011)
Perceived Racism, Discrimination, and Acculturation in Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts among Black Young Adults. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. Kodjo, C. & Castle, K. (2011).
Cultural Consideration in Adolescent Health Care. In the American Academy of Pediatrics, Textbook of Adolescent Health Care. Castle, K. & Kreipe, R.. (2007).
Bulimia Nervosa. In Garfunkel, L., Christy, C., Kazorowski, J. (Eds.), The Pediatric Clinical Advisor. St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Castle, K. & Kreipe, R.. (2007).
Suicidal Behavior. In Garfunkel, L., Christy, C., Kazorowski, J. (Eds.), The Pediatric Clinical Advisor. St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Castle K., Duberstein P., Meldrum S., Conner K., Conwell Y. (March 2004).
Risk Factors for Suicide in Blacks, with an Examination of Race Differences. American Journal of Psychiatry. Castle, K. & Kreipe, R.. (2001). Bulimia Nervosa. In Garfunkel, L., Christy, C., Kazorowski, J. (Eds.), The Pediatric Clinical Advisor. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
2013-Present Member, New York State Department of Education, Board of Psychology
2020-Present Chair, New York State Department of Education, Board of Psychology
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