January 17th – 19th, 2023(via video technology)
Check with your primary site supervisor for your specific start date and information about orientation.
Training Co-Director, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA)
Dr. Seth Green is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Commander in the United States Public Health Service. He has worked in this capacity in Texas, Georgia, and Alaska. He holds a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University. Prior to joining APIA he worked with the Norton Sound Health Corporation in the Bering Straits region of Alaska for five years and before that with the Department of Defense with US Army Special Operations 75th Ranger Regiment and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment as an embedded battalion psychologist for a number of years. He has also served since 2014 as the Training Co-Director of the Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium for psychology interns. In addition, he serves as an instructor at Ilisagvik College for behavioral health aide trainees.
Providence Family Medicine Center (PFMC)/Alaska Family Medicine Residency (AKFMR)
Dr. Parret is a licensed clinical psychologist who has served as a Behavioral Health Faculty member at the Alaska Family Medicine Residency in Anchorage since July 2011. Dr. Parret is supervising clinical psychologist for Providence Family Medicine Center, primary care clinic which offers integrated behavioral health services. She also serves as faculty for the APA accredited – Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium (ak-pic.org). Dr. Parret earned her doctoral degree from the University of Alaska (UAA-site) in Clinical-Community Psychology with an Emphasis in Indigenous and Rural Areas. She completed her dissertation titled: Meeting the Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors in Alaska: Survivors’ and Healthcare Providers’ Perspectives. Her clinical interests include health psychology, integrated behavioral health in primary care, and women’s health across the lifespan. She has a particular interest and passion for identifying and working with women and partners who experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) during prenatal and postpartum period. She enjoys the challenge of attempting to improve health through psychosocial interventions for diverse and underserved patient populations. She has completed the following additional trainings: Society for Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Behavioral Science Fellowship in 2014; Certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health through the University of Massachusetts; and Certification in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International. One of Dr. Parret’s favorite aspects of her job is working with residents to teach behavioral health interventions to use with patients and supervise clinical psychology students who work to deliver integrated behavioral health services within the residency affiliated primary care clinic. Dr. Parret and her husband (both life-long Alaskans) enjoy spending time together doing outdoor activities, various home-improvement projects and chasing after their 2 young sons (Calder & Henrik) who keep them on their toes!
Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC)
Dr. Lindsey Hickey is a licensed clinical psychologist and worked in California and Maryland before moving to Alaska in 2017. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, California where her emphasis focused on working with children and families. She previously worked as a Navy psychologist and has a background in projective and personality assessments, trauma-informed care, and certification as a behavioral health consultant in primary care settings. Her research background has included investigating the challenges of integrating behavioral health in rural health settings, the impact of behavioral health problems on Alaska Native populations, and examining connections between behavioral problems, trauma, and projective assessments in youth and adult populations. Dr. Hickey provides supervision and direct care in Nome as well as multiple outlying remote villages. Dr. Hickey resides with her boyfriend and their two dogs in Nome where they enjoy going out to camp, fishing, hunting, and snow machining.
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA)
Dr. Keri Boyd is a Licensed Psychologist born and raised in Alaska. She earned her doctoral degree from the UAF Clinical-Community Ph.D. program with a rural and Indigenous emphasis, and completed her pre-doctoral internship in Nome. Keri has worked in Community Mental Health, Tribal Health, Hospital, intensive outpatient, and educational settings in rural and urban communities throughout Alaska. She has experience providing individual and group psychotherapy with a variety of adults and teens across a range of clinical conditions including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, relational distress, and identity development. Her approach to treatment is collaborative and relational with grounding in short-term dynamic and existential psychotherapy. Her research interests are community-based and participatory research methodology and Alaska Native Successful Aging. Dr. Boyd has been with APIA since 2018 in a variety of roles and is currently providing direct care, supervision, and serves as a faculty member for AK-PIC and the Alaska Tribal Fellowship. She is passionate about living and working in Alaska and committed to supporting the health and well-being of all Alaskans. Outside of work she and her partner enjoy all things outdoors and spending time with family, friends, and pups.
Alaska Psychiatric Institute
Kristy Becker, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist with forensic training and experience. She moved to Alaska in 2013, and served as the Chief Forensic Psychologist for the State of Alaska for several years. She currently serves as the Director of Clinical Services at Alaska’s only state psychiatric hospital, the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. She has interests including court-ordered evaluations of adults and juveniles, competency to stand trial, other competencies in legal and civil proceedings, culpability, mitigation, risk assessment, diagnostic clarification, education, consultation, and program development and evaluation. Dr. Becker has over 25 years of varied career experience in mental health care, law enforcement, and crisis intervention. In her free time she enjoys traveling, entertaining her two dogs, spending time with her family, and enjoying the wide open spaces of Alaska.
President 2019-2021, Society of Indian Psychologists
Iva GreyWolf, PhD, has served in the field of behavioral health for over 40 years in rural and remote communities mostly with underserved indigenous people, much of that time in Alaska. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who is committed to serving the underserved and her special interest include complex trauma and addictions treatment. Dr. GreyWolf is Assiniboine and Anishinabe, roots in Montana and Wisconsin. She has been a cultural consultant/advisor to AKPIC since its inception in 2009. She is a trainer/consultant nationally and internationally on a variety of behavioral health issues such as complex trauma, co-occurring disorders, grief, clinical supervision and resilience. Dr. GreyWolf has served as a member and chair of the American Psychological Association Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs and as a member and chair of the APA Committee on Rural Health, as a commissioner on the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification and on the Alaska Board of Psychologists. GreyWolf is an APA fellow. She currently serves on CEMRRAT2, the APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment Retention and Training. Dr. GreyWolf is currently the president of the Society of Indian Psychologists. She and her husband reside in Oregon where they enjoy being Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers. They have 10 children between them, multiple grandchildren, and one rescue cat.
Providence Family Medicine/Alaska Family Medicine Residency
Paige was born and raised in Colorado on the plains and graduated with a Bachelor in History and Minor in Anthropology. Paige moved to Alaska in 2016 for the no other reason than, ‘I want to.’ Paige started at AKFMR/PFMC in 2019 as a PSS. She has worked as the Staffing Coordinator and Medical Student Coordinator before settling into the Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine Coordinator. A goal in her career is to help others which drew her to healthcare. Even though she is behind the scenes, she continues to help the population who need it most. Outside of work you can find Paige reading, cooking, on the trails skiing, hiking, biking, running, etc., or on the water in some capacity.
Alaska is a highly diverse state, and AK-PIC is committed to promoting diversity in its training program. We are invested in recruiting and retaining staff who represent culturally and individually diverse backgrounds. Diversity is a core emphasis of the training curriculum, and it is woven into every component of the internship, which creates a supportive learning and employment environment for our interns and staff.