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Treatment Expertise

The SKIP Program is comprised of an experienced team with diverse clinical and professional backgrounds.

David Kolko, PhD, ABPP

David is Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his work with SKIP, his research also covers a variety of topics including child antisocial behavior, such as childhood firesetting and juvenile sexual offending; child physical abuse; child maltreatment; and adolescent depression and suicide. David initiated the SKIP program in 2000 to study the implementation of mental health in pediatric practices throughout the Pittsburgh, PA area. He has continued to develop and improve the program in the decade since its inception to more efficiently transport effective interventions for clinical programs to the community. He routinely presents trainings and professional seminars internationally.

Amy Laughlin, MS, NCC, LPCM

Amy holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Chatham University. She has been a member of the SKIP Program for several years, serving primarily as a clinician in the SKIP Collaborative Care Management Study. Amy has advanced training and expertise in treatment of ADHD and other childhood behavior disorders. Her clinical interests center on early identification and treatment of childhood behavior disorders and on consultation and supervision of clinicians working in the collaborative care model.

Jack Rozel, MD, MSL

Dr. Rozel is the Medical Director for Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC's re:Solve Crisis Network, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Teaching Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and Affiliate Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law.

Dr. Rozel has been working in emergency mental health for over 20 years and has been the medical director of the re:solve Crisis Network since 2010. He is a board certified general, child and adolescent and forensic psychiatrist. As the medical director of re:solve Crisis Network, he leads a team of 135 crisis professionals providing 140,000 services a year to the residents of Allegheny County through phone, mobile, walk-in and overnight programs delivered in a person centered, recovery oriented manner.

As a teacher, Dr. Rozel regularly provides clinical and didactic training to medical students, residents and fellows at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; mentors graduate students through the Center for Bioethics and Health Law; co-teaches the Mental Health Law course at the School of Law; and teaches regional law enforcement professionals through the Crisis Intervention Team training program.

Dr. Rozel is the supervising psychiatrist at the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center in Allegheny County, a clinic operated through re:solve Crisis Network and WPIC. He has worked in a variety of correctional healthcare settings in Pennsylvania, New York, and Rhode Island with juveniles and adults including specialized programs for fire-setters and sex offenders.

Dr. Rozel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Ethics and his MD at Brown University. He received a Master of Studies in Law from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his general, child and forensic residency and fellowships at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC.

Dr. Rozel is a Board Member of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry. He chairs the Legislative Affairs Subcommittee of the Mental Health and Justice Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. In addition to being a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is also an associate member of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Physicians’ Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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