PHS welcomes the newest additions to our team: Jordan Rullo, PhD, and Cathy Strobel
Jordan Rullo, PhD, received her BA in psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington and her MS and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her training has included completion of a psychology Honors Thesis at the Kinsey Institute for Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, as well as completing an APA-accredited internship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario, with a specialization in the sexual behaviors and forensic track. She received an APA Division 44 Scholarship Award to conduct her dissertation research on the subjective and objective sexual arousal/interest of bisexually-identified men and women. Rullo's clinical interests include: compulsive sexual behavior/hypersexuality, gender identity and sexual orientation development, relationships and sexual functioning, and paraphilias. She employs interpersonal reconstructive and cognitive-behavioral treatment modalities in her clinical work in order to help clients learn to recognize their patterns and where they came from, as well as make a decision about which patterns to change and how to develop new and more adaptive patterns.
Cathy Strobel is the new project coordinator for the Compulsive Sexual Behavior and HIV risk study. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Winona State University and has taken MBA coursework including completion of the Mini MBA for Nonprofit Organizations from St. Thomas University. Strobel worked for the Minnesota AIDS Project for the past 10 years as the program manager for the agency's three HIV prevention programs that targeted gay and bisexual men and injecting drug users. Her programs routinely referred program participants to PHS counseling services and the Man2Man program. She also served on a community advisory committee for the Community PROMISE project where she met Bean Robinson, PhD. Before entering the HIV field, Strobel worked for nine years at the Minnesota State Legislature and was a steering committee member of the It's Time Minnesota, the statewide grassroots coalition that organized to add sexual orientation to the state Human Rights Act in 1993.