Advisory Board

The advisory board of the Institute for Dynamic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy is a multidisciplinary group of central Ohio health professionals appointed by the Director. The advisory board is charged with the following tasks:

  • Assessing educational needs in the professional community.
  • Reviewing feedback from participants in programs.
  • Assisting the Director in planning future activities, programs, and courses.

Current members of the advisory board are:

Rahe Corlis, Ph.D.

Rahe B. Corlis, Ph.D., F.A.Clin.P. is in the active practice of individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, and has been in the practice and teaching of psychotherapy in Columbus, Ohio for forty-five years. He was previously a Clinical Associate Professor in the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and also taught an experiential group psychotherapy course to the residents in training at Harding Hospital for several years. Dr. Corlis passed his specialty boards in Clinical Psychology in 1964, and also authored the book Psychotherapy from the Center.

Michael Hernandez, Ph.D.

Michael Hernandez, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist who has maintained an active private practice in Columbus for more than 15 years. He completed his undergraduate training at Earlham College, and his graduate training at New York University with an internship at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital. His work experience spans a wide variety of practice settings including inner city clinics, Metropolitan Hospital in New York and Harding Hospital where he helped teach, train and supervise residents, psychologists, and psychology interns, as well as serving as the Clinical Program Director for the Adolescent Integrated Program. He is a current member of both the Ohio Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.

David W. Scandinaro, MD

David W. Scandinaro, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in Worthington, Ohio, seeing children, adolescents, and adults. He attended medical school at the Pennsylvania College of medicine and graduated with the Clinical Psychiatry Award, after undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh where he was one of the first to major in psychobiology.

Dr. Scandinaro completed both his Adult Psychiatric and Child and Adolescent Psychiatric residency training at the University of Michigan, and served as the Departmental Chief Resident. He is board-certified in both Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has been a Medical Director of two Child and Adolescent Programs, consulted to numerous other mental health programs and is the President-elect for the local chapter of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists (CAPCO). Dr. Scandinaro’s primary practice orientation is psychodynamic, and he maintains an integrative approach to his work, incorporating the latest findings from the neurosciences, psychopharmacology, and the physiological basis of mind and behavior. He has twice been recognized by his peers as an outstanding psychiatrist in physician surveys conducted by Best Doctors in America.

Kitty Soldano, Ph.D., LISW

Kitty Soldano, Ph.D., LISW is a clinical social worker who has been practicing in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University for over twenty years. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and received her MSW and Ph.D. in clinical social work from Ohio State University.

In addition to her clinical practice with children, adolescents and adults, Dr. Soldano provides teaching and supervision for fellows in child psychiatry, and has taught and provided supervision for social work students and interns. She has worked as a consultant to schools and provides consultation for the Children of the Future program of the Columbus Arts Council. Recently, she helped edit Drs. Fristad and Goldberg’s book, The Moody Child. She is currently involved in a pilot research study designed to provide psychoeducational treatment for children and families experiencing early onset mood disorders.

Dr. Soldano is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the Academy of Certified Social workers, the Mental Health Association of Franklin County and currently chairs two community service organizations.

Rodd Zeller, LPCC, LSW

Rodd Zeller, LPCC, LSW is a counselor in practice at OhioHealth Behavioral Health in Columbus, Ohio, where he provides counseling, EAP services, as well as marketing and sales services. Mr. Zeller brings twenty-one years of mental health experience to the Board, the last thirteen with OhioHealth. Prior to OhioHealth, he worked at Harding Hospital as an activities therapist with both adults and adolescents. He completed his BA degree at OhioWesleyan University, and received a Masters in Education from the University of Dayton at Capital. He is a Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and a DOT Substance Abuse Professional.