Clinical Psychology PhD Students

Ari Silverman

Ari Silverman

M.A., BHWET Intern at Partnership Health Center; Clinical Psychology Intern

Personal Summary

Ari began working within the mental health field in 2009. He spent one year working at Summit Achievement, a wilderness therapy program in Maine, and six years working at the Montana Academy, a therapeutic boarding school in the Flathead Valley. In his graduate training, Ari has focused primarily on developing his clinical skills and utilizing evidence based practices. He has provided an array of clinical services at an inpatient psychiatric unit, an outpatient clinic, a university counseling center, a medical clinic, the Clinical Psychology Center, as well as in several clinical settings via remote telehealth. Specifically, Ari has gained experience with third-wave, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and acceptance based-approaches. He values strong interpersonal relationships, and strives to create meaningful alliances with his clients. Ari is the Missoula chapter leader of the Live with Awareness, Courage, and Love Global Project, aimed at bolstering interpersonal connection through the healing power of present-moment authentic interactions. Ari works with Dr. Jennifer Waltz, and his research interests focus on social connectedness and health for persons with disabilities. Additionally, Ari has independently taught several 300-level classes within the psychology department and has supervised first year graduate students in counseling skills and personality assessment. Outside of his studies, Ari is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys the expansive wilderness afforded by Montana. In his free time, he can be found mountain biking, hiking, or skiing up and down the mountains, or rafting and fly fishing on the rivers.


B.A. Psychology, Middlebury College, 2009

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Univeristy of Montana, 2018