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Thursday, March 12, 2015

2015 Clinical Graduate Panel

The Department of Psychology


A Path into Clinical Psychology
Date:                   Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time:                  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location:            Room 115 International Center
Speakers Bio:

Alytia Levendowsky, PhD. – Dr. Alytia Levendosky is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and  the Director of Clinical Training. She teaches psychodynamic theory and therapy and supervises student psychotherapy in the Clinical Psychology program. Her research  interests involve interpersonal processes, particularly within attachment relationships, and  how trauma, such as intimate  partner violence, can affect these processes. Current research includes the effect of intimate partner violence during pregnancy on infants, a daily diary study to understand microprocesses involved in dating violence, and interpersonal processes in psychotherapy.

Chris Hopwood, PhD. – Dr. Christopher Hopwood is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology. He teaches graduate personality assessment, supervises student assessment and psychotherapy in the Clinical Psychology program, and an  undergraduate course  in clinical psychology. Both undergraduate and graduate students are active participants in his lab, which focuses on personality assessment, interpersonal processes, and psychotherapy.

Cait Listro –  Caitlin Listro is a fourth year student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program. Her research is primarily concerned with the development and expression of physically aggressive behavior. Specifically, she is interested in the role of empathy in predicting aggression. As a fourth year, her time is spent working on personal research  projects, developing her dissertation plan, working in her adviser’s lab, seeing clients, facilitating a therapy support group, and acting as a teaching assistant.

Allison Gornick – Allison Gornick is a first year student in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program. Broadly, she is interested in children’s emotional development within a family context as well as the development of internalizing problem behaviors. As a first year, her time is spent working on her master’s thesis, taking classes, working in her advisor’s lab, and leading recitation sections.

Topics to be covered:
What is Clinical Psychology?
Graduate School Preparation
Differences between counseling & Clinical Psychology
Graduate School Process
Degrees: PhD or PsyD
Advice to Students
Research, Teaching and Therapy
Career Paths
And MORE….


Monday, March 2, 2015

March 2015 Student Spotlight

Meet Amanda Farhat
Research: Klump Lab
Faculty:  Dr. Kelly Klump
Amanda currently volunteers as an undergraduate research assistant and during the Fall 2014 semester enrolled in PSY 490 to receive credit and a grade for her work in the lab. As such, her duties include being available to run participants in our study on two weekdays, and rotating weekends. In addition, as a research assistant, Amanda completes various other tasks in the lab ranging from data entry, prepping hormone samples to be shipped and analyzed, preparing materials for assessments, and mailing our participants information prior to us meeting with them 
here at the lab.

Amanda not only excels in the tasks assigned to her, she has also demonstrated a true commitment to the research being conducted in our lab. Amanda continually volunteers to run additional participant assessments and to help with any tasks that may come up unexpectedly. Furthermore, Amanda has continually shown leadership in making our lab a more organized and efficient place for all staff and volunteers, as well as teamwork in helping her fellow research assistants excel as well.

Amanda has volunteered during her holiday vacations to run assessments, and complete other lab tasks, on top of volunteering throughout the school year. In addition, Amanda has shown leadership in providing additional training and help to our new research assistants. Due to Amanda's outstanding performance she was given the honor of being the Klump Lab Research Assistant of the Month for September of 2014.