Noelle Smith, a graduate student in psychology, was awarded a tuition scholarship to attend the annual student workshop on CBT for Depression and Suicidality at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Noelle competed against more than 850 applicants! Good going, Noelle.
Dr. Aki Kamata’s article “Modeling Nonlinear Growth with Three Data Points: Illustration with Benchmarking Data” was selected as the 2013 article of the year by the journal Assessment for Effective Intervention. Congratulations, Aki.
Lindy Fields won the award for outstanding research by a graduate student for her poster “Enhancing autobiographical beliefs through simple exposure.” Dr. Alan Brown is her advisor.
The undergraduate award went to Kelli Sargent for her poster “Parentification as a mediator of the relation between parental depressive symptoms and youth internalizing problems.” Her advisor is Dr. Chrystyna Kouros.
Congratulations to students and advisors!
Sean Potter is this year’s winner of the Senior Award for Outstanding Performance.
Kelli Sargent is the recipient of the award for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate in Psychology.
Congratulations to both outstanding seniors!
Eight graduate students will be presenting research posters at the SMU Research Day on Feb. 26. They (and their advisors) are: Grace Boyers (Dr. Meuret), Jenna Ellison (Dr. Kouros), Lindy Fields (Dr. Brown), Julie Kangas (Dr. Baldwin), Anne Kleinsasser (Dr. Jouriles), Valerie Loehr (Baldwin), Victoria Mueller (Dr. Jouriles), and Chelsey Werchan (Dr. Ritz).
Two psychology undergraduates presented their research projects at the Engaged Learning Symposium on Feb. 6th. Mariam Alaka presented her study of about Nigerian orphans’ awareness of HIV/AIDS, under the direction of Dr. Holden. In addition, Goke Akinniranye presented his senior distinction project. It is being mentored by Dr. Anthony Cortese.
Three other undergraduates will be presenting posters at SMU Research day (Feb. 6): Liz Neil (mentored by Dr. Rowe), Hani Gazal (Dr. Holden), and Ellen Seldin (Dr. Frank). Good work to all!
There is a bumper crop this year of Psych majors who have been nominated for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, our country’s oldest and most prestigious academic honorary society. They are Margaret Brown, Madison Coleman, Alex Day, Olivia Dossett, Julia Fischer, Catherine Fox, Taisha Husbands , Jordan Newman, Basilia Oseguera, Courtney Parish. Congratulations to all!
Dr. Lorelei Simpson Rowe was selected as Contributing Editor of the Year for the APA journal Psychology of Violence. Dr. Simpson Rowe is an Associate Professor and the Co-Director of Clinical Training. Her expertise is in prevention of dating violence and the relation between low-level intimate partner violence and couple therapy outcomes. Congratulations!
Dr. George Holden, Professor of Psychology, was recently chosen to be the president-elect of the Board of Directors of Family Compass. Dr. Holden is a world reknowned authority on parenting, and Family Compass serves the Dallas community by teaching parenting skills to individuals at risk. Several Department of Psychology faculty members currently are conducting projects in collaboration with Family Compass, and this appointment may open the door for future collaborative projects.
Dr. Alicia Meuret has been selected as a 2014 Beck Institute Scholar. The purpose of this program is to offer state-of-the-art training to young scholars who have made significant contributions the field of cognitive therapy, and who are likely to continue to do so. Congratulations!