Savannah Pham Receives Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship

Graduate student, Savannah Pham has been chosen as a recipient of this year’s Psi Chi Junior Fellowship Award. The selection process for this award is highly competitive and only given to an estimated 9-12 students each year. Savannah has worked exceedingly hard for this, while working on multiple first and co-authored manuscripts as well.

Congratulations and job well done, Savannah!

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Project Support Goes International

Project Support is an intervention program for children living in violent families. It was developed by Drs. Renee McDonald and Ernest Jouriles with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health in the U.S. and is now being implemented internationally in Sweden. Click here for the full story.

Wonderful job Ernie and Renee!

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Congratulations Dr. Priscilla Lui!

Dr. Lui has been chosen as the 2019 recipient of the Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology from the APA’s Society of Clinical Psychology. Congratulations to Dr. Lui for being recognized by the APA for her dedication to diversity in the field of psychology!

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Margaret Sala Featured in Mental Health Headlines

SMU Department of Psychology graduate student and Hogg Foundation Frances Fowler Wallace Dissertation awardee, Margaret Sala has been featured in the Mental Health Headlines weekly digest for her work in researching the role that mindfulness can play in physical health. Click here to read the spotlight.

Great job Margaret!

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Drs. Meuret & Ritz’s New Depression Intervention Study Featured on Public Radio

 CLICK HERE for the spotlight on Drs. Meuret and Ritz’s new five-year study aimed at developing a more effective treatment for anhedonia.

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Psychology Participates in SMU Research Day

Congratulations to Andres Roque and Divya Kumar for winning the poster competition!

A big thanks goes out to all of you for a job well done!

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Recognition for Dr. Jouriles

Dr. Ernie Jouriles recently received two forms of recognition for his work.

First, he was named the “2018 Outstanding Editorial Board Member Reviewer” from the Journal of Family Violence.  That makes it three: he had previously won reviewer awards from the Psychology of Violence (2014) and the Journal of Family Psychology (2008).

Second, next month he will be serving on a panel for a “National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America’s Colleges, Universities, and Service Academies”. The audience will include representatives from Congress; university presidents, chancellors, and deans; and other leaders and experts on the topic from across the nation.

Congratulations to Dr. Jouriles!

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Clinical Ph.D. program accepted into the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science

The doctoral program in clinical psychology was recently accepted into the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The mission of this academy is to advance clinical science and the clinical science model of education.  Members of the academy are the leading scientifically-oriented doctoral and internship training programs in clinical and health psychology in the U.S. and Canada.

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Dr. Priscilla Lui named an Association of Psychological Science Rising Star

Dr. Lui was selected as a “Rising Star”, indicating she is an outstanding psychological scientist in the early stages of her career. She was selected based on the quality of her publications that represent significant theoretical, methodological, and/or empirical contributions with broad impact. Congratulations!

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Board of Trustees approves a Master’s Program in Organizational Psychology

In December, the SMU Board of Trustees approved a new accelerated MS program in Organizational Psychology. Enrollment in the program, to start in the fall of 2019, will be open to seniors. Following graduation, students will spend one summer and one more year at SMU in order to earn an MS degree.

Juniors will be able to apply for admissions this spring.  See the departmental website for more information.

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