Sarah Pringer

Sarah Pringer

Hometown: Jefferson City, Missouri

Education/Career Background: BS in Psychology from Webster University and MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana State University.

Year Started the Program: 2019

Advisor: Dr. Batastini

Research Interests: Interested in experiences of trauma and trauma histories within the correctional setting both in the offender population and correctional officers. Additionally, interested in the sex offender population and best treatment practices/interventions. Also interested in gang involvement and the connection to trauma.

Current Research Team Memberships: Dr. Bridges Sex Lab and Dr. Batastini's Correctional and Forensic Psychology Lab

Graduate Assistantships: Dr. Batastini's grant team

Why you chose UofM: I chose UofM because the counseling psychology program emphasizes social justice and diversity. Our program stood out compared to other programs in the level of dedication to expanding multicultural competency. I was also interested in the faculty research interests and felt like it was a good fit when I interviewed.

Interests Outside of Academics: I love spending time at the park with my Border Collie, Winston, and going out to eat.