Congratulations to Kathryn Soltis, 4th year doctoral student, who was awarded an F31
fellowship grant from NIH for a project entitled: A mobile-based behavioral economic
intervention to reduce young adult alcohol misuse." Mentors include Psychology Faculty
Members Dr. James Murphy, Dr. Meghan McDevitt-Murphy, and Dr. Idia Thurston.
Congratulations to Jamison Bottomley, 3rd year doctoral student who was awarded a
grant from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) funded grant titled "Surviving
suicide and opioid-related loss: Examining needs, support, and grief trajectories."
Mentor is Psychology Faculty Member Robert Neimeyer
Congratulations to Matthew Luciano, 5th year doctoral student, who was awarded an
F31 fellowship grant from NIH, for a project titled "Reducing hazardous drinking and
PTSD-related avoidance through a brief alcohol intervention with an avoidance-focused
feedback supplement." Mentors include Psychology Faculty Members Meghan McDevitt-Murphy
& James Murphy.
Congratulations to our recent graduates! Drs. Jeanelle Ali, Gabrielle Banks, Amy Farrell,
Rebecca Kamody, Lidia Meshesha, Alison Pickover, Melissa Smigelsky, and Jessica Tripp
were each granted a PhD in Clinical Psychology in August 2018.
Congratulations to Sarah Barnes and Tiffany Rybak, who have both matched to APA accredited
The Clinical Ph.D. program was re-reviewed in 2016 by APA's Commission on Accreditation.
We are very pleased to announce that our program was awarded the maximum accreditation
period of 7 years (until 2023)!
Congratulations to Jeanelle Ali, Gabrielle Backs, Amy Farrell, Rebecca Kamody, Lidia
Meshesha, Alison Pickover, Melissa Smigelsky, and Jessica Tripp for successfully matching
at highly competitive pre-doctoral internship sites! We are so proud of their amazing
accomplishments and wish them continued success with the next phase of training! Our
soon to be interns matched at the followed sites: Alpert Medical School of Brown University,
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Baylor College of Medicine, Emory University, Kennedy
Krieger/Johns Hopkins University, University of California-San Diego Consortium/VA,
VA Medical Center – Durham, and Yale University. Our program's internship match rate
has been 100% over the past 6 years, with all students matching to APA-accredited