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jacobyRyan Jacoby Receives SSCP Outstanding Student Clinician Award

Ryan Jacoby has been selected as a recipient of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) Outstanding Student Clinician Award! This award is intended to recognize outstanding graduate students who are providing exceptional contributions to the field of clinical psychology through their clinical work. Winners were selected based upon their interest, dedication, and exceptional performance in their clinical work. Congratulations Ryan!


jonesSalcedoShawn Jones & Stephanie Salcedo Both Awarded 2015-2016 Ford Foundation Fellowships

Congratulations to Shawn Jones and Stephanie Salcedo, who were both selected as recipients of 2015-2016 Ford Foundation Fellowships! The Ford Foundation Fellowship Program is a national competition that recognizes applicants from a broad range of disciplines who have “demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.” Shawn was awarded the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, which provides one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Stephanie was awarded the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, which provides three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Eric Youngstrom Selected as 2015 SSCP Lawrence H. Cohen Outstanding Mentor Award Winner


Congratulations to Eric Youngstrom, who was selected as a 2015 Lawrence H. Cohen Outstanding Mentor Award Winner by the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP)! The winner of this award will come from the ranks of members of SSCP in good standing with substantial experience mentoring clinical psychology graduate students, interns, and/or postdoctoral fellows in clinical psychological science. Outstanding mentors are those who have provided exceptional guidance through leadership, role modeling, advising, supervision, instruction, advocacy, and other activities aimed at providing opportunities for scientific growth, professional development, and networking.

jonesShawn Jones Named Fahs-Beck Scholar

Shawn Jones has been named a Fahs-Beck Scholar, an honor conferred upon recipients of the Fahs-Beck Doctoral Dissertation Grants. The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation was established in partnership with The New York Community Trust and supports dissertation expenses of students whose studies have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about problems in the functioning or well-being of children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or about interventions designed to prevent or alleviate such problems.

debDeborah Jones receives William C. Friday Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Deborah Jones was the recipient of the William C. Friday Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award recognizes members of the faculty who have exemplified excellence in inspirational teaching.


choukas - CopySophia Choukas-Bradley awarded SSCP Outstanding Teacher Award

Congratulations to Sophia Choukas-Bradley, who is one of the recipients of the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology.


Sophia Choukas-Bradley awarded Kirby Adolescent Sexual Health Research Grant

Congratulations to Sophia Choukas-Bradley, who received the Kirby Adolescent Sexual Health Research Grant, a grant administered by the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention that funds doctoral dissertation research related to adolescent sexual health.

Melanie Fischer receives APA Dissertation Research Award

Congratulations to Melanie Fischer, who received the American Psychological Association (APA) Dissertation Research Award. The purpose of this award is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs.

prinsteinMitch Prinstein named John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Congratulations to Dr. Mitch Prinstein, who was named the “John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology” at UNC!

bernard - CopyDonte Bernard awarded poster award at the Third Biennial APA Division 45 Conference

Congratulations to Donte Bernard, who was one of three graduate student poster award winners at The Third Biennial APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) Conference in Eugene, Oregon in June 2014. Award winners were chosen on the basis of “student poster presentations characterized by excellence in research, depth of understanding, and clarity in presentation.”

ericEric Youngstrom named next President of Division 53, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Youngstrom, who has been named the next president of Division 53 of APA, the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology! What a huge honor!

choukas - CopySophie Choukas-Bradley awarded APA Henry David Dissertation Grant

Sophie Choukas-Bradley has been awarded the Henry David Dissertation Grant from the American Psychological Foundation. The APA’s Henry David Fund was established to support young psychologists with a demonstrated interest in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns. Congratulations Sophie!

1st Diversifying Clinical Psychology Weekend was a success!

The UNC Clinical Psychology Program invited 22 ethnic/racial minority students to attend the first annual Diversifying Clinical Psychology Weekend! After receiving such positive feedback from those who attended, we hope to offer the program again next spring. For more information about the Diversifying Clinical Psychology Weekend, click here. Additionally, we have posted all of the materials from the weekend here to benefit others interested in pursuing graduate school in clinical psychology. We hope that you find them useful! DCP Weekend Photo #1

calhoun - CopyCasey Calhoun elected APAGS Member at Large, Practice Focus

Congratulations to Casey Calhoun, who was elected as the APAGS Member at large, practice focus! With this national position, Casey will be on the board for the entire APAGS association and will serve all psychology graduate students. Quite an honor!

Dr. Enrique Neblett wins IAAR Faculty Fellowship Congratulations to Dr. Enrique Neblett who was awarded one of the two first-ever Institute of African American Research (IAAR) Faculty Fellowships! As the recipient of this award, Dr. Neblett will be a fellow with the IAAR for the academic year 2014-2015, during which time he will conduct a longitudinal pilot study investigating the psychological well-being during early adulthood in two cohorts of African American college freshmen. Dr. Neblett will also work on writing a research grant to support a study on racial identity and racial discrimination among emerging adults.

choukas - CopySophie Choukas-Bradley wins Psi Chi Teacher of the Year Award

Congratulations to Sophie Choukas Bradley, who was selected by the UNC undergraduate Psi Chi chapter as the 2014 Teacher of the Year!

Mian-Li Ong and Eric Youngstrom announced winners of 2014 SSCP Varda Shoham Clinical Scientist Training Initiative program

Congratulations to Mian-Li Ong and his advisor, Dr. Eric Youngstrom, who were announced the winners of the 2014 SSCP Varda Shoham Clinical Scientist Training program. These grants are awarded annually to training programs at the predoctoral, internship, or postdoctoral levels so that they can either launch new projects or support ongoing initiatives that effectively integrate science and practice into their training program

wiseErica Wise wins the Galinsky Award

The Gallinsky award recognizes outstanding clinical supervision, and is awarded by students in appreciation for an exceptional contribution to training. The Gallinsky Award recipient this year is Erica Wise, recognized for her outstanding supervision.

Christine Paprocki wins the Wallach Award Each year, the Clinical Program recognizes graduate student excellence and superior accomplishment with the Wallach Award. This year’s winner is Christine Paprocki. Congratulations!

Sophie Choukas-Bradley & Sam Zwemer win Rosa Swanson Award

This annual award recognizes the member of the clinical psychology program who has contributed the most to our warm, supportive, and collaborative environment. Congratulations Sam & Sophie!

Dr. Melissa Jenkins awarded Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award

Dr. Melissa Jenkins, an alumnus of the UNC Clinical Psychology Program, receives a Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award, which recognizes exemplary scholarly work in doctoral dissertation projects.

SheridanThe Clinical Psychology Program welcomes a new faculty member, Dr. Margaret Sheridan!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Margaret Sheridan will be joining the Psychology Department in Fall 2015! Dr. Sheridan’s research focuses on factors contributing to childhood psychopathology, including externalizing disorders such as ADHD. Welcome, Dr. Sheridan!